Punter Southall Aspire has appointed Bryan Parkinson as managing director of our financial planning business.

Bryan brings more than 30 years of experience, and joins us from Gallagher Benefits Services UK, where he was managing director of wealth.

Throughout his career, Bryan has held roles at Standard Life, Barclays Wealth and Towergate Financial.

In his role, he will look to lead, develop and grow Punter Southall Aspire's financial planning business.

In the past two years, Punter Southall Aspire has expanded its financial planning business in the UK through organic growth, as well as the acquisitions of well-established regional financial planning firms including Focus Oxford LLP, JDP Financial Services in Bedford and Coleman Financial Services Limited in Dorset.

Of his new role, Bryan said:

“My new role will be exciting as Punter Southall Aspire is an ambitious company, who are driving market innovation. 

“They have a highly experienced team of financial planners in a number of UK regions who are supported by cutting-edge technology and can, therefore, serve their clients in the best possible way. 

“As I am joining the firm relatively early into its growth journey, I am looking forward to using my experience to help accelerate its expansion.” 

Punter Southall Aspire CEO Steve Butler said:

"Bryan has a wealth of experience of managing financial planning businesses. He is very well respected and known in the industry and we are delighted to welcome him to Punter Southall Aspire.

"His strong leadership skills, proven experience in business development and great connections will be invaluable to us as we continue to grow and develop in 2021."

Posted by Steve Butler

Topics: financial wellbeing, Financial Planning


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