Skipton International Shortlisted for Top Island Award
Skipton International, the local mortgage and offshore account specialists, has been shortlisted for the Best Medium Business category in the 2010 Guernsey Awards for Achievement, which covers local companies of between 11 and 45 employees.
With a strong focus on customer service and the local community, Skipton International's team of 31 are all based in Guernsey. The bank takes great pride in the fact that all phone calls to the office are answered directly by locally based employees. Staff development and training are also key strategic goals for the bank which regularly supports key developmental training initiatives such as external business qualifications.
Since its foundation in Guernsey 15 years ago Skipton has always played a high profile role in local life supporting community events such as the Floral Guernsey festival, where Skipton have been the lead sponsor since 1996, as well as many other events such as the Liberation Day celebrations. This year, Skipton International revitalised the promotion of the Guernsey Swimarathon one of the oldest local charity events, where all funds raised go to local good causes. 2010 saw over 1200 swimmers in 185 teams raise more than £40,000.
In business too, the bank is a winner. Earlier this year, Skipton International scooped the prestigious Moneyfacts 2010 award for Offshore Business Accounts. Moneyfacts is the leading independent researcher of banking and savings accounts in the UK. The bank was also voted Best US Dollar Account Provider by readers of Investment International, a key industry title.
Commenting on the bank's nomination, Managing Director Alan Bougourd Said, "This nomination is a real vote of confidence in our company and in all of the staff who work here and I am thrilled on their behalf. Our employees are our business, they are our public face and their professionalism and training is the reason why we are so well regarded by both business partners and customers alike."