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

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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