About iPro – Insurance for Independent Professionals

We are a trading style of Bridge-iPro Ltd an Appointed Representative of the Top 50 Independent Insurance Brokers, Bridge Insurance Brokers Ltd (Bridge). We are effectively an offshoot of Bridge established for the sole purpose of transacting digital insurance products online.

Established in 1970, Bridge is a leading independent corporate insurance broker with offices in both Manchester and London.

We look to provide comprehensive and cost-effective services and contribute to the success and profitability of our clients. We pay very close attention to detail and pride ourselves in our professional, yet friendly approach.

iPro has been built to transact the first suite of digital products designed specifically for white collar Independent Professionals or iPro’s as they are known across Europe. Backed by Axa Insurance UK, one of the largest insurers in the world, we hope the suite brings peace of mind to iPro’s that even though it’s an online purchase it gives them the breadth of cover they need to operate in today’s corporate world.

Committed to the highest standards, we are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority; Firm Reference Number 308815. This can be checked on the FCA website at www.the-fca.org.uk.

Bridge is a member of the British Insurance Brokers Association (www.biba.org.uk).

Bridge-iPro Limited. Registered in England No 10056483.

Registered Office: Cobac House, 14-16 Charlotte Street, Manchester, M1 4FL.

http://www.bridgeinsurance.co.uk

 

As an Independent Professional (or i-Pro for short), you’re one of a growing number of specialists working under their own initiative. You might operate as a sole trader through your own limited company, or through an umbrella company, either way we can help you identify your risks and find the right insurance.

 

What insurance do I need as an Independent Professional?

As an Independent Professional, that decision is entirely down to you. If you’ve worked for an employer before, business insurance is something you’ve probably never had to consider. You should think about the nature of your work and what your main risks are so you can make an informed decision.

Many people take out Professional Indemnity Insurance, which covers the advice they give to clients. If you make any errors or omissions in the advice you give, this policy covers your legal costs and any damages awarded against you.

You can then extend the policy to include Public Liability Insurance, Business Equipment Insurance, or Management Liability Insurance. If you employ staff, you should have Employers’ Liability Insurance by law and you should also consider it if you have ‘substitute clauses’ in your contracts.

 

Do many Independent Professionals need to claim on their insurance?

Claims against Independent Professionals are rare, but can be severe. As the proportion of UK workers operating independently continues to increase, it’s likely that the level of claims against them could increase too, so it’s more important than ever to consider insurance.

However, thanks to the significant growth of freelancers and contractors in recent years, more insurers are willing to offer cover, which in turn makes it more affordable for many Independent Professionals.

 

Why should I deal with iPro for my insurance?

We’re a specialist in the flourishing i-Pro (Independent Professional) sector in the UK and are part of Bridge Insurance Brokers Limited – a top-50 UK broker with Chartered Insurance Broker status. We believe that Independent Professionals should still receive the same level of cover and service enjoyed by larger businesses, at a reasonable premium.

That’s why we’ve created i-Pro Insure to handle your specific needs, and we arrange cover with AXA Insurance UK – an established, well-known insurer with a great reputation for claims service. What’s more, you can spread the cost of your premiums with interest-free instalments.

Contact us today for a quote or to discuss your requirements.

 

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