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 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 musicGuard?

Household insurance may not provide the level of cover you need when you're serious about music. That includes cover when away from the home, accidental damage whilst performing or Public Liability protection - essential features for any gigging musician. That’s where a specialist insurance provider can help, so you can find cover that’s right for your music equipment.

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 know that music is for everyone. It doesn't matter whether you’re a professional musician, a part-time performer or someone who plays purely for their own enjoyment, we want to help make you the best musician you can be. Our articles section provides tips, hints and in-depth guides to help perfect your technique and hone your skills. Have a read and you’ll see that we make all the right noises when it comes to music.