A GOOD business model not only relies on experience, but nurtures young talent to ensure a sustainable and successful future.
That’s why the Young Achiever of the Year category at the Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence is always an exciting prospect.
This year, the category is sponsored by the award winning investment manager and stockbroker, Collins Stewart Wealth Management.
Head of wealth management Dermot Hamill said that it was a good fit for the investment manager and stockbroking business because it is committed across all of its offices, in the island, the Channel Islands, Geneva and London, to ensuring that it develops the talents of its own younger staff.
‘Of course we have very experienced people at Collins Stewart to deliver the best stockbroking and investment management services to our clients but we also need to foster new talent, both to benefit from the vitality and enthusiasm that young people can bring to a business and so that there is a strong succession plan for the future,’ said Dermot.
‘What’s important for us is that this category recognises the energy and the talent of young achievers.
‘Central to our culture is to breed a willingness to go the extra mile.
‘In our business we have to be quicker, better and brighter and exceed the expectations of our clients.
‘The award is about recognising what young people can bring to us as a community and a business and that’s pretty important to us.
‘We are looking forward to seeing who the young achievers are and helping them to celebrate and build on what they have achieved.’
Collins Stewart has been a staunch supporter of the Awards since their inception seven years ago.
‘Once again it’ll be a great night in terms of recognising everything that’s great about the island,’ said Dermot.
‘It’s important for us to be a part of that.’
Collins Stewart’s financial advisory group, which has £8.1bn under management and administration on behalf of over 9,000 clients, has received its own fair share of awards and accolades in recent years, including Citywealth magazine’s Offshore Investment Manager of the Year award.
‘We have also gained a lot of recognition from leading industry commentators, including the Financial Times and Investors Chronicle,’ said Dermot.
‘In sponsoring this category it’s nice to be giving back rather than receiving, on this occasion.
‘Recognition is very important and it’s good when it starts at a relatively young age and the Young Achiever category reflects that.’
This year’s Awards for Excellence, in association with RBS International, will be held at the Villa Marina, Douglas, on November 15.
The event will be hosted by celebrated comedian and television host Clive Anderson.
Application forms are available at www.iomtoday.co.im/afe.
If you would like to find out more about what entering can do for you, contact Trudi Williamson (tjw(at)newsiom.co.im) or Sarah Radcliffe (sarah.radcliffe(at)newsiom.co.im) or 695695 for more information.