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SME Insurance in the UK Protecting Your Business with Riviera Insurance

Welcome to Riviera Insurance, your trusted partner in providing comprehensive SME insurance solutions in the UK. We understand the unique challenges that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face daily. Our mission is to safeguard your business against potential risks, allowing you to focus on what matters most – growing your company. With our tailored SME insurance policies, you can gain peace of mind and protect your business’s future.

What do I need to get an SME insurance quote?

Obtaining an SME insurance quote is a simple and straightforward process with Riviera Insurance. To get started, gather some essential information about your business, including its size, industry, location, and any specific cover requirements. You can either reach out to our experienced insurance advisors or fill out an online form on our website to receive a customised quote tailored to your business needs.

Why get SME insurance with Riviera Insurance?

At Riviera Insurance, we take pride in offering comprehensive SME insurance packages that go beyond the standard cover. Here are some reasons to choose us as your insurance provider:

Tailored cover: Our SME insurance policies are designed to cater to the unique risks your business faces, ensuring you have the right protection in place.

Expert Guidance: Our team of experienced insurance professionals will guide you through the process, helping you understand the cover options and finding the most suitable plan for your business.

Quick Claims Process: In the unfortunate event of a claim, we strive to make the process swift and hassle-free, enabling you to get back to business as soon as possible.

Flexibility: As your business evolves, we can adjust your SME insurance policy to accommodate new risks and changing needs, ensuring ongoing protection.

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Don’t leave your business’s future to chance. Secure your SME with comprehensive insurance cover from Riviera Insurance. Contact us today for a personalised quote and take the first step towards safeguarding your business against potential risks.

