This award represents The Verve Group’s first key mission: to support financial services firms to grow and thrive as the industry develops. We are looking for a firm or individual that has supported the growth of the financial services profession. This could be an advice firm, that has shared their expertise and resources to help other firms. Or a third party that has worked with advice firms to help them flourish, for example by identifying the challenges or opportunities for financial services firms and finding ways to help them handle or maximise on them.
This award represents The Verve Group’s second key mission: to shout about the joys of a career in finance and attract more people into it. Finance can often get a bad rep of being a ‘boring’ profession, but this award celebrates those who have worked to change this perception and have helped drive change – whether this is through internal projects or external initiatives.
This award aims to recognise an outstanding team or individual who has developed a creative initiative or project that has taken finance outside of its bubble and put it in the public domain. It’s for those who are helping demystify finance and encourage more people to engage with it, on any level, from education initiatives to drives to encourage more people to seek advice.
To complement this year’s conference theme, ‘Evolution’, this award is for an individual or team who has found a new ‘thing’ or a new way of doing something that has innovated the profession or their own firm. This could be a new product or service launch, some creative bit of technology that is making people’s lives easier, or a fresh take on a process – we’re open to all forms of innovation!
This special award will be given to the company or individual who has embodied the missions being driven forward by The Verve Group. Those that have regularly gone above and beyond to change the face of finance, to break down stereotypes within the profession and encourage innovative, forward-thinking ideas. We will be monitoring activities across financial services to create our own shortlist – but if you feel there is someone that really deserves some recognition, feel free to pop their details below so we can give them a follow
Friday 28th August – closing date for nominations.
Beginning of September 2020 – Shortlisted nominees announced.
Judges will review all submissions after the closing date, and will compile a shortlist for each category, which will be published online on the event website.
October (date TBC) 2020 – Winners announced, (so make sure you’re there to celebrate with your nominees!)