National IFA, pensions and employee benefits consultancy, LEBC Group (LEBC) is to open a new branch in Maidstone, Kent on 1 June.
Joining LEBC in the new branch are Natasha Etherton and Simon O’Connell as Chartered Financial Planners, and Sue Eadon-Butler as Senior Financial Planner. They all look forward to establishing and building the branch with the further recruitment of local support staff. The three have worked together for over 10 years and join from Origen Financial Services.
Jeremy Macleod, LEBC’s Chief Operating Officer, says: “Establishing a presence in Maidstone enhances substantially our ability to offer holistic independent financial planning to individuals and businesses in communities throughout Kent and the South East, and appointing Natasha, Simon and Sue as a close knit team is a real coup for us.
“The team have a broad range of specialisms including pension planning, savings and investments, inheritance tax, long term care, trusts, protection and financial education to employees. And they have an excellent track record of building sound long term relationships with clients and other professional connections and businesses.”
LEBC has seen a considerable uplift in business levels over the last two years, especially with auto-enrolment roll-out of pensions which is affecting every employer, changes to pension legislation to provide greater retirement planning flexibility and the ongoing issue of long term care provision. The business expects that to continue over the foreseeable future.
LEBC also has branch locations in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Chertsey, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Preston and Reading.