Who are the IFP award winners of 2015?


Cooper Parry Wealth has scooped the award for accredited financial planning firm of the year at the Institute of Financial Planning’s gala dinner last night.

The awards are held at Celtic Manor in Wales as part of the IFP’s annual conference.

The certified financial planner professional of the year award was won by Paradigm North Financial Planning director William Pratt.

Branch chairman of the year went to Ashlea Financial Planning director Diane Weitz, who chairs the IFP Cotswolds branch.

The David Norton building excellence award was won by First Wealth, which also scooped Money Marketing’s Small Adviser of the Year award this year.

The building excellence award is given to the firm judged to have the most potential to develop as a successful financial planning firm, and is in memory of former IFP president David Norton.

The Tony Sellon “good egg” award was won by Baigrie Davies founder Arthur Davies.

The award is given in memory of past IFP president and founding member Tony Sellon, and is awarded to the individual judged to have contributed most to the success of the IFP over the last year.

IFP board director and Baigrie Davies managing director Ian Howe says: “Arthur, or The Wise Man, as he is known at Baigrie Davies, has been at the vanguard of financial planning in the UK for many years.

“Perhaps more importantly though, and he’s too humble to admit it, he has acted as a guide and mentor to many, now accomplished, professional financial planners. There are few more deserving of this award.”

MDG associate director Keith Butten was awarded the Jonathon Timms memorial prize.

The award is given to the candidate who has achieved the best overall result in the FPSB UK diploma in financial planning, and is awarded in memory of financial planner Jonathon Timms.

The paraplanner of the year award went to Clarion Wealth Planning paraplanner Adam Wareing.