Fairbairn Private Bank in Sunday Times list again

BANKING ON SUCCESS: Fairbairn Private Bank staff celebrate at an awards event in London

BANKING ON SUCCESS: Fairbairn Private Bank staff celebrate at an awards event in London

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FAIRBAIRN Private Bank is celebrating after making it into the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work for list for the seventh consecutive year.

The island-based bank came in at number 17 in the prestigious listings.

The list is compiled from the views of employees and the policies of employers.

This year, the bank was shortlisted for the first time under a special awards category called ‘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, said: ‘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.

‘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.

According to the Sunday Times this year’s competition saw 567 small firms take part, embracing the views of more than 37,500 employees.

The survey focuses on workplace engagement and aims to show the level to which employees feel personally involved with their organisation. 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.

As reported in Business Examiner last month the bank has won a string of awards, the most recent being the Michelin-style Three Star accreditation achieved in this year’s UK Best Companies Guide. The bank employs 151 people in the island head office. There is an office in Jersey, another opened recently in London and the bank’s immediate parent is the South African-based Nedbank. The Sunday Times notes how the bank’s employees can nominate one another for a job well done.

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