Debt adviser among the best in the country

Debt Advice Foundation’s Justine McGinnis joined other credit industry professionals at an awards ceremony to honour some of the best in the business.

She reached the finals of the prestigious Credit Today awards, which were held amongst the chandeliers and grandeur of London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.  More than 180 entries were submitted for the 23 awards, and 1400 professionals from the credit industry attended the finals to cheer the winners.

Justine was a finalist in the Debt Counsellor of the Year award.  She attended the ceremony with Debt Advice Foundation trustee Karol Sanderson.

Justine said: “It was lovely to have been nominated – as a team we all work hard to try to make a real difference for people who are facing terrible difficulties with debt.

“Making the finals was a big surprise - we are quite a new organisation and I didn't expect to get this far when so many other large organisations were in the frame. 

“It was a great evening, and although I didn’t win it was great to see another debt advice charity, StepChange, take the trophy.”

Debt Advice Foundation was also a finalist in the 2012 Credit Today awards, when its groundbreaking peer-to-peer financial education project was shortlisted for the Money Advice Initiative award.