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Training manager gets top marks in PFS Fellowship exam

Training manager gets top marks in PFS Fellowship exam
Michael Pashley

Michael Pashley scored the best results in the Fellow of the Personal Finance Society exams of the year, bagging himself the Turris Partnership Trophy.

Mr Pashley, the SimplyBiz Group training and knowledge manager, scooped the annual award for achieving top grades in the CII’s highest level of qualification.

Fellowship, held by more than 5,000 working practitioners, is attained by securing a further 350 CII exam credits across investments, pensions and personal taxation once the adviser has completed the CII Level 6 Advanced Diploma.

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The Turris Partnership Trophy, presented by the Insurance and Actuarial Society of Glasgow, is awarded annually to the adviser with the top marks in the Fellowship exams.

Mr Pashley said: “I am very proud to have achieved this prestigious award, and to be in a role which allows me to apply the technical knowledge gained every day to help our SimplyBiz Group members deliver the very highest-quality financial advice.

“The group actively encourages learning and development of all its colleagues, and I’m looking forward to further exam success in 2020.”

Matt Timmins, joint chief executive of The SimplyBiz Group, congratulated Mr Pashley on the “well-deserved” recognition and said being named winner of the trophy was a “fantastic achievement.''

He added: “Learning, training and development are core focuses of The SimplyBiz Group – in respect of both our staff and the firms who use our services – and I’m delighted that someone of Mr Pashley’s dedication and calibre is leading the delivery of these services to our members.”

Mr Pashley joined The SimplyBiz Group at the beginning of 2019 to spearhead the company’s technical training and development programme, and has since delivered a series of events on SMCR and supervisor training and competence.

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