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 16.9 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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