ARMA Ace Awards 2023 – Insurety and the Hollie Gazzard Trust raise awareness of Property Manager safety and wellbeing concerns.
A fantastic night was had by all at last week’s ARMA ACE AWARDS 2023 with circa 700 property managers congregated at the famous Old Billingsgate venue in the heart of London.
Insurety were the Platinum Sponsor once again and took great pleasure from seeing everyone enjoying themselves so emphatically.
Insurety are a leading property insurance broker, with many of our clients being property management companies and property agents. We know that there is a genuine, increasing risk to our clients employees safety and wellbeing.
It was because of this shocking trend that we decided to work with our charity partner, The Hollie Guard Trust, to identify ways to raise awareness and help. As Corporate Ambassador for the Hollie Gazzard Trust (HGT) we have access to the Hollie Guard Extra App. This is a leading safeguarding App developed by the HGT, and a tool that Insurety is providing to our property insurance clients, particularly those with Property Managers who are meeting unknown individuals several times a day.
ARMA & IRPM recently completed their 2023 Industry Wellbeing Survey and Report which found that 29% of Property Managers have felt threatened while working and 80% of people in the sector have experienced a form of abuse within the last 12 months.
The video below provides more information on the app and the HGT/Insurety relationship. It was shown at the ARMA Ace awards with extremely positive responses from viewers.
As Shelly Jacobs from MLM Property Management states “Why invest in employee development without investing in employee wellbeing?”
MLM Property Management have been supplied the Holly Guard Extra App through Insurety, which contains the full array of safeguarding functionality, including the “meetings” feature which allows property managers/agents to input dates and times of meetings and a countdown timer until the time you are supposed to leave the meeting.
If this time is surpassed, it immediately sends an alert to nominated colleagues plus a 24/7 police approved monitoring centre.
This function immediately starts recording video and audio in real-time which can be used live and also in evidence. As Shelley Jacobs says “A brilliant tool for Property Managers” and one that Insurety are proud to be able to offer to our clients. Details on who to contact to find out more can be found at the end of this article.
The app is fully tried and tested and used by thousands of people, a true “off the shelf” safeguarding solution downloadable to any smartphone.
Rob Mayo, CEO of Insurety, says;
“The team and I at Insurety feel that this partnership empowers us to help you keep your staff safe. Insurety has partnered with the Hollie Gazzard Trust to offer the Hollie Guard Extra personal safety app. This app should give peace of mind without the headache of implementation”.
Nick Gazzard, the Hollie Gazzard Trust Founder and Hollie’s Father, adds;
“With the team at Insurety it was very clear from the outset that they really wanted to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in and really try and make a change in the industry around keeping people safe”.