One thing that many crafters overlook is insurance, especially when they are only just starting their business. If you don’t think you need it, think again! You need to ask yourself if your stock or equipment was damaged, or if someone was hurt because of your business, could you afford the costs?

CraftCover is part of Walmsleys Insurance and was set up with the aim to provide affordable, comprehensive insurance to craft businesses. Our team understands the difficulties and challenges that people in the industry face. This means we know exactly what you need to be covered, because we have probably faced these problems ourselves!

Our bespoke craft insurance policy is built to suit your needs, considering what type of craft you do and where you sell your products. Another benefit of choosing CraftCover is that we’ve made things simple. Our quote system is fully-automated, which means you simply put in your details before you are sent a policy and can purchase it online.


We provide public and product liability as a minimum level of cover to small craft businesses throughout the UK. If you run your business from a workshop or your own home, our insurance is the perfect choice for you. As well as minimum cover, we can also add additional extras such as:

  • Damage to equipment, stock or craft materials
  • Loss of profit which may occur due to power cuts, fires and floods
  • Employer’s liability
  • Laptop, iPad & computer protection wherever you are in the UK or worldwide if required

When you take out a policy with us, you are covered when selling online, via 3rd party retailers, at craft fairs and shows throughout the UK, or all of them if you fancy! As well as this, we can also cover crafters who teach for example at demonstrations, public workshops or private tuition with students.

One of the main reasons that so many craft businesses choose us is that, despite what people think about insurance, our policy is affordable. We offer up to 20% no claims discount, meaning that you can cut your costs with us each year. Get in touch with us today if you want insurance that really looks after your craft business without breaking the bank.