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Rugby star joins Scots Sipp drive

Campbell Dallas Financial Services has signed up Scottish rugby player Ross Bottomley to head its corporate and employee benefits section.

Bottomley, who played full back for the West of Scotland, has 20 years’ experience in financial services. He has been a broker consultant at Scottish Widows and has worked for Glasgow broker Griffiths & Armour.

His role will be to develop the company’s response to pension simplification, particularly with Sipps, working with head of pensions David Canning.

The firm has 11 registered individuals over three sites in Bearsden, Stirling and Paisley and has grown fourfold in the last five years with turnover now 850,000, mainly in investment and pension business.

The company is part-owned by chartered accountants and business advisers Campbell Dallas CA.

CDFS managing director Donald MacDonald says:”I am delighted that Ross is on board. His depth and experience will bring real breadth to develop our advice to businesses.”

CDFS head of pensions David Canning says: “We envisage an increase in the self-invested pension market and are now ideally placed to maximise the opportunities for our clients and our businesses.”

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