Bluefin triumphs as newcomer Lift-Financial scoops two gongs at Corporate Adviser Awards – Full list of winners

Bluefin were named Firm of the Year at the 2010 Corporate Adviser Awards in London last night, while awards first-timers Lift-Financial walked off with pensions and technology gongs.

Alexander Forbes Financial Services took top prize in both the Group Income Protection Adviser and Group Risk Adviser categories, while Lane Clark & Peacock scooped the trophy for Best Strategy for Investment Advice on Pensions.

Buck Consultants won the Best Member Communication Strategy category, at the event, which took place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, hosted by Edinburgh Fringe favourite Kevin Bridges.

Adviser categories were determined by a panel of 11 industry experts. They voted Portus Consulting as winner in the Best Health and Wellbeing Solution category, and gave the award for Healthcare Adviser of the Year to Aon Consulting. Company Rapport UK was named small firm of the year.

In the provider categories, which were determined by independent research of 250 corporate intermediaries, carried out by H2B, the winners were Canada Life, Bupa and Aegon for best group risk, healthcare and pensions provider respectively.

This year’s Ultimate Default Fund winner was Scottish Life for its Governed Range, earning more than half of the 300 votes lodged in the online reader poll.

Awards Winners – The Complete List

Pension Adviser of the Year
Winner – Lift-Financial
Highly commended – Mercer

Best Member Communication Strategy
Winner – Buck Consultants

Group Income Protection Adviser of the Year
Winner – Alexander Forbes Financial Services
Highly Commended – Bluefin

Healthcare Adviser of the Year
Winner – Aon Consulting
Highly commended Lorica Consulting

Group Risk Adviser of the Year
Winner – Alexander Forbes Financial Services
Highly Commended – Portus Consulting

Best Use of Technology by a Corporate Adviser
Winner – Lift-Financial

Best Healthcare Provider
Winner – Bupa

Best Group Risk Provider
Winner – Canada Life

Best Strategy for Investment Advice on Pensions
Winner – Lane Clark & Peacock

Best Group Pension Provider
Winner – AEGON

Best Integrated Health and Wellbeing Solution
Winner – Portus Consulting

Ultimate Default Fund 2010
Winner – Scottish Life – Governed Range

Corporate Adviser Small Firm of the Year
Winner – Company Rapport UK

Corporate Adviser Firm of the Year
Winner – Bluefin
Highly commended – Lorica Consulting