’The trade industry is already amongst Superscript’s best performing segments,’ says partnerships director

UK trade directory Checkatrade has appointed Lloyd’s broker and insurtech Superscript to provide insurance to its members.

A statement released yesterday (9 January 2024) said Superscript would provide its service through a cobranded digital offering, with its proprietary technology serving members with tailored insurance from a range of covers.

This includes public liability, employers liability, personal accident, tools and equipment, contract works and professional indemnity.

Henry Newby, partnerships director at Superscript, said that his firm’s proposition and Checkatrade’s membership were “a perfect mix”.

“The trade industry is already amongst Superscript’s best performing segments – our tailored customer journey, flexibility on mid-term adjustments and the choice to pay monthly or annually is perfectly suited to trade professionals’ needs.

”Through this partnership, Checkatrade is building on its already strong foundations to become the most complete end-to-end marketplace for trades and customers alike.”

‘Perfect partner’

As part of the commitment to meet the Checkatrade standard and vetting checks, its members are required to be insured.

The online customer portal will provide instant access to documents and proof of cover, as well as access to an in-house claims team.

Members will also have access to a team of customer support specialists via the phone or through online chat.

Georgina Whalley, Checkatrade chief marketing officer, said: “Superscript is the perfect partner for our thousands of quality trade members.

“With this relationship, we are offering easier accessibility and financial benefits providing peace of mind for tradespeople and consumers in becoming the trusted foundation of every home.”