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 16.9 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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