Nov 16

Newcastle Financial Planner Wins Best Practice Award


Newcastle local Andrew Frith wins Industry Association Best Practice Award




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Sydney, 16 November 2011:  The Financial Planning Association (FPA) is pleased to announce Andrew Frith, from Leenane Templeton Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, as the Newcastle winner of the 2011 FPA’s Associate Financial Planner (AFP®) Best Practice Award.

The Best Practice Awards are intended to encourage and highlight the achievements of financial planning professionals who demonstrate their commitment to excellence by providing advice in line with the industry’s leading benchmark standards, the FPA Code of Professional Practice and Code of Ethics. 

More specifically, they recognise and highlight the achievements of financial planning professionals who achieve superior outcomes on behalf of their clients. This year marks the first time that the Awards will be awarded at Chapter level, in recognition of the diverse nature and needs of clients from different parts of the country.

“Financial advice is far from a ‘one size fits all’ service and these Awards acknowledge the variety of skills and specialist understanding required to meet the personalised needs of clients from many different walks of life,” said FPA CEO, Mark Rantall.

“Our FPA members are often active members of their local community and when they achieve excellence they deserve to be recognised as providers of a vital and valuable service that supports their fellow community members,” said Mr Rantall. 

Mr Rantall congratulated Andrew Frith on his outstanding entry, which included practical examples of advice given in a variety of client situations.

“In any profession it is vital to recognise ‘the best of the best’, those who upon objective analysis display high standards of professionalism, integrity and expertise,” said Mr Rantall.  “Andrew’s entry showcased the way his skill, knowledge and integrity translate into high quality advice and positive outcomes for his clients.”

“I’m delighted to receive this award.  It’s a real honour to be recognised for my commitment as a professional financial planner, especially because it relates to the results gained for clients, said Award recipient, Andrew Frith. “Because when it comes down to it, is what we can do for our clients – many of whom are our friends and neighbours – that lies at the heart of what the FPA is all about.”

Newcastle Financial Planner wins award


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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is the peak professional body for financial planning in Australia. It has a network of 32 Chapters across the country, which provides business and professional development activities for more than 10,000 members. This includes around 8,000 practitioner members who manage the financial affairs of more than 5 million Australians whose investments are valued at $630 billion.


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