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Inter-Alliance

Taking first was Inter-Alliance. Its marketing manager Matthew Long says: “We are delighted to win this award. Inter-Alliance offers a unique challenging and rewarding environment for our practitioners that is clearly gaining recognition. We have a &#39come as you are, but don&#39t stay as you are&#39 approach. We are committed to ensuring that our practitioners have the opportunity, skills and motivation to succeed in this changing and dynamic industry through a culture of continuous development, training and support. Inter-Alliance offers the marketing, training, IT expertise, skills and resources of a public limited company that has created an entrepreneurial culture focused on high performance”
Nudged into second was Lucas Fettes & Partners who have led where others have followed when it comes to being technologically ahead of the game. It believes intermediaries should engage with technology or face failure. Lucas Fettes chairman David Fettes says: &#34The margins are being cut so much you need to cut out the paperwork and use technology to interact with insurance companies.&#34
In third was Young Ridegeway which specialises in retirement planning and pensions advice. Its compliance officer Idris Nagaty says: &#34Over the last three years we have spent a considerable amount of time and energy on training and development. This investment in individuals and systems is crucial to ensure advice is consistent.&#34

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