Covéa Insurance and Sterling teams join forces in Manchester office

13th August

The Covéa Insurance and Sterling Insurance regional teams are getting to know each other better, joining forces in a single Manchester office as both companies edge closer towards integration. Earlier this month, the Sterling team moved into the Covéa Insurance regional office in Deansgate, which provides a flagship city centre location to trade from.

The combined regional trading team will be able to offer brokers a broader range of products than they had access to previously, creating potential new trading opportunities for broker partners of both businesses.

Simon Cooter, Commercial Lines and High Net Worth Director commented:

"Combining our Manchester teams on a single site allows them to start working together to ensure that we can provide the best possible local service to our brokers and supports the continued growth of our already strong portfolio in the Manchester region. Our primary focus is on building a business around the needs of our broker customers and the talented people we have in the organisation; as such, bringing our teams together now is another important milestone in ensuring we do that and is further evidence of our planned ongoing investment in the regional market place."

All other regional offices continue to trade as usual.

 

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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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