Tilney Bestinvest partners Winning Scotland Foundation’s ‘Champions in Schools’ programme

05 August 2014

Leading UK private client investment and financial planning group Tilney Bestinvest is proud to announce its support for Winning Scotland Foundation’s ‘Champions in Schools’ programme in 2014/15. The programme places top Scottish athletes in the classroom to deliver a series of inspirational workshops.

Aimed at pupils of late primary and early secondary school age, athletes deliver three workshops to a selected group of 20-30 young people over the course of an academic year in schools across Scotland. Each visit covers a different theme and pupils are set a 'Champion’s Challenge' to work towards between each visit.

Athletes involved in the programme include judo champion and Team Scotland flag bearer at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Euan Burton; Aileen Neilson, Paralympic medal winning wheelchair curler; Polar Explorer Craig Mathieson and international football goalkeeper Gemma Fay; British Lions rugby player Ross Ford and professional mountain bike racer Ruaridh Cunningham. In total, over 60 Champions in Schools athletes competed in this year’s Commonwealth Games, winning 20 medals including seven golds.

The athletes use their sporting achievements and experience to help pupils learn to overcome setbacks, work hard and strive for continual improvement. By using sport as a learning tool, the Foundation is aiming to enable young people to be well-prepared for their lives ahead of them.

Paul Frame, Managing Director and Head of Tilney Bestinvest’s Glasgow Office said: “2014 is a year of exciting sporting events in Scotland, not least Glasgow’s spectacular hosting of the Commonwealth Games. Events such as these demonstrate the opportunity for sport to inspire people both young and old. The work of the charity is key to motivating young people to succeed from an early age and we are proud to offer it our support.”

Tilney Bestinvest employs 46 staff in Scotland operating out of offices in Melville Street, Edinburgh and St Vincent Street, Glasgow. For further information on Tilney Bestinvest, please visit: www.tilneybestinvest.co.uk

More information on Winning Scotland Foundation’s Champions in Schools Programme can be found at www.championsinschools.com

More information on the Winning Scotland Foundation can be found at www.winningscotlandfoundation.org/



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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.