Covéa Insurance strengthens Micro SME team with new appointment

20th January

Covéa Insurance announces a further development to its Commercial Lines team with the promotion of Ian Newman to the newly created role of Commercial Lines Development Consultant. Ian’s appointment will bring added focus and resource to the company’s Commercial Lines projects and e-trading partners, enabling them to further strengthen their SME proposition.

Building on other recent appointments to the Commercial Lines team, this latest development further demonstrates the company’s ambition and commitment to grow their Commercial Lines business. Responsible for enhancing relationships and solutions with some of the company’s key e-trading partners, Ian will use his extensive market knowledge to develop market leading propositions.

Tim Grant, Micro SME Leader, Covéa Insurance commented:

"Ian brings invaluable skills and expertise to this new role. With almost 20 years’ experience, and having worked for both an insurer and a broker, Ian has a great understanding of what partners want from an e-trading proposition and what an insurer needs to do to meet those requirements."

Ian added,

“This really is an exciting opportunity for me and I am looking forward to building long term relationships with our key broker partners and working with Tim to continue the development of our Micro SME proposition for the benefit of those partners.”




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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