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What ABT does to help you

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Whether you work from home, mobile or a salon location, Associated Beauty Therapists completely undersands your business and treatment portfolio. With a specialist understanding of the sector, staff that have previously worked in the industry and a dedicated team of professionals with over 50 years of beauty market experience, we work tirelessly to protect your business.

ABT are specialists – we understand your business, treatment ranges, product queries, clients and frustrations that can arise. Established in 2007, ABT has been successfully offering insurance solutions for individual therapists, hairdressers, salon owners and students working in the beauty, hair and complementary therapy sectors.

We are the trusted name in this specialist insurance and membership field, with over 18,000 active happy members. We offer benefits including £6 million Professional Liability Insurance, £6 million Public Liability Insurance, £6 million Product Liability Insurance, £6 million Medical Malpractice/Treatment Risk Insurance as standard.

Not only do we communicate with Government where required on behalf of our members, we also work with a vast majority of industry suppliers to bring you new product information, launches, information and exclusive offers to your inbox regularly.

In addition, ABT provides comprehensive business support to our industry, operates industry news sites, publishes magazines, runs events, supports training and offers accreditation.

We also pride ourselves on working with market-leading beauty trade publications, Scratch Magazine and Guild News, alongside partnering with online news desk

What’s more, our experience in the beauty and hair sectors means we can offer salons, training providers and industry suppliers a broad range of marketing services through our in-house brand and design team.

Let us look after you, so you can look after your clients.

ABT Insurance

From Student to Professional, and from home, mobile or salon location, Associated Beauty Therapists insure over 18,000 members for up to £6 million Public, Product Liability and Treatment Risk Insurance.

ABT Accreditation

ABT Accreditation is a simple, low cost and extremely efficient way to step out of the crowd and show your potential students that you are approved, endorsed and eligible to offer, on completion of your courses, ABT membership and insurance packages to them.

Membership Website

From skincare to cosmetics, nail treatments to anti-ageing therapies, hair to barbering, and advanced beauty procedures to tanning, is at the heart of the industry sharing the latest beauty and hair products, treatments and special offers as well as up to date business talks to keep our professional in the know.


Zurich Insurance Company Ltd is a member of a group of companies of which the ultimate parent company is Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, a company registered in Switzerland (Zurich). Zurich has a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets.


Whether you are having a dispute with your employer or need advice on a consumer issue, the specialists at DAS can provide practical advice, suggest next steps and guide you through the legal process.


Balens have long history of specialising in the delivery of quality support and advice to Health and HealthRelated Professionals and their Organisations. They are an ethical firm mainly devoted to the design and delivery of industry-leading insurance and financial services solutions through industry leading policy wording, not only to individual practitioners, but also to Associations, Organisations, Businesses, Charities, and Corporate Entities, like Associated Beauty Therapists.

Scratch Magazine

Scratch is the world’s leading publication for nail professionals. Its printed magazine lands with subscribers on a monthly basis, and it is dedicated to producing content for the professional nail sector that pushes all boundaries.

Beauty and Hairdressing Magazine

An annual digital subscription to the UK's leading beauty trade organisation magazine available to all members via our website and delivered to members inboxes bi monthly or printed copy distributed through our network at trade events and functions.


ABT exhibits and host various shows and ABT Continual Learning Events throughout the year so you can meet the ABT Team in person, listen and take part in seminars and question panels held by industry experts as well as have your personal questions answered in a more one to one environment. We also offer show only discounts and accreditation extras which involved the ABT Creative team who are on hand to help you from our designer and videographer to our marketing and editorial experts.

Industry Communication

ABT are here to support the industry we work within every day and are here to do all we can to ensure our members, our industry and that our businesses, big and small within our sector get the recognition and voice they deserve so ABT uses its platform to communicate and lobby government on your behalf.


Make sure you are following us on Facebook, to be the first to know when we have special offers on insurance, events that we will be hosting or attending or speakers on key topics that could provide you the help and support you need in regard to business trends and legalities. Facebook is super helpful when it comes to communication as you can contact us through direct messaging andwe will sort it for you within 48 hours during a working week.


ABT’s Instagram gives you an insight into the everyday with us, be on the ground with us at events and get behind the scenes footage and insights as we attend Educational Roadshows, PR and Product Launch Events, Awards Ceremonies, even Top Secret meetings with clients or our latest designs yet to be released! We also update you with the latest offers and you can contact us with ease by just sending us a DM.


Short bursts of need to know information is disseminated through our twitter profile, whether that is the latest special offers or updates to ABT Insurance you will be sure to know what is going on when you follow us on Twitter.


If you haven’t already, we should be a starred, saved and white listed email contact in your inbox. How else will you know the latest special offer with direct links off your insurance, policy wording updates, when you are due for renewal and so much more.
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