In October 2011 One Solution celebrated one decade in business.
The One Solution group was born in October 2001, establishing a business that offered integrated advice to its clients. Today, we do exactly this. Only bigger and better.
Throughout the past ten years, companies under the One Solution brand have been formed, acquired and grown. It’s been an extremely exciting time for us and many of our staff have been with us throughout the entire journey.
One of our key milestones was opening a London office in May 2004. Since then, this office has gone from strength to strength. We are now based in Piccadilly with a dedicated team that continues to grow.
Another major milestone that we are all very proud of was the launch of One 4 Kids, our registered charity, in 2005. One Solution is a company that takes its corporate social responsibility very seriously; we have a social conscience. That means that we aim to take responsibility for our actions as a company. We encourage a positive impact through our activities on our clients, employees, the local and wider communities – in fact, all of our stakeholders.
The charity is also an opportunity to enrich our staff’s experience, to build lifelong relationships based on unique, shared experiences. And all that, whilst genuinely helping others. By 2012, the charity had raised on £400,000.
In 2006, with a growing number of dedicated staff, we launched One Academy, our in-house staff training provider, to support all staff in developing their career to the maximum potential. One Academy has been a huge success supporting advisers, management and support staff to build confidence, gain further qualifications and advance their careers within the Group.
Then in 2007, we moved to fantastic new offices in Glasgow’s prestigious Blythswood Square. As our head office, Blythswood Square is not only home to our many dedicated and professional staff, with stylish reception, conference facilities, parking and a gym, but it has also been the venue for a number of Charity Art Auctions over the past few years. Transformed by a clever and creative use of ambient lighting, clients, staff and contributing artists have helped to raise thousands of pounds.
It has never been our aim here at One Solution to be the biggest. But, we do want to be the best. And we want to do that with style and personality. We want to work with good people and give those good people the opportunity to achieve their potential.
Reaching our tenth anniversary was a triumph. Reflecting back on the aims of the Group at its inception… an integrated financial services business… breaking new ground… shaking up the industry… offering our clients a new world proposition. This is exactly where we are and where we intend to stay.
One Solution consists of: