Shakespeare Martineau has been awarded the STEP Platinum Employer Partner accreditation, the highest of three accreditation levels awarded under the STEP Employer Partnership Programme.
Founded in 1991, STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. STEP works to improve public understanding of the issues families face in this area and promotes education and high professional standards among its members.
STEP members help families plan for their futures, from drafting wills to issues surrounding international families, protection of the vulnerable, family businesses and philanthropic giving. Full STEP members, known as TEPs, are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience.
To achieve platinum accreditation, a firm must demonstrate that their employees are encouraged to share knowledge and to learn from others, creating a positive work and learning environment. The importance of learning and development is championed from the top and cascaded throughout the organisation.
On awarding Shakespeare Martineau the accreditation, Trent Weber, Senior Manager Employer Partnership at STEP, said:
“Shakespeare Martineau is to be commended on an excellent application which was detailed, thorough, and demonstrated extensive learning and development provision and good communications, with a supportive leadership and positive work and learning culture.”
Anne Tromans, head of wealth at Shakespeare Martineau said:
“We are extremely proud to have been recognised as a leading firm for learning and development. We are committed to helping our people fulfil their career ambitions across all areas of the business, which is evidenced by the enormous emphasis placed upon personal and career development.”
“All of our policies and initiatives aim to foster positive, passionate people whose talent is nurtured and retained. Technical expertise and personal and mental wellbeing are afforded equal importance by the firm to help bring out the best potential in each individual.”
Jay Lutwyche, head of learning and development, added:
“I am delighted to see our commitment to career development recognised through this prestigious accreditation. We want everyone to thrive through high quality continuous development and our award-winning training gives everyone the opportunity and time to improve and develop new skills.”
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