Unbiased Media Awards 2017 shortlist announced

28 Nov 2016

  • Record year for entries
  • Advisers and journalists to be recognised at Awards in February
  • New exclusive category ‘Bluebook Adviser of the Year’

Unbiased, the site that connects millions to advice, has announced the shortlist for the Media Awards 2017.

For 13 years the awards have celebrated the work of professional advisers and journalists in promoting the value of financial advice in the media. For the first time, the awards have been opened up to all advisers listed on the Unbiased website, rather than just members of the Unbiased Bluebook, resulting in a record number of entries. There is however a new award category exclusively for members of the Bluebook, which is the go-to industry resource for journalists looking for expert financial commentary, opinions and case studies.

The awards are divided into two categories, one for journalists and one for advisers. Winners and commended entries will be chosen by a panel of industry experts and product providers, led by Karen Barrett, founder and CEO of Unbiased.

Here is the shortlist:

Journalists

 

Best Protection Article

Sarah Davidson, This is Money

Victoria Bischoff, The Daily Mail

John Fitzsimons, Freelance journalist

Sally Hamilton, Mail on Sunday

Jeff Prestridge, Mail on Sunday

Donna Ferguson, Freelance journalist, writing for The Observer

Simoney Kyriakou, FT Adviser

Katherine Denham, FT Adviser

 

Best Value of Advice article

Laura Blows, Pensions Age

Marina Gerner, Money Observer

Charlotte Richards, Money Management

Jon Cudby, Société Générale

Sally Hamilton, Mail on Sunday

Jeff Prestridge, Mail on Sunday

Mark Atherton, The Times

Donna Ferguson, Freelance journalist, writing for The Times

Melanie Wright, Freelance journalist, writing for The Observer

Sara Benwell, Good Housekeeping

Paloma Kubiak, YourMoney.com

Padraig Floyd, Freelance journalist, writing for Raconteur

 

Best Investment Article

Leonora Walters, Investors Chronicle

Jeff Prestridge, Mail on Sunday

Mark Atheron, The Times

Kyle Caldwell, Money Observer

Donna Ferguson, Freelance journalist, writing for The Times

Melanie Wright, Freelance journalist, writing for The Times

Rob Griffin, Freelance journalist, writing for Moneywise

Esther Shaw, Freelance journalist, writing for The Observer

Madison Marriage, The Financial Times

Gary Adams, Mail on Sunday

Padraig Floyd, Freelance journalist

Hannah Nemeth, Moneywise

 

Best Pension Article - sponsored by B&CE

Laura Blows, Pensions Age

Simoney Kyriakou, FT Adviser

Marina Gerner, Money Observer

Brian Milligan & Andrew Hosken, BBC

Mark Atherton, The Times

Kyle Caldwell, Money Observer

Donna Ferguson, Freelance journalist, writing for The Guardian

Kate Hughes, Freelance journalist

Ruth Emery, The Sunday Times

Aime Williams, The Financial Times

Gary Adams, Moneywise

Paloma Kubiak, YourMoney.com

 

Best Mortgage Article

Holly Thomas, Freelance journalist, writing for The Times

John Fitzsimons, Freelance journalist, writing for LoveMoney

Ryan Bembridge, Mortgage Introducer

Donna Ferguson, Freelance journalist, writing for The Guardian

Emma Lunn, Freelance journalist, writing for The Guardian

Melanie Wright, Freelance journalist, writing for The Sunday Times

Esther Shaw, Freelance journalist, writing for Mirror Online

Hannah Nemeth, Moneywise

 

Consumer article

Claer Barrett, The Financial Times

Emma Lunn, Freelance journalist, writing for The Guardian

Esther Shaw, Freelance journalist, writing for The Observer

Helen Knapman, Moneywise

Jeff Prestridge, Mail on Sunday

Kalpana Fitzpatrick, Freelance journalist, writing for The Sunday Times

Kate Hughes, Freelance journalist, writing for The Independent

Kyle Caldwell, Money Observer

Melanie Wright, Freelance journalist, writing for The Observer

Naomi Rovnick, The Financial Times

Sally Hamilton, Mail on Sunday

Sam McFaul, Money Saving Expert

Samantha Downes, Financial Adviser

 

Trade article

Chris Newlands, The Financial Times

Daniel Flynn, Investment Week

Emma Ann Hughes, FT Adviser

Hardeep Tawakley, Investment Week

Justin Cash, Money Marketing

Katherine Denham, FT Adviser

Laura Miller, FT Adviser

Myron Jobson, Financial Adviser

Ollie Smith, Citywire

Ruth Gillbe, FT Adviser/Financial Adviser

Sam Brodbeck, Money Marketing

Stephanie Hawthorne, Freelance journalist, writing for Pensions World

 

Advisers

 

Financial Adviser of the Year - sponsored by AIC

Anna Sofat, Addidi Wealth Ltd

Dave Penny, Invest Southwest

Gary Smith, Cutting and Carter Limited

Hayley North, Rose and North Ltd

Jonothon McColgan, Combined Financial Strategies Ltd

Martin Bamford, Informed Choice Ltd

Patrick Connolly, Chase de Vere

Scott Gallacher, Rowley Turton (Ifa) Ltd

 

