Hi All

We have discovered that some emails sent to the comeptition@para-sols.co.uk email haven’t come through to us, whilst others have.

We’re trying to figure out what the discrepancy is but in the meantime can I ask that anyone who has emailed their competition entry to competition@para-sols.co.uk and hasn’t received a response from us forwards it to info@para-sols.co.uk please?

Thanks – and good luck!!



We recently came across this website at Para-Sols where it is possible to adopt a word for a year… And, of course we adopted Paraplanner!!


It’s a fab concept raising money for a worthy cause and we wanted to spread the word about the site. In addition, it got us thinking; if you could ‘own’ any word, what would it be and why?

For example:

New York“so when I see people wearing those “I Heart New York” t-shirts, it would raise my self esteem….”

Chocolate“I would demand royalties everytime I heard someone use it – payable in the form of chocolate of course!”

Innit“I’d own this then ban it so young people learned how to end their sentences properly”

So, we decided to run a little competition. Simply comment below or write to competition@para-sols.co.uk telling us what word you would own and why. Would you use it for good or evil?! The winner will receive one month’s free paraplanning, meaning you could end up owning a word, helping a charity AND getting your reports caught up!! Competition terms are below so good luck and we look forward to reading the responses :-)

1 – Anyone may send us their ideas for Adopted Words, but to win the competition entrants must be Independent Financial Advisers, who are not currently clients of Para-Sols and UK resident.
2 – Prize draw is open to anyone with who comments on this blog or emails competition@para-sols.co.uk
3 –The value of the free paraplanning for one month is limited to £1,000.
5 – Entries received after the closing time will not be included in the draw. Incomplete entries and entries from third party agents or bulk entries will not be eligible for the prize draw. We will not be responsible for any entries that are not received for any reason, by the closing date, whether lost, delayed, corrupted or otherwise, and whether or not due to any technical difficulties or malfunctions.
6 – Entry to the prize draw is free. No purchase necessary.
7 – All entries to be received by 5pm BST on Monday 31st July 2011.
8 – Prize is non-transferable. No cash alternative will be offered.
9 – Judge’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.