We are Vista Insurance, an award-winning independent specialist insurance broker.
We are based in Manchester, Birmingham and London and came together in 2014, when our founding partners left senior management roles at a major brokerage. Vista was created to do things differently. We wanted to shake insurance broking up, our aim to become the broker of choice, be there 100% for our clients and challenge the confinements and frustrations businesses have with sourcing competitive and appropriate insurance.
We have come a long way since those days. And while we still dare to be different, we have also grown the breadth of our expertise, providing specialist business insurance advice in a range of areas:
- Private Equity insurance due diligence advice for private equity funders, investors and M&A specialists
- Contracting, including Oil and Gas
- Specialist Risks for the Construction sector
- Technology and Life Science
- Logistics, Wholesaling and Fulfilment
- Manufacturing, including specialisms in Glass, Automotive and Chemicals
- Creative Industries insurance for theatres, event production, venues, media, TV and film
- Hospitality insurance for B&B's, guesthouses, hotels, holiday homes and Airbnb properties
- Private Clients
We also partner with skilled international brokers, as part of our global reach. It’s quite a list, but our team has the knowledge and skills to excel in each area, providing specialist, bespoke advice that mitigates risk, and perfectly suits your needs - both in the moment, and as you evolve and grow.
Our straight-talking approach sees us forge long-term relationships with our clients, who trust us to keep costs under control, while protecting their assets and investments, helping them sleep better at night, and embrace the future with clarity, and confidence.
What our clients say
Here’s what our valued clients say about us
"Great Insurance Company Always great service, would recommend."
"Super helpful, knowledgeable and cost effective. Absolutely great service, really nice people, happy to help in anyway they can."
"Excellent service. Responded quickly to renewal."
"An excellent and diligent service."
"A straightforward process. Very grateful for an easy solution at short notice to resolve my home insurance issues. Friendly, considerate, efficient, helpful."
"Excellent and very attentive."
"Having been with Vista for a number of years we've always found them really helpful and informative, whilst also staying competitive on price."
One of the best brokers I have worked with in relation to all things insurance! Highly recommend!
"Treated as a client not a number, Always available and deal with issues without any fuss."
"Fantastic Service from Nigel and the team. Always available when required and will go above and beyond to deliver!"
Event Safety Plan
"Excellent to work with. Have worked with Vista for as long as I can remember - 100% recommended - great service who know my industry inside out."
Latest News from Vista...
Important Information - Multi-occupancy Building Insurance
On 29 September 2023, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published its multi-occupancy building insurance policy statement. Read on to find out more....
Celebrating our apprentices success
At Vista we are committed to helping our employees reach their full potential in both the business and the wider world. We also believe strongly in giving new development opportunities to our staff and new starters the opportunity to expand their skills,
The Building Safety Act - Deadline 30th September
We have just over one month to go before the 30th of September 2023 deadline, for those responsible for the safety of high-rise residential buildings, to register on GOV.UK to comply with the new Building Safety Act.
Vista's commitment to Consumer Duty
You may have heard about the new Consumer Duty which comes into effect on 31 July 2023, but what is it exactly and what does it mean for customers?
Inflation in the Construction Industry – Insurance Considerations
It is well known that contractors operate on slim margins and are facing phenomenal challenges in the current climate. Read on to find out more and how Vista can help...
Vista Insurance announces duo of executive team appointments
We are delighted to announce two internal promotions to our newly formed exec team. Ross Hayden, Head of Corporate has been promoted to Director of Corporate alongside Richard Whitham, currently Head of Creative (South) to Director of Schemes & Affinities
Insurance Backed Guarantees at Vista
At Vista Insurance Brokers we can arrange Insurance Backed Guarantees (IBG’s), a guarantee to honour the terms of the written guarantee originally issued by the installing contractor if a contractor has stopped trading.
Cerebral is raising money for Manchester Mind with a 'walk and talk' event
Cerebral Clothing are raising money for Vista's charity partner, Manchester Mind
How Vista can help you with Rights of Light Insurance
Take a look at a type of insurance that developers and funders must consider, very early in their risk management strategy. Rights of Light insurance and how Vista can help you with it.
Insurance for Modular Developments
A closer look at modular building, why developers choose it and how Vista can help you insure it correctly
Quantum dots and taking on the giants
A recent high profile court case saw a multi-million dollar out of court settlement by tech giant Samsung following an IP infringement against a much smaller UK based company, Nanoco.
Why start-ups are still at risk of cybercrime
It's a common misconception that only big companies are the main targets of ransomware, start-ups and small businesses are at major risk too
Vista team raises money (and toys) for Wood Street Mission
The team at Vista have been busy providing toys, resources and more for children and families at Wood Street Mission.
Our latest Private Equity deals - November 2022
Read more about Vista's latest Private Equity deals here
Is your commercial property insured enough for a rebuild?
Did you know that more than 9 out of 10 buildings in the UK are insured for the wrong amount? Find out how Vista and RebuildCostAssessment.com can help you overcome this.
Flood risks and parametric insurance
How Vista and Floodflash can help protect your business from flooding
Is Your Business Effectively Maintaining Electric Vehicle Charging Points?
