Covéa Insurance's Birmingham regional teams make the move

11th January 2016

On Wednesday 16th December, the newly combined Covéa Insurance and Sterling team opened the doors to a newly refurbished, 3,000 sq. ft. regional office at the heart of the underwriting market in Birmingham.

The Birmingham team consists of thirteen underwriters who offer a multi- disciplined underwriting approach to a number of classes of business including; Commercial Combined, Motor Trade Combined, Motor Fleet, Commercial and Residential Property Owners, High Net Worth Household and Family Fleet. The team is headed up by Branch Manager Wendy Travers, Haj Aujla, Regional Lead Underwriter, and Regional Development Managers Kirk Peattie and Derek Bradshaw.

The new office is equipped with extensive broker meeting facilities that will also support the popular broker training academy programme in Birmingham, which has been successfully established by Sterling Insurance and which, as an integrated business, the company remains fully committed to.

Keith Hector, Director of Regional Operations for Covéa Insurance commented:

“This new office is a clear demonstration of our commitment to developing our regional proposition in the Midlands and with the potential to further increase the size of our team in the coming years. It is a major long-term investment in the Midlands region, and highlights our continued desire to engage with our Broker Partners on a regional and local basis.”




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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