The 2019 IMA Money Advice Awards will be presented at IMA Conference 2019, to be held on 10 and 11 June at the Midland Hotel, Manchester.
We’re pleased to announce that the shortlisted finalists for the 2019 awards are as follows:
Money Adviser of the Year, sponsored by Computershare
- Samantha Allsopp, Futures Housing Group
- Lucy Kirkham, Involve Northwest
- Ayesha Hussein, Burmantofts Community Projects
- Jeanette Hope, Money Advice Plus
Debt Team of the Year, sponsored by PayPlan
- Money Advice Team, Aspire Housing
- EDF Energy Helpline, Citizens Advice Plymouth
- Debt Advice Team, Preston City Council
- Specialist Debt Advice Service, Shelter
Best Partnership, sponsored by Phoenix Commercial Collections
- Domestic and Economic Abuse Partnership, Money Advice Plus and Surviving Economic Abuse
- EDF Energy Helpline, Citizens Advice Plymouth and EDF Energy
- Leeds Debt Advice Network
Best Financial Capability Project, sponsored by the IMA
- Leeds Money Buddies, Burmantofts Community Projects
- Thames Water Project, South West London Law Centres
- Making Money Matter, The Charity for Civil Servants
Congratulations to all this year’s nominees.
The IMA Money Advice Awards recognise excellence and innovation in the field of money advice, and are open to individuals, teams, projects and organisations working at a national, regional, or local level, anywhere in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
All those shortlisted will be presented with a certificate at the Money Advice Awards drinks reception before the awards dinner itself, at which the winners will be announced and congratulated on stage. The winners’ organisations will each receive a cheque for £500.
Here’s what two winners of 2018’s awards had to say about the experience and impact of winning:
“Winning was amazing, unexpected and scary all at the same time. It was recognition for a job well done, not only for me but my whole team because without them it would not have been possible.
My organisation were over the moon at me winning. They thought just being shortlisted would have an impact on the organisation to promote it but being the winner was even better. It was going to be listed and promoted on social media, bids, materials etc. People from outside the organisation contacted me directly after having seen it on LinkedIn or other social media.
I know making a nomination takes extra time out of an already tight and time pressured day but it it worth it and it really does make a difference to the Team and the organisation. It creates a great buzz around the office and can lift spirits.”
– Lynn Crawford, Citizens Advice Gateshead, 2018 Money Adviser of the Year winner
“To have received notification that Citizens Advice Portsmouth had been shortlisted was such an achievement in itself, but to have won the award, to receive the acknowledgement of all the hard work, commitment and all the efforts of the team was incredible… They now have a spring in their step, moral has increased and winning this award has had such a positive impact on our team that to receive such recognition has made them feel more valued and re-energised.
Receiving this award gave us more credibility with our stakeholders and partners and led to new avenues of work, with local partners and local offices turning to us to provide a specialist level of support, such as additional outreaches.”
– Jan Thomas, Citizens Advice Portsmouth, 2018 Debt Team of the Year winner