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About Caunce O'Hara

Providing business insurance protection for freelance professionals and self-employed small business owners.

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Welcome to Caunce O'Hara.

We are a business insurance broker based in Manchester city centre and have been providing business insurance protection for freelance professionals and self-employed small business owners since 1995.

We offer a wide range of business insurance coverage that is tailored for self-employed professionals from most sectors including engineering; IT; business consultancy; construction; creative media; recruitment agencies; social work and care; and many more.

Insurance protection that we offer includes: professional indemnity insurance; public liability insurance; employers’ liability insurance; legal expenses cover; personal accident & sickness insurance; commercial crime insurance; directors & officers insurance; office equipment cover including portable equipment; cyber liability insurance.

It is our mission to help our customers plan for the unexpected, feel protected and thrive in their professions.

Why do our customers choose us?

We look at things from our customers’ perspective and demonstrate that we understand their business.

We act with honour and integrity, doing the right thing in all circumstances. As a company we constantly adapt and innovate, looking for the smartest way of doing things to enhance our products and services for the benefit of our customers.

Our staff are vastly experienced in insurance for the self-employed sector, some even have first-hand experience of owning and running their own businesses and experience as freelancers, such as our marketing manager. This means they are ideally positioned to create informative and helpful content, based on real-world experiences, that is relevant to you and which addresses the key issues that you as freelancers and small business owners face on a daily basis and how to overcome them.

Adding value through up-to-date content

Our content writers work closely with experts across the wider company for insights and original opinion to ensure accuracy and compliance, and to ensure that our content is helpful and relevant to you.

Topics we regularly cover in our blog include:

  • IR35
  • Late payments
  • Business advice
  • Finding work (especially after Covid-19 and IR35)
  • Marketing
  • Taxation
  • Interviews with business owners

To access our wealth of information please follow the links below:

You can find out more about our content experts by clicking here and reading their biographies.

Our team

Meet the Caunce O’Hara team.

Regulatory information

Caunce O’Hara & Co Ltd is authorised & regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority under firms reference number 306183. To verify this visit www.fca.org.uk/register. Markel Corporation is the ultimate holding company for Caunce O’Hara & Co Limited. www.fca.org.uk/register

Caunce O’Hara & Co Ltd., 82 King Street, Manchester, M2 4WQ

Award winning customer service

Caunce O’Hara was awarded the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award in 2023 for the fifth year running.

The award recognises our commitment to offering outstanding customer service to our policyholders, supporting our mission to help our customers plan for the unexpected, feel protected and thrive. Find out more about our awards.

If you are a self-employed business owner and would like a quotation for your business insurance please call us today on 0333 321 1403, our team will be happy to help you.

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Call 0333 321 1403

Our understanding of the freelance sector and the challenges you face daily, enables us to tailor our insurance products to meet your needs. Contact us to talk about your insurance requirements and to better understand the insurance we offer.

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