Banchory-based Paul Gibson has been named Money Management Financial Planner of the Year 2016 at an awards ceremony in London.
Paul, who is managing director of Granite Financial Planning, retains the title he won in 2015 when he became the first ever Scot to win the accolade.
To be eligible for the overall award, financial planners had to submit detailed answers to case studies set in at least three financial disciplines.
Paul, who lives in Portlethen, was judged to have demonstrated ‘high-quality understanding’ across numerous disciplines.
He was presented with the top accolade by BBC presenter and former Strictly Come Dancing winner Chris Hollins at the black-tie awards dinner held in Mayfair on Thursday, October 27.
Commenting on his achievement, Paul said: “To retain the title for a second year is fantastic news and is a huge endorsement for the type of work we undertake.
“Having recently set up our own business it is great to be recognised at such a high level in the UK and demonstrates that high quality advice can be offered locally by a boutique firm.”
Paul is one of the best qualified financial planners in the UK.
He is both a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, as well as a Chartered Wealth Manager and Certified Financial Planner of the Chartered Investment & Securities Institute.
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