Mark Tomlinson (WPA (Western Provident Association))

Mark Tomlinson
WPA (Western Provident Association)

Location: Gloucestershire


My Stats
Last online
24th Nov 2015
Member since
14th Sep 2010
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What I Do
  • Private Healthcare
  • Company Private Medical Insurance
  • Family Health and Wellbeing
  • NHS Top-Up Cash Plan
  • Dental Plans
My Company Information

Western Provident Association (WPA), is a leading innovative health insurer with a heritage of over 110 years. WPA is a not-for-profit provident association which means we are driven by the satisfaction of customers, not shareholders.

We offer a range of products designed for families, the self employed, professionals and companies of 3 or more employees. As well as Private Health Cover, these also include Dental Insurance and Health Top-Up policies, all with an exceptional standard of service and a Customer Service department based in the UK.

Our British Standards Accreditations confirm excellence in all that we do. These cover Quality Management Systems, Business Continuity, Environmental Management and Information Security

Other benefits on joining WPA:

Freedom of choice – You can be treated at over 650 hospitals the UK, this gives you the freedom to choose when, where and by whom you are treated.

No penalties for claiming - No higher premiums because you make a claim.

WPA’s unique Shared Responsibility - our concept of coinsurance that offers even greater flexibility on your premium.

A high quality ‘active’ Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - comes as standard with all our company funded PMI, NHS Top-Up and Dental plans, providing great value and confidence.

‘Easy joining’ terms - for companies with over 10 employees, as well as online technology that provides easy seamless and paperless instant administration such as P11D reports.

Mark Tomlinson is a Director of CHG Solutions Ltd, an Appointed Representative for WPA within Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire. Mark will be happy to assist you to find the right level of private health cover at the right price, whether by a face to face meeting, email or telephone - whichever suits you.

For a quotation or further information and advice you can contact Mark on 07771 886189 or follow the link –

TheWPA is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

About Mark Tomlinson

After 27 years working for TSB, Lloyds TSB and Lloyds Banking Group, including seven years as a Senior Manager, I left banking early in 2010. At that time, I had every intention of staying well away from Financial Services and Corporate type organisations and was looking to set something up locally in/around Dursley, Gloucestershire. As part of my investigation into a range of possible franchises I stumbled across WPA. I was immediately impressed by the culture and values within WPA and after much investigation, I was convinced that WPA was as serious about Customer Service as it said it was. It was also very difficult not to be impressed by other WPA credentials such as the not-for-profit status, the 100 year+ heritage, and the various awards and British Standards Accreditations WPA had received within the last 2/3 years. After a good number of meetings, I finally decided to join WPA in the mid-summer, and completed my training in September 2010. A year down the line now (October 2011) and I haven't been disappointed.  While it's hard work starting from scratch, WPA's quality really does help tremendously - and it doesn't feel like Financial Services.  I've also found 4N to be excellent for networking in an enjoyable environment.  It might take longer to build relationships than through some other networking groups, but you're building far more of them due to being able to passport.

Outside of work, I'm married to Danielle with two great kids (girl 13 and boy 11) and we spend virtually all non-work time on activities to support them. These include being Head Coach of my son's U11 rugby team at Dursley RFC (where I'm also on the Mini & Youth Committee), manager of an U11s football team and helping out at U11s cricket too. We also enjoy holidays and travelling - particularly skiing (and got married on skis in Heavenly, USA on Christmas Eve 1999).