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All the winners from the 2012 IFP conference

Lynda Boynton
Lynda Boynton is presented with the Jonathon Timms memorial prize by Nick Cann and Marlene Shalton.

The Institute of Financial Planning has awarded Fiscal Engineers managing director Shane Mullins the Tony Sellon “Good Egg” award at its annual conference in Newport.

The award is in memory of IFP founder member and past president Tony Sellon who died of cancer in 2001. It recognises the individual who has contributed the most to the success of the IFP over the last year.

Mullins won the award for launching The Question of Trust campaign, which aims to restore consumer trust in financial services.

IFP chief executive Nick Cann says: “Building consumer trust is fundamental to everything we do as a profession. Shane’s drive and passion for this campaign has opened doors and discussion which have prompted actions and results. He has been rightly recognised for his achievements so far and the way that he has led not just this worthy campaign but also a very successful accredited financial planning firm. He is a very worthy winner of this award in my opinion.”

The David Norton Building Excellence award was presented to Cooper Parry Wealth Strategies, while the Paraplanner of the Year was won by Mackenzie Financial Planning director Jane Holt.

The IFP Branch Chairman of the Year award went to Claire Menni and the Financial Planning Student of the year award was given to Bernadette Carey.

The Jonathon Timms memorial prize, which recognises the individual that has produced the best financial plan to meet the CFP certification standards, was awarded to Linda Boynton (pictured) of Rouse Ltd.

The University Team Challenge award, which supports the development of future financial planners, was won by Manchester Metropolitan University for the second year in a row.

Eight members also became fellows of the IFP including Nigel McTear, Andrew Reeves, Warren Shute, Brian Sweeney, Keith Robertson, Steve Whelan, Antony Pearse and Helen Parker.

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