Covéa Insurance makes Best Place to Work in Digital shortlist

13th July 2020

Covéa Insurance has been named one of the best places to work in Digital in the large organisations category of the 2020 Computing Digital Technology Leaders Award.  The scheme recognises businesses nationwide that successfully attract, train and retain the brightest and best digital talent.

The achievement represents a major milestone in Covéa Insurance’s digital transformation, a strategic programme which the company embarked upon eighteen months ago in a bid to transform its offering to meet the needs of future customers.

Chief Technology and Information Officer, Graeme Howard comments:

It’s essential that our products and services are fit for the digital age if we are to deliver ever better solutions for customers. That’s why we’re investing in digital skills, and creating an environment where people can innovate, grow and thrive.  This is fundamental to our success, so we couldn’t be happier about gaining this external recognition.”

Covéa Insurance was the only insurance company to be shortlisted for the Best Place to Work in Digital category of the Computing Digital Technology Leader Awards.  It provided award judges with plentiful evidence of its innovative culture, embracing employee ideas, training and support for digital skills.  This included its digital training academy, ‘talk digital’ events in the wider community and diversity & inclusion initiatives such as ‘Stemettes’, #techshecan and Reed’s mentoring scheme for women in tech.  The company has created over 100 new digital roles in the last year and is currently recruiting for a further 39 roles, with more planned for the second half of the year.




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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