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Davidson opts for smaller firm

An IFA for 27 years and a regular contributor to the press, Davidson was a partner in Holden Meehan when it was taken over by Bradford & Bingley to become Charcol Holden Meehan in 2003.

When the company was bought again by JS&P in October 2004, Davidson is thought to have told the directors she had not enjoyed the change of culture during the first buyout and that she would prefer to work in a smaller firm with more day-to-day control and freedom. She was unavailable for comment.

JS&P research and investment manager Patrick Connolly says: “We fully understand why Amanda is leaving and we are sad to see her go because she is a very good adviser as well as being well known in the industry. I believe she has something else lined up at a smaller firm.”

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