Covéa Insurance continues to strengthen its Small Business proposition with new appointment

1st February 2016

Covéa Insurance has announced it has appointed Eugene O’Callaghan to the newly created role of e-trade (Broker) Development Manager as part of the continued development of its Small Business proposition. Eugene will be responsible for driving the profitable growth of the company’s broker e-trading account, liaising closely with its Regional Development Managers and the broker community across the UK.

Chartered Insurer Eugene joins the company from QBE where he had held the role of Small Business Broker Account Manager.

Covéa Insurance have a planned program of initiatives throughout 2016 which will give brokers access to a broader range of market-leading products via extranet and the Acturis platform. Exceptional service will continue to be at the heart of the proposition with the market leading 30 minute referral commitment, a key feature of all new products.

Covéa Insurance’s Head of Small Business, Tim Grant commented:

“We are delighted to have Eugene on board as we continue to strengthen our Small Business team. We’re currently developing our proposition to better suit the needs of all of our brokers, combining the strengths of both the Sterling Insurance and Covéa Insurance e-traded solutions and creating a “best of breed” product suite.. Eugene joins an enthusiastic and passionate team and together, with his input, we aim to encourage brokers to make Covéa Insurance, their preferred insurer for e-traded business.”




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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