Portafina makes future 100

Pension specialist aims high in the Financial Times Future 100 list

FT Future 100

A Medway business has featured in the Financial Times Future 100 UK company list.

Portafina, pensions specialists based in Rochester, Kent has been awarded a place on the prestigious national list for making an impact within the financial industry and wider society.

To make it into the first edition of the FT Future 100 UK, businesses had to excel in one of four categories.  

The categories identified companies seeking to make a positive impact via their environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies, or promoting diversity, or disrupting their industry.

The expert panel, led by FT journalists were particularly impressed to discover the level of diversity shown at all levels within Portafina and its technology driven approach.

Portafina began life as Portal Financial in 2009 and now looks after over 14,000 clients across the UK.

Jamie Smith-Thompson, Managing Director of Portafina, is thrilled that the business has been acknowledged for making great headway within the financial industry.

He said: “It is fantastic to be recognised as one of the future top 100 companies in the UK. And considering there are 249,000 businesses employing more than 10 people in the UK, to be one of only 100 companies chosen for this list is quite an achievement.

“Pensions are complicated, so we have always made it clear for people to know their options by using simple, easy to understand language and we have made sure to employ the right people to adopt this approach.

“As a result of this, we have a great gender mix of employees, with 64% being women. We also actively give young Medway people the opportunity to develop with the company, helping them to make a great start on their careers whilst ensuring the business continues to evolve within the financial industry.”

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