Mazars Achieves Gold for Sixth Year Running

Mazars, the integrated and independent international organisation specialising in audit, accountancy, tax and consulting services, has won a Gold Standard Award 2016 for Independent Financial Advice for the sixth year running.

The Mazars Financial Planning team have also been recognised with an award for Wealth Management. This is the first year that they have entered the Wealth Management category.

The Gold Standard Awards, run by Incisive Media, are designed to recognise financial services companies that are going above and beyond standard business practices and are open to UK-based financial services groups or specialist financial companies who offer their own products and services. The official awards ceremony took place at the House of Commons on 16 November 2016.

The nominations are judged by an independent panel who evaluate entries against five exemplary pillars of: financial strength; capability; service; fair value; and trust, as well as evidence and feedback from third party sources.

Ian Pickford, partner and head of the firm’s financial planning team in the UK, commented: “These awards identify a wide range of factors to recognise organisations that commit to delivering a consistent high quality service and putting their clients first while meeting the regulatory requirements of an ever-evolving financial services sector. We are pleased to be recognised with two Gold Standard Awards, both in our continuous efforts over the past six years, and for the first time in wealth management. This marks the true excellence of our service and the expertise of our teams here at Mazars.”

The news of these two award wins comes just days after the firm received confirmation that financial planning manager, Natalie Wright, had been shortlisted for 2016 Chartered Financial Planner of the Year by the Personal Finance Society, to be announced on 24 November. 

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Notes to editors:

Mazars Financial Planning Ltd
Mazars has an unbiased approach to financial planning that sets us apart from other financial planning firms. Mazars Financial Planning Ltd (MFP) provides impartial, tailored financial planning advice and wealth management to Individuals, Business Owner-Managers and Trustees (Private and Charitable). We are a leading, purely fee based, Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). We provide a full range of financial planning services, from financial health checks to advice about investments, pensions, tax planning and employee benefits.

Mazars Wealth Management
The Wealth Management team at Mazars understand that investment portfolios must be tailored to client needs. Whether a client is targeting an income or long term capital growth, our investment solutions are designed to target the optimal return within their own tolerance to risk.
Our clients are as diverse as the investments which are held in our portfolios. We act for individuals, families, trusts, charities and pension funds. In addition to our traditional portfolio management services, we also provide portfolio review, benchmarking and performance attribution services for clients wishing to review their existing portfolios.

Contacts
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About Mazars
Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organisation, specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal and advisory services. As of 1 January 2016, Mazars operates throughout the 77 countries that make up its integrated partnership. We draw on the expertise of 17,000 professionals to assist major international groups, SMEs, private investors and public bodies at every stage of their development. In the UK, Mazars has over 1800 partners and employees serving clients from 19 offices and is ranked one of the top 10 firms nationally.

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