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Recordsure and TCC recognised for RegTech Innovation at FinTech Breakthrough Awards 2023

We’re excited to share that we’ve been chosen as joint winners, alongside our sister company TCC, of the RegTech Innovation Award at the FinTech Breakthrough Awards 2023!

One of five prizes given under programme’s RegTech category, the RegTech Innovation award highlights the business that the judging panel – comprising technical, business, academic and marketing specialists – deems to have pushed the boundaries of regulatory technology by providing truly disruptive, tech-enabled solutions over the past year.

The assessment criteria includes metrics such as degree of innovation, performance, ease of use, functionality, value and overall impact.

Commenting on the joint award, Recordsure and TCC Group CEO Joe Norburn said:

“We, Recordsure & TCC, are proud to bring together smart people and smart technologies. To see the incredible collaborative efforts of both companies recognised, for a second year running, by the FinTech Breakthrough team is a fantastic achievement for us.”

Recordsure and TCC unite regulatory expertise with state-of-the-art AI technologies, to offer intelligent insights and MI. Our Intelligent Compliance approach to solving regulatory challenges allows our clients to be more effective and efficient in what they do.

Joe explains:

“By combining Recordsure’s AI-powered analytics suites with TCC’s unrivalled consultancy expertise, we can offer a unique, intelligent way of solving the sector’s biggest regulatory challenges.

“And our clients are seeing the game-changing impact of this comprehensive strategy, benefitting from both the experience of our smart people and the efficiencies of our smart tech.” 

This announcement represents a second consecutive year of wins for Recordsure, having previously taken home the title of Best RegTech Company at last year’s ceremony.

Established in 2016 by market intelligence firm Tech Breakthrough, the FinTech Breakthrough Awards have grown to become one of the most hotly anticipated listings in the tech sphere. And not only that: the awards’ focus on innovation and overcoming process roadblocks via new technologies have given them an added prescience in recent years, following the pandemic’s acceleration of digital transformation across almost every area of the global economy.

By combining Recordsure’s AI-powered analytics suites with TCC’s unrivalled consultancy expertise, we can offer a unique, intelligent way of solving the sector’s biggest regulatory challenges.

Joe Norburn, Group CEO, Recordsure & TCC

Amid the widespread adoption of digital channels and the rapid rise of FinTech within the financial services arena, the FinTech Breakthrough Awards serve to champion the companies at the forefront of addressing the challenges – and harnessing the opportunities – presented by the ‘new normal’.

This exciting award is the second FinTech-focused accolade for the group this month – Recordsure and TCC Founder and Executive Chair Joanne Smith was also listed among the sector’s most influential Senior Leaders on this year’s Women in FinTech Powerlist.

A very well done to the Recordsure and TCC teams!

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Recordsure Founder Joanne Smith featured on 2022’s Women in FinTech Powerlist

We’re pleased to be closing out International Women’s Day celebrations with very exciting news: Recordsure and TCC Group Founder and Executive Chair Joanne Smith, has been recognised in this year’s Women in Fintech Powerlist as one of the sector’s most prominent Senior Leaders!

This prestigious list, organised by Innovate Finance, shines a spotlight on the work of the FinTech sphere’s most influential and innovative female figures over the past year, paying tribute to 250 leading women in tech across eight separate categories.

With an emphasis on growing and supporting female participation in our historically male-dominated industry, the Women in FinTech Powerlist serves to highlight the disruptive contributions to those pushing transformation across the FinTech arena – as well as give thanks for their vital work inspiring other female technology professionals in their careers as mentors and role models.

This latest accolade marks Joanne’s second appearance on the list within the Senior Leader’s category, having previously made the 2020 edition of the publication.

A huge congratulations to Joanne from all of us at TCC and Recordsure!

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The importance of embracing equity as a business #InternationalWomensDay #EmbraceEquity

Often the words equality and equity are used interchangeably. But this year’s International Women’s Day campaign – which culminates today on Wednesday 8th March – shines a spotlight on the real difference in their meaning. 

