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Burns’ night

Axa Life head of field sales Alison Burns left male IFAs quaking at the IFA Woman IFA of the Year awards last week.

She started her speech with a description of her first weeks in financial services, which involved being made an honorary “bloke” by her all-male team and given the name “Peter” as a mark of respect. Unlucky for the man who christened her when she became his boss six months later, inviting him into her office to be baptised “Mary”.

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