August 26, 2011 01:00 ET

Swinton Commercial Reiterates the Importance of Shop Insurance After the UK Riots

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 26, 2011) - After recent riots across the UK, Swinton Commercial is reiterating the importance of having the right insurance to protect businesses in the event of further disturbances.

Swinton Commercial, a leading UK commercial insurance broker issued the warning after ugly scenes of violence swept the country at the start of August. Businesses were targeted as looters helped themselves to clothes, trainers, electronics and alcohol as well as other items, while smashing shop windows and in some extreme cases setting the property on fire.

Swinton Commercial is urging business owners to double check their shop insurance policy wordings to ensure they are protected in case the unrest flares up again. Most policies will cover businesses for looting, fire and other structural damage but some additional policies will also cover for business interruption.

Sean Thompson, New Business Manager at Swinton said "Most commercial insurance policies will protect businesses for damage to their stock and properties caused by the riots. However, it is vital that all business owners double-check what exactly they are covered for and update their policies if necessary."

About Swinton Commercial:

As the UK's fastest-growing commercial insurance broker, Swinton Commercial has the expertise and industry knowledge to provide you with highly competitive business insurance that's tailored to your needs.

With 33 branches across the UK, including 18 regional centres, Swinton Commercial has quickly established itself as the UK's local broker, offering a dedicated team of advisors with specialist industry knowledge in all sectors.

Your local Commercial Account Executive has an in-depth understanding of the insurance market in your area and will arrange a face-to-face appointment with you, taking the time to thoroughly understand your business and its specific requirements.

We cater for most types of business - from small start-ups to well-established organisations, comparing quotes from leading UK insurers to find you the right level of insurance, at the right price.

What's more, our award-winning offering has over 70,000 business customers - and we're growing fast.

Visit www.swintoncommercial.co.uk for more information or call 0800 995 1800.

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