West Berkshire Training Consortium awards local business with Certificate of Excellence

28th January

West Berkshire Training Consortium recently presented Covéa Insurance with their prestigious award, the Certificate of Excellence. This certificate recognises employers who are committed to staff training and development and is the highest accolade that an employer can receive in the Investment in Training Awards.

Matt Garvey Managing Director at West Berkshire Training Consortium commented:

“Well done to Covéa Insurance, one of the select few companies to have achieved our highest accolade. It is not easy to become a recipient of the Certificate of Excellence, but this is well deserved”.

West Berkshire Training consortium was specifically impressed with the business’s apprenticeship scheme. The scheme focuses on supporting the development of young people within the communities they operate in, providing these young individuals a chance to develop their knowledge of the insurance industry whilst gaining valuable on the job training.

Lisa Meigh, Head of HR & Learning at Covéa Insurance added:

“Attracting the next generation of talent is key to the progression of Covéa Insurance. We genuinely believe that all our people are an integral part of our culture and it’s fantastic to see them grow and develop to maximise their individual potential. We look forward to welcoming more apprentices in to the company over the coming years.”




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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