Approved Inspectors

Professional Indemnity Insurance for Approved Inspectors

We are one of only two brokers approved by the Department for Communities and Local Government to provide professional indemnity and public liability insurance to Approved Inspectors.

You can find confirmation of our status on the Construction Industry Council website.

The Howden Professional Indemnity division was endorsed by The Department of Communities & Local Government (DCLG) to provide Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) to approved inspectors in 2014. Our exclusive insurance facility which provides both Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance (incorporating ten year’s run off provision) is underwritten by Hamilton.

Howden have enjoyed a very successful five year relationship with the PI underwriting team at Hamilton having worked closely with them in their previous business. We are consistently impressed by their ability to develop an in-depth understanding of the businesses they underwrite and by the stability of their appetite.

Hamilton underwrites across a broad range of insurance and reinsurance classes on a global basis. Hamilton and its insureds benefit from the financial position of Lloyd’s, which currently holds A+ ratings from Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, and an A rating from A.M. Best.

As with all the sectors we specialise in, we pride ourselves on offering the right cover for the right price supported by the services of one of the UK’s largest, in-house PII claims handling departments. If you would like to understand how we might be able to help your business, please contact us.

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As a fast growing innovative company, we were looking for a like-minded broker who both understood and responded positively to our needs. In Howden we have found the perfect fit. They are professional and supportive in sourcing the right protection for our many diverse offerings. One of their many strengths is keeping in regular contact , ensuring they can work proactively with us at every stage of our insurance needs. If you are seeking a similar service, Howden should be your Number 1 choice.

Operations Manager, Approved Inspectors

Barbican is delighted to continue its partnership with Howden in the Approved Inspector's space. This is an area in which we want to maintain our strong product offering and do so for many years to come to the benefit of the Approved Inspecting profession.

Christopher White Underwriter, Professional Indemnity, Barbican

Key Contacts


Our 30 strong claims handling team is a core component of our service offering. We manage all stages of the claim from providing guidance on when to notify to participating in mediations. The overarching objective of our claims team is to ensure that any claims are resolved swiftly, sensitively and commercially with minimum disruption to your business.

Read more about our Claims team here.

Kevin Bailey
Claims +44 (0)20 7133 1538 Email

Rob Turner
Executive Director
Claims +44 (0)20 7133 1475 Email