Markel Direct launches tailored cover for the trades sector

Markel Direct, self-employed and small businesses insurer, has launched a specialist insurance policy tailored to the skilled trades sector.

The insurance company has announced that its new product will cover a range of risks facing tradespeople of all kinds – including electricians, builders, plasterers, painters, decorators, and more.

Offering public liability insurance, tools cover and more, Markel Direct’s offering is available online through a fast and easy, quote and buy process, with tradespeople able to get a quote in just two minutes and cover starting at £7 a month.

Customers can tailor their policy to include levels of cover to suit their trade, and have the option to spread their premium over interest free monthly instalments.

Rob Rees, Divisional Director at Markel Direct, says: “The last few years have seen a dramatic shift both in the consumer demand for tradespeople and in the number of people working in skilled trades.

“We have over 30 years’ experience insuring small businesses and the self-employed, and have used our knowledge to develop an insurance policy tailored to the growing trades sector. From accidentally damaging a client’s property to having tools stolen, our policy has been designed to protect against the specific risks facing tradespeople, backed up by service from our award-winning claims team.”

In addition to specialist cover, tradespeople insured with Markel Direct will benefit from free access to a 24-hour in house legal advice line to help with legal issues that can arise in the course of their business.

Rob adds: “We understand the many legal issues tradespeople can face in their job, and the difficulty in knowing who to turn to for trusted advice. That’s why we’ve included access to a 24-hour in-house legal advice line for our policyholders, at no additional cost, to help with tricky situations like getting paid on time or handling challenging clients.”

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