Quick rising Scottish Chartered Monetary Planning agency Acumen has added 16 new workers in 2023, it reported this week.
The Aberdeen-headquartered Acumen Monetary Planning has additionally seen funds beneath administration rise to over £900m this yr.
The corporate, which has 5 workplaces throughout Scotland, has been in enterprise for 21 years and now has 86 workers.
It has added 16 new workers this yr together with 13 prior to now six months.
The 13 new workers members over the previous six months embody: Paul Gillen Monetary Planner, Stewart Gunn Trainee Monetary Planning Administrator, Layo Ewedemi Trainee Paraplanner, Donna Corkindale Trainee Paraplanner, Neil Burns Paraplanner, Ayesha Wilson Trainee Paraplanner, Jordan Paterson Trainee Paraplanner, Nida Khan Trainee Monetary Planning Administrator, Kat Dawson Trainee Monetary Planning Administrator, Cameron Moar Shopper Assist Acumen Worker Advantages, Sarah McFarlane Receptionist, Andrew Ridell Trainee Monetary Planning Administrator and Caitlin Forbes Advertising Government. As well as the agency has welcomed Jayden Lumsden, Basis Apprentice on placement from Kemnay Academy.
The agency has additionally made two senior promotions with Rhian Morgan and Kevin MacKenzie appointed administrators of Acumen Monetary Planning. Each have been with the group for 32 years mixed.
Acumen expanded its Glasgow workplace this yr with new hires and the acquisition of Loch Fyne Monetary staff and shoppers in November, boosting funds beneath administration (FUM) to over £900m.
The corporate has been partnering with Kemnay Academy since 2019 to assist college students finds careers in Monetary Planning. It gives a wide range of monetary classes to pupils between S4 to S6 years to assist them perceive their first payslips, budgeting, office and private pensions.
Acumen additionally continues to work with different faculties within the Aberdeen space, together with Westhill Academy on careers gala’s, displays and mock interviews.
Rhian Morgan, director at Acumen Monetary Planning, stated: “I’m delighted to have been appointed director of Acumen Monetary Planning alongside Kevin. I joined the assist staff in 2006, turned a Monetary Planner in 2011 and haven’t appeared again.”
Kevin MacKenzie, director at Acumen Monetary Planning, stated: “Our twenty first yr in enterprise has been one to recollect and we couldn’t have carried out it with out our improbable staff. I’m thrilled to be working alongside Rhian, as a director at Acumen together with Keith Mackie, David Gow, and our managing director, Sandy Robertson.
“I stay up for seeing what 2024 has in retailer for us, as we proceed to develop a gifted workforce that gives a excessive normal of service to a rising variety of shoppers. I’m privileged to affix a board of administrators that has a shared imaginative and prescient for our future.”
The Acumen dad or mum firm the Monetary Planning Group consists of Acumen Monetary Planning, Acumen Worker Advantages, SpringGen Recommendation Ltd, Medical & Dental and Enrich Tax Consultancy.