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Art NIArt NI
09:27 30 May 23
Simply the Best& Clearly much better than all the rest!Very pleased with the quotation I received renewed again this yearCustomer service is streets ahead polite, courteous and if they say they will call you back … surprise surprise they actually do- unlike most othersAll in all very happy
E SE S
21:02 26 May 23
Had a lovely experience with Riviera Insurance so far got the best quote online and a further discount during the call with the agent Beth which was lovely and very helpful throughout all the process. The app looks nice and clear. Would recommend to everyone I know
Pete JamesPete James
11:55 25 May 23
1st time searching for taxi insurance just for me (was a named driver before). Richard was very helpful, polite and friendly, guiding me though the process, with the best price quote - beating the competition.Very Happy with the whole process.
AshkalyAshkaly
11:58 17 May 23
Affordable and Reliable CoverageRiviera Insurance stands out as an affordable and reliable car insurance provider. They offer competitive rates, transparent policies, and excellent customer service. With a range of coverage options to suit different needs and budgets, Riviera Insurance ensures you can find the right policy. Their responsive customer service and convenient online tools make managing your policy hassle-free. For affordable and trustworthy car insurance, choose Riviera Insurance.
Alan BallAlan Ball
09:26 21 Apr 23
I purchased some Gap Insurance through Duncan at Riviera for my new BMW M440!I am absolutely delighted with the service I received and also the price I paid, BMW quoted me a figure that was 5 times higher than the amount I paid Riviera for effectively the same product. So for anyone looking for Gap cover all I can say is give Duncan a ring and you won't be disappointed !!
Stephen DareStephen Dare
11:24 28 Mar 23
Excellent customer service - needed liability insurance and Darren had great knowledge which lead to me knowing everything, without having to spend ages on the phone. He called back when he said he would a true asset to which has left an excellent impression of this company.
Virginia HarrowVirginia Harrow
11:39 25 Jan 23
Absolutely FIRST CLASS! I had to arrange new building insurance very quickly, after purchasing the freehold, and Tom was so brilliant. He sourced the market, and came back with a great offer, which I accepted. He was so easy to deal with, so professional, and so helpful. Very impressed with Riviera's service, and would not hesitate to recommend them. I shall definitely be using them for all my future insurance needs.
Mandy BMandy B
11:53 17 Oct 22
Riviera brought some calm ground into my stressful property purchase process. Tom set up a fairly priced building insurance ready for exchange of contracts. He was friendly, reassuring and easy to contact. Just what I needed. Thanks.
carlo bragagnolocarlo bragagnolo
14:53 12 Sep 22
I have found Riviera Insurance brokers to provide a good quality and professional service. I have used them for some two years now for insurance on my buy to let properties and they have always sought and found the most competitive policies for me to ensure that I don't spend over the odds on the insurance I am forced to purchase. I would highly recommend the service as well as the professional way they deal with me as their customer.
Chris KimberChris Kimber
21:31 10 Jul 22
Highly satisfied, very patient with me and made everything clear. They spend ages on the phone with me ensuring I had the right policy and I never felt rushed. When I had to cancel the policy when I left the trade they were equally as friendly and helpful. Top marks!
Russell FrostRussell Frost
08:28 01 Jun 22
I bought my minibus insurance last year with Riviera Insurance and was happy to renew it with them this year, first class service, very friendly, extremely professional. There communications is second to none, be it by email or phone call. If you're in the market for renewing your minibus or any insurance I'd give them a call first. Highly recommend
Liz AddisonLiz Addison
21:08 31 May 22
Great service. All standard checks made in plenty of time prior to renewal. All specific requirements listened to and addressed with updates provided timely. Clear and transparent communications. Quote sent with clear explanations of the cover being offered. Understood individual requirements for separate owners and for the policy as a whole. Would happily recommend Riviera.
Dazzler DjDazzler Dj
09:52 24 Jan 22
Amazing service - I Had a email about renewal - sent a reply and no more than 5 mins later received a phone call - I’m so impressed - it’s nice for a company to value your business - Sarah was very friendly extremely helpful and very professional - I would certainly recommend this company. - Dave Catmore
Jasper WybrantsJasper Wybrants
09:39 24 Jan 22
Tom was really responsive and came back with a really competitive quote really quick. Will use them again as the whole process was painless.
We’ve been with Riviera Insurance for over 5 years! They are professional, friendly and care about their customers. I highly recommend them.
Claudia ApostolClaudia Apostol
15:19 21 Dec 21
Really nice team, I was insured for the last 3 years by this insurance company.Keep the good work!
Art NIArt NI
09:27 30 May 23
Simply the Best& Clearly much better than all the rest!Very pleased with the quotation I received renewed again this yearCustomer service is streets ahead polite, courteous and if they say they will call you back … surprise surprise they actually do- unlike most othersAll in all very happy
E SE S
21:02 26 May 23
Had a lovely experience with Riviera Insurance so far got the best quote online and a further discount during the call with the agent Beth which was lovely and very helpful throughout all the process. The app looks nice and clear. Would recommend to everyone I know
Pete JamesPete James
11:55 25 May 23
1st time searching for taxi insurance just for me (was a named driver before). Richard was very helpful, polite and friendly, guiding me though the process, with the best price quote - beating the competition.Very Happy with the whole process.
AshkalyAshkaly
11:58 17 May 23
Affordable and Reliable CoverageRiviera Insurance stands out as an affordable and reliable car insurance provider. They offer competitive rates, transparent policies, and excellent customer service. With a range of coverage options to suit different needs and budgets, Riviera Insurance ensures you can find the right policy. Their responsive customer service and convenient online tools make managing your policy hassle-free. For affordable and trustworthy car insurance, choose Riviera Insurance.
Alan BallAlan Ball
09:26 21 Apr 23
I purchased some Gap Insurance through Duncan at Riviera for my new BMW M440!I am absolutely delighted with the service I received and also the price I paid, BMW quoted me a figure that was 5 times higher than the amount I paid Riviera for effectively the same product. So for anyone looking for Gap cover all I can say is give Duncan a ring and you won't be disappointed !!
Stephen DareStephen Dare
11:24 28 Mar 23
Excellent customer service - needed liability insurance and Darren had great knowledge which lead to me knowing everything, without having to spend ages on the phone. He called back when he said he would a true asset to which has left an excellent impression of this company.
Virginia HarrowVirginia Harrow
11:39 25 Jan 23
Absolutely FIRST CLASS! I had to arrange new building insurance very quickly, after purchasing the freehold, and Tom was so brilliant. He sourced the market, and came back with a great offer, which I accepted. He was so easy to deal with, so professional, and so helpful. Very impressed with Riviera's service, and would not hesitate to recommend them. I shall definitely be using them for all my future insurance needs.
Mandy BMandy B
11:53 17 Oct 22
Riviera brought some calm ground into my stressful property purchase process. Tom set up a fairly priced building insurance ready for exchange of contracts. He was friendly, reassuring and easy to contact. Just what I needed. Thanks.
carlo bragagnolocarlo bragagnolo
14:53 12 Sep 22
I have found Riviera Insurance brokers to provide a good quality and professional service. I have used them for some two years now for insurance on my buy to let properties and they have always sought and found the most competitive policies for me to ensure that I don't spend over the odds on the insurance I am forced to purchase. I would highly recommend the service as well as the professional way they deal with me as their customer.
Chris KimberChris Kimber
21:31 10 Jul 22
Highly satisfied, very patient with me and made everything clear. They spend ages on the phone with me ensuring I had the right policy and I never felt rushed. When I had to cancel the policy when I left the trade they were equally as friendly and helpful. Top marks!
Russell FrostRussell Frost
08:28 01 Jun 22
I bought my minibus insurance last year with Riviera Insurance and was happy to renew it with them this year, first class service, very friendly, extremely professional. There communications is second to none, be it by email or phone call. If you're in the market for renewing your minibus or any insurance I'd give them a call first. Highly recommend
Liz AddisonLiz Addison
21:08 31 May 22
Great service. All standard checks made in plenty of time prior to renewal. All specific requirements listened to and addressed with updates provided timely. Clear and transparent communications. Quote sent with clear explanations of the cover being offered. Understood individual requirements for separate owners and for the policy as a whole. Would happily recommend Riviera.
Dazzler DjDazzler Dj
09:52 24 Jan 22
Amazing service - I Had a email about renewal - sent a reply and no more than 5 mins later received a phone call - I’m so impressed - it’s nice for a company to value your business - Sarah was very friendly extremely helpful and very professional - I would certainly recommend this company. - Dave Catmore
Jasper WybrantsJasper Wybrants
09:39 24 Jan 22
Tom was really responsive and came back with a really competitive quote really quick. Will use them again as the whole process was painless.
We’ve been with Riviera Insurance for over 5 years! They are professional, friendly and care about their customers. I highly recommend them.
Claudia ApostolClaudia Apostol
15:19 21 Dec 21
Really nice team, I was insured for the last 3 years by this insurance company.Keep the good work!
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What is SME insurance and why do you need it?

SME insurance is a comprehensive insurance solution tailored to safeguard small and medium-sized enterprises from various risks. As an SME owner, you face unique challenges and uncertainties daily, making it crucial to have the right insurance cover in place. SME insurance can protect your business from financial losses due to property damage, liability claims, business interruption, employee-related issues, and more. Having adequate insurance cover not only protects your business assets but also enhances your credibility with clients and partners.

What type of SME insurance do I need?

The type of SME insurance you need depends on the nature of your business and the potential risks you face. Riviera Insurance offers a range of insurance options for SMEs, including:

Property Insurance: Protects your business premises, equipment, and inventory from damage or loss due to unforeseen events like fire, theft, or natural disasters.

Liability Insurance: Covers legal liabilities arising from third-party injuries, property damage, or advertising claims against your business.

Business Interruption Insurance: Helps your business recover financially from unexpected events that disrupt your operations, such as fire or other covered perils.

Professional Indemnity Insurance: Provides cover against claims of professional negligence, errors, or omissions.

Employers’ Liability Insurance: Mandatory for businesses with employees in the UK, this insurance covers your legal liability for employee illnesses or injuries sustained while on the job.

Cyber Insurance: Protects your business from the financial losses and reputational damage caused by cyber-attacks or data breaches.

How can I get cheaper SME insurance?

Securing cost-effective SME insurance doesn’t mean compromising on cover. Here are some tips to potentially lower your premiums while maintaining adequate protection:

Risk Assessment: Implement risk management strategies to minimise potential risks, making your business more attractive to insurers.

Bundle Policies: Consider bundling multiple insurance covers into a comprehensive package, often resulting in cost savings.

Increase Deductibles: Opt for higher deductibles, as this can lower your premium amounts.

Shop Around: Obtain quotes from multiple insurers to compare cover and pricing, ensuring you get the best value for your money.

Payment Options: Inquire about different payment plans or discounts for paying the premium upfront.

Remember, while cost is essential, it’s equally crucial to ensure that your SME insurance provides sufficient cover for your business needs.

What can affect the SME insurance price?

Several factors influence the cost of SME insurance, including:

Business Type: The nature of your industry and associated risks play a significant role in determining the premium.

Business Size: The scale of your business operations and the number of employees may impact the insurance cost.

Claims History: A history of frequent or high-value claims can potentially increase premiums.

Location: The geographical location of your business can affect the insurance price, especially if you operate in a high-risk area.

Cover Limits: Higher cover limits often lead to higher premiums.

Security Measures: Implementing robust security measures can sometimes lead to lower premiums for property insurance.

Optional upgrades and add-ons

At Riviera Insurance, we offer a range of optional upgrades and add-ons to enhance your SME insurance cover. These may include:

Business Equipment cover: Extends cover to valuable business equipment and machinery.

Business Legal Protection: Provides legal support for contractual disputes and other legal issues.

Key Person Insurance: Covers financial losses if a key employee becomes critically ill or passes away.

Goods in Transit Insurance: Protects your goods while in transit or being transported.

Remember, our experienced advisors can assist you in selecting the most suitable optional upgrades for your business needs.

Download our FREE app

At Riviera Insurance, we want to help you. That is why we have developed the Riviera Insurance App to help you easily upload documents, view your documents, report claims and much more.

What types of SMEs can I insure?

Riviera Insurance caters to a wide range of SMEs across various industries. Whether you operate a retail store, a technology startup, a consulting firm, or any other type of small or medium-sized enterprise, we have tailored insurance solutions to meet your unique needs.

Aside from SME insurance, Riviera Insurance provides a comprehensive selection of insurance covers to protect your personal assets, properties, and investments. Our offerings include home insurance, car insurance, travel insurance, and more. Feel free to explore our website or get in touch with our team to learn more about the different types of cover we offer.

Frequently asked questions

SME insurance is not mandatory by law, except for Employers’ Liability Insurance, which is required if you have employees. However, obtaining adequate insurance is highly recommended to protect your business from potential risks.

Yes, we understand that your business needs may change over time. You can modify your SME insurance policy to accommodate new risks or business expansion. Just reach out to our team, and we’ll be happy to help you make the necessary adjustments.

In the event of a claim, contact our claims department as soon as possible. We’ll guide you through the process, and our aim is to handle your claim promptly and efficiently.

SME insurance, also known as Small and Medium-sized Enterprise insurance, is a type of business insurance designed to protect small and medium-sized businesses from financial losses arising from various risks and liabilities.

SME insurance typically includes various coverage options such as:

General Liability Insurance

Property Insurance

Business Interruption Insurance

Professional Liability (Errors & Omissions) Insurance

Cyber Liability Insurance

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Product Liability Insurance

Directors and Officers (D&O) Insurance

SMEs need insurance to protect themselves from unexpected events, accidents, lawsuits, and financial losses that could otherwise jeopardise their operations and existence. Insurance provides financial security and peace of mind to business owners.

The specific insurance requirements vary depending on the industry, location, and the nature of the business. While certain types of insurance may be legally required (e.g., Employer’s Liability), others may be optional but strongly recommended to safeguard the business.

The cost of SME insurance is influenced by various factors, including the type of cover, the size of the business, its industry, the location, the number of employees, past claims history, and risk assessment. Premiums can vary significantly from one business to another.

Liability Insurance protects SMEs from third-party claims of bodily injury, property damage or personal injury liability. It covers legal expenses and settlements in such cases.

Big enough to save, small enough to care.

Our staff are empowered to contact insurance companies and underwriters on your behalf, giving an entirely personal service across the whole UK with no call centres. We take the time to know your insurance needs to offer you the cheapest insurance policy.

With the added benefit of optional cover, options are to suit you and your pocket. So, finding cheap insurance has never been more simple.

If you are local to Torbay, you can even pop in and see us arrange your insurance at our high street office on Union Street in Torquay.