Tilney Bestinvest hires new Head of IT, based in Liverpool

09 October 2015
 

Tilney Bestinvest, the award-winning UK investment and financial planning group, announces the appointment of Laura Lee as Head of Information Technology reporting to Donald Reid, Chief Operating Officer.

Laura will be based at the firm’s Liverpool office in the iconic Liver Building; the national hub for the firm’s IT infrastructure and development teams as well as a major centre for private client investment management and wealth planning. The group has a long and proud association with Liverpool, tracing its origins to the foundation of a stockbroking firm in the city in 1836.

Laura joins Tilney Bestinvest from Manchester based Think Money Group were she has been Head of IT. Prior to working at Think Money she spent over a decade at Royal Liver Assurance latterly as Head of IT.

Katy Dixon, Managing Director and Head of Tilney Bestinvest, Liverpool said:  “We are delighted to welcome Laura to Tilney Bestinvest. This is a big job entailing responsibility for teams across a number of locations that support a sizeable business which looks after more than £9 billion of assets for clients across the UK. Laura joins us at a time when we are investing heavily in the latest systems to help us deliver the highest standards of service to our clients.”

“Additionally, we have also been scaling up our operational team in Liverpool to support our exciting new joint venture with Saga, the provider of services to the over fifties, which will launch shortly, so there are lots of new faces and a real buzz in the Liverpool office.”

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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. For further information, please visit: www.tilneybestinvest.co.uk

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.