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IFP conference 2013: The award winners

Paradigm Norton Financial Planning Ltd won the Institute of Financial Planning award for accredited firm of the year at the IFP conference.

Presenting the award, IFP interim chief executive Steve Gazzard said: “While it was very close, Paradigm Norton edged it thanks to their innovation, outstanding customer service and contribution by the whole team to consumer education.”

Gemma Siddle of Eldon Financial Planning won the paraplanner of the year award.

The David Norton Building Excellence Award went to Essex-based KMD Private Wealth Management

The award recognises the firm with “outstanding potential” to develop as a successful financial planning firm. It is awarded in memory of former IFP president David Norton.



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Simon Chamberlain: ‘Advisers feed off crumbs from providers’ table’

Succession Group chief executive Simon Chamberlain says advisers need to increase their share of the value chain to stop the cycle of advisers “feeding from the crumbs” of insurers and fund managers. Speaking at the Institute of Financial Planning annual conference in Newport this week, Chamberlain told advisers they need to become more profitable as […]

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