Business Consultant Insurance

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Insurance for business consultants

Business consultant insurance protects your consulting business from the financial consequences of accidental mistakes or unforeseen incidents.

The advice and recommendations you provide helps your clients across a range of industries to achieve results and make good decisions. But despite best efforts, a dissatisfied client could bring a negligence claim against you. This is where insurance comes in;  to make sure you can fight your corner.

We cover over 150 specific types of consultancy practices, such as management consultants, education consultants, and marketing consultants who want to protect their business against claims. We specialise in insurance that makes sense for your business, with dedicated support that won’t leave you pulling your hair out.

Buy online in minutes, over the phone on 0116 269 0999, or simply schedule a call for a more convenient moment.

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Professional Indemnity Insurance for Consultants

So, you’re a business consultant. Your expert advice and support helps organisations to improve their performance and achieve their goals. But your expert advice and services could be putting your business at risk of a claim. Bit of a catch 22, isn’t it?

If your client were to claim that professional negligence, errors or omissions in the services you provided to them resulted in a financial loss and sought to reclaim their losses, your Professional Indemnity policy would cover your legal costs and compensation.

Offering a range of limits of cover, you can choose a limit that best fits your business and the work you do.

Frequently Asked Questions

A big part of being a consultant involves advising and recommending changes within your client’s organisation. As an expert in your field, your client relies on your advice and services, which opens your business up to risk of negligence allegations. For this reason, most self-employed consultants carry Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Professional Indemnity Insurance protects against claims of professional negligence and errors made during consulting services (or at least alleged to have been made). You might find that your contracts with clients specify that you need Professional Indemnity Insurance in place in order to work with them.

You may also wish to consider:

  1. Public Liability Insurance: Covers potential third-party claims for property damage or injury sustained during the course of your work, such as whilst visiting your client’s office.
  2. Employers' Liability Insurance: If you’re not the only employee of your business, even if it’s your spouse, you might be required by law to hold Employers’ Liability Insurance.
  3. Tax Enquiry Insurance: HMRC can open an investigation into anyone’s accounts and Tax Enquiry Insurance provides protection in these instances. Here at Qdos we have two options which you can compare here.
  4. Legal Expenses Insurance: Covers the legal costs incurred in pursuing or defending legal rights and interests in various situations such as contract disputes and debt recovery. Qdos Jury Service & Legal Protection also includes income protection if you are called for jury service.

We provide cover for over 150 different self-employed consultancy businesses, including:

  • Business Analysts
  • Business Consultants
  • Management Consultants
  • Business Project Managers
  • Interim Managers
  • Marketing Consultants
  • HR Consultants
  • Business & IT Consultants
  • Training Consultants
  • IT Consultants
  • Telecommunications Consultants
  • Brand Consultants
  • Media Consultants
  • PR Consultants
  • Pharmaceutical Consultants

Simply search for your consulting niche when getting a quote or select the “Business, Management and Training Consultant” to cover multiple business consultancy services.
Why Qdos?
Self-employment is our everything. In fact, we’ve been specialists in the industry since 1988.

We’re business insurance and employment status enthusiasts. We get a kick out of simplifying the complex world of compliance so you don’t have to.
All of our policies include the following as standard:
A dedicated Account Manager
We'll never pass you around a call centre
Online account for 24/7 access
Manage your policies at a time that suits you
Free IR35 Contract Assessment
Because IR35 compliance starts with the written contract

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