Getting back on your feet

What do you do to unwind? TV, festivals or a sporting event? Insurance oils the wheels of the entertainment industry, allowing them to sell tickets, offer prizes or crown winners.

Have you ever longed to win the lottery or the jackpot on a game show? To make these prizes possible, companies take out insurance. The £1 million prize on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire was insured in the London market.

When the pandemic caused the cancellation of live events, Wimbledon served an ace by having an insurance policy to help it recover. The UK music and entertainment industry stood to lose £900 million but the London insurance market and government worked together to create a safety net that would allow live events to get back on their feet.

The industry is also always evolving with new types of events such as animatronics, dance festivals and immersive experiences, so there is always something to learn. The best thing about being in this business is the contact you have with clients and being able to give them some peace of mind when they are taking a risk...

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The best bit is dealing with events and artists that you like and admire all the time, and there is something for everyone. On any given day I can be dealing with a classical violinist, bass and drum in a field, a rap artist or a rock legend...

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