Chartered status: "Don't knock it until you've tried it"


Ipswich-based Pound Gates was granted Chartered Insurance Broker status in October last year.

And last month it scooped two gongs at the Best Employers Eastern Region Awards for Best Overall Business with 50 employees or less, as well as the Award for Employee Values.

Director Rob Thacker has quashed criticism that chartered status is nothing more than a logo.

He said: "Don't knock it until you've tried it, that's my perspective. They're [critics] clearly people who have not gone for it which

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