Tilney Bestinvest sponsors new musical ‘Farewell My Son’

05 November 2014

Investment and financial planning group Tilney Bestinvest is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the new musical ‘Farewell My Son’ which premieres at Church Hill Theatre in Edinburgh on Wednesday 26th November.

The musical, which runs for three nights until Friday 28th November, is based on the moving story of the 16th Royal Scots during the First World War. The plot follows the fortunes of Sir George McCrae who, incensed by the criticism of footballers for being exempt from military action, raised his battalion at Tynecastle where several Hearts players signed up on the spot. Officially, the battalion was named 16th Royal Scots but became fondly known as ‘The Hearts Battalion’ and ‘McCrae’s Own.’

With a score and lyrics by Steve Potter, the show is being produced and co-directed by Andrew Gowland, Managing Director of the MGA Academy of Performing Arts, in conjunction with Potter's company Matchbox Musical Theatre.

As the sole sponsor for the musical, Tilney Bestinvest will host the production’s premiere at The Church Hill Theatre.

Charles Mullins, Director at Tilney Bestinvest and head of its business in Edinburgh said: “The story of Farewell My Son is incredibly timely in light of the First World War centenary commemorations and is a poignant and moving reminder of the sacrifices made not only by these brave, young men but also by the women they left behind. The production itself showcases some of the finest young musical theatre talent Scotland has to offer and we are delighted to show it our support.”


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About Tilney Bestinvest

Tilney Bestinvest is a leading investment and financial planning firm that builds on a heritage of more than 150 years. We look after more than £9 billion of assets on our clients’ behalf and pride ourselves on offering the very highest levels of professional client service with transparent, competitive pricing across our entire range of solutions.

We offer a range of services for clients whether they would like to have their investments managed by us, require the support of a highly qualified adviser, prefer to make their own investment decisions or want to take more than one approach. We also have a nationwide team of expert financial planners to help clients with all aspects of financial planning, including retirement planning.

We have won numerous awards including UK Wealth Manager of the Year, Low-cost SIPP Provider of the Year and Self-select ISA Provider of the Year 2013, as voted by readers of the Financial Times and Investors Chronicle. We are pleased that our greatest source of new business is personal referrals from existing clients.

Headquartered in Mayfair, London, Tilney Bestinvest employs almost 400 staff across our network of offices, giving us full UK coverage, and we combine our award-winning research and expertise to provide a personalised service to clients whatever their investment needs.

The Tilney Bestinvest Group of Companies comprises the firms Bestinvest (Brokers) Ltd (Reg. No. 2830297), Tilney Investment Management (Reg. No. 02010520), Bestinvest (Consultants) Ltd (Reg. No. 1550116) and HW Financial Services Ltd (Reg. No. 02030706) all of which are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered office: 6 Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair, W1J 5BQ. 
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About Tilney

Tilney is a leading investment and financial planning group that builds on a heritage of more than 180 years.  Our clients are private investors, charities and professional intermediaries who trust us with over £23 billion of their assets. We offer a range of services including financial planning, investment management and advice and, through our Bestinvest service, a leading online platform for those who prefer to manage their own investments.

We have won numerous awards. Tilney has been awarded Best Conventional Advisory Service at the 2018 City of London Wealth Management Awards, Best Advisory Service in the 2015 City of London Wealth Management Awards; Investment Award – Cautious category in the Private Asset Management Awards; and Stockbroker of the Year, Execution-only Stockbroker of the Year and Self-select ISA Provider of the Year 2015, as voted by readers of the Financial Times and Investors Chronicle. Bestinvest was voted Best SIPP Provider and Best Fund Platform at the 2017 City of London Wealth Management Awards, Best Direct SIPP Provider at the YourMoney.com Awards 2017, Best Stocks & Shares ISA Provider at the 2017 Shares Awards, as well as Best Self Select ISA Provider, Best Online/Execution-only Stockbroker and Best Investment Platform 2017 at the FT and Investors Chronicle Investment and Wealth Management Awards, as voted by readers of the FT and Investors Chronicle.

Headquartered in Mayfair, London, the Tilney Group employs over 1,000 staff across our network of 30 offices, enabling us to support clients with a local service throughout the UK.