All 16 staff members, have reached the first official CPD deadline and have all acquired their 18 CPD points in time. Although Fridays May 31st deadline has been extended 30 days, the deadline has been a much anticipated, and in many instances dreaded, deadline for financial advisors and intermediaries, across the country. The team at CDIB is all up to date and ready to tackle their 2020 CPD requirements.
“We are 100% in favour of any measures put in place by our governing bodies that promote greater professionalism in the Insurance Industry”. Says Crawford Dougall MD Simon Dougall “As a business we pride ourselves on fair, open and honest business practices and have spent many years selecting a team who are both experienced and highly qualified to deliver the best insurance solutions for our clients”.
“Having started this business 35 years ago, my dad, Andrew Dougall, has seen an industry that has evolved enormously over three decades. The business principles he employed over 30 years ago, of treating the customer fairly and not falling for the trap of inflated binder fees from some insurers, have meant that our business has been independent to make decisions that always keep our clients and their specific needs at the core of every decision we make. It also means that keeping up with the fast changing legislative environment has been seamless and easy for our business”.
Having studied an honours degree in Insurance from Wits, Simon is no stranger to the weight of legislation that has hit the industry over the past 10 years. “A large part of what we studied was to do with maintaining international standards of professionalism and fairness in the industry.”
“We applaud the FSCA and Government for the work that has been done to promote fair and just financial service practices that protect the end user”.
Their other reason to celebrate? Both Simon and his sister Lauren competed in the 70.3 IronMan in Durban on Sunday. As a key member of the Crawford Dougall team Lauren has been sponsored by the business to take her racing to the next level and compete internationally in triathlon and IronMan events. She made the team very proud by beating some tough competition and coming first over all women in Sunday’s race. She now looks forward to September where she will compete against the best in the world at the World Ironman Champs in France.
Simon joined a team of 30 mates who were all racing in memory of a close friend to raise money for the Sunflower Fund. Simon finished with an impressive time of five hours.
The whole Crawford Dougall team met at Durban’s beach front on Sunday to cheer on their team mates.
This Sunday it is team mate Spencer Cason’s turn in the spotlight as he takes part in the ultimate human race, The Comrades Marathon, some of the team will be present along the way to cheer him on.