Utmost Wealth Solutions is once again sponsoring the award for Young Achiever of the Year at this year’s Isle of Man Newspapers’ Awards for Excellence. We are really pleased to be sponsoring the Award, because it fits so well with our development as a business.
It is now nearly two years since we became Utmost Wealth Solutions, so we’re still quite young as a brand ourselves, yet we’ve achieved so much in that time! However, we’ve been on the Isle of Man under different guises for over 25 years, so we have experience and youth!
That’s what makes it special to be supporting young achievers. We have embarked on an interesting journey; one of growth, ambition and opportunity and we want to make the most of the youth and enthusiasm that our own young achievers show on a daily basis.
We are a group on a strong plan for growth, having more than doubled assets under management in the last 18 months to over €24bn, with more to come. This covers the wider Utmost group of companies which operate in other jurisdictions. This, in turn, is creating opportunities for staff in our Isle of Man office as we provide support services to our colleagues based elsewhere.
We like to support our young people with their development. In addition to three undergraduates from UCM who have been with us for the last year, we are supporting a number of staff who are furthering their careers with us through a range of qualifications including STEP, CIPD, CISI, CIM and ACCA. We support achievement at all levels, not just our younger colleagues, but the feeling of nurturing talent, putting the right support mechanisms in place and watching people develop is something that gives us a real sense of achievement and pride.
We don’t just seek to help develop talent within the business. We are the main sponsor of the Isle of Man Swimming Association and keenly followed the progress of the team and individuals as they smashed Manx records and personal bests at the recent Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
We also have our own sporting achievers who have competed at the Commonwealth Games and reached the highs of medal success at the Island Games.
The Awards for Excellence is a great way for us to applaud not only the successful winners on the night, it also gives us the opportunity to share the experience with our own young achievers, who join in the celebrations on the evening. Unfortunately, we can’t take them all every year, so there is a real sense of excitement to see who the lucky few will be this year.
For those who get the opportunity, the evening generates a real sense of inspiration.
While we have a wealth of youth, over a third of our 200 employees are under 30 (that’s young), we’re always on the look-out for new talent. As a growing, strong and sustainable business, Utmost Wealth Solutions can provide a range of opportunities for those looking to develop and make their mark in international financial services.
Promoting achievement is at the heart of what we do, so it is highly fitting that we are once again the sponsor for the Young Achiever of the Year Award.