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Our awards

We’re incredibly proud of our awards and consistently strive to secure designations which demonstrate our commitment to exceptional client outcomes.

2020 Chartered Financial Planner of the Year – Finalist

2020/21 Chartered Financial Planner of the Year Finalist

Andrew has been very proud and delighted to get through to the last round of the flagship award of the Chartered Financial Planner of the Year award 2020 at the Personal Finance Society Awards 2020

Pension Transfer Gold Standard

Pension Transfer Gold Standard accreditation

Financial advice firms who adopt and promote this standard adhere to a set of principles. As a result you can be confident that you are dealing with an ethical adviser and professional advice firm that has your best interests at heart when receiving financial advice in relation to whether or not you should transfer your pension.

Read more about the Pension Transfer Gold Standard.

2021 Adviser Firm of the Year – North West (Finalist)

Personal Financial Society Associate Firm

As an Associate Firm of the Personal Finance Society, we adopt the professional standards and code of ethics set by the Personal Finance Society and believe in an inclusive united culture which places clients and staff at its heart.

Our culture is guided by these eight core principles:

  1. Act in the best interests of clients, using a customer charter to aid transparency
  2. Demonstrate integrity, probity and fairness by aligning with the code of professional ethics and conduct
  3. Comply with the spirit as well as rules of regulation
  4. Comply with the spirit as well as the rules of employment law
  5. Invest in our people by funding a policy of ongoing training & professional development
  6. Operate a clear diversity & inclusion policy, for both our staff and clients
  7. Operate a policy of corporate social responsibility
  8. Adhere to transparent governance standards and processes.

SOLLA Retirement

Depledge are SOLLA Retirement Advice Standard holders. Achieving the Later Life Adviser Accreditation (LLAA) and becoming a member of the Society is an endorsement of skills and experience in working with, and understanding the needs of, older people and their families and carers. It is widely recognised as the Gold Standard in later life financial advice. 

Standards Certifications

As part of our continued drive for the best possible standards in delivering for our clients, we are now BS 8577 and ISO 2222 certified.

On attaining certification the reviewer noted

 “Congratulations to the team at Depledge Strategic Wealth Management on joining the elite group of businesses in the UK who are demonstrating excellence by achieving the British Standard BS 8577. Echoing the words in their assessment report, they should all be very proud of what they have built!”

BS 8577 Reviewer

New Model Adviser Top 100

We are delighted to have been included in this prestigious list of firms for the sixth year running in 2020.

New Model Adviser magazine is dedicated to helping financial planning professionals in their personal and business development. Each year, the magazine produces a list of the top 100 independent financial advisers, which considers the following elements: the firm’s profitability, recurring income, qualifications and commitment to the profession. The methodology is discussed and approved by the independent actuarial firm AKG.

Andrew Day, our Director and Chartered Financial Planner, commented that: “Our inclusion in this well-established list is great recognition of the hard work and dedication that every member of our team is making to deliver a first-class service to our clients”.

Read the New Model Adviser® Adviser Profile on Andrew Day by clicking here.

NMA 2020 Certificate
NMA Top 100 2019 Certificate
NMA Top 100 2018 Certificate
Certificate from New Model Adviser stating Depledge Strategic Wealth Management is in the Top 100 of wealth management firms
Certifying for Depledge Strategic Wealth Management Ltd as a New Model Adviser Top 100 firm in 2016
New Model Adviser Top 100 Certificate for 2015

Top-Rated Adviser

Depledge Strategic Wealth Management Ltd profile

Our verified reviews on Vouchedfor (a leading review site for financial advisers) recognise Depledge Strategic Wealth Management as a Top-Rated Adviser.

After a break in 2017 and 2018 when Vouchedfor broke from issuing the award to any firms, we’re delighted that our clients continue to rate us when the award was introduced in 2019.

VouchedFor UK Top Rated Adviser 2016
VouchedFor UK Top Rated Adviser 2015
VouchedFor Top Rated Adviser 2014

Money Marketing Small Advice Firm of the Year • Finalist

Depledge SWM was shortlisted for the Money Marketing Awards 2020 Small Advice Firm of the Year.

FSB Awards Micro Business of the Year Finalist

We’re delighted to be shortlisted for the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards. Depledge Strategic Wealth Management was a finalist in the Micro Business of the Year category.

Greater Manchester Business Awards Business of the Year • Finalist

Depledge SWM are one of 4 nominees for the Business of the Year award with results announced on 4th September 2020.

Awards and Accolades