Depositit has today launched an offer with the National Flood Forum to offer to provide all homes and businesses throughout the UK with a free online safe to store critical and key information that might be needed during a flood.
Over 5 million people live or work in a flood risk areas and the annual costs of flood damages in England and Wales are in the billions and increasing each year. The emotional and sentimental effect on lives cannot be measured, yet each year flooding continues and more lives are devastated.
What’s more is that flooding occurs in every season, not just winter time and consequently being prepared is now a year round process for many who are still often taken by surprise when the floods hit.
The Association of British Insurers recommend that in order to be prepared for any flooding one of the things people should do is make sure that they have emergency telephone contact numbers for insurers, local authority and utility companies in a safe waterproof place.
Depositit, together with the National Flood Forum are offering all home owners and business with an online safe to ensure critical contact information is kept safe and available when needed.
The Depositit ‘Business SAFE’ service provides businesses with a secure and instantly accessible online account which they can use from anywhere in the world and login from any device. All insurance, emergency contact and other details can be found quickly to help during a crisis.
Depositit’s consumer offering provides the same secure solution for personal and home use.
National Flood Forum Chief Executive, Paul Cobbing comments:
“The trauma caused by flooding is well documented, and frequently lasts years. Likewise the economic impacts can be severe to both businesses and home owners, and being able to access key information in the event of a crisis to help manage the situation is crucial.
We are pleased to be partnering with Depositit and able to offer their Business SAFE and boxSOLID services free of charge to UK companies and residents who are at risk of flooding. The services are easy to use and ensures you have the details you need to hand when an emergency occurs.”
Anthony Ryb, Director at Depositit comments:
“We’ve witnessed terrible extremes in weather over the past few years and wanted to help where we could. Our relationship with the National Flood Forum goes back many years with our background in supplying business continuity solutions and the NFF being at the forefront of supporting UK companies and home owners through flood crisis management. Flooding and related damage is set to continue each year, so whatever we can do by working together to help lessen the impact is helpful and linking up with like minded organisations is a critical show of solidarity in this area.”
Depositit (depositit.com) is owned by the Aradon Group, which was founded in 1999 and provides major blue chip corporations with secure, global and easy to use cloud solutions for online backup, business continuity, disaster recovery, archiving and storage.
Aradon’s business continuity platform, depositit.com delivers secure insurance-approved compliant data protection solutions to 1000’s of SME businesses throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.
boxsolid.com is Aradon’s consumer facing platform and sits alongside the Depositit back up services and Business SAFE solution to give home users the same security, ease of use and full range of benefits.
depositit.com and boxsolid.com services can be fully integrated into insurance policies, rebranded, white labeled or sold as a stand along solution.
About The National Flood Forum
The National Flood Forum (nationalfloodforum.org.uk) is a national charity dedicated to supporting and representing communities and individuals at risk of flooding.
The NFF works to support the recovery of victims of flooding, to improve resilience of communities to future flood threat and speaks out to highlight the plight of flood victims and the need for adequate flood prevention investment.
The NFF also provides a strong and independent voice that represents the interests of people affected by flooding. This includes working closely with national and local government agencies, flood protection companies and the insurance industry, as well as flood groups to ensure that the views and issues of those at risk of flooding are taken into account when decisions are made.
For further information, please contact:
Paul Cobbing, Chief Executive – The National Flood Forum
Old Snuff Mill Warehouse, Park Lane, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1E - T: +44(0)12 9940 3055