Rachel Lane, Independent Financial Adviser of Weybridge based Group Rapport has recently won the Insurance Institute of Guildford’s Young Achiever of the Year Award for 2015. Rachel aged 32, was presented with the stunning award at the biggest event in the Institute’s calendar on the 5th February, along with a cheque for £250.00 at G Live, Guildford.

These annual awards made by the Chartered Insurance Institute’s local institutes publicly recognizes and applauds outstanding achievements of young people under 35 in the local insurance and financial services market. Rachel who qualified in 2008 having graduated from Sheffield University, joined Group Rapport in 2014.  Her skill to treat each client as an individual and ensuring that she takes the time to understand a client’s goals, is one of her best assets and perfectly matches the company’s philosophy.

Rachel won the award for her qualities for professionalism, contribution and a commendable commitment to her career. In her day to day work, Rachel has progressed well with her industry exams and helped to deliver strong results increasing business for Group Rapport, and expanding their market into mortgages.  Rachel has also gained external recognition in a professional capacity, achieving exceptional scores as an individual on an established industry review website, where her rating is 4.9 out of 5 and is full of enthusiastic comments of her tremendous service.

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What set Rachel apart is a willingness to assist with team cohesion, helping to organise social events, as well as demonstrating the dedication required in completing the New York Marathon last year. Rachel raised over £1000 for The Andrew Grene Foundation, the UN worker who died in the Haiti earthquake in January 2010 and was grateful to Group Rapport and Deepbridge for their sponsorship.

Speaking of her recent success, Rachel commented: “I can’t help feeling very proud to have won this award, particularly after meeting some of the other nominees.  The opportunity to review my past year made me realise how far I’ve progressed with the support of the company.  Attending the ceremony also helped me see how the industry is developing and how many other young professionals are also out there.  In the coming year I’m aiming to continue to grow the businesses and develop new long term client relationships.”

Group Rapport Managing Director Jeremy Martell commented: “We are so delighted that Rachel’s dedication and consciousness has been recognised and honoured, she truly deserves this award. Rachel is a great asset to our company and her relationship with our clients is second to none.  We are looking forward to working with Rachel and the rest of our team to maintain Group Rapport’s excellent levels of client commitment and service.”


Group Rapport companies specialise in the provision of financial advice, focusing on investment, mortgages, pensions and protection. Company Rapport focusing on business-related advice, and Client Rapport working with private clients.  Offices are based in Baker Street, Weybridge and can be contacted on 01932 832210 or email enquiries@rapportteam.com or visit the website www.grouprapport.com.