Gold-i has been crowned the winner of the inaugural Ultimate Fintech Workplace Award 2018 – an award which celebrates the most innovative, engaging and inclusive fintech work environment across the UK.
The judging panel, which included representatives from Barclays, EY, Lloyds Banking, Baringa and Recruiter Magazine was impressed by Gold-i’s initiatives relating to work/life balance, career development, philanthropy and creating a fun working environment. Gold-i was also praised by the judges for its core values, which focus on pushing boundaries, always going the extra mile and having fun at work and supporting each other. These are: ‘Innovation isn’t scary; wear the loud shirt,’ ‘Action Against the Odds, Determined to Make it Work,’ and ‘Embrace the Fun. We are the Gold-i team.’
David Williams, Partner, Financial Services Technology at EY and one of the judges commented, “Gold-i’s values stood out in their submission - I like the fact that they give their team permission to be bold, tenacious and collaborative. Their values are clearly driven top down, which is also good to see.”
Another judge, David Harris, Partner, Financial Services at Baringa added, “I like the tone that Gold-i's CEO sets from the top. Tom Higgins is a firm believer that "if employees enjoy being at work, feel valued and there's a fun positive atmosphere in the office, they will be far more motivated to succeed." This, combined with the firm’s "Action Against the Odds" mantra, gives them an excellent foundation for being a great workplace. I was also impressed by the collaborative nature and the importance that Gold-i places on helping each other to reach their goals.”
Toby Babb, CEO, Harrington Starr, the firm which organised the awards adds, “Our judging panel consisted of some of the world’s foremost thinkers on the subject of employee engagement. The judges were unanimous in their decision to select Gold-i as the winner of The Ultimate Fintech Workplace Award. Gold-i stood out for its initiatives to make employees feel valued and its focus on attracting and engaging the best tech talent in the industry. They are a very worthy winner of this award.”
Tom Higgins, CEO, Gold-i, “I have always believed that creating a great workplace has been key to establishing and maintaining our position as a global market leader in our industry. It is fantastic to win the UK’s Ultimate Fintech Workplace Award – it’s a great external endorsement of the focus we put on ensuring that our employees enjoy working at Gold-i and are motivated to succeed.”
Gold-i is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and is renowned worldwide for its innovative technology to help brokers worldwide to become more profitable and manage their risk more effectively. Gold-i’s product portfolio divides into four distinct areas: MT4 & MT5 plug-ins; multi-asset liquidity management; business insights & risk management; and advanced flow management.