Lorica Employee Benefits was crowned Firm of the Year 2014 at the Corporate Adviser Awards in London last night, and also took home the award for Best Use of Technology by a Corporate Adviser, (Pictured - Lorica’s David Battle accepting the award from Scottish Widows’ Tim Willis and Marcus Brigstocke).
The Pension Adviser of the Year award went to Hargreaves Lansdown, while Arthur J Gallagher was named Group Risk Adviser of the Year, at the awards ceremony in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, which was chaired by comedian and star of Channel 4’s The Jump Marcus Brigstocke.
JLT Employee Benefits took the award for Group Income Protection Adviser of the Year, while PMI Health Group took top spot in both the Best Integrated Health and Wellbeing Solution and Best Cash Plan Solution categories. The Healthcare Adviser of the Year award went to Orb Employee Benefits.
The newly created Best Auto-Enrolment Solution award went to Punter Southall Group, while LCP won Best Strategy for Investment Advice on Pensions, and Thomsons Online Benefits scooped the Best Member Communication category.
Towers Watson was the winner of the new Workplace Benefits Industry Leader 2014 category, which recognises the consultancy that has gone the extra yard in shaping the future of benefits – through thought leadership, research, product innovation, new consultancy solutions and lobbying of Government and regulators.
John Lawson, head of policy, corporate benefits at Aviva was named Personality of the Year, in recognition of his forthright interpretation of events in a fast-developing industry, while at the same time offering positive, constructive solutions to the complex problems such as at-retirement, small pots, charges and commission.
The Corporate Adviser Small Firm of the Year 2014 went to Mazars Employee Benefits.
In the provider categories Standard Life was named Best Group Pension Provider, while Canada Life Group Insurance won Best Group Risk Provider. Best healthcare provider went to Bupa, while Westfield Health took home the award for Best Cash Plan.
The award for Best Master Trust went to Legal & General, while Schroders Dynamic Multi-Asset Fund took away the award for Ultimate Default Fund 2014.