Olympic hero Jessica Ennis was on the other side of an honours presentation when she handed a Nutfield man a top award.

The heptathlon gold medallist was on hand to present David Allard, principal partner with Surrey wealth management company Allard Associates, with an award for the company becoming one of the top three large businesses within St. James’s Place Wealth Management last year.

The presentation took place at the company’s annual meeting at the O2 in London.

Mr Allard said: “We were delighted to win the award, which is a reflection of the high quality wealth management services we offer to individuals and businesses.”

St. James’s Place is one of the country’s leading wealth management organisations and has funds under management of £34.8 billion. The company provides a wide range of wealth management services, available through the St. James’s Place Partnership.

The Partnership is the sole advisory channel of St. James's Place Wealth Management, which has more than 1,780 highly experienced advisors operating throughout the UK.