South Wales financial advice firm Niche has been named one of the best places to work in the UK at an awards ceremony.

Niche was recognised by the Professional Adviser industry magazine at its annual awards as one of the top 14 employers in the financial advice industry.

It was commended for its exemplary recruitment practices, diverse and inclusive workforce and responsible business policies. These were backed up by a staff satisfaction survey.

The win comes just months after the firm walked away with the Contribution to the Community award at the South Wales Argus Business Awards, which applauded its community driven initiatives and charitable work.

Managing director Matt Wiltshire said: “We’re absolutely over the moon to have received the award for a second year running. Creating a positive work environment for our staff has been so important to us since day one, and we hope awards such as these encourages others to place staff at the centre of what they do.”

“Off the back of this win, we’re rolling out additional schemes and efforts to build on and improve staff wellbeing, including more targeted efforts towards mental health in the workplace,” Matt said.

The awards saw hundreds of firms apply from across the UK, with the winners selected by an independent panel of financial sector experts.