Old Mill win coveted industry award

Old Mill has beaten off stiff competition from some of the UK’s top financial firms to win one of the industry’s top prizes.

The West Country firm was named Financial Adviser Life & Pensions Awards Best Small Adviser 2012 at a ceremony at the exclusive Sartoria restaurant on London’s Saville Row recently.

There were around 20 firms shortlisted in the Small Adviser award; these were then judged individually by chartered financial planner and business consultant Dr Peter Williams, and Gavin Tisshaw, chairman of IFA firm Executive Advisory Services.

Old Mill, which has branches in Shepton Mallet, Yeovil, Melksham, Exeter and Dorchester, was chosen from a plethora of top names, including NeedanAdviser, who were highly commended and Chapters Financial and Wingate Financial Planning who were both commended.

Old Mill was represented at the ceremony by partners Simon Cole, Kevin Whitmarsh and Paula Hodge and associate director Duncan Parkes, who was himself recognized by the industry in November when he was named Chartered Financial Planner of the Year by the Personal Finance Society.

On receiving the award, Simon said: “The Financial Adviser Life & Pensions Awards are one of the hardest fought in the industry, so we are thoroughly delighted with this award. The entrants for this title really are the cream of the crop so the win really is testament to the ongoing hard work undertaken by Old Mill team throughout the year.”

While Kevin added: “At Old Mill we work tirelessly to ensure we deliver the highest possible standard of advice by always making sure the client is at the heart of everything we do, so it is really encouraging for us that our client-centered approach is being recognized and rewarded, firstly with the Professional Adviser award in February and now this accolade from Financial Adviser.

“But these awards will not leave us resting on our laurels; we will continue with our commitment to delivering highly professional services where the client’s needs are always paramount,” Kevin concludes.

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