Over the course of the season, we will be introducing Somerset Members and supporters to some of the faces behind our 2021 commercial partners. Joining you as part of our SCCC family, when crowds return you’ll frequently see them watching games at the Cooper Associates County Ground, so do stop and say hello!

Today is the turn of newly announced County Championship Principal Partner’s WPA, who are introducing Richard Tutill, Senior Business Development Manager who has worked for WPA for over 20 years.

Who are WPA and what do you do? 

We are a specialist UK Health Insurance company.  We offer policies for companies of all sizes, the self-employed, individuals and families.

Who inspires you in the world of business?

Bill Gates, hardworking and hugely successful but portrays a passion for helping others and a humble personality.

What was it that made you want to partner with Somerset County Cricket Club? And what do you hope to achieve?

The opportunity to partner with the most prestigious sports club in the South West is exciting.  As a locally based insurer it is important that we support our local community. It would be incredible to see our logo on the back page of the sports pages as Tom Abell holds aloft the County Championship trophy in September.

What can Members, supporters and club partners expect to see from WPA over the next 12 months?

We are going to be sharing some insightful health & wellbeing content – blogs and vlogs that will provide hints and tips to help people stay healthy such as a 5-minute vlog on improving your sleep. We look forward to meeting members at the CACG over coming months.


Quick fire questions


Favourite sports person?  Tiger Woods

Who would you most like to have dinner with past or present?  Sir Alex Ferguson

What’s the best thing you’ve ever done?  An expedition in the Arctic.

Favourite place to eat?  Porthminster Beach Café (St Ives).

Favourite pub?  The Turf, Exeter.

Describe yourself in five words.  Relaxed, caring, fun, hardworking, active.

Favourite thing to do away from the office?  Quality time with the family….with an iPad strategically located for a bit of sport.

What superpower would you like to have?  Invisibility.

Interesting fact about you?  I almost lost two of my fingers due to frostbite – linked to the expedition in the Arctic!

Cook or take away?  Take away.

Tea or coffee?  Tea.

If you could be someone else for just one day, who would it be?  Chris Martin, headlining at Glastonbury.

Night in or night out?  Right now, I would love a night out!

Cats or dogs?  Cats.

Best thing about living and working in the South West?  The surroundings – hills, beaches all on our doorstep.

If you would like to find out a little more about the Club’s latest Principal Partner, please click HERE.

If you also have the shared vision of your company featuring on the Specsavers County Championship shirt as Tom Abell lifts it for the very first time in our history, please contact the Commercial Sales Team by emailing for more information.



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