Golf Club in Cumbria


The claim
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The severe flooding that followed affected a prestigious golf club complex in the area – reaching depths of around 300mm in the clubhouse and across parts of the course. 

The tenth green was partially washed away and there was severe damage to the 2nd and 3rd greens.  The golf shop, driving range, halfway house, as well as other facilities were also flooded.  

The course hosts a club professional golf tournament, which takes place in June each year, and the emphasis was on restoring the facilities to allow this event to go ahead as planned in 2016.


  • Our response

    We were quickly instructed by insurers.  On 9 December, one of our commercial property adjusters was on site and drying equipment was immediately installed.  The case then transferred to our Major & Complex Loss team.  

    A local surveyor was appointed and, once the price had been agreed, a local contractor began strip out works on 4 January.  The surveyor put together a tight programme for the restoration works, which was scoped and agreed with a team of local contractors.  Most of the contractors were also club members and had a vested interest in restoring the facilities as quickly as possible.

    Our FAS Global accountant visited the customer on 7 January to support and assist with their business interruption claim.  Various measures to mitigate the effects on turnover were agreed, including an advertising package, as well as various incentives to attract new members and encourage existing members to re-join. 

    On the course itself, a report was commissioned from the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) and a specialist contractor worked with the club’s green keepers to restore the greens and bunkers.  All the while, the course continued to operate using winter tees. 

  • The outcome

    Repairs to the main clubhouse were completed by 24 March 2016, in time for the Easter holidays and one of the busiest parts of the golf season. 

    Prompt repairs to the course itself were very successful and the club was able to host the professional club tournament in June, as planned. 

    The recovery of the business was quickly achieved and turnover had almost regained normality by the end of May 2016.

    Client feedback

    “Thank you for the way that you’ve dealt with this claim. The insured has been nothing other than complimentary about the service he has received and even quoted us in the club newsletter.” 

    “From a very negative opinion of insurance companies – originating from a fire claim some years ago, whilst he was with another business and with a previous insurer  – you’ve transformed the insurance industry from zero to hero in less than six months!

    “Well done and thanks again.”

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Our sector specialists understand the technology used at each stage of the water collection, treatment and delivery process and have the relevant market experience to respond effectively to a loss.

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This is an industry that affects almost every business. Devastating events like train crashes and road accidents are a constant risk while transport infrastructure has become a target for terrorist attacks and malicious attacks. To add to this unpredictability there are new commercial risks from regulatory changes and market liberalisation. The depth of our expertise enables us to deal with claims in this sector effectively.

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From hypermarkets and luxury goods to logistics surrounding property damage and consequential losses, our priority remains to restore the supply chain as quickly as possible.

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Our specialist adjusters have been working in this area for over 15 years. With a deep understanding of crisis management and claims handling, we are recognised in the industry as the ‘go-to’ experts.

The way public infrastructure projects are funded has changed and there is growing private sector involvement in the delivery of public services. In addition, with PFI and PPP claims the project agreement is paramount and a bespoke resolution process is needed. Our specialists have many years of experience in handling these claims and will ensure your interests are represented and that the claim is satisfactorily resolved.

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When disaster strikes, the speed of response is a vital component in keeping a manufacturing plant in business so we go onsite, assess the damage and find the right experts to provide support quickly.

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We are a central point of contact for the global re/insurance market, particularly when coordinating a response to a major complex loss or catastrophe loss. All our loss adjusters, surveyors and engineers have experience working in other countries, which offers an additional insight when directing local response teams on the ground

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We understand that being prepared for the worst and dealing with it when it happens are key to protecting your reputation and your business.

We know the sector, can rapidly deploy the needed level of expertise and will work in partnership with you to get things back to normal quickly. During the course of the claim, we provide immediate communication from site and we work closely with our liability colleagues and solicitors to collect evidence and information. In addition, most of our team is media trained and can deal with any uninvited media interest.

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