Sarah Dunkley shortlisted for CII Young Achiever of the Year award

23rd March 2015

Covéa Insurance Senior Claims Technician, Sarah Dunkley has been shortlisted for the 5th Annual Young Achievers Award at the annual CII Institute of Reading event to be held on 27th March at the Hilton Hotel. The award recognises those individuals within the insurance profession who are demonstrating a significant contribution to the insurance industry or their community as well as showing outstanding performance within their job and making excellent progress through their professional qualifications. Sarah was one of only two people shortlisted for this award, which was previously won by Covéa Insurance two years ago.

Sarah is currently Acting Treasurer for the Insurance Institute of Reading and was last year successful in gaining a place on the CII’s New Generation Programme, which gives development opportunities to young insurance professionals. In addition, Sarah played a key role in the company obtaining Institute of Customer Service (ICS) Accreditation for the Covéa Insurance Commercial Claims Department.

Adrian Furness, Claims Director said of Sarah’s nomination:

“Sarah’s nomination reflects her passion and commitment to the insurance industry. She has played a key part in driving through initiatives aimed at improving customer service culminating in us being awarded ICS accreditation. She is evidence of the genuine desire we have to recruit and develop the future leaders of tomorrow to ensure that our ever-changing industry will continue to be driven by dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate individuals.”




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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