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Informed Choice was awarded best IFA firm at the 2011 media IFA of the year awards.

The ceremony, held in London last night, also saw Informed Choice managing director Martin Bamford win the best IFA individual and best social media IFA awards.

Hargreaves Lansdown head of pensions research Tom McPhail won best pensions IFA and Chelsea Financial Services managing director Darius McDermott won best investment IFA.

John Charcol senior technical manager Ray Boulger won best whole of market mortgage adviser.

P&P Invest IFA Phillip Pearson won best small or sole trader IFA and Investor Profile director Jaskarn Pawar won best newcomer.

The runners up include Yellowtail Financial Planning managing director Dennis Hall in the best IFA individual, best social media IFA and best investment IFA categories, Martin Bamford finished best pensions IFA runner up and London & Country head of communications David Hollingworth finished runner up in the best whole of market mortgage advisor category.

Forty Two Wealth Management certified financial planner Alan Dick finished runner up in the best small or sole trader IFA category, and Care Matters head of care fee planning Lorreine Kennedy finished runner up in the best newcomer category. Hargreaves Lansdown finished runner up in the best IFA firm category. chief executive Karen Barrett (pictured) says: “We would like to congratulate everyone who was shortlisted in this year’s awards – in particular the winners and runners up.  These awards were set up to recognise the media work of all advisers who work hard to provide comment, insight and expert assistance to journalists whilst helping us promote the benefits of independent financial advice to consumers.


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