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Who were the Unbiased Media Adviser Award winners? has announced the winners of this year’s Media Adviser Awards with financial adviser of the year picked up by Addidi Wealth managing director Anna Sofat.

The tenth 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 chief executive Karen Barrett.

The judges’ award for outstanding contribution went to Invest Southwest managing director Dave Penny and the Bluebook newcomer was awarded to Principal Financial Solutions director Christopher Daems.

Money Marketing head of news Natalie Holt was awarded trade article of the year.

Other winners were:

Investment adviser of the year: Evolve Financial Planning director Jason Witcombe

Pension adviser of the year: Principal Financial Solutions director Christopher Daems

At retirement adviser of the year: EA Financial Solutions managing director Minesh Patel

Mortgage adviser of the year: London & Country Mortgages director David Hollingworth

Protection adviser of the year: Highclere Financial Services partner Alan Lakey

Responsible investment adviser of the year: Holden & Partners partner Mark Hoskin

Social media adviser of the year: Jacksons Wealth Management managing director Pete Matthew

Young financial adviser of the year: Pavilion Financial Services chartered financial planner Claire Walsh

Value of advice ambassador: Carematters head of care fee planning Lorreine Kennedy

Estate planning adviser of the year: Hargreaves Lansdown head of financial planning Danny Cox

Value of advice article of the year: The Mail on Sunday’s Jeff Prestridge

Consumer article of the year: Holly Thomas, writing for The Sunday Times

Investment article of the year: The Times’ Mark Atherton

Pensions article of the year: Esther Shaw, writing for The Independent On Sunday

Mortgage article of the year: Melanie Wright, writing for The Observer

Protection article of the year: Esther Shaw, writing for Your Money


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