Manufacturers face many and considerable every day risks, depending on the size of the company, nature of the business and the materials or products involved, which is why it’s essential to have bespoke cover, tailored to your exact needs.

Quality, accuracy and timing are all essential requirements in manufacturing, but due to the many stages involved in the manufacturing process, there are plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong.

That’s where a good risk management plan and robust insurance comes in, identifying the specific risks you face and ensuring you have the correct level of cover in place, protecting you against risk and giving you the ability to get up and running again as soon as possible, with minimal disruption, should the unexpected happen.

With many years’ experience advising on and arranging insurance for many different companies in the manufacturing sector, from plastic and metal fabrication to machinery and textile manufacture, we have the expertise to ensure you have appropriate cover in place, with enhanced wording and extensions, if necessary.

Typical covers include public, product and employers’ liability, professional indemnity, commercial property, engineering inspection, cyber liability and goods in transit. You may also wish to include business interruption, deterioration of refrigerated stock, material damage, marine cargo, employee theft, equipment breakdown, legal expenses and personal accident.

We’ll advise on the optimum solution for your needs, giving you the peace of mind that you are protected against all insurable risks.

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    Property Damage

    This generally refers to the buildings included in your business assets and includes the structure as well as permanent fixtures and the surrounding grounds (driveways, patios, paths and outbuildings). A policy can also be extended to cover machinery and equipment that is critical in running your business.


    Any business which holds a high amount of stock, whether that’s to wholesalers or directly to consumers, should consider stock insurance. A policy can cover the cost price of your stock, typically including raw materials, work in progress, finished goods and office supplies.

    Business Interruption

    This form of insurance is designed and intended to mitigate losses to a company’s trading position, allowing you to get back on track as quickly as possible.

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    Liability (Products)

    Product insurance with liability cover is designed to protect your business against compensation costs, if someone is injured or develops an illness or their property is damaged, by a product you’ve designed, made, sold or supplied. It can also provide support for claims made against faulty products, for example if they fail to carry out the intended task safely.


    Cyber criminals are after data, looking to cause system interruption and obtain money.

    No matter how robust your protections are, antivirus can only combat known issues (antivirus companies have been hacked!) and cyber-criminals value all data, yours included. Their method of attack can take many forms.

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    Management Liability (D&O)

    Traditionally known as Directors & Officers Insurance, Management Liability Insurance protects company directors, senior managers and officers of charities, boards and committees if a negligence claim is brought against them in court or at an employment tribunal.

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    Many businesses rely on their company vehicles to effectively manage their business.

    Whether you operate a fleet of vehicles numbering from 3 to over 100 vehicles, we will be happy to discuss your requirements with you, before submitting presentations to insurers who we believe will best match your needs.

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    Maintaining our reputation since 1911, we pride ourselves on delivering professionalism, transparency and integrity.

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