Each month Professional Adviser and PanaceaIFA honour those individuals that go above and beyond. August's winner is Bob Crabbe, compliance field manager at SimplyBiz.
WHO IS BOB CRABBE?
After joining the Royal Navy at 16 and, later, becoming a field engineer, Bob joined Pearl Assurance as an agent in 1993, allowing him to relocate back to the South West where he had grown up. After two years, Bob moved to the customer division of Standard Life and, later, joined RSA. This took him onto a decade-long stint as an IFA and compliance superviser with Chantry, which was followed by a role at national IFA Positive Solutions. He is currently compliance field manager at SimplyBiz. In his personal life, and because of his training at the Royal Navy, Bob volunteers for the RLNI.
Paul Wilby, SimplyBiz
Who is this month's IFA unsung hero?
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT BOB
Paul Wilby says: "Bob is an inspiration to those around him. He gave up a tremendous amount of personal time and effort to help others who were in life threatening situations but would still turn up at work with a smile on his face. Although Bob would be reluctant to receive any accolades for something he would do naturally, the unsung hero title describes what a modest man he is. I firmly believe that Bob, through his consistent glass-half-full attitude, as well as his humility and hard work, is a true unsung hero."
Bob loves warm weather, playing golf and real ale, but he dislikes glass-half-empty attitudes and eggs.
Bob says he loves "a good curry", though it can't be "too hot".
An amount of £160 towards a Michelin-starred restaurant of their choice (plus this mini profile)
ABOUT THE AWARD
PanaceaIFA, in association with Professional Adviser, is on the search for IFAs, paraplanners and back office support staff who go above and beyond the call of duty in their personal and professional life. To find out more, or to nominate someone, visit http://www.panaceaifa.com/unsungher
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