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28th October 2008

PIA Award Winner Revealed

Petplan are delighted to announce Kelly Cummings has won the Petplan Insurance Advisor of the Year Award. She was presented with her award at the BVNA ceremony on Saturday 11th October.

This award recognises the hard work and dedication that Petplan Insurance Advisors (PIAs) do to highlight the importance of insurance to pet owners as a means of financial protection.

Simon Wheeler, Head of Marketing at Petplan comments, "Kelly is a great advocate for pet insurance. Establishing pet insurance as part of the culture in her practice made Kelly stand out as an ambassador for others to follow. As practice manager of Albavets in Glasgow, Kelly leads by example to ensure pet insurance benefits both clients and the veterinary practice itself."

The other finalists were Fiona Andrew from Tay Valley Veterinary Centre in Perth and Helen Rosser from Blythman & Partners in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The award was judged by last year's winner Sally Harrison, President of VPMA, Sarah Hibbert and Vicky Field of Petplan.

This award coincides with the launch of Petplan's new and improved online training course for PIAs which allows nurses to continue their personal development training and earn valuable CPD points.

The scheme helps practices offer the complete package of knowledge to pet owners and encourages clients to return as they know that the practice goes that extra mile to help with all their needs - clinical as well as financial.

To find out more about how to become a PIA, log onto www.petplanPIA.co.uk and if you register before the 31st December 2008 you will be entered into a free prize draw with a chance to win a laptop!

Notes to editors

Petplan is the largest pet insurance provider in the world, offering comprehensive lifetime pet insurance cover for dogs, cats and rabbits.

Established more than 30 years ago, it is part of Allianz Insurance, one of the largest general insurers in the UK.

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