Aldermore has announced the graduation of the 500th broker through its Broker Training Academy. The Academy, which launched in 2014, is supporting the next generation of brokers. Designed to help brokers stay at the cutting edge of the industry, Aldermore’s free workshops are designed to educate attendees on new products in the market, changing regulation, and varying customer needs.
This year, for the first time, brokers who participate in Aldermore’s Broker Academy will receive a certificate from the NACFB to count towards their CPD. The programme, unique to Aldermore and free to brokers, has planned four events for 2018, and will cover three core modules: sales skills, the regulatory environment, and the principles of asset finance. In total 116 places were available this year, with all spaces filled within three days.
Carl D’Ammassa, group managing director, business finance at Aldermore said:
“We are delighted to be training our 500th broker. Brokers play a crucial role in ensuring that companies have access to the products that truly meet their individual needs. We believe there has never been a better time to be a broker – the UK SME industry is going through such an exciting period, and business owners are looking to seize on the opportunities on offer. It is therefore crucial that brokers have the best possible knowledge at their fingertips – and that is the role the Broker Academy is looking to play.
“Aldermore will always value the role that broker’s play in the industry, and will continue to do what we can to support that partnership, to deliver the best possible service to UK SMEs.”