Pensions minister Steve Webb was awarded the John Ellis Award at last night’s Personal Finance Society conference.
The John Ellis Award is made to an individual who has shown a significant contribution to the professional development of financial services. Last year it was awarded posthumously to Warwick Butchart Associates chairman and founder Len Warwick.
Webb also spoke at the dinner and awards ceremony, held in Birmingham.
Other winners at last night’s awards were Almary Green Investments, which was named chartered firm of the year, and Lisa Johnstone of VWM Wealth Management, who was awarded chartered financial planner of the year.
Rebecca Kowalski of Cornerstone Asset Management was awarded paraplanner of the year, and Petronella West of Investment Quorum won the pro-bono award.