WPS Insurance Brokers & Risk Services is delighted to win the coveted Insurance Times Independent Regional Broker of the Year award for 2006.

This success seals a fantastic year for WPS and is very much dedicated to our team of insurance professionals back in Plymouth.

Formed in 1968, we have for many years been recognised as one of the South West's leading insurance brokers.

Earlier in 2006, we completed a management buy-out, realising the succession issues that many businesses have, but creating ownership and continued independence in-house.

The buy-out has enhanced our position in the market and has further enabled us to develop our reputation of tailored insurance and exposure-based risk solutions complemented with bespoke claims management, health and safety and risk management services.

Winning this award is very much about belief - the belief that the founding shareholders had in us, the younger management team and the belief that the management team had in itself and in our staff.

Our business is also all about belief, trust, loyalty and integrity; the essential ingredients to enable our company to deal with staff, our suppliers and of course, our clients.

It is our clients; the family run business to the corporate plc and their loyalty and continued support, that will of course ensure that our future is exciting, progressive and independent.