Modern businesses juggle issues each day and are being challenged to be more agile and competitive.  Here we find out all about the EMS Group, Actus Insurance, and Buzz Safety’s new partnership to provide a one-stop-shop for insurance, environmental consultancy and health and safety services.

In modern businesses there are so many issues to juggle on a daily basis – this is particularly challenging at the moment given a global pandemic and Brexit issues thrown in for good measure.

It is therefore almost impossible to have a team member who can manage all areas of legislation and risk within your business.

For this reason, the EMS Group, Actus Insurance, and Buzz Safety have developed a new partnership to provide a one stop shop for businesses for insurance, environmental consultancy and health and safety services.

Environmental Monitoring Solutions Ltd (EMS) is a Sheffield based environmental company founded in 2002 which provides a holistic service to clients around their environmental requirements.

Sheffield-based Actus Insurance was formed in 2017 to provide a highly personalised insurance broking service to businesses across a variety of sectors.

Buzz Safety has been established for five years and offers general health and safety consultancy services and support, specialising in outdoor safety, environmental, education and third sector companies.

Through collaboration with the new partnership, the three companies ensure clients are completely protected, compliant with relevant legislation and minimise risks within their businesses.

Becky Chapman, consultancy manager at the EMS Group, said: “I have known and worked with Helen Byram at Buzz Safety and Sam Leeder and Paul Taylor at Actus for a number of years, and I am delighted we are bringing our businesses together to better support customers.

“All three businesses adopt a similar approach working in partnership to understand an organisation’s specific needs and to tailor solutions which are best suited to their clients.

“There is often a crossover between environmental and health and safety responsibilities within a business so this collaboration will help to bridge that gap.

“The consultancy team at EMS work with customers seeking guidance and support for maintaining compliance with legislation to support and protect their businesses and improve their green credentials.

“Our comprehensive range of consultancy services help to assess, quantify, and manage their relationship with the environment.

“In many instances, addressing environmental issues also has a beneficial cost savings effect to business.

“Through this new partnership, clients will benefit from access to a team of experts across the environmental, health and safety and insurance sectors.”

Discussing the new offering, Sam Leeder, director at Actus Insurance, said of the benefits for businesses:

“Working with companies across a variety of sectors, and of differing sizes, it is important to us to be able to properly support them in their business journeys.

“We are able to provide protection for businesses when something goes wrong – however, by taking a proactive approach to managing business legislation and mitigating risks, our clients are less likely to claim on their insurances.

“This not only helps manage insurance premiums but also avoids those uninsured costs being incurred when things do go wrong.

“We are delighted to be working with EMS Group and Buzz Safety to ensure that clients are receiving the advice and support they need.”

Founder of Buzz Safety, Helen Byram, who is a corporate member of IOSH and has been a health and safety professional for more than 20 years, said: “Health and safety with Buzz Safety consultants is personal. You won’t get an off the shelf package from us. We believe in getting to know our clients and their businesses and providing the support you need.

“We work closely with our partners at Actus and EMS to integrate the advice and support that we give to reduce bureaucracy and repetition and make implementation as smooth and simple as possible.”

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