Carbon strike gold again
EDINBURGH business Carbon has won the Gold Standard Award for Independent Financial Advice for a sixth successive year.
They are one of just eight firms across the UK to receive the accolade this year..
Investment director Barry O’Neill and London office director Darren Lees attended the awards ceremony in the House of Commons.
The 2018 Gold Standard Awards were judged by an independent panel of experts chaired by Rosy Anand, head of marketing, workplace savings and defined benefits solutions at Aviva..
Carbon managing director Gordon Wilson said: “The Gold Standard Awards are extremely important, considered by many to be the benchmark of excellence in our industry.”
“Only a handful of 5,000 plus financial advisory firms across the UK achieve the Award each year, so to be one of them is a great honour.
“To be one of them, repeatedly, for six years is even better.”
“Clients put their faith in us every day, so it’s hugely gratifying when we can pay this back with an independently-judged award which endorses our claims to excellence and justifies their trust.”
Entrants are asked to complete a lengthy questionnaire to demonstrate strength in five ‘pillars’ of their business: Financial Strength, Capability, Service, Fair Value and Trust.
They must show in detail how they have gone above and beyond the standard requirements of the industry, and how they have improved on their offering of the previous year.
Businesses must also show a commitment to furthering levels of trust throughout the wider financial industry.