Strengthening broker relationships, Covéa Insurance appoints new Branch Manager

22nd July

Louise Hopkins Reading Branch ManagerCovéa Insurance is pleased to confirm it has appointed Louise Hopkins to the role of Reading Branch Manager. She joins the company’s specialist regional branch based within Covéa Insurance’s Reading office and will be responsible for the profitable growth of its bespoke commercial and high net worth business in the Home Counties. Louise will be managing service delivery to brokers for new business and renewals, supporting the development of relationships with partner brokers.

Louise joins from Allianz where she held various underwriting and leadership roles around the UK, including small business account management, strategic initiatives, and development of new propositions.

Covéa Insurance has invested in establishing a strong regional distribution team as part of its strategy to achieve long term profitable growth of its commercial and high net worth business and to deliver outstanding service to its broker partners. This new appointment signifies ongoing investment and follows on from the recent appointments of David Aslin and David Brown as Regional Managers in the North and Midlands regions respectively.

Lee Venamore, Southern Regional Manager commented:

“I’m delighted to welcome Louise to our team. As a talented individual with the ability to lead, she will be instrumental in helping drive the exceptional service and the profitable growth we are looking to achieve, by building on and maintaining strong relationships with our partner brokers.”





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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