MANCHESTER, England, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
- Prestigious Insolvency & Rescue Awards announce finalists with Baines & Ernst featuring in two categories
- The company are finalists in both 'Debt Management of the Year' and 'Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign of the Year' categories
- Shaz Sulaman - Joint Managing Director - talks about what it means to be nominated this year
When the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) took over full responsibility from Office of Fair Trading (OFT) earlier in 2014, the world of finance prepared for some big changes.
As regulations and monitoring in the financial sector gets tougher, it's great to see that there are companies that continue to gain recognition for their commitment to providing exceptional services.
Baines & Ernst - one of the UK's leading providers of debt help in the UK - has been nominated in two categories at this year's Insolvency & Rescue Awards with the company being announced as 'Debt Management of the Year' and 'Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign of the Year' finalists.
"We're a business that's built on supporting customers through the toughest of times financially. Our customers are at the centre of everything we do and we are fully committed to helping people find affordable solutions that enable them to clear debts at a rate that's much more manageable within their current budget," says Shaz Sulaman, Joint Managing Director at Baines & Ernst.
"We have welcomed in the changes brought round with the introduction of the FCA. In our opinion, the more that's done to protect customers and enable them to get professional advice and manage their debts can only be a good thing. We treat our customers with the utmost respect so it's incredibly rewarding to receive such recognition from the Insolvency & Rescue Awards and be announced as finalists in the 'Debt Management of the Year' category."
On receiving the news that the company were also up for the 'Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign of the Year' Award, Shaz says: "It was a wonderful surprise to hear that we were finalists in this category. Many people know us for the work we do within the financial sector but not that many people know about our charity work - which is a huge part of life at Baines & Ernst. Since our company was established 17 years ago, our teams have played a pivotal role in fundraising. Every month we choose a new charity to support - whether that's by donating money from a dress down day or a cake sale to putting ourselves through more gruelling campaigns like the 3 Peaks or the Oxfam Trailtrekker Challenge."
The winners of the Insolvency & Rescue Awards 2014 - now in its 7th year - will be announced in October 2014.
About Baines & Ernst
Baines & Ernst is a UK-based financial solutions company that is part of the award-winning Paymex Group. Established in Manchester in 1996 as a specialist debt management company, Baines & Ernst provides services including Debt Management Plans, IVAs and Debt Relief Orders that have been specifically designed to help people get out of debt. The company is Approved and Regulated by the FCA and is a Debt Management Plan Protocol Approved company. Baines & Ernst is also a member of the Debt Managers Standards Association (DEMSA) and follows its Code of Practice as approved by the Trading Standards Institute. Company accolades include Best Debt Solutions Provider 2014, Debt Management Provider of the Year Award Winners, and finalists at the Insolvency and Rescue Awards.
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