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New paraplanner forum now live

by admin on 23 March 2016

Back in November we announced that this site would be going into hibernation but that a new forum would be launched in 2016 on the Paraplanners Powwow site. I’m glad to say that the new forum, called The Big Tent, is now live and available to you all.  To see it simply click here and […]


Why and when will be closing down

by Richard Allum on 24 November 2015

It’s been almost eight years since launched as a destination for paraplanners across the UK. And we think it’s fair to say that, when it launched, served a unique purpose: The one place for paraplanners across the UK to connect. But since 2008 the web’s changed a lot. And paraplanning’s changed a great […]


We lost some of you!

by Richard Allum on 26 February 2012

Over the weekend we moved the site to a new, faster server in advance of some new features. Unfortunately we ‘lost’ some of the users who joined the forum during February and also all forum posts this month too.  Sorry about that.  If you try to log in and can’t please sign up again and […]


Paraplanner of The Year 2011

by Martin Vaughan on 16 August 2011

The in association with the Institute of Financial Planning is pleased to announce the launch of this year’s Paraplanner of The Year award. Now in its fourth year, our Paraplanner of the Year award is the original UK Paraplanner Award and is firmly established as the premier award for all Paraplanners in the UK. […]


Paraplanner of the Year

by Richard Allum on 23 October 2010

We have been asked by several people about the winners of  this year’s competition and you can see them on the award website here.  It was very close again this and well done to all those who entered.


Paraplanner of the Year

by Richard Allum on 12 August 2010

Yes, it’s that time of the year again when you have a chance to win some nice prizes and be crowned Paraplanner of the Year 2010.  Full details of the awards, entry criteria and prizes can be found here.


Meet the Paraplanner | Martin Vaughan

by Richard Allum on 1 October 2009

Martin is the featured paraplanner in Professional Adviser this week which has recently introduced a paraplanner section.  It’s good to see another publication recognising the importance of paraplanners and dedicating resources.  Here is what he had to say. Martin Vaughan is founder of Paragon Paraplanning.  He is also co-founder of, the UK’s first website […]


Our new look

by Richard Allum on 29 September 2009

If you have logged in to the site today you may have noticed that things look a bit different.  We have given the site a bit of a make over and added some new features. The previous version of the site was set up as an online magazine with lots of sections and features which […]


Paraplanner of the Year 2009 Announced

by Richard Allum on 29 September 2009

The 2009 Paraplanner of the Year is Svenja Keller from the John Lamb Partnership. The overall competition was of a very high standard and we would like to thank all those who entered for your time and effort. The winning margin was a narrow 4% and Svenja just edged the win with the joint highest […]

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Paraplanner of the Year 2009 – 2 weeks left

by Richard Allum on 7 September 2009

Registrations are well up on last year but there are only 2 weeks left to complete your entries.  If you have not registered yet there is still time.  Some of you have completed your technical questionnaire but not yet sent in your testimonials or short essays.  Don’t leave it to the last minute or you […]