Accreditations and awards

We are Chartered Financial Planners

What sets us apart is our motivation to continually study, update our knowledge, listen to our clients, and apply our understanding to the situation.

That fire in our belly has culminated in us being awarded Chartered Financial Planners status – an award that recognises the firm as a whole. It’s a mark of professional standing among all professions and yet another way to demonstrate our expertise and commitment.

What Chartered means for you

It’s all well and good talking about our Chartered status, but what really matters is how it impacts and adds value to the service you receive.

We are top of the class at demonstrating the highest levels of financial and technical knowledge, so you will feel reassured that your problems will be solved by some of the best people in the industry.

New Model Adviser Top 100 2024

Citywire released its annual New Model Adviser Top 100, recognising the very best firms in the UK financial planning community. We’re delighted to announce that not only are we listed in the top 100 financial planning firms in the country, we’re named as one of the top 5 financial planning firms in the South West. The regional awards recognise the fantastic work the advisers do for their clients.

Professional Adviser Awards 2023 & 2024

In 2023 we won the Adviser Firm of the Year award for the South West and Wales region, beating many excellent advice firms in the area including the 11 other shortlisted nominees. This award recognises firms that have delivered excellent advice and service to their clients. In the 2024 we were again finalists in the Adviser Firm of the Year Award South West and Wales region.

We’re a VouchedFor Top Rated Firm in 2024

VouchedFor’s Top Rated Guide aims to identify and celebrate the UK’s best financial advice firms based on client feedback. We’re delighted to have been included. Better yet, we’re Bristol’s only Top Rated Firm and it’s the second consecutive year that we’ve qualified.

Bristol Life Awards 2022

In 2022, we were finalists in the Financial category at the Bristol Life Awards. These powerful accolades celebrate the absolute best of Bristol businesses, and we were honoured to be recognised.

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