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Paradigm Norton gains 9 planners in growth drive

Paradigm Norton gains 9 planners in growth drive

Paradigm Norton has added nine financial planners to its London and Bristol teams as the company prepares to launch its leadership academy later this year. 

The financial planning firm has enjoyed recent growth and almost doubled its revenue from £4.8m to £8m over the past three years, now managing more than £1bn of assets. 

As part of its ongoing growth plans the company has recruited nine financial planners to its offices in London and Bristol and a fourth graduate is set to join the team later this year on the firm's graduate programme, bringing the total number of employees at the firm to 69.

Barry Horner, chief executive of Paradigm Norton, said: "One of our key values is the importance we place on team. It is what makes us who we are.

"We have a philosophy and a culture that seeks to develop everyone, which extends across the whole firm.

"We always look to hire a high calibre of talent who are committed to their own progression and the businesses and by working together we are able to grow and thrive." 

The company is set to launch the Paradigm Norton Leadership Academy later this year, the internal succession programme designed in partnership with the University of the West of England to train future heads of the financial planning firm. 

Earlier this year Paradigm Norton introduced a collective ownership structure, giving all of its employees a stake in 80 per cent of the company's shares in a bid to "future proof" the company. 

Mr Horner said: "The collective ownership by all the team secures the future of the company and our core values, meaning we can long outlast the founders and senior team without the threat of a takeover or sale that could result in a dramatic change in business culture.

"We can now build confidently for the future, continuing to offer all the team the very best of opportunities, thereby preparing to serve our clients’ next generation."

rachel.mortimer@ft.com 

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