Insurance by industry

Industries covered

Insuring over 1000 UK trade types

We’re specialists in business insurance right across the board, including cover for the construction industry, the retail sector and many more. Here you’ll find a summary of the industries we cover, and you can dive in to discover the specific trades we cover within each sector.

Whether you’re a freelance designer looking for a good professional indemnity policy or a pub owner sorting your public liability and buildings cover, use Simply Business to compare quotes and buy a policy in minutes.

If you don’t think your business fits neatly into any of these categories, don’t worry - there’s a decent chance we can still cover you. Go to our quote form and try the trade selector to find out.

Architects and surveyors

We offer tailored policies for architects, landscape architects and surveyors, whether you’re self-employed or you have your own firm.

Architects and surveyors’ insurance

Arts and entertainment

Arts and entertainment insurance from Simply Business gives you the support you need while you’re performing in front of a crowd or just keeping things running smoothly.

Arts and entertainment insurance

Beauty

Cover for barbers, manicurists, and everyone in between. Find cover for your beauty business, including policies for mobile businesses and salons.

Beauty insurance

Cleaning

Build a policy that fits your cleaning business. We cover window cleaners, domestic cleaners and commercial cleaners.

Cleaning insurance

Computers and IT

Whether you’re a software developer or an IT consultant, working in the computer industry brings certain risks. Combine PL and PI in a single policy.

Computers and IT insurance

Education

We insure tutors, teachers, childminders and trainers, so that you can concentrate on the important work you do, knowing that you’ve got the back-up you need.

Education insurance

Engineering

Whether you’re an engineer or an engineering consultant, you’ll want cover that’s tailored to your business. Get just that with a Simply Business policy including PL and PI insurance.

Engineering insurance

Finance and legal

Get a tailored policy fit for your profession, whether you’re an accountant or one of a number of other businesses in the finance and legal sector.

Finance and legal insurance

Food and drink

Insurance for your pub, restaurant, cafe or food shop in one simple policy. Quick, quality cover, tailored to the food and drink industry.

Food and drink insurance

Health, fitness and wellbeing

We offer insurance for a range of health, fitness and wellbeing businesses, from home-based healers to gym-based trainers.

Health, fitness and wellbeing insurance

Hospitality and tourism

Tailored insurance for the hospitality and tourism industry, whether you run a tour operator, a B&B or a small hotel.

Hospitality and tourism insurance

Investigators

Back-up for your investigator business in case something goes wrong. Get professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance in one policy.

Investigators’ insurance

Language professionals

Whether you’re interpreting between two people or translating a book, you need an insurance policy fit for language professionals.

Language professionals’ insurance

Management

If you run projects, provide consultancy, or run another type of management company, we’ve got a business insurance policy to keep you covered.

Management insurance

Media, marketing and design

Working in media or marketing comes with a specific set of risks. Cover them with a tailored insurance policy from Simply Business.

Media, marketing and design insurance

Pet care business

A pet care business insurance policy gives you the support you need to do the work you love, whether that’s grooming or dog walking.

Pet business insurance

Property

Dealing with people and property on a daily basis means you need a property business insurance policy to keep you covered.

Property insurance

Recruitment

Insurance for recruitment consultants and employment agencies, so that you’re insured for the risks involved in running your business.

Recruitment insurance

Retail

Whether you run a florist or a fashion store, you need a retail insurance policy that covers the risks you face.

Retail insurance

Security

We offer insurance for self-employed door supervisors, security guards and security companies. Get all your cover in a single policy.

Security insurance

Tradesmen and construction

Insurance for plumbers, builders, handymen, and many other trades. Cover whether you’re a one-man-band or you run a construction company.

Tradesmen and construction insurance

Transport and logistics

Insurance for businesses that transport people or items from one place to another, including cover for those in the logistics business.

Transport and logistics insurance

Other businesses

If you don’t see your industry here, we may still cover you. Use the trade selector on our quote form to find out.