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  • There’s a story behind every business.

    Chris’ business story started with a legacy. He’s the third generation of W. Stephens and Sons plumbers; they’ve been going strong for 70 years now. It’s a family business. Chris is proud to carry on his grandad, Walter’s legacy. But these days, he’s future-focused on growing the business for his newest recruit.

    Tailor your cover to your business with a choice of optional extras and cover levels.

    We pay 92% of all business insurance claims and aim to pay within 24 hours.1

    We protect over 600,000 UK businesses from plumbers to architects.2

    UK-based contact centre to guide you every step of the way

    What’s your business story?

    There’s a story behind every business. A big idea. A spark of inspiration that ignited a big ambition. Because it takes courage to start a business. It takes a bold step to push on and do things your way. And when it gets tough, it’s your restless determination that keeps it going. We get it. Because we’re restless too.

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    Why choose AXA?

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    We protect over


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    1 Based on AXA Business Insurance claims made in 2015. Figures based on business insurance policies purchased direct through AXA Business Insurance online or over the phone.

    2 Based on the number of businesses insured by AXA across the UK and Ireland as of December 31 2015.

    3 Based on 1182 customer reviews on independent review system, feefo, as of Tuesday 3 May 2016.

    Underwritten by AXA Insurance UK plc. Terms, conditions, eligibility and exclusions apply.