- Stephen Jones wins the Financial Adviser of the Year crown sponsored by LightTower Partners at 2018 Growth Investor Awards.
- Jack Rose, Head of Tax Efficient Investments at LightTower Partners, presented the Financial Adviser of the Year award to Stephen Jones of Clear Solutions.
- Six impressive financial advisers competed for the coveted trophy at the 2018 Growth Investor Awards.
- Visit growthinvestorawards.com for details of winners and runners-up in all 15 categories.
Last year’s one to watch Stephen Jones of Clear Solutions has scooped the prestigious title of the Financial Adviser of the Year at the fourth annual Growth Investor Awards, organised by Intelligent Partnership.
Sponsored by LightTower Partners, the award was presented on November 7 at a black-tie gala dinner gathering over 450 who’s who from the UK’s vibrant SME investment community.
Commenting on the victory, Stephen Jones said: "I am delighted to receive this Industry Accolade, not just for me but for my Team at Clear Solutions and especially in recognition of the service that we give to our high quality clients. This Award endorses that hard work and going the extra mile on behalf of our clients and I look forward to continuing to deliver a high - quality professional service within this sector for many years to come.”
The judges were thoroughly impressed by Stephen Jones’ approach to education, both formally as well as through market and provider engagement. Jones was also praised as a great example of a financial adviser with a strong sense of client engagement and continuous interaction.
The Financial Adviser of the Year is the highest accolade honouring an individual who can demonstrate they are best able to advise on alternative investments as part of their investment proposition. The judges considered advisers’ application of expertise to add value for their clients, approach to compliance and regulation, risk management and overall promotion of alternative investments.
LightTower Partners has sponsored the category since the inception of the Growth Investor Awards, demonstrating a continued commitment to venture capital funding in the UK, and the key role that financial advisers play.
Guy Tolhurst, managing director of Intelligent Partnership, commented: “Stephen’s expertise, involvement with the EIS Association and his untiring enthusiasm to educate the wider adviser’s community through various initiatives set him far above the industry standards. He leads the way as an active promoter of AIM and other innovations.”
To claim the title, Stephen Jones edged out five other impressive finalists from across the Nation and the Sector and all with incredibly high professionalism and industry experience.
Visit growthinvestorawards.com/winners2018 for details of winners and runners-up in all 15 categories and a full coverage of the Growth Investor Awards gala.
About the Growth Investor Awards
Launched in 2015, the Growth Investor Awards have rightly become a major focal point in the UK’s SME investment community calendar. The awards celebrate companies and individuals involved in putting investment to work in high-potential businesses. They honour those providing or helping to source investment and leading players that are helping to optimise growth capital for scaling UK companies.
About Intelligent Partnership
At Intelligent Partnership we’re passionate about small businesses. We know that they are a vital part of the economy: creating jobs, developing new products, opening up new markets and fuelling regional and national growth.
We want to play our part in promoting the SME sector and, in particular, highlighting the investment and support available to small companies. Putting ourselves at the centre of the wide-ranging capital debate, we want to encourage more people to start their own businesses.
Through our campaigning, research, content, events and awards initiatives, we want to encourage more small businesses to secure vital investment and associated support to scale up and become great businesses.