David defeats Goliath: how we became the Professional Adviser Best Advice Network of 2023

The tables were laid, the microphone tuned in, and the nominees suited and booted for the 2023 Professional Adviser Awards, held at Hilton London Bankside on 25 April.

Our network directors, Paul and David, waited with much anticipation after Corbel Partners was shortlisted in the Best Advice Network and Best Financial Advisers to Work For categories back in February.

Much to our delight, we were crowned winners of both awards – a huge feat for our network and the IFAs we serve.

David defeats Goliath as Corbel Partners is named Best Advice Network at the Professional Adviser Awards

One of the most elating aspects of our win is the fact that we are a small, close-knit network and we were up against much larger institutions. We look after 126 advisers (and counting) – whereas other shortlisted networks have thousands of members under their wing.

Plus, having only launched under our new brand in September 2022, we are thrilled to have been recognised so quickly for all the work we do.

This amazing achievement is down to the hard work and innovation everybody at Corbel Partners displays on a daily basis, and we’d like to extend our sincere thanks to every single team member for earning this phenomenal win.

Quality trumps quantity every time, and this prioritisation is central to how we maintain a network that 100% of members would recommend.

Network founder David O’Hara says, “We are a firm run by advisers for advisers, with clients at the forefront of what we do. Paul and I are immensely proud to see the hard work of all the staff and advisers within the group recognised by the judges”.

We’re a top employer, according to Professional Adviser and Best Companies Group

Not only did we take home the Best Advice Network award at the Professional Adviser Awards, but we were also named as a top employer by being placed on the Best Financial Advisers to Work For list for 2023.

This list was curated by Professional Adviser and Best Companies Group, and recognises advice firms and networks that go above and beyond to welcome new employees, retain the best talent, and provide continued professional development at a high standard.

We are excited to have our commitment to professional development, mentoring, and a positive work culture celebrated in this way.

What’s next for Corbel Partners?

After clinking our glasses to celebrate these accolades, we’re now getting our heads down to continue providing the second-to-none service that earned us this recognition.

We are continuing to implement our fully digital onboarding service, as well as growing our network sustainably over the next year. But in truth, not much will change as a result of this award – we will simply continue to build on the amazing systems and culture we have established already.

Plus, we’ll keep running our training and exam courses, bettering our CPD, and providing a comprehensive paraplanning, compliance, and administration service to help our members thrive.

Once again, we’d like to extend our thanks to our members, internal team, and everyone else who has helped boost our network to where it is today.

Get in touch

Want to join our network or learn more about what we do? Email hello@corbelpartners.co.uk or call 01925 637891.

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