Covéa Insurance named PL Insurer of the year for a second year

6th July

Covéa Insurance was delighted to be crowned Personal Lines Insurer of the Year at the 2017 British Insurance Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall last night. It claimed the award for the second year in a row with Carol Geldard, Personal Lines Director, receiving the award from comedian Rob Beckett.

As the most successful year ever, Covéa Insurance was up for four awards in the most prestigious and hotly contested categories, shortlisted for the General insurer of the Year award, Commercial Lines Insurer of the Year and the Technology Award.

Speaking about the award win Carol commented:

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have won Personal Lines insurer of the year, for the second year running, at this year’s British Insurance Awards.  As the awards are judged by very senior, well respected figures in our industry, to come away winners really is a testament to the fantastic progress we continue to make as we grow our business.  The award says so much about the amazing team of people we have at Covéa insurance, who are so passionate about what they do and work so incredibly hard to ensure we can deliver outstanding service to our customers and our broker partners.   I was incredibly proud to accept the award on behalf of everyone at Covéa Insurance and taking centre stage at the Royal Albert Hall, alongside the very best in our industry, really was the icing on the cake”.

Carol receives her award




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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