Firm shortlisted for top Business Award

Phil Anderson, MD of Phil Anderson Financial Services Ltd
Phil Anderson, MD of Phil Anderson Financial Services Ltd

An Ellon-based firm has been named as a finalist in the prestigious 2018 Northern Star Business Awards in recognition of the way in which it excels in looking after its employees.

Phil Anderson Financial Services has been shortlisted in the Staff Matter category alongside Bon Accord Care and Marathon Oil UK.

Organised by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Star awards celebrate the achievement of companies of all sizes and across all sectors for exceptional accomplishments across a range of business-related fields.

The winner will be announced at a gala awards ceremony in September.

Business owner, Phil Anderson, said: “We are a relatively small and young company so to be named as a finalist alongside such strong and much bigger contenders is a huge honour.

“I think it confirms that it doesn’t matter how big the company, staff very much matter, and I’m really pleased this awards recognises that.

“We have seen year on year growth since the company started in 2010 and the past few months have been the busiest and most successful ever for the business. I firmly believe that is down to the hard work and contribution of the people who work here. We couldn’t have achieved that without them and being able to acknowledge and reward that and to say thanks for the benefits that brings to our clients is what makes being in business worthwhile.”

The company has introduced a wide range of incentives and benefits for staff, both team-related and individual, flexible working practices such as home working and a training and development programme to support and encourage both personal and professional development.

In December, Phil fulfilled his commitment to give staff a Christmas night out to remember if they met their targets by personally funding a five-day paid trip to New York.