Liza Pontone is awarded for her Outstanding Achievement

Active is celebrating the start of another successful year, after winning a prestigious award at the inaugural Yorkshire Financial Awards.

The firm was shortlisted in six categories, both as a business and for individuals. The results were announced at a ceremony at Royal Armouries in Leeds on 21 February.

On the night, our Liza Pontone, Chartered Financial Planner was awarded

  • Outstanding Achievement

Active was also shortlisted for:

  • Best Employer
  • Financial Adviser Team of the Year
  • Director of the Year (Karl Pemberton, Managing Director)
  • Independent Financial Adviser of the Year (Paul Gibson, Director)
  • Rising Star (Andrew Gilmore, Chartered Financial Planner)

Active is the only firm in the Yorkshire Financial Awards 2019 to have been shortlisted in six categories.

Karl Pemberton, Managing Director said: “This is a fantastic result for everyone on the team at Active. Even though a few individuals were highlighted for separate awards, every single person on the team deserves some recognition and reward.

“The team has worked exceptionally hard to build up a brand that is respected within the region, well-liked among those who know us, and, most importantly, trusted to give crystal clear and impartial advice. I am delighted that this has been acknowledged by the judging panel, and it has given us a fantastic start to the year.”

Liza Pontone, Chartered Financial Planner at Active, said: “It’s an honour to have even been shortlisted for the Outstanding Achievement award at the Yorkshire Financial Awards, but to actually win was just amazing.

“The culture at Active is about providing a gold standard service for our clients and being respected and treated well as a team. We celebrate success and share best practice. This award is for the whole team, as we all support each other to do well and deliver for our clients”

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