Liability Insurance for Showmen

Whatever your type of business, you need commercial liability insurance. What is it? In a nutshell liability insurance is designed to protect businesses against the risk of liabilities from lawsuits and claims made against them. Employers’ liability for example would cover the costs of someone getting injured at work who has sued the company and is required even if you only have 1 employee. Public liability insurance on the other hand protects your business against costs from a law suit relating to a member of the public. This type of insurance protection is absolutely vital for showmen running a funfair, fairground or side show. Whether a lessee or a tenant you have the responsibility of protecting both your staff and visitors. If something does go wrong, you could be held liable and be subject to pay for the consequential court and investigation fees, alongside any potential compensation costs. This is why it’s important to ensure your insurance is fit for purpose. Our friendly and experienced team will be able to guide you towards the right level of protection.

Don’t forget to tell us if you are a member of the Showmen’s GuildThe Association of Independent Showmen (AIS) or Amusement and Catering Equipment Society (ACES) as we offer you a discount on your insurance cover. Acer are proud to be Associate Members of the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain.


  • Oliver Burt

    Oliver Burt is a Director at Acer Insurance Services and founded the company in 2019, he specialises in company development and bespoke schemes for those with unusual and nonstandard insurance needs.
    Before founding Acer Insurance Services, Oliver was the Operations Manager at a small insurance broker in Sevenoaks where he was responsible for the day to day running of the business. Oliver has many years’ experience having worked within the insurance industry since 1996.
    Oliver is passionate about finding niche insurances that can make a real difference to people and businesses, finding solutions tailored to their insurance needs. He also is committed to developing the skills and knowledge of the team at Acer Insurance Services.
    In his spare time Oliver enjoys growing fruit and vegetables on his allotment and spending time with friends and family.