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Caunce O'Hara Welcome to Caunce O'Hara, we are a business insurance broker based in Manchester city centre. We have been providing business insurance protection for freelance professionals and self-employed small business owners since 1995. We offer a wide range of insurance coverage that is tailored for self-employed professionals from most sectors including engineering; IT; business consultancy; construction; creative media; teaching and education; social work and care; and many more.

It is our mission to help our customers plan for the unexpected, feel protected and thrive in their professions. We look at things from our customers' perspective and demonstrate that we understand their business. As a company we constantly adapt and innovate, looking for the smartest way of doing things to enhance our products and services for the benefit of our customers.

Our staff are vastly experienced in insurance for the self-employed sector, some even have first-hand experience of owning and running their own businesses and experience as freelancers, such as our marketing manager.
Highlights

read more › Working for yourself as a contractor or freelancer can have huge benefits, but it can be stressful and carries an element of risk, which can be mitigated through freelance indemnity insurance and liabilities cover. You are responsible for the projects you deliver for your clients. If something goes wrong with a project that causes your client loss of money, you could be held accountable for the costs. That's when freelance professional indemnity insurance can help. Whether it's a threatened lawsuit from a disgruntled client, or a claim for an error made whilst undertaking a job, even if you' believe you have done nothing wrong, the cost of defending yourself in court can be expensive.

read more › Working in the health and wellbeing professions can be highly rewarding and fulfilling. You have the opportunity to shape your own career while helping others to improve their lives. Whether you're a therapist, nutritionist or a massage therapist, it's important to protect your business like any other. Ensuring that you have the correct complementary therapy insurance in place is important as this will protect your business and help you to grow and reach more people. Finding therapist insurance needn't be difficult.

read more › Holistic therapy can be an incredibly rewarding and satisfying career path, helping others to achieve balance through working on their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. As a holistic practitioner, however, there are other considerations you need to take into account before you begin practising so that you can maintain your own stress-free state. One consideration is having the correct holistic insurance policies in place to ensure you're covered when it comes to working as a therapist.

read more › Working as a counselling professional is very rewarding, but just like any other business venture, there are certain risks that can threaten your business. Counselling insurance can help to protect you and help your business to thrive. Insurance for counsellors is becoming more and more common as business owners seek to protect themselves from damaging legal action in an increasingly litigious business arena. We understand that counselling professionals are busy helping others, which is why we've made the process of finding insurance for counsellors as simple as possible.

read more › As a massage therapist or sports therapist you are in a unique position of trust, so it's important that you protect your clients with massage therapist insurance. Whether you specialise in sports massage or pregnancy massages, massage therapist insurance is essential to help your business to thrive and to give you the peace of mind that you are covered should something go wrong. Ensuring that your clients' and their belongings are protected when they visit you and your premises is essential to reassure them, and to keep your valued clients coming back for repeat sessions, and to ensure your reputation flourishes via positive word-of-mouth.

read more › As a Reiki healer, many different people will come to you with various illnesses and states of mind. Being able to watch them leave with joy and new hope is a rewarding sight for any reiki practitioner. The ability to concentrate on the passing of positive healing energy to the body of your clients is important and the correct level of business insurance for reiki practitioners is essential for this and the ongoing success of your reiki business. Choosing the right Reiki insurance policy may seem difficult for this unique career path, but it doesn't have to be.

read more › The pursuit of a career in the fitness and beauty industries is often driven by a love for the job, and the desire to help others get into their peak physical condition, whether that be in the gym or in the salon. The vast majority of fitness instructors and beauty therapists, however, operate on a self employed basis, often based at multiple venues, which can make getting the relevant insurance policies seem like a daunting task. Making sure you have the right levels of insurance protection from the start means you can carry on with the day to day running of your fitness or beauty business confident in the fact that you're protected.

read more › Working as a clinical dietitian or nutritionist can be incredibly enjoyable and fulfilling vocation. When you're working on a freelance or contract basis in a hospital, clinic, or long-term care facility it enables you to do the work you love on your own terms. However, while you might love the flexibility, it's also important to make sure you have the right nutritionist insurance that offers coverage to help your career flourish. In 2014, the UK government introduced legislation which requires all professionals registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to be covered by professional indemnity insurance.

