Embark Group wins ‘Developing Skills and Inclusion’ category at Scottish Financial Services Awards

Embark Group was recognised at the Scottish Financial Services Awards, winning in the ‘Developing Skills and Inclusion’ category on 27th October.

The awards, which are run by Scottish Financial Enterprise, the representative body for Scotland’s financial services industry, celebrate the outstanding contributions of firms and individuals against the wider backdrop of this year’s huge economic challenges. This year marked the first full-scale ceremony for the annual awards since 2019. Celebrations reflected the substantial contribution of both people and organisations to the economy and to wider society during the pandemic, ongoing cost-of-living crisis and current climate emergency.

Commenting on Embark’s win, the judges said:

“This award was won by Embark Group, a fast-growing fintech and one of the UK’s largest retirement solutions providers that were bought by Lloyds Banking Group in 2021. As the firm grows at its base in Dundee, it has delivered increased skills and diversity into the workforce by partnering with local government agencies and academic institutions to remove employment barriers and by using innovative recruitment methods targeted at underrepresented sections of the working population.”

Peter Docherty, Managing Director and CEO, Embark Platform said:

We were up against some outstanding companies doing fantastic work in this sector . This award is testimony to the dedication of our colleagues in pulling together to run our recent recruitment day; alongside our Dundee and Angus College academy initiative. It demonstrates our ambitions to grow and develop local skillsets in Dundee and its surrounding areas, offering rewarding opportunities within the fintech space.

“These initiatives were some of the most personally rewarding days I have spent at work and as we all reflected at the time, we have genuinely done something special. I was proud to pick up the award on behalf of our fantastic and hardworking team and our partners who supported the initiatives, including Dundee City Council and Scottish Enterprise.

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About Embark Group

Embark Group is a fast growing, diversified, financial services business and one of the leading retirement solutions providers to the advised and institutional markets in the UK.

We work closely with financial advisers and businesses to deliver their long-term savings and investment propositions to UK consumers through our investment platform and range of multi-asset funds, pensions, fund research and consultancy services.

Embark Group has more than £35.3bn in assets under administration on behalf of c.375,000 individual clients, operating across seven UK locations (London, Bolton, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leeds, Leicester, and Swindon). Embark has been recognised in the WealthTech100 as one of the world’s most innovative WealthTech companies for four consecutive years.

In January 2022, Embark became part of Lloyds Banking Group, a leading UK based financial services group providing a wide range of banking and financial services.


All figures as of June 2022.

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