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 and served 11.5 million policyholders, generating over 16.3 billion Euros in premiums in 2016.  

Covéa Insurance handles the insurance needs of 1.5 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s A+ stable rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, designed to meet the needs of most individuals and businesses. Employing over 1500 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos, having Investors In People Gold accreditation and featuring in the 2015 and 2016 Sunday Times Top 100 Mid-sized Best Companies to Work For. 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.

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