Bucks Star Eco Brewery – Fire & Smoke Damage

Location: Milton Keynes
Incident: Fire & Smoke Damage

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The Incident

Following a major fire in an adjacent building the newly formed Bucks Star Eco Brewery thought that years of planning and investment had come to an untimely end after the neighbouring fire had spread to their own building. An Eco project that had attracted European investment only 8 months earlier was faced with an exodus of customers and destruction of specialised equipment that was diffcult to replace. Datis the proprietor who had heavily invested in the project and taken extensive training to become a master brewer feared the worst.

 

“It’s a disaster, I’m heartbroken to think that I had achieved so much in such a short time, even creating an award winning beer from rare hops I’m faced with starting all over again” .

Quickly understanding his ethos to Eco brewing we were able to advise accordingly to his insurance position. We were able to quickly quantify the loss of plant
and machinery and resource replacements equipment from the original installers.

“Without Oakleafe and their expertise on business survival and without their experiences there is no way I could deal with this aspect of my claim alone. They kept me focused on protecting my customers whilst they dealt with suppliers and the insurance company”

Datis was previously a financial contract lawyer and believed he had a reasonable skills in negotiating the business interruption aspects of the claim, especially as he had a background in contract finance, he had this to say.

“I consider myself to be pretty well versed in contract small print, what I didn’t understand was that insurance is a whole new ball game, I am speechless to explain how much I didn’t know after Oakleafe steered me and my business through the complex wording of a business
interruption claim. Without them I’m shy to say
my business would have sunk out of sight.”

The Result

“I consider myself to be pretty well versed in contract small print, what I didn’t understand was that insurance is a whole new ball game, I am speechless to explain how much I didn’t know after Oakleafe steered me and my business through the complex wording of a business interruption claim. Without them I’m shy to say my business would have sunk out of sight.”

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
Insurance Claim - Commercial Fire Damage
Author Rating
5