Double Win for Crewe Business in Nationwide Awards

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It’s been an award winning month for Crewe-based friendly society Health Shield, who were last night presented with the Best Cash Plan Provider accolade at the Health Insurance Awards, the industry’s biggest awards ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane. Only last week the provider was also crowned Best Cash Plan at the Cover Excellence Awards.

Both these annual awards ceremonies are independently run by magazines targeting Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs). The winners are decided upon via a combination of reader votes and an independent panel of judges (plus a written submission in the case of the Cover Excellence Awards).

Health Cash Plan provider Health Shield, which recently celebrated its 140 year anniversary, was praised for its unwavering ability to meet and exceed customer needs with innovative and affordable health and wellbeing products and solutions, whilst staying true to its roots – existing for the benefits of its members, not shareholders.

Health Shield Chief Executive Jonathan Burton commented: “We’re over the moon with these award wins. This achievement is testament to our superb team here in Crewe and I am delighted that we are continuing to grow and prosper in the place where Health Shield was founded way back in 1877.

“In some ways, we are now a far cry from that organisation that was established when there was no such thing as the NHS or welfare state. In other ways, we’re not. We remain committed to the same caring and sharing ideals of our founder members and still strive to exceed customer expectations. We now have a much sharper focus on employer requirements, enabling us to offer much more accessible solutions to help keep employees healthy in body and mind.

“Award wins such as these, voted upon by IFAs and other industry experts, mean a lot. These wins, coupled with the fact that we rose up the ranks of The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Companies to Work For’ this year, is an amazing endorsement of the work we are doing at Health Shield and great news for the region.”


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