Investment Adviser of the Year - sponsored by Schroders

Bob Wilson, GreenSky Wealth

Carl Lamb, Almary Green Investments Limited

Craig Palfrey, Penguin Wealth Management

Jason Hollands, Tilney Bestinvest

Jonothon McColgan, Combined Financial Strategies Ltd

Patrick Connolly, Chase de Vere

Paul Lindfield, Sedulo Wealth Management

Scott Gallacher, Rowley Turton (Ifa) Ltd

 

Pension Adviser of the Year - sponsored by Royal London

Alan Chan, IFS Wealth & Pensions Ltd

Alistair Cunningham, Wingate Financial Planning

Carl Lamb, Almary Green Investments Limited

Chris Daems, Cervello Financial Planning

Dave Penny, Invest Southwest

Jonothon McColgan, Combined Financial Strategies Ltd

 

At Retirement Adviser of the Year - sponsored by Scottish Widows

Carl Lamb, Almary Green Investments Limited

Dave Penny, Invest Southwest

Jonothon McColgan, Combined Financial Strategies Ltd

Marlene Outrim, UNIQ Family Wealth

Patrick Connolly, Chase de Vere

Sebastian Hurst, Plutus Wealth Management LLP

 

Mortgage Adviser of the Year

Chris Schutrups, The Mortgage Hut

Daniel Bailey, Middleton Finance

David Hollingworth, L & C Mortgage Brokers

Georgina Partridge, Plutus Wealth Management LLP

Jane King, Ash-Ridge Asset Management Ltd

 

Protection Adviser of the Year

Alan Lakey, Highclere Financial Services

Kathryn Knowles, Curain Insurance

Tristan Hartey, Hartey Wealth Management Ltd

 

Estate Planning Adviser of the Year

Carl Lamb, Almary Green Investments Limited

Craig Palfrey, Penguin Wealth Management

Jonothon McColgan, Combined Financial Strategies Ltd

Scott Gallacher, Rowley Turton (Ifa) Ltd

 

Tax Planning Adviser of the Year

Carl Lamb, Almary Green Investments Limited

Gary Smith, Cutting and Carter Limited

Jonothon McColgan, Combined Financial Strategies Ltd

Patrick Connolly, Chase de Vere

 

Value of Advice Ambassador

Dave Penny, Invest Southwest

Hayley North, Rose and North Ltd

Kusal Ariyawansa, Appleton Gerrard Private Wealth Management

Patrick Connolly, Chase de Vere

Scott Gallacher, Rowley Turton (Ifa) Ltd

Sebastian Hurst, Plutus Wealth Management LLP

 

Young Financial Adviser of the Year - sponsored by Fidelity

Alan Chan, IFS Wealth & Pensions Ltd

Chris Schutrups, The Mortgage Hut

Paul Holiday, Green Sky Wealth Ltd

Sean Irwin, DFP Wealth Management

Sebastian Hurst, Plutus Wealth Management LLP

 

The Bluebook Adviser of the Year

Alan Chan, IFS Wealth & Pensions Ltd

Alistair Cunningham, Wingate Financial Planning

Gary Smith, Cutting and Carter Limited

Georgina Partridge, Plutus Wealth Management LLP

Jason Hollands, Tilney Bestinvest

Susan Hill, Susan Hill Financial Planning

 

Social Media Adviser of the Year

Chris Daems, Cervello Financial Planning

Chris Schutrups, The Mortgage Hut

James Candow, Continuum

Marlene Outrim, UNIQ Family Wealth

Tristan Hartey, Hartey Wealth Management Ltd

 

Responsible Investment Adviser of the Year

Bob Wilson, GreenSky Wealth

John Ditchfield, Castlefield

Ruth Whitehead, Ruth Whitehead Associates

Tanya Pein, In2 Planning Ltd

Tristan Hartey, Hartey Wealth Management Ltd

 

Karen Barrett, founder and CEO of Unbiased, comments: “It was wonderful to see so many entries this year for the Media Awards. It’s the first year we’ve opened them up to all Unbiased subscribers so we expected more advisers to enter, but we’ve also seen a surge in the number of journalist entries and nominations. More so than ever, these are the Awards that people want to win in order to be recognised as major voices in the world of advice and personal finance writing. Last year’s ceremony was an especially memorable event, garnering extensive media coverage, but as usual we’ll be looking to go one better in February. As an annual celebration of the value of advice, there is really nothing to compare to the Media Awards.

 

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our current sponsors –AIC, B&CE, Fidelity, Royal London, Schroders and Scottish Widows – for supporting these awards and helping to promote truly independent advice.”

 

ENDS

For more information contact:

Frederica Saunders, Lansons: 020 7294 3620

For expert commentary or case studies from over 250 media-friendly advisers, journalists should visitunbiased.co.uk Bluebook - The Media Adviser Network

 

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