Lark's Publication Library

Please feel free to browse the back catalogue of Lark publications.

Each publication is chock full of interesting and insightful articles covering a variety of topical issues.

If you would like a printed version of any of our publications please get in contact with us.

Also, if you or your organisation would like to feature in one of our upcoming publications, please feel free to contact our publication team.

Lark Music

ISSUE 5

In this issue we discover what goes on behind the scenes in the world of top-class music with exclusive features that capture our interviewees’ passion and incredible drive for perfection.

The Lark team has been enjoying some wonderful music, attending events from the Francis Baines’ centenary concert to recitals at the Royal College of Music, the Suffolk schools’ Celebration at Snape Maltings and this summer’s Gower Festival – meeting clients and making new friends along the way.

Back in the office, it’s been busy with a focus on improving our insurance products and online service so I am pleased to introduce our new Public Liability Cover, as well as highlighting our new quote and buy portal which will make buying insurance cover online even more convenient.

Looking ahead, I’m also delighted to confirm that Lark will be joining London Sinfonietta’s 50th birthday celebrations in 2018 and we will continue to support the Endellion String Quartet 
as they mark their 40th anniversary. Both fantastic milestones!

Also in this edition:

  • We speak with Lyric baritone Sir Thomas Allen

  • Nicola Benedetti at 30

  • We look at The Gower Festival

  • Annette Isserlis tells us about arranging the posthumous birthday concert in honour of Francis Baines

  • We look at Radio One as it turns 50

  • Private Client Director Julie Webb shares her news and travels

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ISSUE 4

The Musical Instrument Division at Lark is pleased to announce the release of the latest edition of LarkMusic – ‘Good Vibrations’.

This magazine, through articles from prominent people within the world of music, is filled with plenty of insights into the buzzing world of music. Due to the varied and strong relationships Lark has developed over the years, there is sure to be an article of interest for anyone who has a love for music. 

The cover star for this edition is Dame Evelyn Glennie, who was the first to successfully create a full-time career as a solo percussionist. She performs worldwide with the greatest conductors, orchestras, and artists, and memorably led the drummers in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

We also meet the new Lark Scholar, flautist Renate Sokolovska, who is studying a Masters at the RCM.

Also featured in this edition is:

  • Professor Colin Lawson CBE tells Lark Private Clients Director Julie Webb he is moved by what students achieve at the Royal College of Music.

  • Ulrich Gerhartz, probably the most important behind-the-scenes figure in the piano world, talks about his service to the arts.

  • The world-renowned Endellion String Quartet consider what has kept them together as they approach their 38th season.

  • And much, much more.

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ISSUE 3

The Musical Instrument Division at Lark (Group) Limited is pleased to announce the release of the latest edition of LarkMusic – ‘Notes from the heart’.

This magazine, through articles from prominent people within the world of classical music, is filled with plenty of insights into the buzzing world of music. Due to the varied and strong relationships Lark has developed over the years, there is sure to be an article of interest for anyone who has a love for music. 

The cover star for this edition is the renowned classical violinist Tasmin Little, OBE, who is best known as a concerto soloist. She talks to LarkMusic about her role as a judge at the Yehudi Menuhin 100th Competition, as well as how much Yehudi and the competition mean to her.

There is also an overview of the talented individuals who will be taking part in the Lark Insurance Junior Prizewinners' Concert, part of the 11 day Menuhin Competition.

Also featured in this edition is:

  • A guide on The United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITIES) for any musicians planning to travel abroad;

  • Deborah Pritchard, a Synaesthetic composer who has crafted a new piece of music for Lark; Florian Leonhard - violin maker, restorer and dealer;

  • An update from Joseph Devalle - Lark’s first Royal College of Music Scholar;

  • And much, much more.

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ISSUE 2

The Musical Instrument Division at Lark (Group) Limited is pleased to announce the release of the latest edition of LarkMusic – Investing in the Future.

The magazine, through articles from prominent people within the world of classical music, is filled with plenty of insights into the buzzing world of music. Due to the varied and strong relationships Lark has developed over the years, there is sure to an article of interest for anyone involved in the world of music. 

In this edition, gracing the cover is the face of Hugo Boss, model and talented Charlie Siem. The 29-year-old, who is a world-renowned violinist, studied at the Royal College of Music (RCM), talks about the importance of empowering and giving back to the younger generation of music, just as important as sharing the music itself.

Also featured in this edition are three of Lark Music’s talented and ambitious scholarship recipients who describe how being able to complete their studies at the RCM has allowed them to continue to pursue their dreams and grow into truly inspirational artists.

We also hear about the Raise the Roof fundraiser from the RCM, dedicated to helping and encouraging budding musicians and there are also articles from violin maker Jens Stenz as well as an article from Andrew Burke, the CEO of London Sinfonietta, discussing the original piece of music being written to thank Lark for its support over the years. 

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Larklife

SUMMER 2016

The latest Larklife is now available.

National Treasures - those two words are often over-used - but not in this magazine, where Sir David Attenborough graces our pages and shares his not so well-known love of 20th-century art.

Sir David, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, talked exclusively to Lark during a visit to The Salisbury Museum’s exhibition of works by John Craxton.

Also, among a whole host of exciting articles, we feature musical royalty in the form of virtuoso violinist Tasmin Little, who was one of the judges at the Menuhin 100 Competition and solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, who is teaching the world to listen.

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SUMMER 2015

The Summer 2015 edition of our LARKlife magazine was jam-packed with exclusive interviews and features.

Martha Swift, the owner of Primrose Bakery, is the cover story and she shares her latest news with LARKlife.

Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber’s appointment as Principal of the Birmingham Conservatoire has been in the headlines and he talks to LARKlife about his campaign to improve music education in the UK.

It is a particular pleasure to highlight the work of Elizabeth Jowett who has created an important archive of historic 3D images taken by her late father. Elizabeth’s devotion to duty is deserving of great praise. I am sure you will enjoy both the story of her perseverance and the rarely seen images.

Our theme Passion and Fashion incorporates several articles on design – from investing in shoes and handbags through to the clean lines of 20th-century Scandinavian furniture which is now much demand. 

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SPRING 2015

The Lark team meet so many inspiring people through the course of their work that we have decided to share some fascinating stories in our new-look publication:

  • Sir Terence Conran, the founder of the Design Museum, talks to us about his life-long passion for design.

  • Mechanical engineer Morwenna Wilson tells us about her work transforming King’s Cross into a must-have postcode.

  • Jo Thompson walks us through her quintessentially British garden that she has created for M&G Investments at RHS Chelsea 2015.

  • One of our clients reveals how she managed to lure ‘Budapest’ singer-songwriter George Ezra into her stunning home.

  • And, we also have exciting news about our former Lark Music Scholar Joe Devalle, plus a warm welcome to our new scholar Alexandra Lomeiko.

We also keep our eye on investment trends with an expert view on why buyers are diving to buy natural pearls and how the rise in buying art online has affected traditional businesses. We also give a nod to the cruise industry which has seen the highest growth in the competitive holiday market.

Keeping in touch with our arty side, Lark is proud to support a community summer exhibition of art where guest speaker Dr Ian Collins will enlighten guests about the life and work of 20th-century artist John Craxton.

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Lark FI

ISSUE 3

This edition of LarkFI is filled with articles ranging from the latest in regulatory changes and how they affect your business - to the importance of engaging clients on social media.

We review the impending regulation changes that will impact many organisations, including Financial Institutions. Following on the theme of ‘Unforeseen risks’, we look at disaster recovery planning and illustrate the importance of implementing a recovery plan at the time of a crisis.

With the ‘Digital Age’ fully upon us, Andrew Yates, CEO of Artesian, who explains how embracing the social age can help evolve and improve the conversations between clients.

Keeping with the digital theme, Mark Child from Kingston Smith provides insight into the dangers around cyber threats, making a truly compelling case for why all businesses, no matter their size or industry, should have robust security procedures to sit alongside strong insurance policies.

We also hear from Martin Camp about the risks of underinsurance for financial institutions, Samantha Mistry makes group critical illness cover simple and we round off by getting to know Lark’s very own Heroine of the UK Angel Market, Eloise Ellis a little bit better.

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ISSUE 2

In this edition of LarkFI, we focus on travelling around the world in celebration of the launch of Lark FI’s new Travel Insurance policy, introduced by Martin Camp in our feature article. You’ll also be able to learn a bit more about Martin in our Meet The team feature.

We also explore a few key considerations in corporate collection building with Victoria Preston and Sarah Schuster from Cultural Capital Consultancy. They talk about what makes a good collection, how a company can go about building one and what potential problems or mistakes are to be avoided.

As many companies either trade or desire to, on a global basis, there is an increasing necessity to have some representation overseas. Eloise Ellis, through her experience with Lark of putting together global insurance programmes, talks about the key things to consider when thinking global.

Moving away from insurance:

  • Dick Burge, Wine Specialist for Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers, explores the reasons for investing in wine.

  • Dr Chris Tomkins, Head of Proactive Health at AXA PPP healthcare, discusses the benefits of wellbeing initiatives in the workplace.

  • We take a look at the live music, excellent food, specialist whisky and ultimate handmade cigars that feature at Boisdale – the home of world-class jazz, blues & soul and fine British cuisine.

  • Nick Hungerford, Founding CEO of Nutmeg, answers our questions in the Lark ‘hot seat’.

  • Christopher Fenton explores the changing landscape of pension planning to help remove some of that feeling of confusion, apathy or dread many feel.

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LarkLink

ISSUE 2

We’re delighted with the second edition of Larklink 'Dyeversity'.

This edition discusses and highlights a range of issues that are likely to affect a wide variety of companies. 

From 'A new approach to all things cyber' to the importance of promoting diversity within the workplace, this edition is filled with information specifically curated for Lark Clients. I do hope that you enjoy the publication and wish you and your business every success for the remainder of 2016 and the future.

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ISSUE 1

Our first Larklink publication highlights and discusses the latest issues affecting commercial organisations, our inaugural theme focuses on ‘Mind the Gap’ in terms of pay and insurance coverage. In this issue, an exclusive interview with Cherie Blair QC shines the spotlight on equality in the workplace.

Cherie talks to me about how growing up in working class Britain during the 1960's gave her the inspiration to champion changes in equality and diversity.

Also in this edition:

  • Lark Group MD, Stephen Lark, talks about his career and plans for the future,

  • We look at the key points from The Insurance Act 2015,

  • Mark Child, a Cyber Security expert, talks about how businesses can head off the threat of a cyber attack,

  • Alex McLauchlan walks us through a ‘day in his life’ as the FD of the famous Hawksmoor restaurant chain,

  • Plus much, much more.

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