TWO financial advisors are celebrating after being voted among the UK’s best.

Derek Dryden, from Darlington, has been voted one of the best indepdendent financial advisors on consumer ratings website VouchedFor.

Mr Dryden has been an advisor at Easby Gale and Phillipson for 14 years.

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He said: “There are over 20,000 independent financial advisers in the UK so it’s an amazing feeling to be recognised as a top rated advisor in the UK.

“Financial advice is all about helping people to make the most of their hard-earned money.

“In today’s testing times it is more important than ever that people plan for the future. “Speaking to an adviser can save you thousands, be that getting the right mortgage, pension, annuity or making the right decision with your savings.”

Joining Mr Dryden in being recognised is his colleague Sandra Sanderson.

She said: “I have always prided myself on being thoroughly professional in helping my clients to make the most out of their hard earned cash to make sure they aren’t left short of funds in retirement or on a rainy day, and to receive external recognition in this way is very gratifying.”

“What makes it even more special is that I’ve been selected thanks to my clients.

“It means a lot that they’ve gone out of their way to support me and I’d like to thank them all.”