Tilney build-up in Scotland continues with further hires

04 October 2018

Financial Planner appointed in Aberdeen; Investment Manager appointed in Edinburgh 

Leading investment management and financial planning group Tilney, which looks after more than £24 billion for private clients, families, charities and professionals, has further strengthened its team in Scotland with the appointment of John Milne as a financial planner and Debbie Hair as a senior investment manager. The ongoing hiring programme of experienced professionals further cements Tilney’s position as one of the largest wealth managers in Scotland. Tilney is one of just a handful of firms to have offices in Scotland’s three largest cities: Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

John joins the Aberdeen office from Lloyds Wealth Management where he has spent the past six years as a financial planner, providing holistic advice to clients and building lasting relationships. Prior to this, he was senior financial adviser at the Bank of Scotland.

Debbie joins Tilney’s Edinburgh office after returning from 18-months based in New York where she worked for Coleman Research, a firm providing research consultancy services to investment firms. Prior to this Debbie worked as an investment Manager at Vestra Wealth and before that she spent six years at private bank Brown Shipley where she was a senior private client Manager. Debbie holds a degree in Economics and Law from the University of Edinburgh. 

Paul Frame, Head of Scotland and Northern Ireland at Tilney, said: “John and Debbie both have excellent track records of forging strong relationships with clients and ensuring their needs are met to the highest standard. I am delighted to welcome them to the team. They join at a very exciting time of growth and expansion for the business, both here in Scotland and across the wider UK. 

“We will continue to look to add new talent in Scotland and are currently seeing considerable interest from some very high calibre professionals who like the fact that we can offer clients who require it a really joined up and personalised approach to their financial affairs, bringing together the dual expertise of financial advice and wealth planning, with personalised investment management.”

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.