David Taylor, director of Morgans Corporate Benefits, collected the award from Michael Portillo, broadcaster and former Conservative minister, at a ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.
Alexander Forbes Financial Services collected two awards in the adviser categories, which were judged by a panel of 12 distinguished figures from across the industry, scooping both the Pension Adviser of the Year and the Group Risk Adviser of the Year trophies.
Lane Clark & Peacock also won two categories, beating the field in the Best Member Communications Strategy and Best Use of Technology categories.
The Best Group Income Protection Provider award went to PIFC Consulting, while e-xcellenthealth won Healthcare Adviser of the Year.
Provider awards were ranked through the Corporate Adviser 250 Adviser Survey – market research carried out by independent researcher H2B. Aegon Scottish Equitable won Best Pension Provider, while Bupa won the Best Healthcare Provider category and Canada Life Group Insurance scooped the Best Group Risk Provider title.
The Ultimate Default Fund competition, judged by an online poll of Corporate Adviser readers, was won by Barclays Global Investors for its the BGI Global Equity (50:50) Index fund, which was championed by Martin West, a director at Gissings.
Taylor said: “Winning this award really means a lot to us. We are absolutely overjoyed to be winners here tonight. We have always made an effort to try and think out of the box and hopefully that shone through in our awards submission.”