A photo of the MAC reception area

MAC Financial are proud to announce that George Richardson, Paraplanning Team Leader, has been awarded the Chartered Insurance Institute (Cii) Young Achiever of the Year Award 2024 at the annual dinner. 

The prestigious Young Achiever Award of the Year is presented at the annual Cii dinner to recognise and acknowledge the outstanding achievement of young professionals in the local insurance and financial services sector. Candidates are judged on their professional and academic achievements, leadership, and contribution to the sector.  

George joined the team at MAC Financial in September 2023, relocating from his native Manchester. He brings to MAC Financial over three years experience working in the pension sector. For the last two years, George has specialised in Paraplanning. In October 2023, George passed the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning, and he is studying for the RQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning.  

A photo of George Richardson with the Cii Young achiever of the year award

About his award win, George commented:     

‘I am proud to have been awarded the Cii Young Achievers Award 2024 and to have had my studies and professional career acknowledged at such an esteemed event. I’d like to thank MAC Financial for their ongoing support of my studies.’  

Ed Walter, Head of Private Advisory said:   

‘In his short time working at MAC Financial, George has completed his Diploma in Financial Planning and received a well-earned promotion to Paraplanning Team Leader. He has been instrumental in bringing his new team together, reviewing and developing existing processes and workflows and is a highly respected member of the team. We are pleased that his professional achievements have been recognised externally by the Cii.’ 

A portrait of Ed Walter, Head of Private Client Advisory

MAC Financial is part of the MAC Group, the Island’s largest Independent Financial Advisory and Insurance Broking Group. Throughout 2024, MAC Group will commemorate a landmark two decades in business, having been founded by Jon McGowan in 2004. 

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