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poi_boy
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Location: dunstable, uk
Member Since: 13th Jul 2004
Total posts: 42
Posted:hey people, guessing some of you guys r insured for public liability, yeah??
basicly this is my prob, we have a gig on bonfire nite, doining it for the town council but there insurance doesnt cover us an i cant find a company that will... ne one got ne helpfull info...?? a tel no would be grand!!!!

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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 105
Posted:About the only people who will insure for fire nowadays is a company caled Events Insurance Ltd:

http://www.events-insurance.co.uk/
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and another one called Insurex-Exposure:

http://www.expo-sure.com/
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Most other insurance firms may offer you a quote, but in almost all cases they will just broker for one of the above two companies.

However, bear in mind that this will cost a lot of money (possibly talking about several hundred pounds per person - up to several thousands for a large crew), and that you will not be covered for Fire-breathing (not that thats ever a good idea anyway!)

Oh, and make sure that you give them as much detail as humanly possible, as even the little things can make a huge difference (e.g mention if you will have your own fire-extinguishing gear etc)

Good luck! smile


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andythepoi
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Location: manchester, uk
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Posted:this insurance company counrty mutual provides the necessary insurance for 140 a year. BUT I don't hold out much hope of you getting it by bonfire weekend. They are mad busy and mine took 4 weeks. Good luck anyway

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Posted:Yeah was about to say i'm with the Country Mutual.

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Location: Adelaide
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Posted:Written by: andythepoi

this insurance company counrty mutual provides the necessary insurance for 140 a year. BUT I don't hold out much hope of you getting it by bonfire weekend. They are mad busy and mine took 4 weeks. Good luck anyway



Yours took 4 weeks confused

I took out insurance with them for my housemate last week and they were able to fax it over to me the same day. When I took mine out it was faxed over same day as well. Didn't take much longer in the post either! I guess you were just unlucky frown


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andythepoi
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Posted:bugger! the world hates me...it's a conspiracy! hehe

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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 105
Posted:If I remember, Country Mutual are one of the many people I have asked for quotes in the past, and they are just intermediaries for one of the two big firms I mentioend in my first post, but it might be worth trying them anyway (or at least asking if they are brokers...) rolleyes

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Durbs
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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Country Mutual are brokers for several companies - the PLI is actually for Zurich Commercial Insurance

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mo-seph
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Location: Edinburgh, UK
Member Since: 24th Feb 2004
Total posts: 524
Posted:A current update: I used the phonenumber on the Country and Mutual site above, and got someone who had no idea about insuring performers.

the number you want is:
01952 641321

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Durbs
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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
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Posted:And it's gone up again... frown

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evil_chris
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Member Since: 15th Sep 2005
Total posts: 4
Posted:try www.clownsoftheusa.com

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