Towergate Coverex ensures the show goes on!

5th March 2010

The UK

has seen the longest cold snap for almost 30 years and the adverse weather

conditions has had a considerable effect on the events and exhibitions industry

with a rise in cancellation claims.

However there is a ‘ray of sunshine’ when the event

organiser is insured with Towergate Coverex! 

The National Motorcycle Show, held in recent years at

Manchester Central has been a highlight for biking fans for over sixteen years

and features exhibitors such as Honda, Triumph, BMW, Ducati and Suzuki.  The Show has always been held in January with

classic bike and major stunt displays supplementing the exhibiting suppliers of

biking equipment and clothing.

The weather conditions in the North West leading up to the

event, due to be held on the 9-10 January 2010 were particularly severe with

high levels of snowfall disrupting roads, airports and rail services.  This resulted in the unprecedented

cancellation of the long-standing show as exhibitors and visitors were unable

to attend.

Fortunately the organiser, working with Ian Houghton-Brown at Towergate Coverex had insured

the event sufficiently against cancellation enabling the

organiser to be indemnified for all costs in rescheduling the event to the 2 – 4 April 2010.

Howard Cartledge, Event Director for the National

Motorcycle Show said "We have never claimed from the insurance in all the

years we have been running events so we did not know what to expect."

"You pay your premiums every year for your events and hope

the system works. In this case it did. On contacting Towergate Coverex things

began to roll along at a steady pace. In actual fact our claim was sorted in

only three weeks allowing us to reschedule the event. As an organiser I would

recommend Towergate Coverex to any other organisers as a specialist event


Ian Houghton-Brown, Assistant Director for the Event Organiser

Department at Towergate Coverex commented "We couldn’t have predicted the

impact the severe weather would have on the industry and it highlights how

important it is to get the correct insurance with a specialist event broker

advising you.  We worked with the

organiser, protecting their interest, negotiating with insurers on their behalf

to get a speedy settlement."