Hat-trick at The Compliance Register Platinum Awards

Hat-trick at The Compliance Register Platinum Awards

Contributed by Jessica Wilson on 09 December 2014
Pure Search Financial Services were formally recognised for their commitment to ‘Exemplary Service to Compliance and Regulation’ at the 11th Annual Compliance Register Platinum Awards, held at The Lancaster London on 27th November. The Awards, judged by the independent body ACE (The Academy of Compliance Excellence), acknowledge and recognise excellence in Compliance and Regulation.

Pure Search won in all three of their nominated categories, scooping Best Headhunting Firm, Best Recruitment Services Team and Best Recruiter (Matt Simmons). As part of supporting the Awards, Pure Search donated £1500 to the night’s charity, Breast Cancer Care, and £1500 to Mind, their charity of the year for 2014.

Ben Goh, Chairman of The Compliance Register, said: “Getting the right people for the right job is absolutely essential if firms are to comply and meet the regulatory standards. Recruitment firms such as Pure Search have a pivotal role to play in this regard and that is why we have specific categories in these Awards for the recruitment sector.“

Chris Nelson, CEO at Pure Search, commented: “I am thrilled to have won in all three categories, not least because the nomination and judging process is exceptionally rigorous and led by experts in Compliance and Regulation. I am extremely proud of my team and thankful to The Compliance Register for their recognition.”

Pure Search Financial Services is the specialist financial markets division of Pure Search, and covers FS Governance, including Compliance, Risk Management, Finance/Treasury, Legal and Tax. The practice has recently been strengthened by hires to cover senior Sales, Trading & Structuring mandates across Equities, FX, Fixed Income & Commodities, and Global Transaction Banking.

How the Awards are determined
Apart from the categories in Section A and Section HF1, the winners were determined by the vote of the members of the Academy of Compliance Excellence (ACE).
The members are:
Voting Members
1. Malcolm Biggart, Head of Compliance, Octopus Investments
2. Alan Brener, Head of Regulatory Policy, Santander
3. Robert Finney, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan
4. Brian Harte, retired Compliance Officer
5. Ashley Kovas, Senior Consultant, Bovill
6. Sam Stewart, Stewart Regulatory Consulting
7. Chris Terry, Governance & Risk Director, Capita plc
8. Bob White, retired Compliance Officer
9. Rosalind Wright QC, former Director of the SFO
10. Gareth Adams, Senior Adviser, FCA
11. Brian Bendle, Insurance Broker, Lonsdale Insurance Brokers
12. Jim Oakes, Director, Financial Crime Risk Limited
ACE members act independently and on a pro-bono basis in their personal capacity. Their role is an honorary one. Where a member is conflicted in any category, he or she will abstain and a Reserve member will vote in their place.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure due process so that the winners are determined in a manner that is transparent and independent.
For more information on The Compliance Register, please visit www.ComplianceR.com