Free Risk Management Services for Small Businesses

- Cardinus to offer support through chambers of commerce - Wessex Association pilots scheme

London, United Kingdom, July 20, 2010 --( Leading health and safety risk management provider Cardinus Risk Management is offering free risk management services to small businesses.

Companies in Wessex will be first to benefit as Cardinus becomes a patron of the Wessex Association of Chambers of Commerce. Cardinus will now look at the viability of rolling out similar services to other chambers across the country and would welcome approaches from member companies who would like to assist in the offer.

Commenting on the partnership with Wessex, Andy Hawkes, CEO of Cardinus said, “This is an exciting partnership for Cardinus as it coincides with the launch of our new on-line risk management portal, dedicated to small to mid-sized companies. Cardinus has built a leading position as a provider of health and safety, environment, fleet and property risk solutions in the UK and more recently in the US to large businesses, and central and local government and we felt the time was right to develop our solutions for smaller firms.”

As part of the patronage, Cardinus will provide all Wessex Association members with a dedicated risk management web portal that provides lots of free advice, guidance, templates and a unique “Ask the Experts” feature. In addition, each member will receive a free voucher worth £100 to access to an array of online e-learning and risk assessment tools. The real difference to other providers is that the member can buy as little or as much as is required. Cardinus believes that clients should be able to buy on a “pay as you go” basis rather than be locked into an expensive three or five year contract.

Cardinus has also negotiated a £100 membership discount to the unique business continuity solution, BusinessAssist, which provides a practical solution when a disaster occurs.

As well as providing a template business continuity plan, BusinessAssist delivers an invocation service that includes automatic transfer of phones, new computer and telephonic equipment delivered within 24 hours, IT support, access to over 4000 UK-wide office locations and the initial weeks’ expenses covered for all Wessex members.

Don Oakley of Wessex member Chesham Oakley said, “We have worked very closely with Cardinus, recommending them to our clients and were pleased to be able to introduce them to the Wessex Association. The benefits of applying risk management can include better insurance terms as insurers react positively to investment in risk as well as ensuring you meet duty of care regulations.”

Michael Williams MBE, CEO of Wessex Association of Chambers of Commerce said, “We are delighted that Cardinus has joined our impressive list of patrons and we look forward to working with them on a number of initiatives to help our members understand and manage risk within their businesses.”

You can see the small business risk management portal at:

Notes to Editors
Cardinus directors, experts and consultants are available for interview and quotes on industry issues. The full range of Cardinus consultancy services can be seen on its website, or you can telephone 0207 469 0200 (UK) 1-866-966-3420 (US).

About Cardinus
Cardinus is a member company of THB Group plc and provides online injury reduction solutions and risk management within the safety, fleet and property sectors.

Established in 1995, Cardinus has an enviable track record of working with government and leading blue chip organizations. Cardinus provides solutions to customers across the United Kingdom, the US and worldwide. Solutions include 'Workstation Safety Plus' a software solution designed to reduce the risks associated with using DSE and ergonomics; a comprehensive fleet risk solution that combines in-vehicle driver training with online self-assessment; property solutions including fire risk surveys, asbestos assessment and a range of e-learning courses.

Cardinus Risk Management Limited, Phoenix House, Cantelupe Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3BE. Cardinus Risk Management Limited, 10 Flag Business Exchange, Vicarage Farm Road, Peterborough, Cambs PE1 5SL.

About Chesham Oakley
Chesham Oakley are insurance brokers for commercial and industrial risk.
Chesham Oakley is a trading name of Chesham Insurance Service Ltd who have offices in Malmesbury, Bedford and Chesham. (Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority number 144539).

Further details can be seen on their website on or by telephoning on 01666 577940.

About Wessex Association of Chambers of Commerce
The Wessex Association of Chambers of Commerce are one of the leading chambers in the South West, providing a wide range of services to it's members. The services are listed on our web site

Should you require any further information, please call 01225 355553.


For further information please call Cardinus Risk Management Limited on 020 7469 0200 or email
Cardinus Risk Mangement Ltd
Martyn Moore
+44 7768 261276