Over 1,200 industry representatives gathered for the 10th Money Marketing
Financial Services Awards 2000 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane,
London last week.
The glittering event celebrated the best in IFA and product provider
achievement. Hosted by TV personality Jonathan Ross, presenter of the BBC's
Film 2000 programme, the night saw tribute paid to success across many
financial services sectors, including pensions, protection, investment as
well as technology and advertising.
In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the awards Money Marketing
publisher Tim Potter presented special Platinum Awards to product providers
which had consistently performed well over the last decade.
The Platinum winners were Standard Life, Norwich Union, Fidelity, Skandia
and Scottish Widows.
Chase de Vere managing director Nigel Mitchell (pictured this page bottom
far right) received the award for IFA of the Year from category sponsor
Standard Life assistant general manager Graham Storrie.
Standard itself scooped the Company of the Year award. Pictured on this
page, top near right, is Standard Life general manager of sales Norman
Arthur being presented the award by Bacon & Woodrow partner Andrew
Keith Popplewell, known for his commitment to professional development and
public speaking, is pictured on this page, top, far right, taking the prize
for Personality of the Year.
Pictured bottom, near right, on this page is Lambert Fenchurch Financial
Services managing director John Crisford receiving the award for Best
Pension IFA, which was sponsored by Scottish Equitable.
After the ceremony, guests were treated to the sounds of some of the
biggest names in music including Shirley Bassey, Elvis Presley and Tom
Jones, courtesy of the winners of ITV's Stars in Their Eyes primetime show.