Event season is approaching highlighting the importance of event insurance

The events industry is booming in the United Kingdom with events of all types and sizes being held in virtually every city, town and village up and down the country.

This huge industry is a worth a staggering £42.3bn and supports an incredible 570,000 full-time jobs. And that’s just for starters! A colossal 35% of Britain’s visitor economy is accounted for by events and the top ten UK event agencies turnover more than £3.5bn.

Britain’s year-round, nationwide events are held at a whole host of venues with more than 7,000 events taking place outdoors each year.

Charity events are also on the rise with 56% of charitable organisations having seen their event fundraising income rise in recent years.

Music festivals and concerts are also booming, with British music events attended by around 27.7 bn people every year.

Event insurance

For any group, business or organisation running an event, insurance is often the last consideration. It is vital they have the appropriate cover in place to protect themselves from the numerous potential mishaps and issues that could go wrong and impact the event.

Nelson Sport & Leisure offer solutions for intermediaries looking to arrange cover for a whole host of events. These events include:

  • Bonfires
  • Carnivals
  • Charity events
  • Conferences
  • Exhibitions
  • Festivals or concerts (music)
  • Fetes/Fairs
  • Fireworks
  • Food events
  • Fundraising events
  • Roadshows
  • Seminars
  • Shows
  • Sport or Leisure


The key features of our event cover are:

  • Single (one off) or Multiple (annual) policy available
  • Public Liability Extensions available include Advice, inflatable devices, pyrotechnics, participant to participant liability
  • Event Cancellation including non-appearance. This can be extended to include terrorism and national mourning


Optional cover includes:

  • Legal Expenses
  • Hired-in Equipment cover available


To find out about Nelson Sport & Leisure’s event insurance products, get in touch with Nelson Policies at Lloyd’s friendly team of Sport & Leisure insurance experts.

Tel: 0203 058 2495

Email: Sportleisure@nelsonpolicies.co.uk

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