TAUNTON-based company WPA has won the Health Insurance Provider of the Year title at the national Moneyfacts Consumer Awards.

Director of communications Charlie MacEwan collected the accolade at a presentation event at London's Royal Lancaster Hotel.

Other finalists included household names such as Bupa, Axa, Aviva and Vitality.

The award is seen as recognition of the work WPA does to help individuals, families, and small and large global brand companies access the very best healthcare available in the UK.

The accolade adds to WPA’s list of wins over the past 12 months.

Last autumn, the company was recognised as the Best Health Cash Plan provider at the Moneyfacts Investment Life and Pensions Awards 2019, again for its customer-centric focus and culture.

Chief executive Nathan Irwin said: "This is a testament to everyone’s hard work and just recognition for our approach of treating customers as we would want to be treated ourselves.

"To win both the Best Cash Plan and Health Insurance Provider underlines how well we are looking after families, small companies and large corporate customers."