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Foster Denovo|About us|Award wins – most recent

Award wins

Providing outstanding financial advice that clients can rely on is our aim. Over the years we’ve won numerous prestigious awards that highlight how our efforts are having a real impact and place us among the top firms in the UK.

Adviser Firm of the Year - London, Professional Adviser awards 2020

The Professional Adviser Awards set out to recognise businesses across the country for their knowledge, skills and commitment to client care. We are delighted to have been recognised as Adviser Firm of the Year, London for the second consecutive year.  Announcing our win, we were commended for our strategic understanding and clear client-focused advice.

FT Adviser’s Top 100 Financial Advisers – 2019

The FT’s list of the top financial advisers looks at a range of factors that are key to investors seeking someone to assist them with their finances. These include growth rate, experience and the qualifications advisers hold. We’re thrilled to have a place in the top 25 in 2019.

AdvisoryHQ’s Top 10 Best Wealth Management Firms & Financial Advisers in London – 2019

To judge the award, AdvisoryHQ undertook 100% independent research to assess how well-equipped financial services companies were to handle a wide range of financial challenges. After looking at our team and process, Foster Denovo earned a 5-star rating, ranking as one of AdvisoryHQ’s leading wealth management firms and financial advisers.

New Model Adviser’s Top 100 Firms – 2019

The New Model Adviser’s Top 100 list doesn’t just recognise how firms work with clients, although that is an important part of it, but how they contribute to the financial advice profession as a whole. We were delighted to have been named in the Top 100 for 2019. When appraising Foster Denovo, they mentioned our acquisitions and our aim to become a ‘facilitator’ in the market, as well as our financial education proposition and technology initiatives.

Workplace Savings and Benefits Award - 2019

Our employee benefits division, Secondsight, reached the finalist stage of the Employee Benefits Consultant of the Year at the Workplace Savings and Benefits Award 2019. What’s more, Secondsight client Weil was also a finalist in the Best Healthcare and Wellbeing Strategy of the Year category. These awards recognise employer and provider excellence over the past 12 months.

Most Outstanding Workplace Pensions Adviser, Global Business Excellence Awards – 2019

We were thrilled to have won Most Outstanding Workplace Pension Provider 2019 – UK at the Global Business Excellence Awards for Secondsight. The award highlights the strength of Secondsight’s influence within the industry, as well as our digital presences and digital platforms, which are frequently updated with news and insights.

Adviser Firm of the Year, London, Professional Adviser Awards – 2019

The Professional Adviser Awards set out to recognise businesses across the country for their knowledge, skills and commitment to client care. So, we were delighted to earn the title of Adviser Firm of the Year London for 2019. Our strategic understanding and clear client-focused advice were commended in particular.

FT Adviser Top 100 Financial Advisers - 2019

Not only did we make the Top 100 list of the FT Adviser’s prestigious list of financial services companies, but we secured a spot in the top ten. The list showcases some of the best financial advisory businesses in the UK, based on how assets are recommended in different economic and interest-rate environments, as well as how qualified our advisers are.

New Model Adviser Top 100 Firms – 2018

The New Model Adviser Top 100 highlights firms the well-known publisher believes deserve praise. Among the areas, the judging panel looked at were a clear strategy for growing business, a demonstratable succession plan and evidence of conversations with clients about their ethical investment preferences. In addition, we had to show a commitment to client education and a high level of qualifications among staff.

Mortgage Adviser of the Year, Financial Reporter Women’s Recognition Awards – 2018

Augusta Onyiuke-Eluma, a Mortgage Partner at Foster Denovo, was awarded Mortgage Adviser of the Year at the 2018 Financial Reporter Women’s Recognition Awards. It’s an accolade that recognises individuals whose work as a mortgage adviser deserves recognition or has paved the way for other women in the sector.

Best Corporate Advisers, Money Marketing Awards – 2018

Secondsight retained the title and won Best Corporate Adviser for the second year running at the prestigious Money Marketing Awards. The judges commented on the depth, breadth and overall quality of Secondsight’s client-focused approach.

Investors in People, Silver – 2018

We were delighted to have been awarded the Investors in People Silver accreditation. We had previously held this award with a Bronze accreditation, so we’re thrilled to have been reaccredited to the next level.

Leading Workplace Pension Adviser, Wealth & Finance Awards – 2018

We were awarded Leading Experts in the Workplace Pension Adviser of the Year at the 2018 Wealth and Finance Awards.

Best Corporate Adviser, Money Marketing Awards – 2017

While announcing our win for Best Corporate Adviser at the 2018 Money Marketing Awards, the judges told us they especially liked our focus on wellbeing, encompassing financial, health and mental wellbeing, along with our range of communication methods to suit different employers’ needs.

Best Financial Adviser, Private Equity Fund Manager of the Year – 2016

Foster Denovo was awarded ‘Best Financial Adviser 2016’ in the Private Equity Fund Manager of the Year awards, part of the Wealth & Finance Awards.

Best for Employee Benefits Advisory Services, Wealth & Finance Awards – 2016

We were awarded Best for Employee Benefits Advisory Services – UK at the Wealth & Finance Awards.

