£2.5m car recovery
Tracker's stolen vehicle recovery system retrieved 98 vehicles worth a total of £2.5m in June, an increase of £834,000 compared to June last year. But in the same month the …

£2.5m car recovery
Tracker's stolen vehicle recovery system retrieved 98 vehicles worth a total of £2.5m in June, an increase of £834,000 compared to June last year. But in the same month the company reported an increase of 94% in the incidence of key theft.

Recoveries of BMWs accounted for a Tracker record of £796,000. And £434,000 worth of Mercedes were recovered. One Bentley Continental and one Ferrari accounted for a further £245,000.

IBA online tool
The International Insurance Brokers' Association (IBA) has launched an online business tool called Horizons (extranet) to help its partner network create better global risk solutions for its client base.

Horizons, built by Effective Image, a specialist strategic communications company for the insurance sector, is a secure web-based working environment.

Software merger
Tillinghast-Towers Perrin has reached an agreement with Australian-based Classic Solutions to join forces to provide insurance and financial modeling software.

Tillinghast will merge its TAS Tillinghast Actuarial Software business with the software operations of Classic Solutions. A new company, Classic Solutions, will be formed with Tillinghast as a majority shareholder. Classic Solutions chief executive Mark Schneider will serve as chief executive of the new company.

Work violence help
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has launched new guidance for small to medium-sized enterprises on how to tackle work-related violence.

The HSE said the guidance would help the businesses reduce their risks and improve efficiency and profitability.

An HSE spokeswoman said: "Work-related violence has a high cost for employees and the businesses they work for through sickness absence, staff turnover, higher insurance premiums and compensation payments."

The guidance comprises 10 case studies, ranging from a pizza delivery service, to a convenience store, drop-in centre and nightclub, with examples of how they have reduced the risk of violence to their staff.