17 May 2023

PIMFA delighted to have been named as one of the Best Small Places to Work in the UK by The Sunday Times

PIMFA, the trade association for the wealth management, investment services and the investment and financial advice industry, is delighted to announce it has been named as one of the top 100 best places to work in the Sunday Times.

PIMFA was among those firms with a headcount below 50 staff named as one of the best small places to work in the UK by the Sunday Times survey, which included companies such as Ovo Energy, the retailer Fat Face and Pizza Express among others.

The Sunday Times Best Places to Work list, powered by WorkL, is a nationwide workplace survey which celebrates Britain’s top employers and acknowledges the best workplaces for women, the LGBTQIA+ community, disabled employees, ethnic minorities, younger and older workers, and employee wellbeing.


The accolade was achieved following results from the survey which showed overall that 90% of staff at PIMFA were happy in their roles, 92% were proud to represent PIMFA and 88% felt empowered to do their job.

Further, 91% of staff reported feeling satisfied in their job, 88% reported feeling properly rewarded and recognised for the work they did and 89% said management shared information with them in an appropriate and timely manner.

The overwhelming majority of staff (94%) said they felt they were treated with respect and an equal number (94%) would recommend a job at PIMFA to friends and family and the same number (94%) said they were happy with their work life balance.

PIMFA staff said the company cared about diversity and inclusion with 96% of staff responding positively to this question. Moreover, 93% of staff said they had a good relationship with their manager while 91% said they had confidence in the management team.

Liz Field, Chief Executive of PIMFA, commented: “This is an award that belongs to everyone at PIMFA.  While culture should be set from the top, it is the whole PIMFA team, which has to work together to support each other in order to create and maintain an environment we want to be in – a happy place, where we all look out for each other and ensure we can be a great place to work. thank you to everyone in the team at PIMFA that keep it all going with their energy and enthusiasm. I could not be prouder.”

Chris Longcroft, EVP Publisher, The Times and The Sunday Times, commented: “The Sunday Times Best Places to Work awards recognise companies that create a happier and fulfilling working environment for all, by fostering engagement from their teams, yielding great business and performance in return. We wish all of those companies who made the grade this year many congratulations.”


Notes for Editors

About PIMFA – the Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association

  • Find our more about the award here.
  • PIMFA is the trade association for firms that provide wealth management, investment services and the investment and financial advice to everyone from individuals and families to charities, pension funds, trusts and companies.
  • The sector currently looks after £1.65 trillion in private savings and investments and employs over 63,000 people.
  • PIMFA represents both full and associate member firms. Full members provide a range of financial solutions including financial advice, portfolio management, as well as investment and execution services. They assist everyone from individuals and families to charities and pension funds, all the way to trusts and companies.  Associate members provide professional services to the PIMFA community.
  • PIMFA leads the debate on policy and regulatory recommendations to ensure that the UK remains a global centre of excellence in the wealth management, investment advice and financial planning arena. Our mission is to create an optimal operating environment so that its member firms can focus on delivering the best service to clients, providing responsible stewardship for their long-term savings and investments. 
  • PIMFA has made numerous recommendations to the FCA regarding the Future of Advice, Future of Supervision and the FSCS levy – read more.
  • PIMFA was created in 2017 as the outcome of a merger between the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) and the Wealth Management Association (WMA) with a history as a trade association since 1991 – read more.
  • Further information can be found at pimfa.co.uk


For further information on this release or other press matters please contact:

Matthew West, PIMFA PR Manager – MatthewW@pimfa.co.uk, +44 (0)20 7382 0376 / +44 (0) 7843 903258

Sheena Gillett, PIMFA Communications & PR Director – sheenag@pimfa.co.uk, +44 (0)20 7011 9869 / +44 (0)7979 493225