Covéa Insurance achieves Sunday Times Top 100 ranking

19th January

Covéa Insurance is officially one of Britain’s Best Companies to work for, earning a place in the 2015 annual ranking of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For in the mid-sized companies sector.

The Best Companies annual survey is widely regarded as the most rigorous measure of employee engagement in the UK. For Covéa Insurance to have achieved this accolade in only the 2nd year it has taken part, clearly demonstrates the progress made since the formation of the company in 2012.

The survey was independently administered and evaluated by Best Companies and 88% of the 896 employees surveyed submitted responses. Employee engagement was measured in key areas including; pay & benefits, well-being, charitable activities, leadership and personal growth opportunities.

James Reader, Covéa Insurance Chief Executive, commented:

“We’re committed to creating an environment where our employees feel fully engaged within the workplace and believe Covéa Insurance is a great place to work. We’ve listened carefully to the feedback we received from last year’s survey and used this to implement changes to make Covéa Insurance an even better place to work. I’m very proud that the opinions of our people this year have earned us a place in the Sunday Times 2015 100 Best Companies to Work For ranking. I’d like to thank and congratulate all of our team for helping to make this happen.”

Covéa Insurance increased its workforce by 8% in 2014 and expects to increase employee numbers still further in 2015, principally at its Halifax and Reading offices. In 2014 Covéa Insurance received an Investors in People Gold Award and announced a multi-million pound investment in new premises in the historic Dean Clough Mills, which will provide a new single site location for its Halifax-based employees.




About Covéa Insurance

Covea Insurance plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa, who are number 1 for property and liability insurance in France, generating over 16.9 billion Euros in premiums in 2018.  

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 1.5 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s A+ stable rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa.  It has Gold Investors in People accreditation and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

The company offers motor, household, protection, pet, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, through a range of distribution channels. Employing over 1800 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos, having Investors In People Gold accreditation and is signatory to the HM Treasury Women In Finance Charter. It also has World Class service accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service for its Motor Claims, Home Claims and Underwriting Services teams as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial and Mid/High Net Worth business.

In 2018, Covéa Insurance were recipients of the Personal Lines Insurer of the Year award at both the British Insurance Awards and the Insurance Times Awards and was the top rated insurer in the Insurance Times Broker Service Survey for both Personal and Commercial Lines.

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