The Institute of Financial Planning has recognised its standout members at its annual conference at the Celtic Manor in Newport.
IFP interim chief executive Steve Gazzard and IFP president and Dunham Financial Services managing director Rebecca Taylor presented the awards at last night’s gala dinner and at the conference yesterday.
The winners are:
Brunel Capital Partners managing director Damien Rylett took the Tony Sellon ”Good Egg” award, which recognises the individual who has contributed the most to the success of the IFP over the last year. It was won by Fiscal Engineers managing director Shane Mullins last year, for his work on The Question of Trust campaign.
Fiscal Engineers associate director Gini Bolton was awarded the title of branch chairman of the year for her work chairing the IFP East Midlands branch.
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Paradigm Norton Financial Planning won the title of accredited firm of the year, with chief executive Barry Horner accepting the award. Gazzard praised the firm for its “innovation, outstanding customer service and contribution to consumer education.”
The David Norton Bulding Excellence Award, presented to the firm judged to have the most potential to develop as a successful financial planning firm, went to KMD Private Wealth Management. Owner Kevin Deamer accepted the award.
Finally, Eldon Financial Planning’s Gemma Siddle won the award for paraplanner of the year. Gemma is both a certified and chartered financial planner, and was selected to win the award by a judging panel including Steve Gazzard, Parmenion head of corporate relationships Patrick Ingram, The Paraplanners managing director Richard Allum, and Martin Vaughan of Paragon Paraplanning.