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"We want to crash a self-driving truck. Can you insure it?"
27
Jul

2017

27
Jul

2017

"We want to crash a self-driving truck. Can you insure it?"

Written by James Fleming, Head of Underwriting – Transportation

This was the alarming, yet serious question I was asked to consider for a firm testing new self-driving truck technology. With the market set to grow massively in the next decade, the transition from...

White Oak is named as one of this year’s ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ by the London Stock Exchange
16
Jun

2017

16
Jun

2017

White Oak is named as one of this year’s ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ by the London Stock Exchange

White Oak has been listed in the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

The 2017 report, identifies 1000 of the UK’s most dynamic SMEs and high growth potential companies, highlighting the best of British small business. Comprising of small and medium size...

Event cancellation - the risks you need to consider
3
May

2017

3
May

2017

Event cancellation - the risks you need to consider

The festival season will soon be upon us and location is a key risk. Often factors such as the weather or being in an earthquake zone are high on the list regarding location. However in the UK this year an avian flu outbreak could be a threat that many would not expect. With a number of events...

International Women’s Day 2017
7
Mar

2017

7
Mar

2017

International Women’s Day 2017

We are supporting International Women's Day 2017. Their drive this year is that we should all #BeBoldForChange and help forge a better working world - a more gender inclusive world.

At White Oak Underwriting we are proud that 40%...

2017 Mid-Year Leadership Forum
1
Mar

2017

1
Mar

2017

2017 Mid-Year Leadership Forum

The 2017 NAPSLO Mid-Year Leadership Forum is March 6-8 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort. The Mid-Year Leadership Forum begins with opportunities for networking in the Brokers' Lounge and at the Opening Reception. On Tuesday, members are encouraged to attend the morning Town...

White Oak supports Sikh Welfare & Awareness Team
15
Feb

2017

15
Feb

2017

White Oak supports Sikh Welfare & Awareness Team

At White Oak, we are proud to support the efforts of the Sikh Welfare & Awareness Team (SWAT) who are helping the homeless on the streets of London. Our donations have helped fund the purchase of...

Do you have any resolutions for 2017?
8
Feb

2017

8
Feb

2017

Do you have any resolutions for 2017?

While you think about it, our very own Justin Naughton has resolved to cycle from London to Paris in September for the Little Princess Trust who support children with...

Christmas Jumper Day – 22nd December 2016 for Save the Children
14
Dec

2016

14
Dec

2016

Christmas Jumper Day – 22nd December 2016 for Save the Children

White Oak will be doing our bit in a Christmas knit on Thursday 22nd December for Christmas Jumper Day!

It’s easy to get involved: simply dig out your favourite festive knit, wear it and donate £2 or more.  The money we raise will help Save the Children and give hope to families in...

First Self-Driving Truck Makes Delivery
9
Nov

2016

9
Nov

2016

First Self-Driving Truck Makes Delivery

A self-driving truck has delivered a lorry load of beer over a distance of some 120 miles to Colorado Springs in the United States.

This is just the latest example showing that...

Are warranty insurers listening to client needs?
27
Oct

2016

27
Oct

2016

Are warranty insurers listening to client needs?

Written by Justin Naughton, Senior Underwriter

I saw this picture, poking fun at the new iPhone 7’s wireless headphones. After I had stopped smiling and wondering where I could share it - here it seems - it made me think...