Specialist insurance and risk management


Specialist insurance and risk management
Specialist insurance and
risk management
for the world of sport
Industry experts with a
specialist approach
Bluefin Sport is a national provider of insurance and
risk management solutions to the world of sport.
Our approach has helped to make us one of the leading
providers to the sports industry.
Sporting entities, from grassroots level to the largest
professional organisations and governing bodies,
turn to us for independent advice, as do many high
profile individuals.
Whether the organisation is large or small the options
for the management and understanding of the risks
faced can often be complex and varied. So it pays to
seek advice from a trusted specialist sport insurance
advisor like us.
“Whether it’s a state of the art
sport stadium or a local ground
with modest facilities, we have
the ability to place most covers.”
Steve McGuinness
Managing Director | Bluefin Sport
Our clients
Range of protection
• Professional and amateur sports clubs.
Many sports involve players in prolonged physical
contact and particular sports such as boxing and
horseracing, bring their own unique set of risks.
• Leagues and associations.
• Sports governing bodies.
• Individual sporting professionals and agents.
Specialist sport sectors
• boxing
• cricket
• football
• golf
• horseracing
• greyhound racing
• motor sports
• rugby
• other olympic sports
There is a huge diversity of risk but what the sports
world does have in common is the need for specialist
independent advice and access to a range of
insurance products including:
• Property - including stadiums, clubhouses and training facilities.
• Personal accident.
• Legal liabilities (public/products/employers’).
• Directors and officers.
• Motor fleet.
• Financial risks.
• Engineering risks.
• Construction risks.
• Legal expenses.
• Prize indemnity/contract bonus.
Sporting entities, from
grassroots level to the largest
professional organisations and
governing bodies, turn to us
for independent advice
• Failure to broadcast.
• Event liability/cancellation.
• Career ending insurance for professional individuals.
• Cyber liability.
• Risk management/health & safety.
The benefits of a
specialist approach
Our dedicated sports team will take time to
understand your individual needs, designing solutions
providing peace of mind and value for money.
With access to all leading insurers and the ability to
design specialist insurance programmes, we can provide
some of the widest cover at competitive premiums.
As one of the largest insurance brokers in the UK,
we can often secure exclusive deals that are not
available elsewhere.
Few other insurance brokers can boast our breadth
of expertise and our client portfolio speaks volumes.
Whether you are Premier League football club or an
amateur organisation, the experience in our team can
help you find the insurance protection you need.
A proven track record
“The FA is delighted to be
working with Bluefin Sport
to deliver the National Game
Insurance Scheme”
Laurence Jones, The FA’s Senior National Game
Business Support Manager.
We place tens of millions of pounds of premium into the
insurance market each year which enhances our ability
to create, innovate and place products and services
which offer increased levels of insurance protection.
Our knowledge and expertise in the sports and leisure
sector has led to the formulation of new schemes and
specialist policy wordings for the benefit of those
involved in a broad range of sporting activity.
We have the ability to provide access to policy wordings
specifically drafted for the sports sector that you would
not usually find within the standard insurance market.
Testament to our level of success, was the Football
Association’s appointment of Bluefin Sport as the
approved insurance broker to deliver the National Game
Insurance Scheme across England.
A diversity of risk
A risk management approach
Whatever the size, nature or location of an organisation
it will face operational, strategic and regulatory
risks. Risk management has become a fundamental
requirement of good management in every aspect of all
business and is practiced at all levels.
We recognise that no two sports businesses are the
same and produce bespoke risk management and
insurance programmes for many clients.
Effective risk management can help to reduce exposure
to preventable losses and can result in lower insurance
Therefore we suggest programmes aimed at targeting
those areas where investment will reduce claims activity
and overall insurance costs.
We also offer a range of support services designed to
help our clients improve safety and security.
The aims are to reduce accidents involving staff,
spectators, volunteers, visitors and other third parties;
mitigate losses in the event of an adverse incident
and design a business continuity plan for use in a
major disaster.
Such support may be provided in the form of published
materials or by introducing the services of fee-based
specialist surveyors and risk managers.
‘Our success is built on a
risk management approach
recognising that no two
businesses are the same’
Typical topics include the following:
• crowd safety
• fire prevention
• security
• health & safety
• first aid
• manual handling
• personal protective equipment
• insurance for fund raising events
• disaster recovery planning.
Our service philosophy
Our team of sports insurance professionals are
dedicated to delivering a first class service from risk
advice through to placement and claims support.
Client management
We provide a personal and proactive service to our
clients including face to face meetings and site visits for
the more complex or high profile risks.
It is crucial that we understand our clients’ businesses
and build relationships with the stakeholders involved
in managing insurance arrangements.
Regular reviews are critical to ensure our strategy
continues to satisfy requirements as needs change
and develop.
Claims management
A trusted partner
Many sports organisations take a proactive approach to
managing risk but no matter how effective these
protocols are, claims may arise and its crucial
they are dealt with efficiently and fairly.
Bluefin are one of the UK’s leading independent
insurance brokers. With a network of over 40 offices and
over 1400 staff we are a powerful partner for our clients.
Some of the features of our claims service include:
• D
edicated in-house claims staff.
Committed to the highest standards we are proud
to have been awarded the prestigious Chartered
Insurance Brokers title by The Chartered Insurance
Institute (CII).
• P
rompt claims resolution.
• A
ccess to a UK-wide network of loss adjusters.
• C
laims consultants to help with large, complex claims.
‘‘There have been a
few occasions where
we needed to make a
claim. You have handled
these to perfection...’’
Chartered status is an exclusive title only awarded
to firms which meet certain rigorous standards of
professionalism and capability. All Chartered Insurance
Brokers commit to the CII’s Code of Ethics, reinforcing
the highest standards of professional practice in their
business dealings.
This is a prestigious designation with demanding
qualification criteria. It signifies to our clients and to
the rest of the insurance market that we are serious in
our pursuit of the highest standards. It confirms
that we have a commitment to professional
qualifications and demonstrates our adherence
to ethical good practice.
Our credentials
Our clients’ activities extend across the world of sport
from the largest professional organisations in the UK,
including some of the best known names, right through
to grassroots level.
“We've been impressed by
Bluefin Sports’ knowledge
of the available markets
and solutions.”
Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive Officer,
Scottish Professional Football League
Supporting the future of sport
“Bluefin Sport are a professional
team and it’s reassuring to know
that we have their expertise to
call upon”
Adrian Alli, Finance Director
Premiership Rugby
We are proud to be supporters of SportsAid helping the
next generation of British athletes.
SportsAid helps young sportsmen and women who
aspire to be the next Olympic, Paralympic or world
In the words of a SportsAid athlete,
“I will give my life to it. I will push myself further every
day. I will make your heart beat faster. I will bring a
tear to your eye. I will make you proud. Thank you for
believing in me. I will be next.”
Insurance brand campaign of the year
Broker to specialist audience
National Game Insurance Scheme
Good for our Business
To help them be ‘the next’ why not take on a new
challenge yourself, organise a local fundraising event
or help to spread the word about the charity’s work?
By doing so you will be making a big difference to
the future of British sport – helping the sports stars of
tomorrow today.
To find out more visit: www.bluefinsport.co.uk/thenext
[email protected]
Bluefin Sport is a trading name of Bluefin Insurance Services Limited
which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Registered Office: 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AD. Registered in England No: 931954.

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