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SimplyBiz expands SM&CR support

The Group has also announced the appointment of a training and knowledge manager.

Rozi Jones
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11th June 2019
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"We know that ensuring they are fully prepared for the Senior Managers and Certification Regime is a priority for many adviser firms at the moment"

The SimplyBiz Group has enhanced support for the upcoming Senior Managers and Certification Regime for its members and clients.

The Group will provide advisers and brokers with regular SM&CR updates delivered by one of its compliance directors at its learning and development events, and has announced a series of 20 focused workshops running across the UK between June and August.

The workshops, which begin in Edinburgh on the 25th June, are designed to provide advisers with an overview of FCA expectations and a practical guide to implementing any necessary changes to their firm and processes before the December deadline.

The Group has also announced the appointment of a training and knowledge manager, Michael Pashley, who will facilitate the SM&CR workshops as part of his wider role developing and delivering training and learning across the Group.

Janice Laing, managing director of compliance and project leader of the Group’s SM&CR programme, commented: “We know that ensuring they are fully prepared for the Senior Managers and Certification Regime is a priority for many adviser firms at the moment, which means it is also top priority for The SimplyBiz Group. These additional events will provide delegates with both the knowledge about what they need to do, and a real, practical outline of how to get started. We have already provided guides, update sessions at our regular events and new documentation, and in a few weeks will be launching an online training module on conduct rules; these face-to-face events will further strengthen our already robust support proposition. Over 300 advisers have already booked a place at the workshops, and we believe numbers will continue to grow substantially in the coming weeks.

“I’m delighted to welcome Michael to the team. He brings with him a real wealth of knowledge and experience which I’m sure our members and clients will find hugely valuable, both at the upcoming SM&CR workshops and across our wider learning and development programme and services.”

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