Covéa Insurance's Birmingham regional teams make the move

11th January

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 16.9 billion Euros in premiums in 2018.  

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 1.5 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s A+ stable rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa.  It has Gold Investors in People accreditation and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

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 1800 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos, having Investors In People Gold accreditation and is signatory to the HM Treasury Women In Finance Charter. It also has World Class service accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service for its Motor Claims, Home Claims and Underwriting Services teams as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial and Mid/High Net Worth business.

In 2018, Covéa Insurance were recipients of the Personal Lines Insurer of the Year award at both the British Insurance Awards and the Insurance Times Awards and was the top rated insurer in the Insurance Times Broker Service Survey for both Personal and Commercial Lines.

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