Sam Rees-Adams: The importance of doing nothing

Many years ago I taught a boy who regularly complained his mind was full and he could not learn any more. Funnily enough, his mind always seemed to become full when he was asked to do something he did not want to do. He was a modern day Hamlet, seemingly aware of the danger of […]

Blevins Franks boss on the good, bad and ugly of acquisitions

Delving into John Simmonds’ career is almost like excavating the financial services industry. Many of the firms the Blevins Franks chief executive has worked for have been built through complex layers of acquisitions and rebranding. Look at Simmonds’ CV and you come across companies like Bluefin: a national financial planning business created by Axa from […]


Tenet to launch member buyout scheme

Tenet is to pilot a new buyout programme to help member firms sell their businesses and retire. Under the plans, the network will buy up one and two person member firms and fold them into its wholly-owned appointed representative business Aspire Financial Management. The pilot will initially involve around six firms before being rolled out […]

Forces of Nature series. Arrangement of colorful paint and abstract shapes on the subject of modern art, abstract art, expressionism and spirituality

Only human

Sara Docherty – Senior Marketing Consultant 1 in 4*. You’ve probably heard the stat – the number of people in the UK who’ll experience a mental health problem at any one time. That could be your friend, your partner, your colleague… you? But can you honestly say a quarter of the people you know are struggling […]


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