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The People Behind Short Term Insurance

Car insurance has never been a flexible industry, and as drivers, we were frustrated at the lack of options when needing to borrow a car – so we decided to change things.

We created a new way of doing things to help drivers get simple, straightforward short term insurance in an instant.

When you might need us

In those everyday moments when all you need is a few hours or days insurance – Need to borrow a car or van for a day or two? Want to test drive a new vehicle before buying? Learning to drive and want some extra practice? At these times and so many more, Tempcover is here to help.


Just enter a few details about the driver and vehicle
Get your policy documents on your phone the minute you buy
Get on the road straight away with the cover you need

Tempcover was built on the idea that insurance could be different and could fit around you and your needs.

We try to remove the frustration of traditional insurance and develop quicker, easier and more innovative ways to get you covered and back on the road.
Affordable cover, unbelievably fast

Our story

In 2006, Tempcover CEO Alan Inskip had a lightbulb moment – an insurance provider that can offer truly flexible cover for the time drivers actually need. No long term commitment, no auto-renewals, just the cover they want for the amount of time they need. The next day, Tempcover was born.

Tempcover launches as Temporary Cover Ltd offering a new and exciting product that gives car and van drivers flexible insurance for 1-14 days.
We begin partnering with a range of big-name insurers and brokers - partnerships which have continued to grow over the years.
‘Temporary Cover’ becomes Tempcover.com.
Tempcover passes the impressive milestone of selling 1 million.
We design and build our first purpose-built website and quote process from scratch, completely changing how drivers get the cover they need.
Tempcover celebrates 10 years as a business by selling it’s 2 millionth policy.
Tempcover is recognised for its outstanding and innovative work by receiving the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.
Private equity investment company Connection Capital purchases Tempcover - helping us expand and develop new products and opportunities for our customers.
Our innovative development team release our game-changing quote process which finds you the cheapest quote in just 90 seconds! This revolutionary project makes the insurance buying experience quicker and easier than ever before.
We enter the automotive market with a transformative driveaway insurance solution, partnering with leading and innovating motor retailers.
The Tempcover app is released following a complete reinvention. This next innovative step streamlines the buying process to just two steps.

In the 13 years since we’ve grown a whole new way of insuring drivers as well as our business and now help thousands of drivers find cover for an array of vehicles for hundreds of those everyday situations – whilst continuing to keep the pursuit of simple, yet revolutionary insurance our number one focus.

Meet the team

Peter Barrett
Peter Barrett



Peter has more than 30 years of experience within the financial services industry including managing divisions across Europe, Latin American and Asia.

His valuable experience has helped Tempcover develop its approach and provide new and better products and services for our customers.

Alan Inskip
Alan Inskip

CEO & Founder


Alan is an award-winning insurance broker who has been with Tempcover since the beginning.

As CEO, Alan was responsible for bringing the company to market and now oversees company strategy, policy & performance.

Paul Pestell
Paul Pestell

Chief Financial Officer


Paul is in charge of the purse-strings at Tempcover and with a wealth of wide-ranging experience, we trust him to keep an eye on every last penny.

Having worked across the globe for several multi-national companies and luxury firms, he’s never short of a travel tip or great story.

Rachael Laurie
Rachael Laurie

Chief Commercial Officer


Rachael has worked for some of the biggest names in the car insurance industry and has a long track record of growing businesses commercially.

Using her never-ending supply of brilliant ideas and enthusiasm, she oversees all aspects of marketing and commercials, so you never forget about Tempcover.

Marc Pell
Marc Pell

Chief Technical Officer


Marc was tasked with re-engineering the existing Tempcover website when he joined the company in 2013.

Marc was promoted to CTO in January 2019 and has total responsibility for the company’s technological strategy, direction and procedures.

Paul Salter
Paul Salter

Pricing & Product Director


Paul manages and develops our vast array of short term products to ensure our existing products and panel of insurers are providing the best possible product for you.

He’s also bringing new and exciting opportunities to the business which will help you cut the cost of temporary insurance – you can thank him later.

Samantha Marr
Samantha Marr

Head of Customer


Samantha’s main responsibility is you, the customer. Ensuring you are treated fairly when using Tempcover, she ensures that everything we do is as clear and transparent as possible, so you know exactly what you’re getting with short term insurance.

Samantha and her team always have your back and will help you answer any questions you have.

At Tempcover, we work hard to deliver the best value insurance policies and we are really proud of our industry awards and accreditations Find out more

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