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 16.6 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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