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On The Road Diary...in Tunbridge Wells

On The Road Diary...in Tunbridge Wells

The ‘On The Road’ team recently travelled down to Royal Tunbridge Wells for a day of catching up with the wealth management firms operating there.

After feeling slightly overdressed in our crown jewels and matching robes, we quickly realise that the locals just call the town Tunbridge Wells.

We wanted to find out what the managers’ employees love about their local area, what it’s like working there and their future plans.

Here is what we discovered.

Chris Mayo, Director, Wellian Investment Solutions (pictured above)

What’s the best thing to do in Tunbridge Wells?

‘There are plenty of things to do and see in and around Tunbridge Wells, but the town is most well-known for the Pantiles, a Georgian colonnade that leads to the well that gives the town its name. The Pantiles area was created following the discovery of a chalybeate spring in the early 17th century and is now a popular tourist attraction.’

What do you like most about working in Tunbridge Wells?

‘The best thing about working in Tunbridge Wells is that it offers a great work-life balance – close enough to London to access fund managers, while working in a more relaxed and tranquil environment.’

What are your future plans?

‘As a business, we are going to continue working with financial advisers to provide them with a range of investment management solutions to suit their clients’ needs.’

Sam Durnell, investment director, Brooks Macdonald (pictured above)

What’s the best thing to do in Tunbridge Wells?

‘Taking advantage of the seemingly never-ending festivals and events in the area, which range from food and drink to the ever-popular Jazz on the Pantiles every Thursday during summer, an event Brooks Macdonald continues to support. There is always a good excuse to get out of the house!’

What do you like most about working in Tunbridge Wells?

‘Tunbridge Wells offers the best of both worlds – a vibrant, affluent town with a great network of professional services firms, including some of the country’s top-ranked regional law firms. It’s also a relatively short train ride to London, giving us easy access to one of the world’s top financial centres.

What are your future plans?

‘The rest of the year is very much business as usual – meeting with clients and their advisers, and ensuring portfolios remain well balanced. This year has seen spikes in volatility, and, looking forward, it will be important to manage client expectations after a number of fairly positive years.’

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