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Park Row sets up Northampton branch with ex-Bates team

Park Row has signed up five advisers from Bates Investment Services to set up its new Northampton branch.

Richard John will lead the team for Park Row. He has over 20 years in in the industry, John’s experience lies primarily in investment and inheritance tax solutions for high net worth clients.

Park Row chief executive Peter Sprung has also been appointed to the board of parent company Royal Liver.

Park Row commercial director Carey Shakespeare says: “I have some experience of Richards capabilities through a previous business association, so I am delighted that he chose to approach Park Row in preference to any other avenue available to him and his colleagues.

“Park Row has a stable and robust business model, which will suit Richard and the way his team function. They are particularly adept at offering their services to prospective clients through the seminar route, an approach with the potential for more vigorous exploitation across the Park Row network.


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Canada Life offers Best Doctors scheme to group IP clients

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