Consultum National Conference 2022 Award

Laura Staddon awarded Consultum Support Person of the Year

Financial Planning dealer group Consultum celebrated the achievements of their Financial Planning member firms who stood out over the past year at their national conference in Port Douglas this month.

Allan Hall Paraplanner, Laura Staddon, was named Support Person of the Year and Allan Hall Financial Planning was named a High Achiever Top 15 firm.

AHFP Principal Adviser Mark O’Connell said he could not speak highly enough about Laura’s work ethic, attention to detail and outstanding technical knowledge.

“She has absorbed, dissected and put into place the unbelievably complex compliance requirements that are now imposed upon us,” said Mark.

“Nothing is too much trouble and Laura’s positive, cheerful demeanour never changes.”

The success of a practice depends heavily on the support staff within it.

Assessment for this award is based on capabilities which might be linked back to one or all areas of client engagement, technology enablement, efficiency, process execution, drive and professional conduct.

“Laura is our Senior Paraplanner but also is essentially the Office Manager,” Mark added.

Consultum CEO Peter Ornsby said, “A big congratulations to the finalists and winners of our FY22 Reward & Recognition program. We should be extremely proud of the talent we have within our group, and this year’s award winners are an absolute testament to this exceptional quality.”

Allan Hall Business Advisors was also named Wellness Program of the Year winner by the 2022 Australian Accounting Awards and Best Business Advice Firm, Best Self-Managed Super Fund Firm and Best Auditing Firm by FirmChecker. Allan Hall is a previous award recipient of Australian Firm of the Year (2021) and is an AFR Top 50 accounting firm.