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Gold Standard Award 2013

Mearns & Company has been awarded the Gold Standard for Independent Financial Advice for the fifth time. Jonathan Evans MP presented the award to Margaret Mearns at a ceremony held in the House of Commons on Wednesday 27th of November 2013.


The Gold Standard Awards, run by Investment Week’s parent company Incisive Media, are now in their eleventh year. The Awards aim to identify financial services companies that demonstrate a consistent customer-orientated ethos. The Gold Standard Awards take into account financial strength and assess areas such as trust, fair value, service as well as capability to conduct business. They are designed to identify companies that not only have strong structures and procedures in place, but are going above and beyond standard business practices to offer a better proposition to clients.


Judges’ Comments regarding Mearns & Company:


“Mearns and Company is a firm that keeps pushing the bar higher every year”


Speaking about the award, Malcolm Steel, Director of the firm said, “The Gold Standard is the toughest accolade to achieve within financial services and we are very proud to have made the grade for the fifth consecutive year. The assessment is rigorous, and examines every aspect of our business. To have achieved this award again is a great validation for us as a leader in our field”.


Only two of the nine UK firms awarded the Gold Standard this year are located in Scotland.


Registered in Scotland, Company Number: SC288945

Mearns & Company are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Registered office address: Anchor House, 112 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6NF