Shepherd Partner with Ecclesiastical Insurance to Launch First of Its Kind Insurance Scheme

28th July 2021: Ecclesiastical’s new proposition, Ecclesiastical Smart Properties, uses Shepherd’s cutting-edge technology to protect some of the UK’s most iconic properties.

By gathering insight from around a property, continuously monitoring for escape of water and fire risks in real-time, it is faster and easier to detect early signs of issues that could potentially cause water leaks or fires. The system can be also monitor other types of risks including humidity and legionella.

In addition, the smart technology provides valuable insights which can be used for cutting energy consumption and informing preventative maintenance schedules. By better understanding usage patterns, operational expenses are reduced and there is less need to call out emergency repairs and less business disruption.

Stephen Chadwick, Shepherd’s CEO said: “Shepherd are proud to be Ecclesiastical’s technology partner helping protect some of the UK’s most prestigious properties and sites. We’ve worked alongside Ecclesiastical since January 2019, and this is a significant step forward for the insurance world and its customers.

Ecclesiastical Smart Properties embraces the power of technology… real-time monitoring and data rich analytics indicate if something is out of the ordinary allowing a move from incident and claim to predicting and preventing significant loss.”

Similar technology has been successfully trialled by Ecclesiastical and Shepherd at Kenwood House in London and has been rolled out to other properties in the English Heritage estate.

Faith Kitchen, Customer Segment Director at Ecclesiastical Insurance, said: “As the UK’s leading insurer of Grade I listed buildings, we’re passionate about protecting Britain’s heritage. As part of our innovation programme we’re delighted to be partnering with property management specialist Shepherd to deliver our cutting edge technology proposition at heritage, education and faith properties.

We know that incidents such as electrical fire or escape of water can be disastrous and incredibly disruptive for customers, which is why we’re launching Ecclesiastical Smart Properties to detect issues as early as possible. Shepherd provide a breadth of property management services and the Shepherd Hub technology will enable our customers to identify risks in real-time.”

Shepherd Shares Golden Nuggets on New Online Knowledge Network

2nd February 2021: Shepherd has become a founder member of a new web platform dedicated to sharing knowledge, wisdom and learning among CEOs and entrepreneurs.  One Golden Nugget (www.onegoldennugget.com) allows members to record and post videos that reflect on their experiences in business and life, and the lessons they have learned from them.

Other members include the founder of Reebok, Joe Foster and the Chief Executive of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, Jon Dutton.

One Golden Nugget has been set up by Steve Foster, a former music business producer.  He says he wants to create a network where it’s possible for people to show what he calls authentic leadership. 

“One Golden Nugget is there to help businesses show the truth of what they’re really about.  It’s hard for CEOs to be open and transparent, and to show people outside their companies how they think, feel and make decisions.  But I think the ones that do will be well positioned, because consumers are becoming much more discerning about how companies treat people and the planet.”

Shepherd became involved with the project because the company values building trust and connection through open communication. 

Shepherd’s CEO, Stephen Chadwick, says “One Golden Nugget is a way of connecting with other businesses and individuals who’ve had their ups and downs, and who’ve found a way to meet all sorts of different challenges.  It facilitates conversations about business that are just a bit more human.”

The One Golden Nugget website can be found at https://onegoldennugget.com

Shepherd Retains ‘Technology Partner of the Year’ Title for Consecutive Year

26 Oct 2020: Shepherd has won The Insurance Choice Award; Technology Partner of the Year.

We are delighted to win this accolade for the second year running.

This one is extra special as we’ve retained our 2019 title, it’s voted for by our customers plus we’re passionate about forging meaningful partnerships.

This accolade really does reinforce our work with the six largest insurers in the UK and our ethos to transform how risk is managed, preventing issues before they arise, reducing losses and breakdowns.

Shepherd Scoops Double Technology & Innovation Award Win

21 Sept 2020: Shepherd has won two coveted technology and innovation awards; The Technology Partner of the Year and Data Excellence Award.

The Insurance Times Technology and Innovation awards celebrate technology and innovation talent in the insurance sector, recognising outstanding initiatives, individuals and teams.

