David Goliath
29 Jan

Davidson v Goliath - Smaller Employee Benefits Advisers Can Be Better Than The Giants

 David Goliath

Very often in business, bigger is better. Sometimes, however, smaller can deliver the best value for money and when it comes to selecting an employee benefits adviser, we think that our smaller team’s offering is better value than that provided by the employee benefits giants of this world.

Davidson can beat Goliath!


Employers want the "personal"

When we ask the employers we work with what they want from their company’s employee benefits, we hear time and again that the main goal of employee benefits is to build a personal relationship with their staff and to make them feel valued.

At Davidson Asset Management we really take that “personal” part seriously. It’s not just a little word we like to put on our logo simply because it sounds nice. No, we actually back that up by going out and meeting our clients’ staff face-to-face to explain their employee benefits and corporate pensions offerings to them.

That’s something a larger benefits adviser simply wouldn’t do.

By having a small team at DAM we are able to genuinely build a relationship with our clients and we remember their specific needs and interests. Again, larger advisers simply wouldn’t be able to develop that “personal” part of an employer-adviser relationship.


But does smaller provide the same value?

We know that as a smaller business, the only way we can succeed is by being efficient. As a small firm, we don’t have the resources to cover errors or poor case management which is why we’ve built an amazingly efficient model of providing employee benefits advice.

And the best thing about our model here at DAM? We can offer more efficient and reliable employee benefits provision at a more affordable cost than that charged by the largest advisers.

Now that’s a case of smaller being better!

But don’t just take our own word for it. Our current clients agree that we have an efficient model which can prove to be better than the generic, inflexible ones larger advisers provide. For example, Hans Rissmann of The Townhouse Collection said of us: “They are a well-structured, informative and professional organisation that are very easy to work with. Their approach is very personal and provides clarity on the tasks that we need to consider.”

Kate Underwood of Hotel du Vin, meanwhile, described us as “very efficient & approachable.”

That word “approachable” is something we take very seriously. We want our clients to know that if they ring us up they’ll actually get through to us and be able to ask their question right away. Trying to get through to the right contact at a larger firm can prove near impossible.

So if you do have any questions about how we work and how we can provide more employee benefits help at more reasonable cost then email us at or give us a ring on 0141 222 2045. We’ll be at the other end of the line!


Photo credit goes to Brett Jordan 

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