Specialist association insurance broker Gallagher has launched a professional benefits service, Access1st, which provides its association partners and their members with access to a range of quality, relevant products and services at preferential rates.

An online portal, Access1st offers a variety of solutions to help associations and business owners overcome common challenges, enhance their professionalism and increase their visibility to their target audiences.

Some of the products and services on offer through Access1st include:

  • Free ad hoc legal advice
  • Professional indemnity and public liability insurance
  • HR and business consultancy services
  • Graphic design
  • Web development and digital marketing services
  • Corporate wear
  • Office supplies
  • Health insurance
  • Content marketing
  • Business electricity
  • Event and membership engagement apps
  • Corporate gifting
  • Video production
  • Travel and accommodation services
  • Mentoring programs
  • And more...

The provider network offers services or rates to Access1st users not available to the general public – including a range of free business advisory services. Some of the providers, meanwhile, specifically service the associations' sector to assist with member engagement and recruitment.

A1 logo.pngChristine Osborne, Manager of Gallagher’s Professional Associations team, which runs Access1st, said: “We always aim to provide great value to associations and their members through our insurance cover, but we also want to help associations and the businesses of their members grow and thrive. That’s what Access1st is all about.

“All the service providers working with Access1st have been selected for their excellence, their professionalism and their track record of making a difference to associations or business owners across Australia.

“If associations or their members have issues outside their area of expertise that they need guidance or support on, are looking to raise their professionalism and visibility, or simply looking to save money on business essentials, these are the services they should access first.”

Information for associations

There is no cost to associations to join the Access1st community, and no cost to members unless they wish to take up any of the special offers.

Arthur J. Gallagher’s existing association partners have dedicated sections on the Access1st website that their members can log into to access the special offers.

As well as the special offers, Access1st also features a blog section with two content streams: one for tips small business owners, and one for association managers. A print publication, Association Professional, has also been launched, which is available for free download.

To find out more about how your association can partner Access1st, click the link below, or call Gallagher's Jamie Lansdown on 1800 531 969. 

Find out how your association   can join the Access1st community



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