The Long Walk Home

Martin Ward will be walking 35 miles for charity
Martin Ward will be walking 35 miles for charity

On the 10th April 2015 Four Oaks MD, Martin Ward, had a bit of a shock. Just after finishing a meeting with Mark Tonks, his long-time client and friend, Mark collapsed suffering a major heart attack. This came completely out of the blue and was a life changing event. Mark was admitted to The Royal Stoke Hospital where he had a triple heart bypass. He spent 25 days in hospital and whilst lying in his hospital bed Mark wondered how long it would take to walk home. The answer is 35 miles and around 13 hours.

On the 1st May, almost a year after Mark got home Four Oaks is delighted to be sponsoring The Long Walk Home. Mark Tonks, Martin Ward and a group of other local businessmen will in one day starting at 6am walk 35 miles from The Royal Stoke Hospital to the Crown Pub in Four Oaks. They are aiming to raise £10,000 in support of The Buddy Bag Foundation and The British Heart Foundation. If you would like to know more about Mark’s story and make a donation please follow this link  https://www.justgiving.com/MarkTonks-thelongwalkhome

Martin Ward Joins The Judges

Martin Ward, Managing Director, Four Oaks Financial Services Ltd
Martin Ward, Managing Director, Four Oaks Financial Services Ltd

We are delighted to announce that Four Oaks’ Managing Director, Martin Ward will be one of the panel of judges for the 2017 Tamworth, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield Business Networking Awards. Martin will be the 6th judge to join the judging panel which is made up of very well-respected local business people who are also members of local business networking groups.

The Business Networking Awards began in 2013 and were soon established as the go-to event in the local business calendar. Four Oaks Financial Services won Professional Business of the Year in 2013 and 2014 and were finalists in 2016. “Being nominated for an award by our customers and then receiving the support of the judges who are our business peers is very motivating for our team and the anticipation in the build-up to the awards ceremony is fantastic. I am very pleased to be joining the judging panel and look forward to helping other businesses to get the recognition that they deserve through the Business Networking Awards.” Martin Ward, Managing Director, Four Oaks Financial Services.