National leader in our home town

Local business Invest Blue wins‘Employer of the Year 2016’ at the Executive PA Awards night in Sydney.

img_3659Last week the Executive PA Magazine Awards were held in Sydney and they are the oldest and most established awards for Personal and Executive Assistants, in addition to being the only PA & EA awards that are run globally. Invest Blue, including Gladstone’s very own branch, excelled in its category – ‘Employer of the Year’, showing fantastic prowess in understanding the people in its business.

As one of the smallest businesses nominated for the award, Invest Blue has proven that it is about knowing your people and providing them with the tools, resources and support so they can continue to develop and succeed. Invest Blue was up against Bupa (2nd), Suncorp (3rd), Westpac, PPB Advisory, and Ramsay Health Care (Port Macquarie).

Gladstone branch Financial Planner Chris Andersen said “Receiving this award is an honour and great recognition that the effort we all put into our approach to work is second to none. We know that to do the best for our clients, we need to work strongly together. We see the positive outcomes for our clients every day, and this award is icing on the cake.”


Invest Blue is a financial services business that started with a single office in Armidale and now has 14 offices located throughout QLD and NSW. As a business, they are known and recognised for helping clients realise their goals and dreams through financial planning and lending advice.

This award signals to our community that you can receive to quality advice right here in town.

invest-blue-web“We all make decisions about our financial future every day, but not all of us have a clear plan on our way of ensuring that those decisions fir with our goals and dreams. That is what our advice is all about. We are focused on helping our clients make the right decisions for them.” says local Financial planner Chris Andersen.

“As a business, we know that in order to do the best for our clients, we need to do the best for our people.” says People & Culture Manager Kasey Patterson. “Invest Blue is committed to our clients, shareholders and the local communities we are a part of. All four key stakeholders are considered when making major business decision. We also closely monitor employee engagement which is based on trust, integrity two-way commitment and communication between the business and it’s people. Since we started measuring that, we have increased our score and sit well above the industry benchmark.”

As a company, Invest Blue executes best practice HR strategies and focuses on creating positive, engaged and high performing ethos. The ‘Employee of the Year’ award is great recognition of this focus.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO INVEST BLUE ON THIS SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT!