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Best Insurance Companies: As Voted By Irish Tradespeople
Kelly Ohlmus

Best Insurance Companies: As Voted By Irish Tradespeople

Discover the best insurance companies for your business as voted by Irish tradespeople. Find out which insurers excel in value, customer service, coverage, flexibility, and discounts.

Your trade is more than just a job—it demonstrates your skill, dedication, and hours invested in perfecting your craft. Experienced tradespeople understand that despite their expertise, unexpected hazards can arise.

The right insurance is crucial, safeguarding your business and hard work. Yet, in a competitive market, locating an insurer who not only shields but also understands the specific aspects of your trade can be daunting.


Unveiling the Best Insurance Companies for Trades: Insights from Irish Tradespeople

After compiling data from over 900 responses nationwide from Irish tradespeople, we are excited to unveil the top insurance companies for trades based on the Onlinetradesmen survey.

This survey delved into various aspects such as value for money, customer service, coverage, flexibility, and discounts offered by different insurance providers.

Here are the results:

Best-in-Trade Winner: Allianz

With a solid five-star rating overall, Allianz stands out as a major player in the insurance industry. People from various professions appreciate Allianz for:

Great Value: Offering strong options that not only suit your budget, but enhance it.

Excellent Customer Service: A dependable support system that's there when you need them.

Extensive Coverage: Ensuring you're not just insured, but well-protected.

Flexible Terms: Adjusting coverage to meet your changing needs.

Cost Savings: Loyalty rewards and cost-saving measures to keep your wallet happy.

It's rare to find an insurance company that receives such high praise across the board. Allianz's user-friendly approach to crafting tradesperson policies sets a standard that others can aspire to.

A Builder on Allianz: "I have used them as my insurance provider for a long time and they always came in with a good price" 

Best-In-Trade Runner-Up: AXA

Coming in second, AXA is a dependable option for tradespeople. With a firm approach and strong ratings, AXA demonstrates its reliability through:

Comprehensive Coverage: Policies tailored to the specific risks of different trades.

Flexible Options: Customised provisions that adjust to your business needs.

Cost Savings: Strategic discounts to make risk management more accessible.

Customer Service: Support that shines during coverage challenges.

An Electrician on AXA: "Axa were the cheapest and easiest to insure my van"


Best-In-Trade Highly Commended: Kelleher

For tradespeople to ensure their roadworthiness and more, turn to Kelleher Insurance. They excel in:

Commercial Vehicle Coverage: Protecting the wheels that drive your business.

Carpenter Confidence: A top choice for woodworkers with strong recommendations.

User-Friendly Union: A hassle-free experience, from quotes to claims.

A Carpenter on Kelleher:  "I couldn't be happier with the service and coverage from Kelleher Insurance."


Insights for Tradesmen on Tailored Insurance


Filling the Insurance Gaps for Builders

The survey suggests that for builders and construction professionals, it's important to have an insurer that provides a wide range of customized coverage options to meet individual needs. Allianz and AXA are top choices in this industry due to their comprehensive coverage options and flexibility, earning trust within the industry.


Carpenters and the Search for Ideal Insurance

In the survey, Kelleher Insurance stands out for its high scores in service and flexibility for carpenters, while AXA, BestCover, and Britton Insurance receive praise for their comprehensive policies.


Insurance Solutions for Painters

For painters and decorators, Hiscox and Insight Insurance are known for their expertise in professional liability insurance, ensuring they are covered without being overwhelmed by unexpected claims or expenses.


Ensuring Smooth Operations for Plumbers & Electricians

Plumbers appreciate AXA and Arachas for insurance that provide coverage specific to the plumbing trade while Electricians tend to go with AXA and iSure for professional liability coverage and competitive rates


The All-Rounders and the Niche Players

In addition to major players, niche insurers like Keystone and CFM Group gain recognition for their long-standing service and clear, comprehensive policies. Tradespeople value these specialised services that cater to specific trade needs, offering support tailored to their expertise.


Finding the Perfect Policy

Trade insurance is crucial; it's essentially a partnership. It's a mutual agreement between professionals and providers to protect the hard work invested in every project.

Thanks to feedback from your peers, finding the right policy becomes clearer - it's about matching your specific needs with a company's capabilities.

Gaining insights from those who understand the business is invaluable in choosing trade insurance. With the professionals' advice, you're better equipped to make an informed decision. The right insurance does more than protect your current work; it empowers you to pursue future projects with confidence.

We’d like to thank all the trade members and trade professionals who participated in our survey and a big shout out to Sean Tonra of ST Carpentry based in Ballymote County Mayo, who is the winner of the survey draw. Stay tuned for further opportunities to participate in our Best in Trade series.


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