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Advance by Embark named Platform of the Year at SimplyBiz Awards

The Advance by Embark Platform scooped a top accolade after it was named Platform of the Year at the annual SimplyBiz Awards.

It was one of two awards picked up by the platform after also securing Learning & Development Presentation of the Year at the SimplyBiz Group Annual Partnership Event 2020.

Based on 2019 performance and activity, the awards event on 21 May was hosted virtually due to the Coronavirus lockdown.

Embark Group completed the acquisition of the Zurich retail platform - now Advance by Embark - and Zurich’s investment management businesses - now Horizon by Embark - on 1 May 2020.

SimplyBiz highlighted the strength of the platform technology as well as the breadth and depth of support provided by the team.

Craig Spittal, Head of Key Accounts at Embark Group, said:

“This is obviously the one we wanted and I am pleased to say that we have retained this accolade. This award was based on the thoughts of SimplyBiz Group, as well as the feedback they consistently received from their member firms across the country.

“Again, great recognition for everyone involved in delivering the service and support that is so valued and respected by our advisers.”

Advance by Embark also won the Learning & Development Presentation of the Year award. Voted by delegates that attend SimplyBiz events, the award was based on the quality of the presenters who speak to the intermediaries, and the focus on educational content.

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About Embark Group

Embark Group is a full-scale UK retirement solutions provider, active in the areas of Investment Platform, SIPP, SSAS, Fund Research and Employee Benefits Consulting. The Group trades under the brands Embark, Vested, Rowanmoor and The Adviser Centre. It also operates a wide portfolio of white label services for business such as RBS Coutts, Standard Life, Nutmeg, BestInvest, Charles Stanley, Moneyfarm and Wealthsimple. Businesses within the Embark Group have been established in the market for more than 40 years and have a long history of working closely with intermediary distribution partners and consumers of all levels of affluence.

The Group now has more than £33bn in assets under administration on behalf of c360,000 consumer clients, operating across nine UK locations (London, Bolton, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leeds, Leicester, Milton Keynes, Salisbury and Swindon)

Embark has been recognised as one of the most innovative Wealth Tech companies in 2019 and 2020.

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