Astute Financial Planning has become the latest firm to join the Institute of Financial Planning's (IFP) accredited firms register.
The register represents firms that the IFP said offers an "elite" standard of financial planning.
Founder Ian O'Connor said: "Our focus has always been on providing a very personalised and comprehensive financial planning service to our clients; advice that our clients can trust and rely on, to help them achieve their goals and objectives in life and to sleep at night.
"We are delighted to be joining the IFP register of elite firms, whose commitment to real financial planning' is as strong as our own."
O'Connor won the IFP's Jonathan Timms award in 2001, given to the individual who has submitted the best response to the financial planning case study set for CFP certification.
He also won Tony Sellon Memorial Prize in 2003, awarded to the person that has contributed most significantly to the development of financial planning in a given year.
IFP CEO Nick Cann said: "Given his huge contribution to the financial planning profession over the years, it is very pleasing that Ian and Astute Financial Planning are now recognised as an accredited financial planning firm."
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