We recently won three awards at the prestigious International Investment Awards. A very different experience this year, for obvious reasons. No business travel, getting dressed up or mixing with our peers during a glamourous evening. Perhaps the experience of being at home and watching events unfold online, allowed for some useful reflection. 

The first thing to say, is that winning is still winning. The thrill of being recognised as the best amongst one’s peers, is very special. And winning two categories; Excellence in Client Services (Advisers) – Middle East and Excellence in Advisory Best Practice – Middle East and the overall award for Excellence in Advisory Best Practice, is both an exciting and humbling experience.

Entering these awards does require some effort in terms of the submission. However, this is where hidden value exists. Documenting who we work with, the proposition we deliver and the approach we take to managing our business, acts as a useful reminder of how far we’ve come and how much further we have to go.

Of course, these awards belong to the team, who work tirelessly throughout the year, delivering our financial planning proposition to an increasing number of discerning expat professionals and entrepreneurs, here in Dubai. The whole team are fuelled by the challenge of bettering their previous best and it’s wonderful to be part of such a dynamic group of professionals.

We are committed to raising our standards in the pursuit of excellence for our clients. Our program of continuous improvement includes some exciting developments for the next year and we look forward to reflecting on our progress as we enter these awards in 2021. Hopefully we get to experience the event first hand next year. Until then, cheers…

To find out more about the Abacus team and how we work with our valued clients please visit www.abacus.ae or contact [email protected].