CHARTERED financial planner Philip Haden, a director at McCarthy Taylor Ltd, which has offices in Worcester and Evesham, took the title of protection adviser of the year at the 2014 Financial Adviser Awards. Protection traditionally includes life and critical illness cover, as well as income protection, to protect concerns such as shareholders, mortgages and inheritance tax liabilities.

Mr Haden said: “It is a great honour to have won this award and one we are extremely proud of as it is thoroughly assessed by those who understand our industry. We strive to be the best for our clients in every aspect of finance and protection is a key area and we aim to ensure people protect their financial assets in the most efficient way possible to help them protect against the unforeseen. Protection is about preparing for all eventualities, we look at the whole picture and deal with each client individually to assess the level of protection they need."