We're aiming to be 'Best'

11th June

As a company that places great importance on its employees, we took part in the 'Best Companies Employee Engagement Survey' for the first time in 2013.

The response rate was excellent, with almost 90% of our people participating. The results were very positive and we achieved a “very good” rating, only just missing out on a place in the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For 2014 List.

So what makes Covéa Insurance a great place to work? Here are some quotes from our employees:

“Teams work together openly and collaboratively, building effective relationships across the business.”

“The business supports a wide range of personal development activities”

“There are so many opportunities available to develop and progress. ”

“The people who work for the company are what make it a great place to work.”

James Reader, Covéa Insurance CEO, is an enthusiastic supporter of employee engagement and commented:

“We are justifiably proud of the results from our first Best Companies survey, which demonstrate the progress that we have made in making Covéa Insurance a great place to work. We know that there is more we can do though and the feedback from the survey has been used in the development of a clear action plan of improvements. We look forward to participating in the survey again this year with the aim of becoming a Sunday Times Best Company to Work For.”




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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