March 3, 2011

Where praise is due

It’s not often that I place blatant sponsor posts on here, but today I received some amazing news. For the last 18 months, Fairbairn Private Bank have been my chief supporter in the quest to race The Double last year and this year, to become the worlds first carbon neutral athlete. They are the most professional company I have ever dealt with and as such, when I got this news today, I just could not get it past myself to NOT share this with my audience.


For the seventh consecutive year Fairbairn Private Bank has been listed as one of the best small companies to work for and ranked very impressively at number 17 in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For 2011, published this month.

Fairbairn Private Bank is one of only three companies to have remained on the best small companies list for the last seven consecutive years and is the only one to retain a top 20 listing. With offices in the Isle of Man, Jersey, South Africa and the UK, the bank remains the first and only Isle of Man financial services business to ever feature in this highly coveted listing.

In addition, this year, the bank was shortlisted for the first time under a special awards category entitled “Giving Something Back”. This award is presented to the organisation that best combines corporate charitable giving with encouragement for staff activity and involvement.

Greg Horton, Fairbairn Private Bank’s managing director, commented: “I would like to thank everyone in the bank for voting us a top 100 small company every year since 2005. Our impressive positioning at number 17 is particularly noteworthy given the difficult economic background that currently exists. I am immensely proud of our team and this remarkable achievement reflects their continued commitment to the company and its clients.”

Mr Horton continued: “Our placing within the best 100 small companies for the seventh consecutive year also reflects a powerful consistency around what our staff feel about the business, and underlines their continuing satisfaction with their working environment. We are a highly motivated team with a strong commitment to the personal development of our people and to providing exemplary service to our clients.”

Fairbairn Private Bank has been listed in the small companies category, for organisations with 50 – 250 employees, representing a diverse mix of sectors and industries. This listing is a result of the largest employee survey of its kind with over 1,165 organisations involved and over 275,000 employees responding this year. The survey focuses on workplace engagement and aims to show the level to which employees feel personally involved with their organisation. The eight key factors measured are wellbeing; personal growth; fair dealing; company leadership; employees’ feelings towards their managers, team and company; and what the company gives back to society. One million copies of The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies supplement were issued last weekend.

This latest accolade follows a long list of awards for the bank, the most recent of which was the Three Star “extraordinary” accreditation* achieved in this year’s UK Best Companies Guide. This incorporates companies of all sizes and industries across the entire UK and Fairbairn Private Bank is one of only 84 companies throughout the UK to have received the maximum Three Star Status.


Well done Fairbairn Private Bank, your professionalism has pushed me to put out the absolute best content for you, so it’s only fair to brag a little to be associated with such an amazing company.

One Comment on “Where praise is due

March 7, 2011 at 10:49 am

What exactly is a carbon neutral athlete?


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