News: Brokers given heads up on cottage trade rising potential


Tim Larke, associate partner at Ryan Insurance Group, said the brokerage had seen a 20% growth in revenue from sole trader business in 2009 and that he expected to see the same again this year.

Broker-only insurer Groupama said it had seen a smiliar trend and had been asked to cover a growing number of cottage trades, which involved providing cover for a variety of risks it had little or no experience of.

According to Groupama, the most popular micro businesses it had been asked to cover

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