Stephen Chadwick, Shepherd’s CEO, said: “It’s always an honour when Shepherd receive accolades and we’re delighted with our double win! These awards highlight what lies at the heart of Shepherd; providing data driven insights combined with a desire to forge meaningful partnerships to lead the charge for a better customer experience in a rapidly changing space.

Reflecting on winning the Data Analytics Excellence Award, Adeala Zabair, Shepherd’s Head of Data Science commented “It’s fantastic for Shepherd’s analytical brain to be recognised. The intelligent data driven actionable insight that we provide to our customers and partners empowers them to transform how they manage their property risk.”

Shepherd works with the six largest insurers in the UK and has a presence in several sectors including social housing, environmental services, hospitality and education. Shepherd is a pioneer for change with an ethos to transform how risk is managed, preventing issues before they arise, reducing losses and breakdowns. The company is committed to continually broadening their data analytical capability; enabling their partners and customers to better target and control their property’s risk profile.

Shepherd’s vision is also rooted in helping create a smarter, more sustainable environment by providing property owners and managers with actionable insight via a range of data analytical solutions. Shepherd’s technology puts their customers in control, with a complete view of their property’s health. Through real-time remote monitoring Shepherd helps organisations review their commercial property energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprint and operating costs by 25%.

Shepherd Nominated for Insurance Choice Award for Consecutive Year

23 June 2020: Shepherd are delighted to be nominated for the Insurance Choice Awards Technology Partner of the Year for a consecutive year.

It was an honour for Shepherd to win this accolade in 2019 and be nominated again. Now in their fifth year, the Insurance Choice Awards are fast becoming a go-to reference point for customers looking for the best insurance providers in the UK. Last year, over 26,000 customers took part voting for their favourite insurance products and suppliers.

How you can vote: We’d love your support to help Shepherd win again. Simply click here to head over to the voting site.

It takes about 30 seconds (we assure you it really is that quick) and what’s more everyone who votes is entered into a £1,000 cash prize draw.

Shepherd Announces Follow-On Funding

22 April 2020: Shepherd, specialists in property performance management via data analytical and remote monitoring solutions, has secured follow-on funding.

Earthworm, an investor focused exclusively on sustainable projects, has invested a further £1.1m in the business to enable its continued growth following their initial £2m investment in March 2019. Earthworm supports projects that have a positive social and environmental impact on the world. Its investment portfolio spans sustainable energy, waste, food and property projects.

Shepherd’s ethos is to help create a smarter, more sustainable environment by providing property owners and managers with actionable insight via a range of data analytical solutions. Shepherd’s technology puts their customers in control, with a complete view of their property’s health. Through real-time remote monitoring Shepherd helps organisations review their commercial property energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprint and operating costs by 25%. Their real-time monitoring and alerts also transform how risk is managed, preventing issues before they arise, reducing losses and breakdowns.

Stephen Chadwick, Shepherd’s CEO, said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Earthworm, constant advocates of our vision here at Shepherd. They recognise our unique capabilities to serve the market opportunity to transform how properties are monitored and managed.

Since I joined Shepherd in early 2019, we have been on an exciting journey, earning several accolades including the 2019 Insurance Choice Award: Technology Partner of the Year, 2019 Oxbow: Insurtech Impact 25 and 2019 Intelligent Insurer: Hot 100. With our new and expanded leadership team we are 100% focussed on delivering value for all our stakeholders: shareholders, partners and customers.”

Kerry Hughes, Earthworm’s Head of Portfolio and Investment, said: “Since our first investment in Shepherd we have been extremely impressed with their progress, and we are very pleased to continue supporting them. Each of the investments in our portfolio is striving to have a positive impact on the planet and Shepherd is a perfect fit – their technology will improve the sustainability of property management.”

This funding will allow Shepherd to continue broadening their data analytical team and develop additional analytical tools for property performance; enabling customers to target and control their property’s environmental impact to enhance sustainability. Strengthening existing and creating new enterprise and partnership relationships will also be a focus as this has proven successful; Shepherd work with the six largest insurers in the UK to help manage risk and have a presence in several sectors including social housing, environmental services, hospitality and education.