Expanding IFA firm Beacon moves into new base

The move to a renovated chapel in the village has coincided with ambitious expansion plans which saw the firm take on four new members of staff since the start of the year, and a further three are planned to join before the end of 2013.

One of the new members of staff was taken on as a paraplanner, and will eventually be trained as an IFA to bolster the firm’s six existing advisers. Beacon is also looking to expand its service offering to include wills, trusts and conveyancing in the near future.

Tony Larkins, Beacon’s managing director, said: “It feels great to finally be settled into our new offices. The future looks very bright for the firm.”

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Meanwhile, Surrey-based advisory firm Chapters Financial has responded to an increase in enquiries and referrals by opening a new office in Woking. Esther Dadswell, director, said: “We feel confident that we are moving into an economic growth phase. The timing is right to expand our offering to other areas of Surrey.”

Charles Stanley takes over local landmark

Meanwhile, national wealth management and advisory group Charles Stanley has opened the doors of its new base in Leicester.

The firm’s new office is located at the former headquarters of the Leicester Mercury, and will be staffed by a 20-strong team headed up by former Brewin Dolphin investment manager Ed Cufflin and several other ex-Brewin staff.