Small Business Unit expands with new e-trading appointment

1st July 2015

Covéa Insurance is delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Matthias as Small Business Trading Underwriting Manager. This newly created role will enhance the company’s small business e-trading capability and support the development of its small business e-trade proposition.

Tony brings a wealth of experience from previous roles at the Electrical Contractors Insurance Company, Vela (Oval’s MGA) and Layton Blackham (now Bluefin).

Speaking about the appointment, Senior Manager for Small Business at Covéa Insurance, Tim Grant said:

“We’re pleased to welcome Tony to Covéa Insurance and to our specialist small business trading unit. He has extensive experience in development underwriting which is very relevant to our business plans as we progress in the coming months with a complete refresh of our small business e-trade proposition.

“We’re making these changes because we understand that brokers have a choice in who they trade with and want to make sure we offer services that provide the flexibility and choice to meet their needs. That’s why over the next twelve months, in conjunction with our colleagues at Sterling, our entire e-trading proposition will be overhauled to ensure we have the people, products and electronic trading capability to meet the needs of our broker partners and their customers.”

The small business trading team is supported by the in-house commercial claims team which has been independently accredited by the Institute of Customer Service.




About Covéa Insurance

Covéa Insurance Plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa (which includes the global reinsurer PartnerRe since July 2022). 

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of UK customers, across a range of product lines; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa.  

Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos and 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. In 2022 Covéa Insurance was named Insurer of the Year at the British Claims Awards and Personal Lines Insurer of the Year at the Insurance Times Awards.

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