Retirement specialist, Age Partnership, has been ranked amongst the UK’s fastest growing private companies in the Sunday Times’ Fast Track 100 for 2011.
Despite its core market ofhaving gone through a challenging period, Age Partnership managed to achieve impressive annual growth figures of 57.11% over the last 3 years, placing it at number 73 in the prestigious league table.
Founded in 2005, Age Partnership has become the UK’s leading over-the-phone equity release adviser, accounting for almost a quarter of all plans taken out in the UK today.
At the start of the year, the company launched an innovative annuity comparison service, giving customers the ability to compare and buy annuities free of charge. Whilst originally launched as a direct-to-consumer offering, this service has also proven to have appeal amongst financial services professionals, who are able to use the service as a fee-generating referral outlet for lower-value annuity clients, who would not otherwise be commercially viable to them.
The company now employs 90 people at its office in Leeds and has recently taken on additional office space to accommodate further aggressive growth plans for 2012, when it plans to create a further 30 jobs.
Chief Executive Officer, Tim Loy, says:
“It’s been a fantastic few years for the company, and to achieve what we have despite the challenging economic climate is something of which we’re extremely proud.
“The credit for this goes to the fantastic team that we have at Age Partnership. The dedication that all our colleagues show towards innovation and exceptional customer service is second to none.
“We’re now looking forward to building on our success to date to become the UK’s number one choice for retirement income solutions.”