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Who are the Unbiased adviser award winners?


Chase de Vere head of communications Patrick Connolly swept the board at the Unbiased Media Awards last night, winning a total of four awards.

Connolly won the financial adviser of the year award, the investment adviser of the year award, the at retirement adviser of the year award, and was named Unbiased’s value of advice ambassador.

Other winners included Wingate Financial Planning director Alistair Cunningham who took the award for pension adviser of the year, and Red Circle Financial Planning director Darren Cooke won the judges award following his work to campaign for the prevention of pension scams.

Unbiased chief executive Karen Barrett says: “The Media Awards show off another side to advice – a very important one that otherwise might not get the attention it deserves.

“The valuable contributions of advisers in the media, and the journalists who work with them, are vital for consumers who need accurate, current and unbiased information.”

The full list of adviser winners

  • Financial adviser of the year: Patrick Connolly, Chase de Vere
  • Investment adviser of the year: Patrick Connolly, Chase de Vere
  • Pension adviser of the year: Alistair Cunningham, Wingate Financial Planning
  • At retirement adviser of the year: Patrick Connolly, Chase de Vere
  • Mortgage adviser of the year: Daniel Bailey, Middleton Finance
  • Protection adviser of the year: Alan Lakey, Highclere Financial Services
  • Estate planning adviser of the year: Craig Palfrey, Penguin Wealth Management
  • Tax planning adviser of the year: Jonothan McColgan, Combined Financial Strategies
  • Value of advice ambassador: Patrick Connolly, Chase de Vere
  • Young financial adviser of the year: Sean Irwin, DFP Wealth Managemnt
  • The Bluebook adviser of the year: Jason Hollands, Tilney Bestinvest
  • Social media adviser of the year: Chris Daems, Cervello Financial Panning
  • Responsible investment adviser of the year: John Ditchfield, Castlefield
  • Judges award: Darren Cooke, Red Circle Financial Planning
  • Unbiased award: Anna Sofat, Addidi Wealth



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There are 3 comments at the moment, we would love to hear your opinion too.

  1. Well done Patrick Connolly – scooping 4 awards.

    Does he even give advice?

  2. ‘Unbiased’? Pah!

  3. Q When is an advisers not an adviser?

    A When he’s got time to enter five awards

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