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Platform launches new management development incentive

Platform&#39s managers are to train for the Institute of Leadership and Management team leading certificates. Platform hopes that by July, 30 managers will have gained the certificate.

It says the course should improve employee performance through its focus on the specific role of team leaders.

Managing director David Tweedy says: “This new people development initiative sets the standard for how we want to develop our more senior staff at Platform and will help us to take the business forward in 2004 with fully trained and qualified people. At Platform we are committed to continually improving our customer service levels and staff leadership training is essential in helping us achieve this.”


Profit for In Partnership as it survives takeover bid by founder

Sussex-based network In Partnership says it has moved into profit three years after launch and last year saw off a takeover bid by founding director Shin Yamada. The network, which started trading in 2000, has grown rapidly and has more than 400 individual IFA members. A spokesman for the network says Yamada failed in an […]

Survey reveals IFAs&#39 business relations

Only four product providers get regular business from more than a third of the IFAs they deal with, reveals new research by Henry Samuels Marketing Services. The study, involving 300 IFAs, shows that many providers deal with up to 95 per cent of the 22,000-plus IFAs in the market and have a large number of […]

Eurostoxx link for Nvesta plan

Structured product provider Nvesta is offering a new five-year income plan based on the Eurostoxx 50 index. The plan will offer a minimum income of 4 per cent a year plus a potential 3 per cent bonus paid annually. The bonus will be paid for each year that the Eurostoxx 50 finishes above the initial […]

Underwriting success

There used to be a story told at direct-sales conventions comparing a life office with a car. In the driver&#39s seat, with a maniacal grin on his face, sat the sales director, his foot hard down on the accelerator. In the passenger seat, the finance director was frantically stretching over to put his foot on […]


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