INVESTMENT firm Brewin Dolphin has taken on an experienced financial planner to head up a new division which will broaden the range of advice it can offer.
The firm’s Newcastle office, which has more than 350 staff, has appointed George Slack to offer a strategic financial planning service.
The chartered financial planner, who was previously a senior consultant at Tait Walker Financial Services in Newcastle, will lead Brewin’s move to offer a broader range of advice to professionals and executives.
Head of office Charles May said: “The arrival of George Slack marks a significant step forward for our investment business here in Newcastle. George’s expertise will complement our existing investment management and pension teams and also provide interested clients access to a wider range of financial advice.”
Mr Slack who has over 20 years’ experience in the field of financial planning, gained in the private banking, insurance and accountancy sectors, said: “I am very impressed by what I have found here at Brewin. This business has several thousand clients in the North East, many of whom I am sure will be interested to hear more about how we can offer all-round strategic financial advice.”
John Duns, business development and marketing director at Brewin Dolphin in Newcastle, said: “This is an exciting development for the business and is a very timely one as people are especially interested in getting advice on how to organise their finances in an uncertain economic environment.
“George will enhance our existing services and broaden our client base. We are currently running a series of informative seminars on investment and we would expect that George will bring his expertise to those events during the next few months.”