Prestigious national award for Paradigm Norton


Barry Horner (centre)

Barry Horner (centre)

Financial planning firm Paradigm Norton has been awarded the title of accredited financial planning firm of the year by the Institute of Financial Planning (IFP).

Paradigm Norton, headed by chief executive Barry Horner was presented with the prestigious national award by IFP president Rebecca Taylor at the professional body’s conference held at the Celtic Manor resort near Newport.

IFP interim chief executive Steve Gazzard, who sat on the judging panel that picked out Paradigm Norton for the accolade comments:

“Accredited firms are, by definition, already the finished article in the financial planning profession.

“In developing this award we sought to recognise the firm that had made a significant impact in the previous year as well as the firm’s business performance.

“I have never had to judge entrants of such consistently high quality.”

All 68 of the IFP’s accredited financial planning firms were eligible to enter the national award, which is intended to recognise the impact made on the financial planning profession over the past 12 months.

Firms were required to submit a 2,500-word application and faced an interview by a panel of leading industry judges.

Barry Horner of Paradigm Norton comments: “It’s wonderful to be recognised like this by the best in the profession – and wonderful too that it’s a North Somerset firm leading the way and setting national standards of excellence.”