Surrey IFA firm opens new branch

Director Esther Dadswell said the firm’s new premises was a response to an rise in demand from customers, and would allow it to increase its presence in other areas of the county. The firm already has a presence in Guildford.

Ms Dadswell said: “2013 has been an excellent year for our company. With greater confidence from both individuals and business owners and managers as we move into an economic growth phase, we felt the timing was right to expand to other areas of Surrey.”

Meanwhile, investment manager Thesis Asset Management has moved to bigger premises in Brighton.

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The firm employs 16 investment managers operating out of offices in Brighton, Chichester, Guildford, and Lymington in Hampshire.

Thesis director Tony Gammon, who runs the Brighton office said the move to new offices would accommodate additional Thesis group staff and support the future expansion plans of the business.

He said: “We have had a strong presence in the city for many years. The new location and brand new office will enhance our relationships with our clients, due to the increase and improvement of client facilities.”

Chapters is not the first advisory company this year to expand its local and national presence. In September, national wealth management firm Towry advanced further into Scotland by acquiring Aberdeenshire-based Conclusion Financial Planning.

The deal followed Towry’s acquisition in March of Glasgow-based Norscot Financial Services.

The firm has also bolstered staffing at its Aberdeen office and announced plans earlier this year that it was in discussions with 85 other firms across the UK.