Tilney Bestinvest and KPMG/Cairn Energy race the Cumbrae Caper Challenge

16 September 2014

Over the weekend of 19th to 21st September, teams from financial planning group Tilney Bestinvest and KPMG/Cairn Energy will compete in the third annual Cumbrae Caper sailing race, in aid of Ocean Youth Trust Scotland.

The race, which spans three days, involves twelve staff on each team board identical Challenge 72ft racing yachts on a course spanning the Firth of Clyde. Competitors are required to take full charge of the yacht and live in close conditions during the challenge.

Funds raised from the race will go to Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, a charity which inspires positive change in young people through the challenge of adventure under sail.

Nick Fleming, Ocean Youth Trust Scotland’s CEO commented: “We are pleased to have both Tilney Bestinvest and KPMG returning with us for a third year taking part of our Cumbrae Caper Challenge. The money raised by the two teams will go a long way to enable us to inspire young people through adventure under sail. We are grateful for the continued support”

Paul Frame, Managing Director and Head of Tilney Bestinvest, Glasgow said: Ocean Youth Trust is committed to the personal and social development of young people and we are pleased to show it our support. The crew are very much looking forward to the race - and retaining our title!”


To find out more about the challenge or Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, please visit www.oytscotland.org.uk

Photographs will be available to the press after the event, please get in touch if you would like to receive these.


Ocean Youth Scotland press contacts:

Helen Mc Meekin,
Fundraising Manager,
OYT Scotland
01475 722 722


Notes to editors:


Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is Scotland’s national sail training charity, based in Greenock, Scotland, and has been established since 1960. It takes approximately 600 young people to sea every year to experience adventure under sail and is a registered training centre for the Royal Yachting Association. It can offer SQA, Duke of Edinburgh and John Muir Award accredited voyages.

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland operate four sail training vessels; Alba Endeavour and Alba Explorer, two 72’ challenge yachts that have been around the world twice; one custom-built Oyster 70’, Alba Venturer, donated to us by our patrons Barbara and Curly Mills; and a Jeanneau 34’ for volunteer training purposes.

Our boats are staffed by an army of 300+ committed volunteers, including brain surgeons, rocket scientists, teachers and firefighters.

Sail training requires participants to confront many demanding challenges, both physical and emotional. It is an activity that inspires self-confidence and the acceptance of personal responsibility.  It promotes an acceptance of others whatever their social or cultural backgrounds, and develops a willingness to take controlled risks. For most who undertake sail training, it is a positive life-changing experience.

Residential voyages aboard OYT Scotland’s fleet of yachts provide a uniquely powerful and extremely effective environment for the personal development of young people. Voyages are genuinely demanding and often unpredictable, requiring a high degree of interaction and teamwork and are also great fun!

Voyages can be booked via our website or by calling 01475 722 722

For more information visit www.oytscotland.org.uk






Tilney Bestinvest press contacts:


Jason Hollands
0207 189 9919
07768 661 382


Roisin Hynes
020 7189 2403
07966 843 699


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.