PFS Pageant – All of the award winners


Leeds-based The Personal Workplace has scooped the Private Finance Society’s Chartered Monetary Planning Agency of the 12 months.

The corporate beat off stiff competitors to win the coveted award final evening on the PFS Pageant of Monetary Planning.

Actress and comic Sally Phillips introduced the awards throughout a ceremony on the Pageant being held this week at Birmingham’s NEC.

Practically 3,000 persons are attending the two-day competition.

Judges mentioned the The Personal Workplace received due partially to its strategy to attracting recent expertise to the occupation, with the agency’s trainee adviser academy creating 25 new certified Monetary Planners. 

The judges additionally praised the agency for committing to reward 25% of the organisation’s future worth to Restore Our Planet, a charity that invests within the safety and restoration of Britain’s pure habitat.


Stuart Phillips, CEO of The Personal Workplace, mentioned: “We’re proud to have received this award, which validates the belief purchasers place in us once they current their life’s work and financial savings and ask us to take care of their household.”

The Chartered Monetary Planner of the 12 months was received by Hazel Bowen, director and Chartered Monetary Planner at Coutts. She impressed judges along with her “client-centric strategy, monetary training work and the best way she has challenged perceptions of socio-economic mobility” within the occupation.

She mentioned: “I’ll use this award to encourage others who come from a working-class background or didn’t go to college to think about a profession within the occupation, and discuss what Monetary Planning actually means. Monetary Planning isn’t about numbers or promoting insurance coverage. Individuals aren’t enthusiastic about funding returns a lot as what they’ll obtain with their lives and that is what Monetary Planning is all about”. 

The winners had been:

  • Chartered Monetary Planner of the 12 months – Hazel Bowen, Director and Chartered Monetary Planner at Coutts
  • Chartered Monetary Planning Agency of the 12 months – The Personal Workplace
  • Paraplanner of the 12 months – Marlena Eltringham, Paraplanner at BRI Wealth Administration
  • Mortgage & Safety Recommendation Specialist of the 12 months – Yasir Al-Din, Chartered Monetary Planner at Palm Monetary Providers Impartial Monetary Adviser 
  • My Private Finance Abilities Schooling Champion of the 12 months – Daniel Williams
  • Funding Recommendation Specialist of the 12 months – Andrew Day, Chartered Monetary Planner and the founding father of Depledge Strategic Wealth Administration Ltd 
  • Retirement & Later Life Recommendation Specialist of the 12 months – Ailsa Thomas, Chartered Monetary Planner and Director of Springfield Monetary Providers
  • Equality, Range and Inclusion Champion – Allard Whiteley Associates

Shortlisted entrants had been invited to finish a hypothetical case examine associated to their specialism. All case research had been independently authored and judged by technical specialists, Technical Connection.

Mark Hutchinson, membership director of the Private Finance Society, mentioned: “The Private Finance Awards recognise and have a good time excellent people and corporations who attempt to ship distinctive client outcomes inside the monetary planning occupation.”

“The Private Finance Society is proud to shine the Birmingham NEC’s highlight on those that have excelled in assembly their purchasers’ wants, dedicated to steady enchancment, and gone above and past to lift public belief within the monetary planning occupation.”

The PFS additionally introduced the winners of its Private Finance Society Media Awards 2022 on the occasion. 

Monetary advisers voted The Telegraph and the i Newspaper their joint winners of the Nationwide Newspaper Private Finance Part.

The opposite winners had been:

Nationwide Newspaper Private Finance Journalist Winner – Claer Barrett, Monetary Instances 

Runner-up – Marc Shoffman, The i Newspaper

Extremely Counseled – Jeff Prestridge, Mail on Sunday

Nationwide Newspaper Private Finance Newcomer Winner – Rachel Mortimer, The Every day Telegraph

Private Finance Client Champion Winner – Jeff Prestridge, Mail on Sunday 

Extremely Counseled: Katie Morley, The Telegraph

Commerce Press Private Finance Journalist Winner – Simoney Kyriakou, Editor, FT Adviser 

Extremely Counseled: Kevin O’Donnell, Editor, Monetary Planning Right now







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