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FIF Trek The Cobbler For Innes

As advised recently, some of the staff at FIF chose to climb / walk the Cobbler in order to raise funds for the hospice that looked after Innes in his final days.

I am delighted to advise you that they successfully conquered the great hill and and in doing so have raised almost £900 for Roxburghe House in Aberdeen

All staff at FIF would like to thank everyone for making donations and I am sure everyone who knew Innes would like to extend a special thank you to the group who made the effort in very hot weather to do this for their very popular colleague.

Well done all

We received the following note from Roxburghe House:

"We have received a notification from JustGiving that you have set up a page to raise funds for us by climbing The Cobbler with some of your colleagues in memory of Innes Bruce.

I have just had a look at your page and your fundraising is already doing brilliantly and you are close to your target, very well done.

Your kindness will help us to continue our work, and is very much appreciated."

If anyone would like to make a donation please go to the Just Giving page by clicking here

FIF renew Investors in People Gold Status

We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised by ‘Investors in People’ receiving Gold status for the third time running. Closely following on from the acquisition by LDF Group, this is a recognisably high achievement and evidence of the exceptional level of customer service, and people engagement that the FIF team provide. Just 7% of accredited businesses achieve the Gold Status overall and so we are thrilled to continue our involvement.

The 3 year accreditation recognises the importance of nurturing talent, already playing a major part in our success of hiring new recruits. It provides evidence that our people are at the heart of what we do, and reaffirms that FIF is a business through which our employees can build and develop their career.

Allan Ross, Managing Director of FIF, commented on retaining Investors in People Gold status, “We are delighted to have been recognised for all the hard work that our organisation does. FIF are committed to the development of its staff and the Investors in People Gold status is further evidence of that. This has been key to the strong performance within the business, as well as the recent acquisition by LDF Group, which will further enhance the development that we can offer our employees.


We believe that people make businesses and as such we are committed to ensuring our clients can work with a company dedicated to its people.”

Issue 2 - Can You See A Future with FIF?

You hopefully will have seen Issue 2, outlining what FIF can offer established brokers with our FCA umbrella regarding regulatory requirements. Now some more practical reasons to consider.

  • One of the best funder panels with long established relationships.
  • These, our business partners, support funding for most customer requirements
  • Plus, our Own funding book.
  • Loan products to add a different dimension to your offering
  • Commercial Mortgage products through in-house specialists
  • Other products to meet customer business needs ID, Business Insurance, Contract Hire
  • Or would a retirement package be of interest?

Want to know more?

See our next Newsletter Issue 3!...Or call us for a chat or, better still, arrange a personal visit