Covéa Insurance awarded 'Investors in People' Gold accreditation

5th September

Covéa Insurance is pleased to announce it has been awarded Gold accreditation by Investors In People (IIP), placing the insurer among the best employers in the country. This is the second time Covéa Insurance has achieved the accolade which it first gained in October 2014.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Gold is one of the highest levels of Investors in People accreditation that can be achieved.

Achieving Gold accreditation demonstrates the significant progress Covéa Insurance has made towards its aspiration of creating a great place to work and shows the company’s genuine commitment to helping its employees fulfil their potential.

The IIP framework is an external benchmark that measures employee-centred success indicators including; recruitment, training, engagement and development of employees.

Lisa Meigh, Director of HR & Learning, expressed her delight commenting:

“We are immensely proud to achieve Gold accreditation for a second time. We have continued to strengthen how we support and empower our people with extensive development opportunities and platforms to engage and involve everyone . It’s fantastic to receive this independent endorsement that Covéa Insurance is a great place to work.”

The IIP Gold accreditation was awarded to Covéa Insurance for 3 years following an assessment which took place in July 2017 involving interviews with 151 staff members across all levels and areas of the business.

Julia Stokes, IIP Assessor comments on her assessment:

“I was blown away by the amazing feedback I received from employees I interviewed, it’s clear that Covéa Insurance has created a buzzing and energetic culture, fantastic for such a large business,  in which employees are encouraged to develop and excel in their careers,” 

Covéa Insurance is an expanding business, recruiting over 300 new employees in the last eighteen months, with plans to recruit an additional 100 people at its Halifax office by the end of this year.  The company has been working with the IIP for twenty years, maintaining accreditation throughout.




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 16.6 billion Euros in premiums in 2020.   

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 2 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

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 1900 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos.  It holds ServiceMark accreditation with Distinction for its Personal Lines operation and its Commercial & HNW Claims teams, as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial business.  Covéa Insurance is signatory to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter and the insurance Inclusivity Pledge and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

Recently, Covéa Insurance won the General Insurer of the Year award at the British Insurance Awards 2021. It was named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards and as the Best Employer at the Yorkshire Financial Awards.  They were also recipients of the Best Insurer title at the British Claims Awards, High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards, the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards.

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