Covéa Insurance extends partnership with The Piece Hall Trust for a third year

Published 28th Nov 2019 by Shaida Khan

The Piece Hall Trust and Covéa Insurance, a major Halifax employer, have gone into a third year of partnership. Covéa Insurance has a long history of being in Halifax, having been based in the town since 1966 when it was formerly Provident Insurance. 1,000 employees - approximately half the company’s national workforce - work from offices in the converted mill buildings of Dean Clough.

One of the first businesses to sign up to the Trust corporate membership scheme, the company has been a firm supporter of the vision for the Grade I listed Piece Hall since it re-opened to the public in 2017.

The Trust is keen to encourage other businesses to become corporate members by signing up to a mutually beneficial partnership that creates value for companies and their staff, whilst helping to ensure the Piece Hall continues to play its important role in regenerating the Halifax and Calderdale economy. Corporate members receive exclusive invitations to events and the Trust offers a great space for networking, development and engagement opportunities. In return for this support, the Trust is able to continue to operate the Grade I listed building which has played and will continue to play a key role in ensuring that Calderdale is a place where people want to live and work. This brings tremendous benefits to local employers as they can recruit and retain a more resilient workforce.

CEO of Covéa Insurance, James Reader, comments: “As a founding corporate member, it’s been an absolute pleasure to watch the incredible evolution of The Piece Hall, and we’re proud to support the team for a third year. In the relatively short time since its reopening, The Piece Hall has already made a real difference to Halifax and, as one of Calderdale’s largest employers, we’re delighted to be able to play a part in supporting one of our community’s most valuable assets.”

Nicky Chance-Thompson, Chief Executive of The Piece Hall Trust adds: “I am delighted that a partner with the prestige of Covéa is continuing to support the Piece Hall for a further year.This long-term commitment means that we are able to build on the great work achieved to date. Corporate members are a much-valued part of The Piece Hall family and we are grateful and pleased that Covéa will remain with us on our journey.”

Companies interested in finding out more about the benefits of corporate membership of The Piece Hall Trust should contact the development team on 01422 525206 or email

Other existing Corporate Members of The Piece Hall Trust are Chadwick Lawrence, Grand Central, McArthurGlen Group, PWC, Walker Singleton and Wilby Insurance Brokers.


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