Sesame has announced the names of the providers, lenders and advisers that scooped awards at its third annual Sesame Adviser Awards ceremony, which took place on Thursday 11 March at Altitude 360, Millbank Tower in London.
The provider and lender awards are voted for by Sesame Network members and are based on independent research conducted by NMG Financial Consulting.
Royal London Group had a successful evening, picking up three accolades including best protection provider, whilst Scottish Life was named best for overall provider service and best pension provider (joint with AVIVA).
Stephen Young, chief operating officer at Sesame Bankhall Group, said: “These awards are voted for by our members and are a positive endorsement of the high quality service and support that these companies are delivering to IFAs and mortgage brokers. The past year has been another challenging one for our industry and it is good to be able to celebrate the achievements of some of our member firms, along with our provider and lender partners, who have demonstrated continued success in these difficult times. We are continually working with providers and lenders to boost service and deliver even greater value to Sesame members.”
Awards were also presented to some of Sesame’s leading network member firms in recognition of their success in 2009. The full list of award winners is listed below.
AWARDS WINNERS IN THE PROVIDER AND LENDER CATEGORY
|Best Investment ProviderFidelity||Best Pension ProviderAviva and Scottish Life (Joint)|
|Best Protection ProviderRoyal London||Best General Insurance ProviderPaymentshield|
|Best Overall Service – ProviderScottish Life||Best Overall Service – LenderBM Solutions|
|Best Value for Money – ProviderFriends Provident||Best Value for Money – LenderCoventry|
|Best Intermediary LenderNationwide|
AWARD WINNERS IN THE ADVISER CATEGORY
|Top Protection FirmMoneygate IFA Ltd||Top Mortgage FirmHurst Independent Financial Services Ltd|
|Top Pensions & Investment FirmLEBC Group Ltd||Top General Insurance FirmSlater Hogg Mortgages Ltd|
|Top Firm – ScotlandSlater Hogg Mortgages Ltd||Top Firm – North EastLEBC Group Ltd|
|Top Firm – North WestThe Chester Partnership Ltd||Top Firm – Northern IrelandOasis Financial Solutions Ltd|
|Top Firm – MidlandsNew Homes Mortgage Services||Top Firm – Wales & South WestLampiers Financial Planning Ltd|
|Top Firm – Home CountiesHurst Independent Financial Services Ltd||Top Firm – London & SouthThe Investment Company|
|Top AdviserMatt King, The Investment Company|
|Directors’ AwardHarvest Associates Ltd||Best Strategic Provider PartnerAEGON and Scottish Widows (Joint)|