Tilney’s Louisa France named best financial adviser in the North East at Women in Financial Advice Awards

04 July 2019

At a gala ceremony in London last night Louisa France, Partner, Financial Planning in Tilney’s Leeds office was crowned Financial Adviser of the Year for the North East region in the 2019 Women in Financial Advice Awards. The awards, which were jointly hosted by trade titles Professional Adviser, Retirement Planner and COVER magazines, were established to celebrate the achievements of women working within the UK financial services sector.

Tilney is one of the largest finanical planning and private investment management firms in the UK, with 30 offices across the country, including offices in Newcastle and Leeds. Tilney looks after £25 billion of assets for private clients. 

Louisa saw off stiff competition from a North Eastern shortlist that included advisers from rivals Mazars, Rathbones, Sovereign Wealth, Walker Crips and Wesleyan to be named the regional winner.  As well as representing a personal achievement for the mum of two and enthusiastic member of the Yorkshire Lass Cycle Club, the award also represents the latest  triumph for Tilney’s Leeds office in recent months, having been named both Wealth Manager of the Year and Financial Adviser Team of the Year in the 2019 Yorkshire Finance Awards in February.

Commenting on the award, Louisa France said:

“I am really thrilled to have received this accolade and it is great to see women in our profession getting such recognition. People often assume that financial planning is all about hard headed numbers. However, the most satisfying part of my role is seeing the difference that good financial advice and planning can make to people’s lives. It is human nature to worry about how financially secure we will be in the future and often the people I advise are having to deal with issues such as divorce, ill health or the death of a family member. Helping them work through their financial affairs and see the weight of worry lifted from their shoulders is incredibly satisfying. I never forget that my role is about safeguarding life savings that people have worked hard to build and grow and that carries a huge responsibility.”

About Tilney

Tilney is a leading investment and financial planning group that builds on a heritage of more than 180 years.  Our clients are private investors, charities and professional intermediaries who trust us with over £23 billion of their assets. We offer a range of services including financial planning, investment management and advice and, through our Bestinvest service, a leading online platform for those who prefer to manage their own investments.

We have won numerous awards. Tilney has been awarded Best Conventional Advisory Service at the 2018 City of London Wealth Management Awards, Best Advisory Service in the 2015 City of London Wealth Management Awards; Investment Award – Cautious category in the Private Asset Management Awards; and Stockbroker of the Year, Execution-only Stockbroker of the Year and Self-select ISA Provider of the Year 2015, as voted by readers of the Financial Times and Investors Chronicle. Bestinvest was voted Best SIPP Provider and Best Fund Platform at the 2017 City of London Wealth Management Awards, Best Direct SIPP Provider at the YourMoney.com Awards 2017, Best Stocks & Shares ISA Provider at the 2017 Shares Awards, as well as Best Self Select ISA Provider, Best Online/Execution-only Stockbroker and Best Investment Platform 2017 at the FT and Investors Chronicle Investment and Wealth Management Awards, as voted by readers of the FT and Investors Chronicle.

Headquartered in Mayfair, London, the Tilney Group employs over 1,000 staff across our network of 30 offices, enabling us to support clients with a local service throughout the UK.