Covéa Insurance expands Halifax offices to accommodate surge in recruitment

6th May

Covéa Insurance is expanding its Halifax based operations with the announcement that it has secured additional office space at Dean Clough in Halifax. The new premises will be filled, in part, by moving existing employees from its town centre offices and will also provide additional capacity to accommodate the company’s growing workforce.

In a phased move, around 150 staff will relocate to Dean Clough in May and June 2014, with the company expecting to accommodate up to 212 employees in the new building by 2016, as part of its longer term development plans.

James Reader, Chief Executive, Covéa Insurance commented:

“In the last year we have recruited over 40 new employees to manage our new home claims operation which we in-sourced from 1 April. We also have a range of initiatives underway and as a result expect our Halifax employee base to grow from the current 525, to 650 by 2016. Halifax is a great location for our business, and one we are firmly committed to. The additional office space at Dean Clough will provide us with the extra space and facilities to accommodate our growing business.”

 

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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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