Quantity and quality – Brunel Capital Partners successfully renew industry accreditations.
We’re pleased to say we’ve not been resting on our laurels here at Brunel! We recently had our British Standard Audit and have just heard that we have passed again, meaning we can carry our BS8577 accreditation on for another year. This Standard evaluates the ‘framework for the provision of financial advice and planning services’ and is one we place great value on as it reflects our commitment to quality and continuous improvement.
On an individual basis, Damien, Steve and David have also secured their ISO 22222 accreditation for another year. This is the International Standard for personal financial planning. Dan Hiles has also joined the elite ranks by obtaining his IS0 22222 for the first time this year too.
We believe all these accreditations are so important (and therefore worth putting all the time and effort in to attain them) as they set us apart in a highly competitive marketplace. They demonstrate our commitment to best practice and denote extremely high levels of financial planning knowledge and service. This in turn gives assurance to both prospective and existing clients that they are dealing with well-qualified and experienced financial planners.
At a time when there is so much change in the financial services industry, it is important to be able to demonstrate that we are fully up to speed with all the current regulations and options available. And the fact that the accreditations have to be renewed each year is testimony to this.
It’s always gratifying to have the confirmation these awards bring, as they are carried out by an independent third party. The benchmark set is exceptionally high and the process is one of rigorous testing and comprehensive reporting. All our processes get thoroughly analysed and assessed for evidence of continuous improvement. The team also undergo stringent tests to demonstrate their knowledge and capabilities.
The awards are highly sought-after within the financial planning industry and mean a great deal to us, highlighting us as one of the few firms to receive both BS8577 and ISO 22222 not just the first time but for a second year running too. Quality has always been our watchword at Brunel and it’s great to have that recognised by the official, external bodies as well.