Professional Adviser and Retirement Planner are proud to host the 2021 Women In Financial Advice Awards, which celebrate the achievements of women working within the financial advice community and also the financial services sectors that work to provide solutions for their clients.

These awards are not about men versus women or whether a particular gender is more suited to a career or role in financial services - they are simply about celebrating and recognising the achievements of women in a sector where they continue to be under-represented.

Whether it be the gender pay gap, the lack of senior women in the sector or the willingness of women even to seek financial advice, the sheer volume of news stories appearing in Professional Adviser and Retirement Planner in recent years stands as stark testament to this latter point. More positively, such coverage may be seen as a growing acknowledgement this issue can no longer be ignored and the extraordinary response to these awards in the past couple of years suggests the advice profession sector may be on the verge of taking a very significant step forward.

In highlighting the achievements of women already in financial advice or the wider financial services world, as well as recognising individuals of either gender who help to maximise the potential of women or are striving to bring about a more appropriate gender balance, the Women In Financial Advice Awards is now looking to play its part by helping to inspire more women to work in an already dynamic sector that, nevertheless, stands a long way short of fulfilling its true potential.


About the Awards

The Women in Financial Advice Awards are open to those working within both the financial advice community and among the financial services sector that provide products and/or services to financial advisers and their clients in the UK.

Nominees can be involved in roles relating to UK-based financial advice, adviser support services, platform provision, investment, retirement and protection solutions - including but not limited to management, strategy, product development, marketing, communications, sales, compliance, human resources or front, middle or back-office operations.

DEADLINE TO NOMINATE: 19TH MAY



Categories

Financial Adviser of the Year - London

Financial Adviser of the Year - Midlands & East Anglia

Financial Adviser of the Year - North East

Financial Adviser of the Year - North West

Financial Adviser of the Year - Scotland & NI

Financial Adviser of the Year - South East

Financial Adviser of the Year - South West

Financial Adviser of the Year - Wales


Woman of the Year – ESG Advice (NEW)

Woman of the Year – Vulnerable Client Care (NEW)

Woman of the Year – Investment Advice

Woman of the Year – Protection Advice

Woman of the Year – Retirement Planning

Woman of the Year – Paraplanning

Woman of the Year – In-house Adviser Support

Woman of the Year – ESG (NEW)

Woman of the Year – Investment

Woman of the Year – Retirement


Woman of the Year – Platforms

Woman of the Year – Fintech

Woman of the Year – Adviser Support Services

Rising Star

Role Model of the Year (large firms)

Role Model of the Year (small/medium firms)

Team Leader of the Year

Most Inspiring Returner

Marketing Influencer of the Year

Contribution to Gender Diversity


Judges

Associate Director
Progeny
Founder & Director
Para-Sols
Freelance Journalist
Associate Director
Four Communications
Founder & Director
Jigsaw Tree
Head of Pension Strategy
Technical Connection
Head of Media Relations
Schroders
Technical Manager
Canada Life
Managing Director
Network Advice Business at Quilter Financial Planning
Intermediary Solutions Director
Schroders
Pension Specialist
Royal London
PR Director
the lang cat
Pension Technical Manager
Curtis Banks
Founder and Managing Director
Nexus IFA Ltd
Managing Director
Carr Consulting & Communications
Managing Director
Technology & Technical Ltd
Chief Executive
PIMFA
Partner
Camarco
Director of Retail Protection
Zurich
Managing Director
Aviva Financial Advice
Professional Standards Director
Chartered Insurance Institute
Head of Communications
Chase de Vere
UK FinTech Ambassador
TISAtech
Independent PR consultant
Head of Financial Planning
Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

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Contact

For entry queries contact:
Tom Ellis
Editor, Professional Adviser
+44 (0)20 7484 9890
For sponsorship queries, contact:
Andrew O'Kelly
Business Development Director
+44 (0)7973 552381
For sponsorship queries, contact:
Kim Harris
Sales Director - Events
+44 (0)7985 874616