Lycetts at FR Jones & Son Arb and Forestry event

Tree Surgeon and Forestry insurance experts from Lycetts will attend The FR Jones and Son Arb and Forestry event at Kingswood Training Services in Kent over the 26th and 27th July.

The event is targeted at contractors and consultants alike, but has something for everyone. Visitors will be treated to a great range of traders and exhibitors offering the chance to see, test and buy the best new products available. Featuring chippers, saws, stump grinders, carving and of course insurance! In addition there are seminars, workshops and demonstrations on a wide range of subjects and techniques.

If you are visiting the event and wish to discuss your insurance requirements, you can meet our team on Stand 3.

Lycetts representatives will be available to discuss your requirements in respect of employers’ and public liability, professional indemnity, tools and equipment, hired in and out plant, personal accident, commercial vehicle and plant and machinery insurance.

In addition Lycetts Financial Services offers a Tree Surgeons and Foresters Protection Policy which has been developed to provide a simple solution for Family and Mortgage Protection for industry specialists.  We can offer tailored policies to include income protection, serious illness cover and life insurance in the event that you are unable to work due to an accident, illness or injury.

For further information and advice about Tree Surgeon, Arboriculture and Forestry insurance, please contact Steve Lewis on 01483 489 291 or

For further information and advice about our Family and Mortgage Protection policy please contact Linda Wheatley on 0191 2321151 or by email on


Lycetts marks 25 years in Tree Surgery and Forestry insurance

Lycetts is marking its 25th anniversary providing bespoke insurance advice to tree surgeons and forestry contractors with the launch of a new suite of products under the Arbcover – Tree Surgery and Forestry insurance brand.

Formerly known as Algarve Insurance Brokers (AIB), the tree surgery and forestry insurance team at Lycetts has been based at the company’s offices in Knaphill, Woking ever since David Hewitt started AIB in 1988. During this time AIB initially and more recently Lycetts has not only established, but maintained a leading presence in the sector, renowned for its competitive rates, keen adherence to the principles of personal service and tailored options for cover.

During the course of the last 25 years Lycetts has established a strong and long lasting relationship with leading global insurer Axa. We believe this relationship offers multiple benefits to our clients. Given Axa’s standing and status as a leading insurer, our clients can be confident that their cover is placed with a robust and reliable carrier; that they will benefit from the strong relationship between broker and insurer, which seeks to take the long term view for well managed business risks and that they are working with highly experienced people within this sector.

Lycetts Arbcover provides a focused on-line presence for the tree surgery and forestry insurance sector of our business. However, whilst acknowledging the benefits of electronic communication, we maintain that it is the personal service and depth of expertise that we have provided to clients over the last 25 years that sets Lycetts apart.


Industrial illness claims

Working in an industry where industrial claims for vibration white finger and deafness are becoming more widespread, it is vital that you have a record of who your Employers’ Liability insurers were. Furthermore, you must have evidence that cover was in force in the form of an Employers’ Liability certificate, as it may be a number of years before a condition comes to light leading to a claim being made against you.

In cases like these, your current insurers would only pay a percentage of the claim that fell within their period of cover. The remainder would be spread out between other insurance companies who provided Employers’ Liability cover during the period of the claimant’s employment.

It is your responsibility to provide evidence of Employers’ Liability insurance cover and failure to do so could make you liable to pay the percentage of the claim, including costs, for any period where you are unable to prove cover was in force.  This could be an expensive experience, bearing in mind the period of time over which these conditions develop.