Insurance for manufacturing businesses

Howden provides specialist insurance to help manufacturers prosper

We have helped numerous members to achieve their commercial objectives – from reducing business risk with improvement contributions from insurers, to stabilising premiums to enable more accurate long term budgeting. 

We truly understand the nuances of the manufacturing sector and can help protect against the risks you face.

  • General business risks
  • Supply chain risks
  • Trading overseas and bad debt protection 
  • The threat of cyber crime  
  • Loss of a key shareholder or employee
  • Environmental risks
  • Product recall and liability 


Our specialist products include:

  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Employers’ Liability
  • Environmental Audit / Due Diligence
  • Environmental Insurance
  • General Liability
  • Health & Safety Risk Assessment
  • Product Liability
  • Product Recall
  • Public Liability
  • Supply Chain Risk Assessment
  • Trade Credit insurance


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Protection from Cyber Crime

Any business that holds customer data or uses a computer system within its business model needs to have robust cybersecurity and a tested contingency plan in place should things go wrong

We can undertake a risk assessment and review of your current insurance policies so you can determine your requirements and review any gaps in cover. 

Cyber liability insurance provides support and financial cover to manage the immediate and long term impacts of a cyber-attack. 

  • Incident Response (24/7 response line) to help you get back up and running as soon as possible 
  • Legal/Regulatory Costs, IT Security & Forensic Costs, Crisis Communication Costs & Privacy Breach Management Costs
  • Third Party Privacy Breach Management Costs
  • Remediation Costs/Mitigation Expenses
  • Cyber Crime (sub-limited) – Funds Transfer Indemnification/Social Engineering, Extortion, Telephone Hacking, Phishing
  • System Damage & Business Interruption (Consequential Reputational Harm)
  • Network Security & Privacy Liability
  • Media Liability (Defamation/IP Infringement)
  • Court Attendance Costs
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Trade confidently in the UK and overseas

Protect your business from supply chain risks such as bad debt

In the expanding global economy, many manufacturers are looking to trade overseas or in new markets. Whilst this is a good opportunity for ambitious businesses, it also presents a number of risks.

Bad debt is one major concern; in order to be competitive and grow effectively, businesses often need to offer open credit to their customers. However, if a customer is suddenly unable to pay their credit debts, the financial impact could be detrimental and in some cases catastrophic.
This is why it is important to know the potential risks of trading with every customer and have the appropriate credit limits and processes in place to protect your business. 

Free customer analysis

The Customer Checker is a free service from our Trade Credit team, who will undertake a market credit appraisal.

Choose up to five businesses for us to evaluate and our team will look to provide you with valuable information about your customer. Our global business intelligence network enables us to access accurate information on the performance and stability of over 40 million businesses. 

We will provide information about your customer such as:

  • Financial health and viability
  • Trading outlook
  • Credit profile including payment practices
  • Adverse information likely to impact on your trade
  • Probability of payment default
  • Potential for fraud
  • General risks that could affect your business

Please complete the form for your free report (you can submit fewer than five if you wish - just leave the fields blank):

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Lisa Birch

Lisa has over 25 years’ experience in Corporate insurance, with expertise in programme design and placement. Lisa is known for her close engagement with clients, obtaining the most appropriate deals in the market through a deep understanding of their business. Lisa heads up Howden’s relationship with Make UK, the valued 10-year partnership that has been characterised by Lisa’s close ties with the association and its members.

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To find out how we can support your business, contact us today

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01519 092 579

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