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Journalists pick top IFA

IFA Colin Jackson of Baronworth Investment Services in Essex has been named IFA Promotion press services journalist of the year.

Jackson was voted the most popular IFA in a poll of trade and national press journalists carried out last month.

IFAP says it wanted to find out what journalists really thought about IFAs so it sent out questionnaires to find out who were their preferred IFA firms out of over 100 listed in its press services directory.

IFAP has been running its press services directory for 10 years and is due to issue the third edition in October.

Director David Elms says: “The press services directory has proved useful for both the IFAs and the media and helps to raise the profile of independent financial advice.

“The IFAs have all had media experience and are trained to talk on a variety of issues.”

Jackson says: “I am highly delighted to have won. One of the key things is to be available at all times as journalists have deadlines to meet. And if you don&#39t know the answer, you should find out and get back to them right away.”


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