Find a trusted mentor Russ Shaw CBE, founder of Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates

Specialist insurer, Hiscox, have produced a series of 60 second lessons from industry experts called the unskippable minute. In this unskippable minute, Russ Shaw, the CEO of Tech London Advocates, explains just how mentors can help you save time, provide constructive advice and help you build a better business.

For instance, mentoring within tech-enabled businesses can be pretty critical, because tech-enabled businesses can change very quickly.

With directors required to make business critical decisions on an almost daily basis, it’s important to ensure your business is protected. That’s why we work with Hiscox, who offer a wide range of policies including professional indemnity, office and cyber & data risks insurance.


We work with Hiscox, who offer a wide range of policies to protect your business – including directors’ and officers’professional indemnitycyber and data risks, and office cover. As an IoD member, you benefit from a 12.5% discount* on their standard rates for the life of your policy.

Hiscox wants to help your small business thrive. Their blog articles will contain lots of useful information relevant to your growing business. But these articles do not constitute professional advice and must not be construed nor relied upon as such. To find out more on a subject we cover here, please seek professional assistance, specific to your circumstances.

*Any discount is only applicable to policies introduced via the Institute of Directors, whether existing or new, but could not be applied to policies that are being managed by an alternative third party such as an insurance broker.

Discount available for the lifetime of your policy applies on renewals while the Institute of Directors remains an Introducer Appointed Representative of Hiscox Underwriting Ltd.

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