So, we’re keen as a business to explore the importance in understanding this distinction.

The aim of this year’s International Women’s Day theme #EmbraceEquity pushes the world to talk about why the well-coined phrase, ‘equal opportunities’ doesn’t fit the bill.  

At the nub of this important campaign, lies the key message that everyone requires different components to be successful. And that’s where equity is vitally different to equality. Providing everyone with what they need to be successful and acknowledging that as individuals we all have different needs is the first step to real gender equity. 

Equity acknowledges that as people we all start life in different places. 

Equity can be defined as giving everyone what they need to be successful. In other words, it's not giving everyone the exact same thing. If we give everyone the exact same thing, expecting that will make people equal, it assumes that everyone started out in the same place - and this can be vastly inaccurate because everyone isn't the same.

The concept of 'fairness' can get tricky as it's often assumed that 'being fair' means that everybody gets the same thing. Often, this has been taught when we were growing up, but 'fairness' really only works when we're all the same to start out with.

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This is a conversation that touches all aspects of society.

And one that has inspired us to continually consider and review the support, policies and social committees we deliver and champion with our team members. And at various points in all our lives we’ll be approaching issues from different viewpoints – so we’re keen to acknowledge and support this as a business through our internal policies. 

For example:

  • Our menopause policy aims to break the taboo in the workplace – we want everyone to be able to talk about it openly and without embarrassment and explain to those who don’t know, how this transition in a woman’s life is often not always an easy one.  The changing age of the UK’s workforce means that between 75% and 80% of menopausal women are in work. And research shows that the majority of women are unwilling to discuss menopausal related health problems with their line manager, nor ask for the support or adjustments that they may need. Through our policy we want our team members to feel supported to improve their time at work and know that as a business we understand the challenges they’re facing and will help them through this time. 
  • We’re also committed to supporting working parents and knowing that flexibility is key to creating a successful work-life balance. Our team members have the choice of working from home, the office or hybrid as well as flexibility around school drop off and pick up times. 

And striving to advance towards a truly diverse workforce is championed by our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee in collaboration with our Senior Leadership and HR team.

Our vision is simple:

Our workforce is diverse, and diversity of thought is respected and reflected at all levels within the business.  

There is a culture of inclusion, psychological safety and belonging, in which our colleagues feel valued, listened to and free to be themselves.  

Equitable treatment is the norm with policies, processes and structures adapted to reflect this so discrimination is eliminated at all levels. 

And we'll never stop learning.

We’re committed to continually reviewing our approach to ensure we’re a truly equitable employer.  Joe Norburn, Chief Executive Officer at Recordsure explains.

International Women’s Day is an important day for us to mark as a business, not only out of respect and gratitude to the women who have tirelessly campaigned throughout history, but to acknowledge and continue learning from the hard work that continues across society to achieve equity for everyone.

Today provides a natural check in for us to ensure that we're on the right track - we consider our company ethos and policies, and feedback from across the business. Our focus on equity goes far beyond International Women’s Day alone, it’s something we’re committed to achieving for all our colleagues every day.

Joe Norburn, CEO at Recordsure

We’ve also been proud to hear our female team members’ thoughts on how our equity values have helped, and continue to help, in their current roles:

As a mum to two young children, finding an employer that values your commitments as a parent is priceless. Working remotely means I can incorporate the school run into my day and my colleagues understand this. This has really helped me create the work-life balance I’ve always strived to have.

I’m grateful to have been given the opportunity to work in a new male-dominated industry - my hiring manager saw my potential beyond my industry credentials, and I've been given the opportunity to grow within the business.

I feel very lucky to have been mentored by an incredible woman who has created two amazing businesses, both in very male dominated sectors.

I feel fortunate and proud to work for senior leaders who embrace diversity and foster a culture of inclusion, psychological safety and belonging. This empowers me in my role within our HR function, knowing that future advancements I propose to our policies and working practices which support diversity, equity and inclusion will receive full backing.

Flexible working policies have allowed me to focus on my career and be there for my family.