Chase de Vere’s Patrick Connolly scooped four awards at last night’s Unbiased Media Awards.
Mr Connolly won the title of Financial Adviser of the Year, plus Investment Adviser of the Year, At Retirement Adviser of the Year and Value of Advice Ambassador.
The title of Pension Adviser of the Year went to Wingate Financial Planning’s Alistair Cunningham, Mortgage Adviser of the Year was Middleton Finance’s Daniel Bailey and Highclere Financial Services’ Alan Lakey won the prize for Protection Adviser of the Year.
In total six journalists and 12 advisers were recognised for their outstanding work at the award ceremony last night (9 February), held at Vanilla in London.
Former Financial Adviser chief reporter Sarah Davidson won Best Protection Article while another former Financial Adviser chief reporter Holly Thomas picked up the gong for Best Mortgage Article.
Money Management deputy editor Charlotte Richards won Best Value of Advice Article, Financial Adviser columnist Jeff Prestridge scooped Best Investment Article plus Best Consumer Article and former Financial Adviser deputy features editor Kate Hughes won Best Pension Article.
FTAdviser and Financial Adviser news editor Laura Miller was commended in the Best Trade Article category for her coverage of troubled Harlequin and providers threatening the spirit of the Retail Distribution Review.
All categories were judged by a panel of industry experts and product providers, led by Karen Barrett, chief executive of Unbiased.
Ms Barrett said: “Journalists are recognised for excellence, adviser can raise their profiles, sponsors can be seen promoting unbiased advice, and consumers benefit through more informative articles and programmes.
“So everybody wins – not just those who went home with trophies on Wednesday night.”
|Best Protection Article||Sarah Davidson||John Fitzsimons|
|This is Money||Writing for Love Money|
|Best Value of Advice Article||Charlotte Richards||Paloma Kubiak|
|(Sponsored by Lansons)||Money Management||YourMoney.com|
|Best Investment Article||Jeff Prestridge||Mark Atherton|
|Mail on Sunday||The Times|
|Best Pension Article||Kate Hughes||Brian Milligan & Andrew Hosken|
|(Sponsored by The People’s Pension)||Writing for The Independent on Sunday||BBC|
|Best Mortgage Article||Holly Thomas||Esther Shaw|
|Writing for The Times||Writing for Mirror Online|
|Best Consumer Article||Jeff Prestridge||Claer Barrett|
|Mail on Sunday||The Financial Times|
|Best Trade Article||Chris Newlands||Laura Miller|
|The Financial Times||FT Adviser|
|Financial Adviser of the Year||Patrick Connolly||Anna Sofat|
|(Sponsored by AIC)||Chase de Vere||Addidi Wealth Ltd|
|Investment Adviser of the Year||Patrick Connolly||Paul Lindfield|
|(Sponsored by Schroders)||Chase de Vere||Sedulo Wealth Management|
|Pension Adviser of the Year||Alistair Cunningham||Chris Daems|
|(Sponsored by Royal London)||Wingate Financial Planning||Cervello Financial Planning|
|At Retirement Adviser of the Year||Patrick Connolly||Jonothan McColgan|
|(Sponsored by Scottish Widows)||Chase de Vere||Combined Financial Strategies Ltd|
|Mortgage Adviser of the Year||Daniel Bailey||David Hollingworth|
|Middleton Finance||L & C Mortgage Brokers|
|Protection Adviser of the Year||Alan Lakey||Kathryn Knowles|
|(Sponsored by Lockton)||Highclere Financial Services||Curain Insurance|
|Estate Planning Adviser of the Year||Craig Palfrey||Jonothan McColgan|
|Penguin Wealth Management||Combined Financial Strategies Ltd|
|Tax Planning Adviser of the Year||Jonothan McColgan||Patrick Connolly|
|Combined Financial Strategies Ltd||Chase de Vere|
|Value of Advice Ambassador||Patrick Connolly||Kusal Ariyawansa|
|(Sponsored by Momentum)||Chase de Vere||Appleton Gerrard Private Wealth Management|
|Young Financial Adviser of the Year||Sean Irwin||Paul Holiday|
|(Sponsored by Funds Network)||DFP Wealth Management||Green Sky Wealth Ltd|
|The Bluebook Adviser of the Year||Jason Hollands||Georgina Partridge|
|Tilney Bestinvest||Plutus Wealth Management LLP|
|Social Media Adviser of the Year||Chris Daems||James Candow|
|(Sponsored by Standards International)||Cervello Financial Planning||Continuum|
|Responsible Investment Adviser of the Year||John Ditchfield||Ruth Whitehead|
|Castlefield||Ruth Whitehead Associates|
|Judges Award||Darren Cooke|
|Red Circle Financial Planning|
|Unbiased Award||Anna Sofat|
|Addidi Wealth Ltd|