The Insurance Octopus is an independent commercial insurance broker that serves more than 35,000 business customers. The brand was acquired by Verastar in 2016.

Working with a panel of UK insurance partners which includes some of the best-know insurers, as well as more specialist, niche players, The Insurance Octopus helps customers find the right cover for their business at the best possible price.

With award-winning customer service and a huge amount of insurance experience, The Insurance Octopus aims to simplify insurance for small businesses while saving them money.


Inspire Payments is the most recent addition to the Verastar stable and is growing at an incredible rate.

Specialising in saving small businesses money on their card payment services and offering world-class UK-based technical support, Inspire Payments offers a wide range of card payment solutions to suit any need.

Inspire is headquartered in Leeds but has local card payments experts based around the country, ready to help you with your payments technology.


Clear Business is one of the UK’s most established independent business-to-business multi-service providers.

Clear Business looks after businesses by providing energy, telecoms, water and mobile on One Bill at a price that’s right, and with exceptional customer service.


kinex specialises in looking after Britain’s small businesses. The brand offers all of our essential services to customers at a competitive price and on One Bill. Customers get a reliable partner with honest and personal service from a team that’s keen to help.

The brand acts as a real partner to customers, providing a dedicated service to small businesses. Everything is explained in plain English, prices are clear and the service is straightforward.


Unicom is our longest running brand. For over 16 years it has helped hundreds of thousands of small UK businesses to save money on their telecoms and energy. Unicom is the one-provider, one-bill solution to customers.

Unicom currently serves more than 100,000 small businesses. The brand offers them outstanding value for money on business line rental and calls, broadband, mobile, water and energy services. And it’s all supported by a dedicated team of UK-based customer service advisers. Exceptional customer service has enabled Unicom to achieve a host of prestigious accreditations, including Putting the Customer First, Investors in people and ISO 9001.


Woav is our online brand, bringing simple, effortless utilities and services to a community of small business owners.

Currently offering highly competitive fixed-line telecoms and broadband on a range of contracts to suit all types of business, including an option requiring just a one-month minimum commitment.

Supported by a team of friendly product experts, Woav is supplying the lifeblood of business in a new and exciting way, giving them the power to do more… effortlessly.