Knox Financial Group Limited has had a bumper start to 2017 picking up five award wins since the beginning of the year in London and Manchester.
The group, which comprises of local businesses including Creechurch Capital Limited, Fundamentum Property Limited and Knox Media Limited, attributes its success to implementing commercially clever campaigns which place clients and the community at the core.
The most recent accolades added to the collection came last week when the business took home two wins at the North PRCA DARE Awards held in Manchester. The group fought off competition from companies across the North of England in both the Campaign Challenges and the Corporate Affairs categories for Creechurch Capital’s ‘Time’ campaign.
The campaign, which was launched at the start of 2017, is made up of a number of integrated elements including the high profile ‘giving the gift of time’ initiative which has seen each team member of Creechurch Capital pledge to donate 2017 minutes of charitable time throughout the year. Recent activity on this campaign included Charity Boutique; a high profile week-long pop-up shop in aid of Isle of Man Live at Home.
These successes have added to the three wins from earlier this year which included picking up two awards at the PR Moment Awards in the Financial Services Sector Campaign category and Financial PR Campaign of the Year category with ‘Knox Financial Group boosts IFA business for sale’. This campaign saw the group’s exit from the advisory space on-Island with the successful sale of its IFA businesses. These wins have seen the firm appear in the top 20 of the UK in-house PR league ranking jointly with companies like PWC, TSB and Visit Scotland. The group’s retained PR agency, Petal & Co. ranked eighth in the equivalent PR agency league.
The group’s CEO, John Greenwood, was also recognised at the prestigious Citywealth Brand Management and Reputation Awards in June in the Career Achievement category against a number of individuals based in international financial centres across the globe.
John Greenwood commented: “The range of accolades we have received this year, and since we launched in 2010, reaffirms that we continue to push to achieve the very best across our businesses. It’s crucial for us to develop campaigns which make a difference across all aspects of our business and leave legacy value.
“In addition we have always set our target at the international market, so we add value as a local business, and we are immensely proud to showcase the Isle of Man at this level and continue to promote the Island’s reputation as a centre of excellence.”