Trade Association Deals

We are approved by and are the recommended insurance providers to members of the British Press Photographers Association, the Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland and to members of the Association of Professional Videomakers.

We are also known to the British Institute of Professional Photography and the Institute of Videography and we are recommended by the Chartered Institute of Journalists.

British Press Photographers Association (BPPA)
The British Press Photographers' Association was founded in 1984 by UK press photographers to promote and inspire the highest ethical, technical and creative standards from within the profession.

The BPPA provides its members with a voice to raise awareness and appreciation of the industry. The membership is drawn from every part of the country, and represents the broadest selection of newspaper, magazine and agency photographers.

Following a request from the BPPA we provide two package policies for members but if any member does not fit the package deal we allow a discount of at least 25% against the premium of an individually tailored policy.

Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland (PPANI)
In 1966 a handful of Professional Photographers got together to discuss the possibilities of forming an Association of Professional Photographers with the object to improve the standard of work for the good of the community.

A meeting was arranged for February 14th 1966 to be held at the Drumkeen Hotel, Belfast. The result was a huge success with 100% turnout of local Professional Photographers.

An election for Officers and Council was formed and the following month a Constitution was presented to the members which as at that time accepted.

From then the Association has progressed from strength to strength, holding conferences and seminars. The result being we offer the public some of the highest standards of work in The United Kingdom.

PPANI only represent full-time professional photographers, bringing you the best in Northern Ireland photography.

PPANI members enjoy discounts of up to 25% in addition to a specially priced liability and indemnity cover.

Association of Professional Videomakers (APV)
The Association of Professional Videomakers was founded in 1993 and is one of the largest trade associations representing both commercial and wedding/event videomakers in the UK.

The APV is non-profit making and exists to promote professionalism and skills development within the video industry. We uphold standards; promote high quality of service and aim to make it easier for professional videomakers to operate their businesses properly, efficiently and effectively in today's ever-changing marketplace. We actively promote our members services to potential clients by providing; free impartial advice, advertising and by maintaining strong links with other websites, wedding planners, government departments and other related organisations.

APV members enjoy discounts of up to 25% in addition to a specially priced liability and indemnity cover.

In addition to the discounts we offer to our recognised associations we also offer discounted insurance to members of the following trade associations:

Association of Photographers
British Institute of Professional Photography
Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers
Chartered Institute of Journalist
National Union of Journalists
Institute of Videography
Bureau of Freelance Photographers
Broadcasting Entertainment and Cinematographers Trade Union

and to fellow members of the Federation of Small Businesses

Are you a trade association?
Would you like to negotiate discounted insurance products for your members?

Talk to us – we welcome enquiries from trade associations in the wide spectrum of the media industry looking for insurance benefits for their members.