Effectively maintaining electric vehicle charging points can be something that's often overlooked with a lot of commercial businesses...
The Rise of Parametric Insurance
With the rise in technology and different ways to measure risks, the demand for parametric insurance is on the rise
Vista Raises Awareness For World Mental Health Day 2022
Vista helped raise awareness for World Mental Health Day and treated our staff to Pizza for lunch and a chance to relax
Vista appoints new Head of Technology & Life Science
Vista has appointed a new Head of Technology & Life Science, Lisa Petherick
Vista Is Raising Money For Manchester Mind
Vista is raising money for Manchester Mind by competing in the Tough Mudder challenge
We won Commercial Lines Broker of the Year 2022
We are delighted to announce we won Commercial Lines Broker of the Year at the UK Broker Awards 2022
National Day of Mourning – Monday 19th September 2022
As a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II, our offices will be closed on Monday 19th September 2022.
Vista appointed Gold Partner of Sci-Tech Daresbury
We are pleased to announce that we are now a Gold Partner of National Science and Innovation Campus, Sci-Tech Daresbury.
The Power of Insurance Due Diligence
In our latest E-Book, we explore the importance of insurance due diligence and the dangers of ignoring it
Our 2022 Half-year Private Equity deals roundup is here
Check out a run-down of the Private Equity deals we have completed so far in 2022
Meet the team - Catriona Jackson-Graham
Cat is one of our Finance Apprentices here at Vista, this week, we asked her to tell us about her journey to Vista Insurance
Electric batteries and their risks
Renewable energy usage is only increasing and with it, so does the demand for electric batteries. We looked into the potential risks of battery storage and why adequate cover for them is invaluable.
New algorithms are a breakthrough for cyber security
A new algorithm has been discovered that helps protect systems further from cyber attacks
Why should you use an insurance broker?
There are a lot of advantages to using an insurance broker instead of relying on search engines and comparison sites. We rounded up the top four reasons you should use an insurance broker.
New Head of Private Equity appointed at Vista Insurance
From 4th July 2022, exactly eight years from the date the Vista management team went independent and formed the business, Vista is pleased to announce that Dan Blake has joined the senior management team as the new Head of Private Equity.
Vista celebrates 8 years of business
Vista is celebrating 8 years of being in business!
Unlocking residential development funding
At Vista, we are always trying to find new ways to assist our clients, this time, we look at how we can aid our clients in the property industry with a new insurance product
We are so pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for Commercial Lines Broker of the Year at the UK Broker Awards 2022!
Vista awarded winners of Fast Brokerages 2022
Vista has been announced as a winner of Insurance Business UK Fast Brokerages 2022.
Why are the costs of claims rising?
Over the last year the cost of living has risen because of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase. We have produced a handy guide, looking at the influences on claims trends and the impact on claims costs.
April Showers - how to protect against commercial flooding
With unpredictable April weather bringing heavy rain, it's time to consider commercial flooding and your risk management strategy.
The quick guide to integrating electric vehicles in your fleet
Reduce risk, protect your drivers and lower your running costs
Project Thomas (Water Direct Limited) - Completed Purchase
Soris Capital Partners completed the purchase of Water Direct Limited with additional funding from Pascal Whittet at Ethos Partners LLP.
Commercial Flood Risk Report 2022 - facts and figures
2022 has seen its fair share of extreme weather already, with Storm Dudley, Eunice and Franklin arriving in quick succession.
Landlord Underinsurance - Don't Get Caught Out
Our guide explains how landlords can avoid being caught out by underinsurance.
Warning – expect protracted auto repair delays
Delays in vehicle repairs way beyond the normal period.
Private Equity Deals Round-Up 2021
2021 was an incredibly busy year for the Vista Private Equity team, our busiest yet in fact. We advised on over 70 deals and continue to see increased numbers of portfolio clients making add-on acquisitions.
Project Spark (Flint Global Limited) – Minority Investment
Vista assisted Growth Capital Partners LLP with insurance due diligence for their minority investment in Flint Global Limited.
One month on is Log4Shell the calm before a Ransomware storm?
Log4Shell is a so-called zero-day vulnerability — named as such since affected organisations have zero days to patch their systems...
Tevva Case Study
Read our recent case study on how we worked with Tevva in an incredibly challenging insurance environment.
Vista / YFM Equity Partners - Deal Update
The latest deal from our Private Equity team.
W&I Insurance - should I consider this on every deal?
Should you be considering Warranty and Indemnity (W&I) cover on every deal? With increased market choice, lower premiums including much lower minimums, and better coverage than ever before the answer is YES.
Cyber attack brings SPAR to a halt
Is your business covered for such an incident?
Hybrid working – Will businesses see a rise or fall in claims against them?
Hybrid working – Will businesses see a rise or fall in claims against them?
The real cost of a business cyber attack
4 in 10 businesses (39%) reported having a cyber security breach in the last 12 months, according to Gov.UK's Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021.
Vista sees turnover increase by over 30% with further growth expected
Vista Insurance Brokers Ltd. has recorded a 32.7% increase in turnover up from £15.6M to £20.7M, for their annual reporting period to July 2021.