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AdviceOne’s Andrew Halliday wins Sentry’s national Adviser Excellence Award – local charities benefit

AdviceOne Financial Services principal Andrew Halliday has won Sentry Advice (Sentry) inaugural Bryan Hills Memorial Award as Sentry’s outstanding individual adviser.


Bryan Hills was a founding executive director of Sentry who sadly passed away in July 2018 after a long and courageous battle against cancer.  It is the national licensee’s highest individual honour in recognition of personal professionalism, but also courtesy and respect.


The award is conducted through a nomination process and the winner determined by a consensus of Sentry staff that consider each nominee against the above criteria.


In congratulating Andrew Halliday, Sentry’s CEO, David Newman said he has consistently distinguished himself by his inspirational community minded spirit and support of local groups as a Chaplin, mentor and sports coach. 


“Andrew’s a true professional and role model adviser – but it’s his conduct, politeness, team spirit and gentlemanly demeanour that were regarded most highly as his most appreciated attributes”, added David Newman. 


“It was therefore most fitting that Andrew was the unanimous winner of the Award”.    


Andrew Halliday said he was truly humbled to be the recipient of the inaugural Bryan Hills Memorial Award as the nomination process and recipient are determined by a consensus of the national organisation’s staff. 


“Bryan Hills was always appreciated for his compassion, integrity and respect for the people he worked with – and I’m truly honoured to receive this Award in his memory and for the values it acknowledges”, said Andrew Halliday.


“At its core, the values of the advisory profession are to help clients realise their financial dreams while protecting their lifestyles and families.  Values that are also reflected in my personal community and social activities”.


In keeping with the principles of the Bryan Hills Award, the recipient receives a monetary award that is able to be made to a charity organisation(s) or group(s) nominated by the winner.


Without doubt, the most rewarding and satisfying outcome of winning the Award was donating the monetary prize to three immensely worthy and inspirational local community charity groups said Andrew Halliday.  These are as follows –


The Shack Community Centre – is a committed group of volunteers and a vital thread in the fabric of the Nambour community.  They devote their time and resources to support drug-dependent individuals into detox, rehab and counselling.  In addition, they have referred numerous people to accommodation, established drug and alcohol groups to domestic violence support groups.


Jades Legacy Foundation – was established in memoriam of Jade Lily Dixson.  The foundation educates young drivers through defensive driver education programs as far too many are dying in senseless, tragic accidents that with driver education could be avoided.


Orange Sky Laundry – one in 200 Australians are homeless with 5% ‘sleeping rough’ whilst the others stay in shelters, boarding houses, temporary accommodation or severely crowded homes.  With specially built vehicles the charity’s volunteers provide a regular laundry/shower service while supporting the often ignored and disconnected individuals.


Andrew Halliday concluded, “Whilst immensely honoured to be the inaugural recipient of the national Bryan Hills Memorial Award I am most proud that the beneficiaries are three very worthy local community / charity groups”.


Donations to the above charities are most welcome and can be made via their respective websites –


     The Shack Community Centre     www.theshackcommunitycentre.com.au

     Jades Legacy Foundation            www.jadeslegacy.com.au  

     Orange Sky Laundry                   www.orangesky.org.au


Issued by AdviceOne Financial Services Pty Ltd    www.adviceone.com.au          

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