Richard bows out of IFP's PPOTY Award coordination
As you may have seen in Financial Planner Magazine and IFA Online, this year's Paraplanner of the Year Award will - for the first time - be coordinated by the IFP following the announcement that The Paraplanners' Richard Allum has opted to bow out of front-line Awards coordination to spend more time with the Judging Panel.
Now in its sixth year, the Paraplanner of the Year Award was originally established by members of the independent paraplanning community site TheParaplanner.com and coordinated by Richard on their behalf.
From the start, the IFP's support for the Paraplanner of the Year Award - among the Institute's many other activities - has been instrumental in helping to raise paraplanning's profile and its professional standing over recent years.
Intended to recognise exceptional performance among their peers, the Paraplanner of the Year Award not only attracts more and more entries from a greater number of outstanding paraplanners each year, but it also serves as the benchmark for professional conduct and standards against which a growing pool of UK paraplanners are able to aspire.
It has been the Awards' growing popularity that has led Richard to conclude that, after five years, it was high time to hand over the task of coordination to the IFP's dedicated team, allowing him to concentrate on his role as a member of the judging panel.