Covéa Insurance strengthens its presence with more senior hires in the South

30th September 2014

Covéa Insurance has made further moves to expand its Southern trading team with the appointments of Martin Rees and Jonny Gilmore.

Martin has joined the company from Towergate and will take responsibility for Broker Development in the South West and Wales. Martin will be joining the Bristol Regional Team along with Jonny Gilmore, who has moved from NIG in the role of Senior Regional Underwriter to develop the regional commercial account.

Keith Hector, who heads up Covéa Insurance’s business in the South, said;

“Following the recent addition of Gareth Roberts to the London team I am really pleased to secure two more high calibre individuals. Bringing Martin, Jonny and Gareth into the South team is further evidence of our commitment to building on our successful regional operation, delivering a high quality and experienced trading operation for our brokers”.




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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