A FINANCIAL planner has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards.

Susie Laws, a chartered planner with Dedham's Fiducia Wealth Management, is up for Financial Adviser of the Year and Woman of the Year in the Professional Adviser Women in Finance Awards.

The onerous application process takes account of a planner's capability to conduct business and assess standards of service, financial expertise and trust.

Mrs Laws said: "I was very honoured to have been nominated and now I am absolutely astounded to have been shortlisted in two categories.

"A big thank you to the judges and to everyone at Professional Adviser.

"I love this profession and feel this is a testament to the shared expertise at Fiducia."