Informed Choice has been named best IFA firm at the Unbiased.co.uk 2011 media IFA of the year awards.
The award ceremony was held in London last week and saw Informed Choice managing director Martin Bamford win the best media IFA individual and best social media IFA awards. Hargreaves Lansdown head of pensions research Tom McPhail was named best pensions media IFA and Chelsea Financial Services managing director Darius McDermott won best investment media IFA.
John Charcol senior technical manager Ray Boulger took the award for best whole of market mortgage media adviser.
P&P Invest IFA Philip Pearson won the best small or sole tra- der IFA category and Investor Profile director Jaskarn Pawar was named best newcomer.
Yellowtail Financial Planning managing director Dennis Hall was runner-up in the IFA individual, social media IFA and investment IFA categories.
Martin Bamford was runner-up for pensions IFA and London & Country head of communications David Hollingworth came second in the whole of market mortgage adviser category.
Forty Two Wealth Management certified financial planner Alan Dick was runner-up in the small or sole trader IFA cat- egory and Care Matters head of care fee planning Lorreine Kennedy was runner-up in the newcomer category.
Hargreaves Lansdown was second in the IFA firm category.
Unbiased.co.uk chief exec- utive Karen Barrett says: “These awards were set up to recog- nise those advisers who work hard to provide comment, insight and expert assistance to journalists, while helping us promote the benefits of ind- ependent financial advice to consumers.”