Covéa Insurance celebrates its second year as a Times Top 100 Company!

26th February

Covéa Insurance team celebrate Times Top 100 success

Covéa Insurance is once again celebrating being named as one of the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK.

In this year’s Best Companies survey and accreditation process, based solely on employee feedback, Covéa Insurance placed 98th in the 2016 Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK and achieved Best Companies 2 star accreditation which acknowledges excellence in the workplace and recognises outstanding levels of employee engagement.

James Reader, Covéa Insurance Chief Executive, commented:

“To once again feature in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For, and to achieve Best Companies 2 star accreditation is a really fantastic result. We put a lot of energy into creating a supportive, challenging and engaging environment in order to attract and retain passionate, driven and motivated individuals. We’re a growing and ambitious organisation and 2015 was an incredibly busy year for our business; so against this backdrop it’s extremely rewarding that our employees continue to feel valued, engaged and excited by our vision”.

The insurer also holds the Investors in People Gold accreditation which reflects the company’s continued investment in its people and the company’s promotion of an environment in which its employees can add value, make a difference and fulfil their potential.

During 2015 the insurer grew its workforce by 15% and its staff turnover levels were at an all-time low and significantly lower than industry benchmarks. To support both its current and longer term growth plans, the company is investing in a number of its office locations throughout the UK and is currently nearing completion of a multi-million pound investment in new premises in Halifax, which will shortly house the company’s current (c. 650) and growing Halifax workforce.




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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