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Succession finance director quits as firm relocates to Plymouth

Succession finance director Alan Wardrop has left the business due to the firm’s relocation from London to Plymouth as it restructures its management team.

Richard Rhodes has taken on the role of commercial director. He was previously chief operating officer of Succession’s major shareholder Spearpoint. Rhodes will head up the firm’s financial functions and its rolling programme of acquisitions.

Ian Shipway has been appointed investment committee chairman, Elizabeth Johnson has been appointed national operations director and Tim Parsons becomes national relationships director.

The IFA consolidator is also creating a service centre and head office in Plymouth which will see 26 employees relocate there from London

Succession chief executive Simon Chamberlain (pictured) says: “We have invested heavily in training our partner firms to move from being transactional to service-led and fee-based.  Now that has been achieved, their requirements are far less intensive.”

Succession currently has 35 partner firms with over 300 wealth managers and around £6bn of assets.In November 2010 Spearpoint took a majority shareholding in the firm.

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  1. simon chamberlain 1st September 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Alan didn’t quit because of the management reshuffle , he has left because he didn’t want to relocate to Plymouth from his home in Kent ,where he lives with his young family , he goes with our best wishes and thanks for his enormous contribution over the last 2 years ,

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