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Markel Insurance


Integrated insurance and business support for technology, biomedical and life sciences companies

The future of technology insurance

With extensive experience insuring technology risks, Markel is a leading insurance provider for the UK’s technology sector.

Markel’s commitment to delivering the best outcomes for clients is unashamedly relentless. We’re here to help  technology companies navigate their commercial challenges, so they can focus on growing their business.

With solutions ranging from affordable plans for small technology start-ups, to more tailored solutions for complex risks, we are able to satisfy a spectrum of client requirements. 

years of sector-specific experience

Backing technology businesses to innovate, disrupt and grow

Technology businesses are at the forefront of innovation, meaning growth is central to their success. For our MarkelTech policyholders, this means we provide a suite of services that help our policyholder’s businesses to grow.
Just some of the extra support you can expect from Markel:

  • An award-winning debt recovery service – provides full legal support in the event of a dispute with a client
  • A contract review service – ensures a technology company’s T&Cs are fit for purpose, or that any client or supplier contracts ensure appropriate protection
  • R&D tax credit and grant funding advice and support – uncovers incentives and relief opportunities for technology companies and, in 2018, secured over £40 million of R&D tax relief for UK SMEs
  • 24-hour Legal Support – available to assist business owners with everyday management challenges, and handle over 250,000 such queries each year already
Access MarkelTech’s brochure here

“ MarkelTech has been specifically designed to support technology, IT, communications, biomedical and life sciences business at all stages of their growth curve. We have a team of experienced underwriters, tax specialists and lawyers standing by to help our clients when they need it most “

Simon Webster

Technical Line Manager


Cover is both flexible and scalable, and includes a range of essential commercial support services for business owners. MarkelTech delivers three tailored wordings: 

Technology Products

Combined insurance products for businesses involved in the manufacture or wholesale of technology hardware and accessories.

IT and communications

Combined insurance for businesses involved in software and apps, IT-managed services, website design and hosting, as well as hardware and telecoms resellers.

Biomedical and Life Sciences

Combined insurance specifically designed to meet the complex needs of businesses involved in the manufacturing and wholesale distribution of biomedical and life sciences products.

Our commitment to brokers

Excellent service through our regional offices

Online transactional capability and broker portal

Marketing capabilities through Engine Room

Best-in-class support from our value-added services

Award-winning debt recovery service

MarkelTech policyholders have complementary access to our award-winning debt recovery service that can help them keep their businesses growing with a regular cash flow. This service was awarded Claims Service Solution of the Year at the Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards 2019.




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