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Broadstone buys third rival in a year

Corporate pensions advisory firm Broadstone has announced the acquisition of Falkirk-based sector rival Blythwood Group, marking its third acquisition in the past year.

The deal follows the acquisition of Pope Anderson LLP and the UBS Corporate Pensions businesses.

Derek Gray, managing director of Blythwood Group, said: “We have considered this opportunity over a period of time and believe that the close alignment of business cultures and values will be extremely beneficial for both our clients and staff.

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“We very much look forward to working with Broadstone and being able to provide our clients with a broader range of appropriate services.”

Broadstone partners with Standard Life for AE solution.

Employee benefits consultancy to use SL’s group flexible retirement plan to give SMEs online pension functionality.

Earlier this month Broadstone partnered with Standard Life to deliver an auto-enrolment solution to small and medium-sized enterprises which will be staging from January 2014.

As a result of the partnership, Broadstone clients will have access to Standard Life’s group flexible retirement plan.