A Worcestershire firm has been recognised as one of the top independent financial advisers in Britain.

McCarthy Taylor, which has offices in Worcester and Evesham, entered the Moneyfacts Good Advice Awards 2012 and was highly commended in the best retirement adviser category and rated among the top eight best tax and estate planners.

The firm’s directors received their prize at an awards luncheon hosted by TV presenter Kate Silverton at the Lancaster London Hotel.

Director and chartered financial planner Philip Haden said: “We entered these awards because we know we offer a very high level of service.

“We are also well-prepared for the changes that are due to be implemented from January 1 next year with the introduction of the Retail Distribution Review.

“We felt it was important our great achievements in this industry were recognised and to be considered in not one but two categories was a great achievement.”