Finalist for Best Corporate Adviser, Money Marketing Awards – 2016

The awards seek to recognise adviser firms for both the quality of their customer advice and their business acumen. We made it to the finalist stage after showcasing our client-led approach.

Shortlisted for Editor’s Choice Award, FSTech Awards – 2016

Foster Denovo was shortlisted at the FSTech awards, in the category of the Editor’s Choice Award. Our entry reflected the innovation and development of Mybenefitsatwork and how it has helped to increase employee engagement and understanding of their benefits.

Shortlisted for Adviser Firm of the Year and Best Client Engagement Award, Professional Adviser Award – 2016

We were shortlisted for Adviser Firm of the Year (London) and Best Client Engagement Award for Mybenefitsatwork at the Professional Adviser Awards 2016.

Workplace Financial Education Firm of the Year and Best for Employee Benefits Advisory Service, Finance Awards – 2015

We were delighted to be announced as the winners of the following two categories at 2015’s Finance Awards: Workplace Financial Education Firm of the Year UK and Best for Employee Benefits Advisory Services UK.

Estate Planner of the Year, Solidus Conference – 2015

We won the Estate Planner of the Year 2015 Award at the Solidus Conference 2015. This was in recognition of the excellent achievements in providing comprehensive estate planning solutions to our clients. We previously won this award in 2012 and 2014.

Highly commended for Promoting a Learning Culture, Work Week Best Event Awards – 2015

Foster Denovo was highly commended in the Learning at Work Week Best Event Award, for Promoting a Learning Culture in the SME category. This reflected the strength and quality of our entry which put us in very close contention for winning the overall award. The judges were particularly impressed with our overall approach, clear objectives and partnership working.

Employee Benefits Intermediary of the Year, COVER Excellence Awards - 2015

Secondsight was delighted to be recognised and shortlisted at the 2015 COVER Excellence Awards in the category Employee Benefits Intermediary of the Year. The COVER Excellence Awards seek to recognise and reward those firms and intermediaries who have been innovating and serving their customers to the highest standards.

Secondsight’s client, Oracle, shortlisted for Best Workplace Savings Solution - 2015

Oracle was a finalist in the category Best Workplace Savings Solution at the Pensions Insight DC Awards for the introduction of workplace financial education as part of their overall employee wellbeing programme.

Consultancy of the Year, Charity Times Award – 2015

Foster Denovo was a finalist at the 2015 Charity Times Awards in the category of Consultancy of the Year. The entry recognised Foster Denovo’s latest innovation, Mybenefitsatwork, which was designed with the third sector in mind.

Employee Benefits Consultant of the Year, Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards – 2015

Secondsight was announced as finalists in the category Employee Benefits Consultant of the Year and our client Oracle was a finalist in the category, Best Financial Education Initiative of the Year at the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards. The Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards recognise employer and provider excellence over the last 12 months.

Best Auto-Enrolment Solution, Money Marketing Awards – 2015

Foster Denovo won Best Auto-Enrolment Solution at the Money Marketing Awards 2015. We were also shortlisted for the Best Professional Development Award. The Awards ceremony is the best opportunity of the year for all major financial services companies and organisations to join together and celebrate the industry’s finest.

Shortlisted for Business Change and Transformation, UK Financial Services Experience Awards – 2015

Foster Denovo made the finals of the UK Financial Services Experience Awards 2015. Foster Denovo was shortlisted in the Business Change or Transformation category for the excellent client experience provided throughout Foster Denovo and Secondsight.

Shortlisted for Best Financial Education Strategy Award, Very Important Benefit Awards – 2015

Oracle, was shortlisted for Best Financial Education Strategy at the Very Important Benefit Awards 2015 (part of the publication Reward). The shortlisting recognised their excellent work surrounding their workplace financial education programme.

Finalist in the Best Financial Education Strategy, Employee Benefits Awards – 2015

Oracle was a finalist in the Best Financial Education Strategy category at the Employee Benefits 2015 awards. The shortlisting recognised the implementation and work surrounding their financial education programme.

Shortlisted for Paraplanner of the Year, Professional Adviser Awards – 2015

Neil Wortham, Head of Paraplanning at Foster Denovo, was shortlisted for Paraplanner of the Year 2015, at the Professional Adviser Awards. Having won this award in 2014, it was a great achievement for Neil to be shortlisted once again. The Professional Adviser Awards celebrate excellence and achievement in the financial services industry, with a real focus on the financial adviser community.

Consultancy of the Year, Charity Times Awards – 2014

We were delighted to be awarded Consultancy of the Year at the Charity Times Awards. This was in recognition for helping our charity clients with cost-effective auto-enrolment and supporting charity workers in their retirement choices. Our entry for the awards, in its 15th year, covered our range of cost-effective auto-enrolment services to the charity sector, and the work that has been undertaken to support charity employees in making informed choices about their retirement planning.

Shortlisted at the Retirement Planner Awards – 2014

We were shortlisted at the Retirement Planner Awards 2014. This was in recognition of our commitment to making a real difference in how people approach their retirement.

