Small Business Unit expands with new e-trading appointment

1st July

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

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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