Rathcoole financial services firm Clear Financial has achieved Business All-Star Accreditation for a fourth successive year.
Directed by Ciaran Shanley, Clear Financial is a progressive and growing brokerage that designs and produces bespoke solutions for the ever-changing financial needs of its customers.
Over the last six years, the business has grown by over 300% and boasts a client list of more than 10’000, with client funds under management of around €320 million.
Clear Financial has been recognised by The All-Ireland Business Foundation for its contribution to quality and standards in the Irish financial services sector.
The company has also been recognised for their conduct in the areas of trust, performance and customer-centricity.
The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation
Business All-Star Accreditation is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria.
The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.
Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Clear Financial has achieved Business All-Star Accreditation for a third successive year. The company’s service is founded on four key principles: CARE – providing superior levels of personal attention and advice, CHOICE – as a multi-agency intermediary, Clear Financial can advise on a wide range of products. COMPETITIVENESS – Clear Financial demonstrates the ability to design and produce bespoke solutions tailored for clients ever-changing financial needs. COMPLIANCE – an integrated part of clear’s daily procedures providing an additional degree of oversight and therefore further peace of mind. Furthermore, we wish to recognise clear financial conduct in the areas of trust, commitment, performance & customer-centricity.”
Managing Director of the All-Ireland Business Foundation Kapil Khanna said the accreditation, which is now held by over 500 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards but have nothing to measure them by.
He said: “We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics.”
The All-Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF) is an autonomous national accreditation body tasked with enterprise development and the promotion of Best-in-Class in Irish business.
The Foundation actively engages and supports its network through peer dialogue, collaboration, mentoring and enterprise development activities. Companies are qualified for accreditation by completing an enterprise audit and are identified by their use of the AIBF’s Business All-Star Marque.