PIB is a dynamic insurance broker employing outstanding individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the insurance market. PIB is independent, client centric and service focused. 

Founded in 2014, the business is growing rapidly and offers a range of specialist expertise, products and services to clients throughout the UK. Focus is on insurance market expertise, specialist client focus, strong personal relationships and client service excellence. 

Cooke & Mason PLC, founded in 1976, became part of the wider PIB Group and in November 2016 PIB Insurance Brokers became a trading name of Cooke & Mason PLC.

Experience, knowledge and access to market

The media team at PIB offer a refreshing new option for the media and entertainment world.

Although a “new” Insurance Broker in this space, we have brought on board experienced people who are proud to bring their many years of media insurance specialism to your business.

Having worked with businesses of all sizes, from sole-traders and freelancers to some of the UK’s leading production and post-production companies, they understand that each requires a bespoke approach to arranging insurance protection, rather than simply an “off the shelf” proposition.

Being a Lloyds broker and based in the City of London, means that we are in walking distance of the best insurance markets in the UK.  As we are independent and not tied to one insurer, we have access to a range of different underwriters, allowing us to source competitive terms, based on the cover you actually need.

How we work with you and your business

Our philosophy is simple – we put the client at the heart of everything we do.

We do not see ourselves as a “sales organisation”.  We prefer to think of ourselves as an extension of your business - a trusted advisor.

This fresh, customer-centric approach to our work, allows us to truly advise your business on what we see are its strengths and weaknesses and to assist you in discovering the underlying Risks to your livelihood, project or production.  This way, we can help protect you from such Risks; whether through sourcing Insurance, identifying changes in procedures, or developing a range of risk mitigation practices for your particular circumstances.  For many clients, this results in purchasing insurance covers for what you actually need, rather than simply what is available.

 Who we can help and what we offer

We work across a wide spectrum of disciplines, and therefore are  happy to receive enquiries from  anyone connected to the  media world. So, if you have a link to the media industry, let us know what you are up to and we’ll see how we can help!

Although not limited to the following, here are some examples of the areas in which we have a special focus:

  • Freelancers
  • Short Filmmakers
  • Motion Picture Special Purpose Vehicles or companies
  • Production Companies
  • Post Production Companies
  • Studios and Playout facilities
  • Equipment Rental Companies
  • Trade Associations and affinity groups
  • Events companies

Not just the standard Insurance policies that you would expect…

You’ll notice that we don’t list the Insurance covers that we provide, and that’s because our job is to source what you need.  Yes, we can do the usual camera kit and equipment, liability, Errors and Omissions (E&O) and production risks, but we also have access to some meaningful additions that can be harder to find in the insurance market.  Again, not an exhaustive list, but here are some examples:

  • Film Production Completion Bonds
  • Cover for drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Weather Day insurance
  • Cyber Liability
  • Travel, Accident and “no show” risks associated with Talent
  • Anything slightly unusual – we like a challenge!

A worldwide offering 

If you are lucky enough to be working overseas, and require cover to be placed locally in that territory, our membership of unisonBrokers allows us to organise this for you through our network of insurance professionals who are based “on the ground” where you are, - with partner brokers in 170 countries, we are sure that we can match your needs.  

Why PIB Media?

We are:

  • Experienced – over a half a century combined general insurance experience.
  • Advisory – we don’t “sell” policies, we advise on your requirements so that you can make an informed decision when purchasing.
  • Passionate – about the industry and about making a difference
  • Knowledgeable – Decades of working with media businesses like yourselves, and of all sizes, meaning we can draw on this experience for your benefit.
  • Accessible – We offer all our clients ”out of hours” contacts. We know how your industry works and we will be there when you need us. 
  • Your partner - We don’t just place your insurance.  As your insurance advisor, we will seek ways to work with you to improve the risk profile of your business.
  • Flexible – we can fine tune your policies as your business develops, offer premium instalments (subject to criteria), and help you through the claims process, should the worse happen.

So, whatever your need - one off, short period, annual or facility Insurance -  let PIB make the difference!

Andrew Leen

Director, Media


0207 868 4735

0207 868 4735


07432 175954

07432 175954