Martin Brown, managing partner of national IFA and Financial Planning firm Continuum (Financial Services) LLP, has spoken exclusively to Financial Planning Today about opportunities this year, the challenges of business growth in a pandemic, and how he spends his spare time working as ‘Bob the Builder’.
Plymouth-based Continuum (Financial Services) LLP is a national IFA and Financial Planning firm. In 2020 income rose by 17% with an 11% increase in new clients. Assets under influence also rose 24% to over £1.2bn.
In 2020 the firm went on a recruitment drive after seeing 25% growth in business volumes in the first 4 months of the year. The firm now employs 54 advisers, including Chartered Financial Planners, and holds Associate firm status with the Personal Finance Society.
During the first Coronavirus pandemic lockdown in the UK, the firm launched its Staying Connected Hub. This offers clients access to an adviser booking facility, virtual live chat discussions, financial education and a well-being programme.
In January the firm was awarded with an ESG Kitemark
In November 2018, Continuum completed its move to Directly Authorised status from the CAERUS Network, where it was the largest IFA business with 36 advisers.
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