read more › As an engineering contractor your clients trust you and your specialist expertise to get things right. Your clients need engineers they can rely on and they're putting their business in your hands. Our Engineering Contractor insurance policy insures you against the risks and exposure you face in your professional role. We understand that mistakes happen and unfortunately fixing them can be expensive. Whether it's an error in design calculations or flaws in product design, mistakes could cause problems for your client's business and yours too.

read more › As an electrical contractor it is essential that you have the right insurance policy in place to protect you from any situation. As diligent as you may be in performing your electrical work, accidents can still happen. At Caunce O'Hara, we have years of experience insuring electrical engineers, electrical contractors, domestic and commercial electricians and those in related professions. Due to our experience, we are fully aware of things that could go wrong, and what levels and types of insurance you need to ensure you're covered for every eventuality.

read more › Working in the world of health and safety, you'll be all too familiar with assessing levels of risk, so you'll understand more than most the need to have contingency plans in place to cover yourself for all eventualities. Having the correct levels and types of insurance coverage for the project you're working on is imperative to protect yourself should anything go wrong whilst you're working on a contract. Health and safety insurance for consultants is essential. At Caunce O'Hara, we know exactly what you need.

read more › As a mechanical engineer, you work under pressure in environments that require high levels of technical proficiency and are exposed to potential errors that can cause business disruption and loss of revenue to a client's business. Caunce O'Hara's mechanical engineering insurance can be highly beneficial to you in providing cover should something not go according to plan, compelling your client to make a claim against you for their financial loss. If you find yourself in this position, knowing that you have the right level of insurance protection in place can give you the peace of mind you need to continue with your work, while also helping to mitigate a potentially stressful and costly outcome.

read more › Those who operate in the oil and gas industry often face much more stringent insurance requirements than anyone else. As your work will often take you overseas, you will need an insurance policy that can keep up with these demands and offer coverage in the UK and overseas. With the added risk that is present in your sector, having the correct offshore insurance policies in place is imperative in case anything should go wrong on a project. At Caunce O'Hara, we have a full range of oil and gas engineering professions covered by tailored policies that provide the exact level of coverage required by your individual situation.

read more › As a project manager, your clients trust in your expertise and experience to deliver projects on-time and on-budget. This is a very rewarding position, but it's not without its downside. Being responsible for the smooth and timely delivery of projects, the buck often lies with you, which can especially be the case where things don't go according to plan. At Caunce O'Hara, we recognise the particular position that project managers face, which is unique to the profession. A tailored project management insurance policy from experts who fully understand the industry, ensures you carry the level and type of insurance that is necessary given your unique position.

read more › Systems engineering is a precision-based role that requires a high level of skill and personal dedication. With many systems engineer positions requiring the highest levels of security clearance, it's imperative that you're insured against any issues that might arise unintentionally as a result of your work. Designing, testing and implementing systems is a complex and well thought out process, which is why engineers working in systems related professions require a level of insurance that is specific to their job role.

read more › Engineering professionals who work in the technical engineering sector appreciate that a high level of attention to detail is needed to succeed. When it comes to choosing business insurance that will protect your career and your day-to-day work activities, it makes sense to choose a company with the same level of attention to detail. Every technical engineering insurance policy from Caunce O'Hara is specifically tailored to the needs of the individual, meaning that you won't be sold more than you need or left without vital coverage.

read more › As an engineering professional, you understand better than most the importance of getting things right and protecting yourself in the unlikely event things go wrong. At Caunce O'Hara we are confident we will be able to build a policy to suit you and your business activities, even if your engineering specialism doesn't fall within one of our other categories. Whether you are a mechanical engineer or a chemical engineer, we can create an insurance package that will protect you and your business activity from the risks that you face on a daily basis.

read more › When you're taking risks with your creative work, you need to know your business is safe with the right level of media insurance. Our specialist policies for media and creative consultants/freelancers protect you if one of your clients is unhappy with your work and decides to make a claim against you. Whether it's a difference of opinion over how work should look, or a mistake that damages the client's reputation, we'll cover the costs of expensive claims and potential compensation that could severely harm your business.

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