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Mazars' Wright wins flagship PFS award

Mazars' Wright wins flagship PFS award

Financial advisers and journalists were recognised at this year’s Personal Finance Society (PFS) awards.

As well as technical competence, this year’s awards had a focus on the improving access to consumer personal finance and broadening diversity and inclusivity in the sector.

2018 saw a record number of entries across 14 categories.

The PFS's flagship award, the Chartered Financial Planner of the Year, went to Natalie Wright of Mazars, who was previously shortlisted for this award.

Eldon Financial Planning was awarded the Chartered Financial Planning firm of the Year for the second time.

The lifetime achievement award was won posthumously by David Booth, the late PR manager of the PFS, who passed away this summer.

Mr Booth's family were guests of honour at the PFS awards. 

The prize for national newspaper personal finance newcomer of the year went to former Financial Adviser features writer Myron Jobson, who now works for the Daily Mail's This is Money.

The award for trade press personal finance journalist of the year went to Financial Adviser and FTAdviser's senior reporter Maria Espadinha.

Keith Richards, chief executive of the Personal Finance Society, said: "It is important to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and firms who are making a positive contribution to the evolution of our profession and the delivery of great client and public interest outcomes.

"Our awards also recognise the significant contribution that personal finance journalists make through the various consumer and trade publications increasing awareness and financial education.

“There are thousands of unsung heroes in our profession and in recognising David Booth for his lifetime achievement to our profession we acknowledge all who work tireless behind the scenes to make this sector so great.

"The need and demand for professional advice is set to continue in the future and we have been really impressed by the quality of the entries we received this year which has raised the bar yet again.

"It was a fantastic night and I am delighted that we can recognise excellence in the profession and personal finance media with these awards."

emma.hughes@ft.com