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Best Corporate Adviser

With annual turnover up over 100 per cent thomsons online benefits scooped the award for the second year running after rebranding and continuing the development of its award winning technology.

Following the management buyout from AWD in December 2004 the firm has also doubled its headcount and entered into a partnership with independent venture capital manager Pi Capital, giving it access to new contacts knowledge and additional opportunities.

The year saw a full rebranding exercise with a logo redesign emphasising the firm’s innovative use of technology and global offering. All offline and online communications were redesigned and a new marketing website was launched doubling the number of enquires through the internet.

2005 also saw the redesign and redevelopment of its administrative platform following usability testing and customer feedback, making it more user friendly and integral to the running our its clients’ businesses.

Based in London the firm was founded in 2000 but has quickly established itself as a leader in the corporate
adviser field.

It now has 50 employees, nine registered individuals with turnover of £3.7m in 2005 making a profit of £345,000.

The firm specialises in all areas of employee benefits in particular flexible benefits, benefits communication, pensions advice and technology.

2005 saw notable additions to the firms client base, most notably the Ministry of Defence and Westminster Primary Care Trust, as well as Huntswood, Nectar and Elan IT.

Judges were impressed with the firm’s employee healthcare initiatives which, along with the increase in turnover and eye-catching contract wins, set it apart from the crowd.

Winner – thomsons online benefits
2nd – PIFC Consulting
3rd – Aon Consulting

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