Hat-trick for Bluefin at Corporate Adviser Awards 2011

Bluefin scooped a hat-trick of trophies at last night’s Corporate Adviser Awards ceremony in London.

Nick Burns, chief executive of Bluefin, took home the Firm of the Year award for the third year running, along with gongs for Pension Adviser of the Year and Best Integrated Health and Wellbeing Solution.
Thomsons Online Benefits walked off with the award for Best Use of Technology by a Corporate Adviser at the ceremony, which took place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, hosted by comedian Ian Moore.
Worcestershire-based Johnson Fleming won the Best Member Communication Strategy category, with Alexander Forbes Healthcare taking the award for Best Group Income Protection Adviser. Healthcare Adviser of the Year went to Jelf Employee Benefits, while Group Risk Adviser of the Year was won by Gallagher Risk & Reward.
Citrus4Benefits won the Corporate Adviser Small Firm of the Year in their first attempt at the category, while the award for Best Cashplan Solution went to Advo Group.
Adviser categories were determined by a panel of industry experts, while provider categories were decided through independent market research of 250 corporate intermediaries carried out by NMG. Bupa were voted both Healthcare and Cashplan Provider of the Year, while Aegon won Pension Provider of the Year and Canada Life won Group Risk Provider of the Year.
This year’s Ultimate Default Fund award went to Scottish Life, for its Governed Range, a second consecutive victory in the online reader poll.

Corporate Adviser Awards 2011 – All the winners

Corporate Adviser Firm of the Year – Bluefin
Highly commended – Alexander Forbes Financial Services,
and – Thomsons Online Benefits

Corporate Adviser Small Firm of the Year – Citrus4Benefits,
Pension Adviser of the Year – Bluefin
Highly Commended – LCP

Best Member Communication Strategy – Johnson Fleming
Highly commended – Bluefin

Group Income Protection Adviser of the Year – Alexander Forbes Healthcare
Highly commended – Premier Choice Group

Healthcare Adviser of the Year – Jelf Employee Benefits
Highly commended – Advo Group

Group Risk Adviser of the Year – Gallagher Risk & Reward
Highly commended – Alexander Forbes Healthcare

Best Integrated Health and Wellbeing Solution – Bluefin

Best Cashplan Solution – Advo Group

Best Use of Technology by a Corporate Adviser –
Thomsons Online Benefits

Best Healthcare Provider – Bupa

Best Group Risk Provider – Canada Life

Best Strategy for Investment Advice on Pensions – LCP

Best Group Pension Provider – Aegon

Best Cashplan Provider – Bupa

Ultimate Default Fund 2011 – Scottish Life Governed Range,