Andy Robinson joined us in February 2020 after a successful career in business and being an Olympic standard athlete. He had only experienced financial services from the client-side but set the goal of becoming a fully qualified Financial Adviser by the end of the Summer. Which he has achieved. He passed all of the arduous professional examinations first time.
Andy joined our fast-track training programme at the end of March and, owing to lockdown, found himself in many virtual classrooms. Whilst he didn’t get the personal interaction with colleagues, he was able to focus entirely on his studies.
But Andy’s training doesn’t end with obtaining his Financial Adviser qualification. He has a training programme in place shadowing our Managing Director Martin Ward and gaining experience with the support of our whole team.
Having been the managing director of his own business for over 30 years, until its sale, and then a business consultant, Andy is very well placed to provide financial advice to businesses in Sutton Coldfield.
Andy says “Having spent most of my working life in owner managed businesses I fully understand the challenges, hopes and dreams that business owners have. Using all that I have learned and my business experience, I am looking forward to advising entrepreneurs and SME business owners. People who are after all, the backbone of our economy, and especially during this difficult trading period and not forgetting Brexit is only a few weeks away.”
Congratulations from the whole team. We know how hard you have worked.