14 February 2017
ARGYLE BECOMES FIRST UK IFA TO BE AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS INVESTORS IN PEOPLE PLATINUM STATUS
Argyle Consulting have become the first Financial Advisory business in the UK to be awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Platinum status – the highest accolade in people management.
The internationally recognised accreditation was achieved after an in depth assessment process, including interviews with the firm’s employees, measuring performance against the nine indicators of the Investors in People Standard. In achieving the highest possible IIP status, Argyle has demonstrated the company’s commitment to high performance through excellent people management and best practice.
Commenting on the award, Elspeth Quinn, Client Services Manager at Argyle Consulting said:
“We’re delighted to have received Platinum accreditation from Investors in People, which independently recognises the value we place on nurturing and developing our staff and encouraging them to become the best they can be. We know that in order to give our clients the highest standard of financial advice, we need to recruit, develop and retain the best people and offer them fulfilling careers. Our drive for high performance and the focus on continuous improvement is at the heart of Argyle and everything we do.”
Stuart Dunbar, Managing Director, at Argyle Consulting commented:
“I’m immensely proud that Argyle has received Platinum accreditation from Investors in People, which is globally recognised as best practice in people management. This award not only puts Argyle within the ranks of the handful of companies in Scotland who have achieved Investors in People Platinum Status, it also puts us clearly at the top of our industry as the only Financial Advisory business in the UK to have achieved Platinum status to date.
We believe that our culture of learning and continuous professional development has been a key contributor to our business success and we’re delighted that our focus and commitment in this area has been independently recognised. Achieving Platinum status reinforces the importance of our values and inspires us to continually improve to maintain Argyle’s position as a career destination – a place where the best people strive to work.”
Peter Russian, Chief Executive Officer, Investors in People Scotland said:
“Congratulations to Argyle Consulting on their Investors in People Platinum Award. We are seeing a new generation of Investors in People organisations setting higher levels of achievement in how they choose to manage their people. Argyle Consulting’s commitment to their people should be an inspiration to organisations throughout Scotland and the UK”.