Unbiased.co.uk has announced the winners of this year’s Media Adviser Awards with IFA of the year picked up by EA Financial Solutions managing director Minesh Patel.
The ninth annual Media Adviser Awards were presented in London last night in recognition of the work done by Bluebook media advisers to promote the value of advice.
Each of the categories were judged by a panel of journalists, providers and industry specialists, led by unbiased.co.uk chief executive Karen Barrett.
The judges award for outstanding achievement was picked up by Rowley Turton director Scott Gallacher and Bluebook Newcomer was awared to Pavillion Financial Services adviser Claire Walsh.
Other winners were:
Pensions IFA of the year: Hargreaves Lansdown head of pensions research Tom McPhail
Investment IFA of the year: AWD Chase de Vere head of communications Patrick Connolly
Protection IFA of the year: Highclere Financial Services partner Alan Lakey
Responsible investment IFA of the year: Ruth Whitehead Associates’ Ruth Whitehead
Mortgage adviser of the year: London & Country head of communications David Hollingworth
Social media adviser of the year: Wingate Financial Planning financial planning director Alistair Cunningham
Young IFA of the year: Plutus Wealth Management co-founder Georgina Partridge
‘Value of Advice’ ambassador: Plutus Wealth Management co-founder Georgina Partridge
Professional adviser of the year: TaxAssist Accountants training and communications manager Jo Nockels
‘Value of Advice’ article of the year: The Mail on Sunday’s Richard Dyson
Consumer advice article of the year: This is Money’s Lee Boyce
Barrett says: “Over the last year we have focused on highlighting the value of advice to consumers and this could not have been done without the help of our media advisers. Collectively, they have worked hard, giving their time and expertise to help keep financial and professional advice at the forefront of consumers’ minds.
“While each category was closely contested, the winners represent those that have gone above and beyond to support the unbiased.co.uk campaign.”