Independent Cinemas | Wilson Organisation

Independent Cinemas

Having worked with Independent Cinemas for many years, we fully understand the sector in which you operate and the unique risks you face

Having worked with Independent Cinemas for many years, we fully understand the sector in which you operate and the unique risks you face

Having worked with Independent Cinemas for many years, we fully understand the sector in which you operate and the unique risks you face – that’s why we are perfectly placed to create a custom insurance programme tailored to fit your specific needs.

How we work with you

Cinemas have changed a great deal in recent years, which has made the current landscape an exciting place; you can make an impact and attract new audiences through cinema hire, café bars, supportive environment screenings and membership.

Staying at the forefront, growing your audience and growing your business means investing in new technology and the latest equipment, ensuring this is fully covered and can quickly be replaced should the worst happen is crucial for your business.

Our understanding of the cinema sector and access to range of specialist insurers provides you with the bespoke and cost effective insurance protection, delivered with the highest quality client service.

Below are just a few of the areas our team will consider to create an insurance programme tailored to your business:

Office insurance: Bespoke cover for your buildings, contents, computers and equipment for accidental damage and theft at your business premises is standard, but we also consider worldwide cover for portable equipment, laptops and mobiles when you’re out of the office – or even out of the country.

Employers’ & Public Liability: Ensuring your liabilities are covered if someone is injured while in your care – a member of the public, employee, freelancer, work experience placement or a volunteer.

Data loss: Independent cinemas manage large amounts of digital media every day, in addition to employee data, membership data and mailing lists. Loss or damage by a virus, theft or fire could result in a loss of income for your business if it could not function.

Copyright infringement: A common risk for businesses across the creative industries.

Own & hired in equipment: Your equipment and that which you hire in is not only expensive, but is incredibly varied, so we’ll ensure it’s properly covered whether in the cinema, in storage, in transit or off site.

Cyber: As technology develops and more business is done online or in the cloud, threats grow and so does your business’ need to protect and mitigate against those risks. Whether it’s human error, compliance, malicious attacks or even the failure of a service provider, we’ll ensure you’re fully covered.

Get in touch to see how we can help your independent cinema.

Over 100 years of innovation

  • 1914

    A successful launch! The Wilson Organisation was founded in Nottingham by Harold Wilson and became the first company in the East Midlands to offer a comprehensive insurance policy to the region’s fast-growing band of automobile drivers. Innovation from day one.

  • 1920s

    During the 1920’s, Wilsons developed its commercial insurance offering under the stewardship of Harold Wilson. Hopping forwards 80 years, Wilsons has developed a number of industry specialisms including a particular expertise in the food and drink sector. We created a unique insurance offering called “FoodProtect” and, through this service, have been able to deliver intelligence and cost-effective insurance programmes to a broad spread of leading food producers. The best thing since sliced bread? Maybe not, but we’re working on it.

  • 1949

    John Prow joined Harold Wilson in the business, marking the first generation of the Prow family’s involvement in The Wilson Organisation. Wilsons’ clients included leading Nottingham firm Boots The Chemist plus a number of operators in the burgeoning railway sector. With post-war regeneration beginning apace, the firm’s fledgling construction expertise quickly developed into one of our leading offerings and this continues through to the present day, with clients including national and regional builders, developers, contractors, sub-contractors and architects.

  • 1960s

    The 1960s were the start of a new era for The Wilson Organisation. Harold Wilson and John Prow died on the same day in 1963, Harold of illness and John in a car crash. This left John’s son, John J Prow, to run the growing business at the age of 27. Under his youthful direction, Wilsons benefited from a new energy and direction. John J Prow, who had joined in 1960 in a new business role, led the move into our current premises at Wilson House in 1964 and then launched the financial services division in the following year.

  • 1990s

    The late 1990s heralded the start of the third generation of the Prow family’s involvement in the business. Managing Director Charlotte Prow joined in 1998, to be followed by the firm’s Chief Executive, Annabel Prow, in 2002. Product and service innovation continued apace with the launch of a corporate finance specialism in 1997, which continues to deliver valuable cost-savings and insights to the region’s dealmakers.

  • 2000s

    Now century on from the launch of The Wilson Organisation in 1914, the company continues to encourage innovation and reward good ideas. Within the financial services team, 2008 marked the launch of “Flex”, a powerful employee benefit programme and the development of “WRAP”, an investment tool with a unique level of investor control and transparency. Meanwhile, our insurance advisers worked quickly to bring to market a specialist insurance policy for insolvency practitioners.

  • 2010s

    2010 saw the launch of the Midlands Family Business Awards by Wilsons, the UK’s only independent not-for-profit Awards for family businesses. Now in their fifth year, the Awards have raised almost £20,000 for charities supporting families and young people. In 2014 we are celebrating Wilsons’ centenary, a significant milestone in Wilsons’ history.

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Wilson House, 1/3 Waverley Street, Nottingham, NG7 4HG

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