Best Professional Development Award, Money Marketing Awards – 2014

For the second year running, we picked up the award for Best Professional Development. The judges felt that Foster Denovo stood out by being able to show it had continued its drive on training and development support. The judges said the business demonstrated a “focus on delivering better consumer outcomes because that is what it is all about”. The judges said Foster Denovo showed compelling evidence it is living up to its mission statement: “To be the best at nurturing, developing and supporting our people and empowering them to give an outstanding client service.”

Runner up for Adviser Firm of the Year, Money Marketing Awards – 2014

Foster Denovo impressed the judges with its ability to create a successful advice firm at scale, based around strong and steady business processes. It looks particularly well-positioned to benefit from the current auto-enrolment reforms.

Best Financial Education Strategy Award, Employee Benefits Awards – 2014

Secondsight’s client, Martindale Pharma, was a finalist at the 2014 Employee Benefits Awards for Best Financial Education Strategy. Martindale Pharma was shortlisted in recognition of the pensions education and communication delivered to their employees.

Foster Denovo’s client, Victim Support, is a finalist for Best Pensions Auto-enrolment Strategy – small employer (fewer than 5,000 staff) - 2014

We submitted the entry on behalf of our charity client, Victim Support, at the 2014 Employee Benefits Awards.
The organisation worked with us ahead of their staging date to carry out a comprehensive pensions project which included consolidating 28 different group personal and stakeholder schemes across 9 different providers and 22 individual personal pension plans and establishing one pension scheme to be used for automatic enrolment.

Paraplanner of the Year, Professional Adviser Awards – 2014

Neil Wortham, Head of Paraplanning at Foster Denovo, scooped the Paraplanner of the Year prize at the 2014 Professional Adviser Awards. In a category with some strong competition, the judges’ comments included: “Some measurables help make this an impressive entry; Neil is clearly respected in a big firm that has demanding ownership.”

Shortlisted for Pensions Adviser of the Year, Corporate Adviser Awards – 2014

We were delighted to be shortlisted at the 2014 Corporate Adviser Awards for Pensions Adviser of the Year. The accolade was in recognition of the pensions work carried out with our corporate and charity clients over the last year.

Shortlisted for Adviser Firm of the Year (London), Professional Adviser Award – 2014

Foster Denovo was shortlisted at the Professional Adviser Awards 2014 for Adviser Firm of the Year (London) and Neil Wortham, our Head of Paraplanning, was shortlisted for Best Paraplanner.

Estate Planner of the Year, Solidus Conference – 2013

Each year Solidus recognises one financial planning group for their delivery of effective estate planning services to clients. We were up against 200 other companies. We won Estate Planner of the Year based on our commitment and the integration of estate planning services. We have invested time and resources to identify and deliver improvements in protecting clients’ wealth

Highly commended for Best Protection Intermediary, Health Insurance Awards - 2013

We were highly commended at the Health Insurance Awards 2013 in the category of Best Protection Intermediary for the excellent work undertaken with a corporate client. Foster Denovo was shortlisted against LifeSearch, London & Country Mortgage, Moneysworth, Oviso Financial Services and Plan Money.

Finalist for Consultant of the Year, CIPD People Management Awards – 2013

Secondsight was shortlisted in the category Consultant of the Year at the 2013 CIPD People Management Awards.

Shortlisted for Best Benefits Communication – Large Employer, Employee Benefits Awards - 2013

Our client Oracle was a finalist in the category Best Benefits Communication – Large Employer at the 2013 Employee Benefits Awards. This was in recognition of the excellent work that was completed on the re-communication of their flexible benefits package.

IFA of the Year, Money Marketing Awards – 2013

We were delighted to be named as IFA of the Year at the Money Marketing Awards 2013. The judges were impressed with how we were refreshingly open-minded and pragmatic about our evolution and how we demonstrated an impressive strategic plan which delivered results in terms of profits and other objectives. Other finalists included Almary Green Investments, Ashcourt Rowan, Atkinson Bolton Consulting, Lowes Financial Management and Wingate Financial Planning.

Best Recruitment & Development, Money Marketing Awards – 2013

We were announced as the winner of the Best Recruitment and Development Award at the Money Marketing Awards 2013. The judges were impressed with the remarkable balance of training and support offered by Foster Denovo and our focus on areas such as management courses and change planning.

Runner up for Best RDR Transition, Money Marketing Awards – 2013

We were announced as the runner up in this highly competitive category and it demonstrates the planning and focus we have had on transforming our business as a result of RDR.

Most Effective Reward Programme, Pay & Benefits Awards – 2012

Secondsight’s client, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), won the Most Effective Reward Programme at the Pay & Benefits Awards 2012. Secondsight was also announced as one of the finalists in the category Outsourcing Provider of the Year.

Distinction in Employee Benefits, HR Distinction Awards – 2012

Oracle & ICE were both finalists in the Distinction in Employee Benefits, Rewards and Recognition category for the fantastic work that has been completed on their pension and benefits packages

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