Over the finish line - Insurance executives show what they’re made of!

21st September 2018

This week the hills of France and Switzerland were alive with the sounds of a ‘seasoned’ group of 25 UK insurance executives, led by Simon Cooter of Covéa Insurance, as they successfully completed a three-day trek of the Mont Blanc massif to raise funds for dementia research. To date, the charity expedition has raised an impressive £97,000 for Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD).

On completing the trek and returning to the UK, a tired but exhilarated Simon Cooter commented:

“It’s been the most uplifting experience, not just because we reached altitudes over 2,500 metres. For me it showed how much good our industry can achieve when we work together for a common cause.

“Dementia is a cruel and indiscriminate illness that has touched many and will likely affect many more unless a cure is found. I think it’s why we’ve received such incredible support, helping us to fly past our initial fundraising target of £75,000 and then our extended target of £85,000. Unbelievably, we’re now within sight of our staggering new six figure £100,000 target, thanks to the generosity of insurance businesses colleagues, family, and friends.”

All of the funds raised will go to Insurance United Against Dementia, a charity established to channel funds from the insurance industry to the Alzheimer’s Society to spend on vital research into the disease. The amount raised could fund a full-time PhD researcher for three years.

To donate and read more here: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/insuretrek18






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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