image001 (7)James Thompson, director and Chartered Financial Planner at Preston-based financial advisory group Taylor Patterson, is the only Lancashire representative in the category of ‘Young Financial Adviser of the Year’ in Insider magazine’s North West Young Professionals awards.

The North West Young Professionals awards are open to any individual under the age of 35 who has made a real difference to their company in the last 12 months as a result of dedication and expertise.

The awards are now in their ninth year, and celebrate the hard work of professionals in a variety of industries from across the region, encompassing Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and Cumbria.

More than 100 entries were received this year, and James will join 40 individuals and teams at the ceremony on 2 May at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester.

Talking about his achievement, James said: “I am delighted to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. The last 12 months have certainly been exciting for me and I look forward to contributing to the continued success of the Taylor Patterson Group.”

James is a Chartered Financial Planner and is responsible for investigating, creating and maintaining financial planning strategies. He also has a key role on our Investment Committee, which formulates investment strategy and risk management for the Taylor Patterson investment management services.