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IFP award winners

Full list of award winners from this year’s IFP conference in Newport, Wales.

David Norton Building Excellence award: Cooper Parry Wealth Strategies

Paraplanner of the Year: Mackenzie Financial Planning director Jane Holt

Tony Sellon “Good Egg” memorial prize: Fiscal Engineers managing director Shane Mullins

IFP Branch Chairman of the Year: Claire Menni

Financial Planning Student of the Year: Bernadette Carey

Jonathan Timms memorial prize: Rouse Limited senior paraplanner Linda Boynton

University Team Challenge award: Manchester Metropolitan University

New IFP fellows: Nigel McTear, Andrew Reeves, Warren Shute, Brian Sweeney, Keith Robertson, Steve Whelan, Antony Pearse and Helen Parker



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