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15 October 2020

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We catch up with our long standing friends at Williamson Carson, sponsors of this years Portrait category of the Photography Awards. As expert brokers for the creative industries read on to hear their advice along with what is on offer.


© Sam Robinson. AOP Photography Awards 2020 - SILVER - Portrait category

Having had a long standing relationship with our members, are there any recent updates to the services you offer to our professional photographers?

One size doesn’t fit all, and this applies to insurance as well. We’ve always, and will continue to, tailor make insurance packages. Any AOP member can be confident that they are getting exactly the right cover they need. We pride ourself on providing honest advice and affordable insurance, and you’ll never find us suggesting cover you don’t need.

With Covid-19, the industry has changed but AOP members can remain confident that all of our insurance products reflect the most up to date legislation and developments in the industry.  We regularly post updates on our social media and website and if you have any questions, just call or email. We’re always happy to talk through what you need. And if, for any reason, an AOP member needs to make a claim we’ll manage the entire process for you, which you don’t get with other insurers.

We’re proud of what we do. Our attention to detail and customer service speaks for itself, with a 5 star rating on Trustpilot.


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© Trevor Ray Hart. AOP Photography Awards 2020 finalist - Portrait category


What makes Williamson Carson stand out above other insurance brokers?

We really know the industry. We've been experts in photography insurance since we started in 1986. If the worst does happen and you need to make a claim, we are on the end of the phone or an email to help sort it all out for you straight away. No drama, no fuss, no third parties. Just us, here to help.  


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© Lorentz Gullachsen. AOP Photography Awards 2020 finalist - Portrait category


What are the most important elements to look out for when negotiating the right insurance package?

Consider what you really need. We will advise you about your options, and make sure you're covered. Make sure your insurance provider doesn't sell you unnecessary extras. We always recommend that you shop around, even to our own clients. Always check the prices, make sure you’re covered for what you actually need, read the small print and ask who would deal with the claim should the need arise. 


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© Dan Burn-Forti. AOP Photographers Awards 2020 finalist - Portrait category.


Why has Williamson Carson continued to sponsor the AOP Awards?

We really care about the photography  industry and one way we can show that is by sponsoring the AOP Awards. The AOP does some really important work. We're grateful for them to continue to champion photography and the rights of photographers,  and proud to continue to sponsor the Awards. The quality of entries is really wonderful too.  We always leave blown away by the creativity of the photographers. 


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© Alun Calender. AOP Photography Awards - GOLD - Portrait category.


What’s next for Williamson Carson?

We will continue to serve the industry! We also offer insurance for all sorts of creatives, not just photographers. Like everyone, we're looking forward to the end of the pandemic, and a more prosperous economic climate for our photographers. It's not been the best year for anyone, but we've weathered many storms before and we'll get through this together. 


View Williamson Carson's profile here 


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