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Taking to the radio waves and a new recruit with a story to tell

Altrincham-based FLora Maudsley-Barton has been speaking to Moneybox listeners, while Ray Adams hires an administrator with a remarkable life history.

ALTRINCHAM

Listening in

Flora Maudsley-Barton (pictured), managing director of Parsonage Financial Planning, took to the radio waves on the BBC’s Moneybox.

It is not her first time in the spotlight: last year she did a piece for the same programme on what she called ‘the boring Budget’ of 2013.

‘You have overnight to prepare for the call-in,’ says Maudsley-Barton. ‘But the only thing people really wanted to talk about was how the ISA allowance went up a bit.’

She says this time it was more interesting because the call-in centred on the topics of savings and investments. It also gave her a chance to raise the firm’s profile just as it is on the hunt for a new adviser.

‘We’re looking to hire a new adviser’ she says. ‘So doing Moneybox is quite good for publicity and bringing attention to the firm.’

ALTRINCHAM

Listening in

Flora Maudsley-Barton (pictured), managing director of Parsonage Financial Planning, took to the radio waves on the BBC’s Moneybox.

It is not her first time in the spotlight: last year she did a piece for the same programme on what she called ‘the boring Budget’ of 2013.

‘You have overnight to prepare for the call-in,’ says Maudsley-Barton. ‘But the only thing people really wanted to talk about was how the ISA allowance went up a bit.’

She says this time it was more interesting because the call-in centred on the topics of savings and investments. It also gave her a chance to raise the firm’s profile just as it is on the hunt for a new adviser.

‘We’re looking to hire a new adviser’ she says. ‘So doing Moneybox is quite good for publicity and bringing attention to the firm.’

EDINBURGH

Quote of the week

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.

Chris Donald (pictured), managing director, Innovate Financial Services

NEWPORT

New recruit

Ray Adams (pictured), director of Niche Chartered Financial planners in Newport was recently featured on BBC Wales, as his most recent recruit has an extraordinary story to tell.

Adams has hired Rhys Nute, who suffered brain damage as a child, to help run its cashflow modelling process.

‘Rhys was hit by a car at the age of five and was left brain-damaged,’ says Adams. ‘But he’s been a wonderful addition to our team, and we’ve trained him to take care of all our e-commerce and keeping the website up to date.’

DATE FOR THE DIARY

It is hard to believe it has only been a year since the first Paraplanner Powwow event tore up the 'how to run an industry event' rule book with its teepee and free tea format that spawned multiple regional copycats.

The second annual national Powwow is on Thursday 18 September in the Northamptonshire village of Aynho, revisting its original informal structure and countryside setting. Sessions take place around campfires and can carry on and on if the topic has got people going.

To book your place, get in touch via the Powwow website paraplannerspowwow.co.uk

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