Hiscox launches new Business Club for local entrepreneurs

York, UK (1st December 2015) – Specialist global insurer Hiscox has today launched Hiscox Business Club, a free of charge facility providing office and meeting space in its new state-of-the-art building to selected small businesses.

Hiscox Business Club is open to local entrepreneurs and business owners with up to four employees, operating in any field from accountancy to web design. It is an opportunity for them to work from an iconic new city centre space and expand their network and contacts.

Members of the Business Club will have access to desk space, meeting rooms with video-conferencing and projection facilities, wi-fi and printers, bike store and access to the Hiscox Art Café. They can also benefit from PR and marketing exposure via Hiscox and its partners. In addition, there will be opportunities to collaborate with Hiscox, network at exclusive Hiscox Business Club events, access business support services from Make It York and attend a range of other invite-only events in the city such as York St John University’s Business Masterclasses.

Alan Millard, Chief Operating Officer at Hiscox UK, explained: “SMEs are an important part of our business and Hiscox Business Club enables us to practically support some of this city’s inspiring entrepreneurs. We look forward to experiencing the buzz they will inevitably bring to our fantastic new office.”

Hiscox Business Club is the result of collaboration between Make It York and York St John University. Steve Brown, Managing Director at Make It York, added: “The Hiscox Business Club is a great addition to the city. We are delighted to be working with Hiscox to provide more of the city’s start-ups and entrepreneurs with access to the facilities and support they need to help them grow.”

Interested businesses can apply online at www.hiscox.co.uk/businessclub from now until Friday 15th January 2016. Successful candidates will be notified by mid-February and the Business Club will open in March 2016.


For further information please contact:

Hiscox Ltd

Lucy Hensher +44 (0) 20 7448 6619 [email protected]

Notes to editors

About Hiscox

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). There are three main underwriting divisions in the Group - Hiscox London Market, Hiscox Re and Hiscox Retail (which includes Hiscox UK and Europe, Hiscox Guernsey, Hiscox USA and subsidiary brand, DirectAsia). Hiscox underwrites internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance through Hiscox Re and Hiscox London Market. Through its retail businesses in the UK, Europe and the US Hiscox offers a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as homeowners.

For further information, visit www.hiscoxgroup.com.


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