Category Archives: News

Firework safety tips

Bonfire Night and the general firework season usually see a spike in insurance claims. This is either from accidents, or malicious persons taking advantage of the darkness and the availability of fireworks. This year, however, the more traditional fireworks events, with parties, crowds of people gathering together around a bonfire, or joining your local sports […]

High Court Rules on Coronavirus Insurance claims

Yesterday, 15 September, the High Court gave its judgement on a legal test case examining whether certain business interruption insurance policies did, or did not, cover Coronavirus claims. The court case arose because, when the pandemic hit, about 10% of business insurance policies were found to have ambiguous wordings. This made it unclear whether policyholders […]

Car insurance for sports professionals, media and entertainment

Most car insurance companies will not cover sports professionals or people from the media or entertainment industries. At Mann Broadbent we have been providing insurance to the Sports & Leisure sector for over 50 years and are often asked to help with private car quotes. We can insure ordinary vehicles as well as: High value […]

Why are insurance premiums going up for sport & leisure?

And how can you keep your premiums down? For almost 20 years insurance premiums in the sport & leisure sectors have been stable or even getting cheaper. However, in recent months the market has hardened to the extent that some policyholders are seeing their premiums double, treble or even almost impossible to obtain cover. So […]

Flood Insurance for sports clubs & leisure facilities

Sports clubs and leisure facilities are starting to come out the other side of a very tough few months. In addition to this, with the weather starting to turn and many sports clubs and leisure facilities based next to rivers, or the sea, or on nice flat flood plains, thoughts also start to turn to […]

What insurance does a SUP instructor or guide need?

Many stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) instructors and guides got back to work when lockdown started easing a few weeks ago. Now business will really start to ramp up, with the summer holidays inbound and lockdown restrictions easing significantly more. Doug Kaye, account executive, Mann Broadbent, agrees: “SUP is the ideal activity for getting outside, seeing new […]

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Lockdown car maintenance

Unless you are a key worker, the likelihood is that your car has been sitting idle for the past few weeks. With lockdown easing, more of us are now getting into our cars – as noticed by the AA whose breakdown call levels are nearly back to pre-lockdown. So, it’s worth taking a few minutes […]

Outdoor industry cautions regarding re-opening

On Sunday 10th May the Prime Minister announced a relaxation in the amount and nature of outdoor exercise we may take from 13th May. This is great news for many in the outdoor industry and lovers of outdoor recreation, however some caveats apply: The relaxation in reality is only effective in England because existing rules […]

Customer & Supplier insolvencies: A risk to your business?

Insolvencies rose by 50%, surging to 3,736, between 10 March 2020 and 9 April 2020, compared with 2,495 in the same period last year. At the same time, we have seen some big retailers enter administration and others telling their suppliers not to expect payment for stock already ordered or delivered. These will all have […]