Covéa Insurance expands its Real Estate team to support increased trading activity

27th July 2015

Covéa Insurance is pleased to announce that it has further expanded its London-based trading team to support the significant growth of the insurer’s successful Real Estate product. Holly Simkin has joined the team as Assistant Underwriter, and is committed to helping the team to maintain the strong performance that it has seen in the months since the product was launched.

Holly has spent the past four years working directly with customers for a major broker in the Real Estate sector, where she gained a wealth of experience. This experience will enable Covéa Insurance to continue to provide the high standards of service that customers in the sector expect.

Gareth Roberts, Senior Regional Underwriter commented:

"I am very pleased to welcome Holly into our team. Her extensive Real Estate experience will help further strengthen our service offering. We have seen significant growth in London so far in 2015, and Holly will provide crucial support for our panel of Real Estate specialists."




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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