From Mary Tyler Moore, to Mark Zuckerberg to the late German director Mike Nichols, it is well known that being creative, making a difference and proving successful can be a risky business. When it comes to the creative industries there isn’t much of a “safety net” – but that is part of what makes creative professionals so unique. They can absorb risk and thrive on it where others may shy away.
“The only safe thing is to take a chance. Play safe and you are dead. Taking risks is the essence of good work, and the difference between safe and bold can only be defined by yourself since no one else knows for what you are hoping when you embark on anything.”
Mike Nichols, Film Director
And whilst it is necessary to take creative risks, there are certain jeopardies that can be safeguarded – and that’s where we come in.
Eggar Forrester Creative was founded by Tommy Hodgson who has a deep-rooted passion for the creative industries.
“With a personal passion for the arts, I have always been aware just how vibrant the creative sector is in the UK and felt that we would have something to offer. All too often, I hear of people who took out cover only to find that the fine detail didn’t work in their favour when disaster struck. Usually this is down to a failure of communication, which is an area we work on very hard, and which should be so straightforward. Our mission is to provide complete peace of mind to our clients so that they can confidently focus their energies on what they do best”.
Tommy Hodgson, Director
Based in the tech and creative heart of London, Eggar Forrester Creative have their finger on the pulse of the booming creative industries. Whether you’re a videographer, a production company making promos or online content, or a producer of TV and Films for global distribution, Eggar Forrester Creative will be able to find you the most suitable cover. Our strong communication skills teamed with our industry knowledge mean you are in safe hands, we will watch out for potential risk, so you can get on with doing what you do best.
Creatives are pure gold to the UK economy. The Creative Media sector in the UK accounts for one-eighth of all UK businesses, employs over 100,00 people and contributes over £21bn to the UK economy. If that isn’t enough reason to protect and safeguard creative businesses and their projects, we don’t know what is.
Eggar Forrester Creative has a dedicated team of brokers who are committed to providing bespoke solutions to those working in the Entertainment, Media, Music, Film, Photography and TV industries by consistently providing strong, considered advice and guiding our clients through the process of setting up a suitable insurance programme.
Our step by step process will ensure every aspect is covered.
Discussion We will gather information from you about the size and scope of your business, your typical work-flow, and the range of possible risks you foresee. We will also recommend cover you might need that perhaps you hadn’t considered.
Proposal We will take your information to the market, and return with a bespoke proposal, unique to you, your business, and your level of risk.
Agreement Once you have accepted our quotation, we can begin your cover right-away.
Maintain As you grow, so will the nature of your work, the size of your work-force, and therefore exposure to risk will change. You may need to alter your level of cover in the short or long term. We work alongside you to keep your cover up to date, relevant and risk at a minimum.
Making a claim In the event of making a claim, we will be on hand to guide you every step of the way. Furthermore, our personal relationship with insurers means that the process remains human throughout.
We provide specialist cover for all areas of the creative industries
Within those creative industries we can provide cover for all areas of risk, some of which you may not have considered:
We are here to give you the advice you need to protect your creative project or business. To celebrate our launch we are offering a complimentary insurance audit for new creative clients. Give us a call for a relaxed chat or drop us a line to see where we can help.