Leeds-based commercial insurance broker and risk manager, Gauntlet Group, has been awarded Chartered insurance broker status by the CII.
The accolade has been awarded to fewer than 200 companies and is an indication of a firm's professionalism and ethics.
Managing director Roger Gaunt was thrilled with the achievement, believing it will give a further boost as a principal of an appointed representative network while enhancing its attractiveness as an employer.
Mr Gaunt said, "We are delighted and honoured to receive the prestigious title of Chartered insurance broker, which has been gained thanks to the efforts and commitments of every member of staff. Rigorous criteria apply to this award and it is a huge endorsement of our professionalism and capabilities and our success in managing our significant and fast growth, without letting standards slip.
"This is another landmark moment within Gauntlet Group's ongoing journey and should make working for, or with us, even more compelling, whether you are a prospective employee, client or insurance professional seeking the huge rewards that can come from self-employment. Chartered insurance status shows that trust in Gauntlet is not misplaced."