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 17.4 billion Euros in premiums in 2019.  

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 has been 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 High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards, the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards, and the Diversity Award at the British Insurance Awards.

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