Covéa Insurance gets the Gold!

7th October 2014

Covéa Insurance is delighted to announce the achievement of a gold accreditation from Investors In People (IIP) following a recent assessment, putting the company in the top 3% of IIP accredited organisations.

The achievement recognises the significant progress Covéa Insurance has made towards its aspiration of creating a great place to work and shows the company’s genuine commitment to maximising the potential of its employees.

“Having the IIP Gold status is a fantastic independent endorsement of our rating as an employer” said Lisa Meigh, Head of Learning & Development, “The timing of the award is especially significant as we have ambitious development plans and are recruiting for many new job opportunities right across the business.”

Covéa Insurance has recruited over 170 new staff in the last eighteen months and the recruitment drive continues with plans to advertise a further 50 people at its Halifax office before the end of this year.

Lisa continues:

“IIP principles support the Covéa Insurance vision to put people at the heart of our organisation. It’s fantastic to get this recognition of the phenomenal progress we’ve made in just two years in relation to how we consult, involve, communicate, develop, engage and empower our people to deliver as a business. We will continue to embed best practice principles and invest in our people to maintain our world class accreditation.”

The IIP framework provides an external benchmark against which an organisation can measure a number of key employee-centred success indicators including; recruitment, training, engagement and development of employees.

Mark Wem, IIP Assessor explains why Covéa was awarded Gold:

“This Award shows a truly cutting-edge organisation operating at the very highest levels of people management practice using Investors in People Principles to drive the business forward. Covéa Insurance has achieved this through maintaining real pace and focus at a time of change, enabling a depth and spread across the whole of the Investors in People Framework with a mix of both practical and sophisticated approaches to people management at every level of the organisation. ”




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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