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Former Rowanmoor director launches Ssas firm

Former Rowanmoor director launches Ssas firm
 Nathan Bridgeman of SeaBridge Ssas

Former Rowanmoor director Nathan Bridgeman has teamed up with former head of operations at Westbridge Group, Debbie Seaton, to launch a Ssas provider.

SeaBridge Ssas, which is based in Leicester, launched at the beginning of this month (October 1) and will offer a “one stop shop” for everything to do with small self administered schemes.

This includes scheme administration, professional trusteeship, technical support, scheme practitioner services, third party administration and consultancy. 

There will be a choice of fee models ranging from an all inclusive single fixed fee through to hourly charging models, which the firm said was to accommodate all Ssas scenarios and to offer the best suitability for advisers and their clients. 

Bridgeman and Seaton, who will be joint founders, directors and owners of the firm, have a combined 50 years of experience in the industry and will be joined by other industry experts with the aim to build a Ssas that "embraces the best technology with the best service and functionality".

Bridgeman said: “We have built a fantastic team and culture with an enviable network of supporters.

"Our in-house digital back office system and in-house IT capability led by David Beck and Andrew Cunningham gives us a major advantage over the competition when we look towards constantly future proofing and being pension dashboard ready. 

“Our in-house back office system gives us an edge in enhancing both the intermediary and client experience”.

Maurice Pearce, chartered financial planner at Acorn Wealth Management, said: “I’ve known Nathan for over 20 years and Debbie for a very long time. Along with their admin team they are a safe pair of hands when it comes to all things Ssas.”

Bridgeman left fellow small self-administered scheme provider Rowanmoor, which was part of the Embark Group, in May 2020 after three years at the firm to join WestBridge Group.

Prior to his role at Rowanmoor, Bridgeman spent nine years as a partner and director at Talbot & Muir, leading the firm's growth in the Ssas sector, and has also spent 10 years with James Hay and Hornbuckle Mitchell in pensions administration.

Seaton was most recently head of operations at WestBridge Group but prior to this spent more than three years at Newell Palmer where she was a trustee manager.

She was also a training manager at Greyfriars Asset Management back in 2015. 

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