About Us

Over 20 years of seriously good insurance

Our experience

Guardcover is a leading brand of specialist leisure insurance, focused on fulfilling the insurance needs of cyclists, musicians, photographers, golfers, property owners and pet owners since 1998.

We have built our reputation on understanding the needs of our customers to support the development of our product range whilst delivering great service to provide customers with the support they need through the insurance journey. Our in-depth knowledge of cycling, music, photography, property and pet care spans over 20 years of serving the insurance requirements of thousands of keen amateurs, professionals and pet owners. So whatever you are serious about, we'll help protect it.

Our products

In an increasingly connected world there are more opportunities to share, engage and indulge in our interests. Whether it’s entering sportives, playing gigs or going on a golf or photography holiday – there's a world of choice. But the more fulfilling and rewarding our interests become, the more expensive it is to keep them up. If you have accumulated equipment and assets worth thousands of pounds, through doing what matters to you, standard policies just don’t match up. You need insurance that goes beyond a regular household contents policy - specialist insurance from a provider who understands how much these things mean to you. The Guardcover range from Thistle Insurance Services is here to provide the cover you need for the things you’re serious about. Our policies aim to meet your complex needs, so you can rest assured that when buying a Guardcover product, you have access to seriously good insurance.

Our partners

It’s not just over 20 years of experience that we offer, our partnerships with leading organisations, associations and events are testament to the high regard in which we are held in the markets in which we operate and we're proud to partner with each and every one. Find out more about our partners below. 

Why choose photoGuard?

Household insurance may not provide the level of cover needed when you're serious about photography, such as cover when away from the home, accidental damage whilst out on a shoot or Public Liability protection. That’s where a specialist insurance provider can help. From amateurs to professional photographers and everyone in-between, photoGuard want you to feel confident and reassured knowing that your camera and equipment is protected no matter what happens.

Over 20 years of Guardcover

Guardcover, from Thistle Insurance, is a leading brand of specialist leisure insurance focused on fulfilling the varied insurance needs of our customers. Since 1998, we've been there to protect:

As a specialist insurer, we know that standard insurance policies may not offer the peace of mind you need. That’s where Guardcover can help protect the things that matter to you. Whatever you’re serious about, we can help protect it.

Recent posts

We want to make sure that you keep the enjoyment that you get from photography going – whether you earn a living from it, or if it's a part-time passion. In our articles section, you can find hints and tips, as well as a number of articles and guides to help you become the best photographer you can be.