Colmore Partners adds Chartered Paraplanner to growing team 

01 December 2022

Independent financial planning firm, Colmore Partners, has continued its expansion with the appointment of an experienced paraplanner.

Chris Bevan has further strengthened the Birmingham-based company’s technical support team as it looks to accelerate its growth plans.

A chartered paraplanner, he has more than a decade of financial planning experience, including eight years with a large, national financial planning firm. He was recently awarded an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning from the Birmingham Insurance Institute. 

The appointment follows the recent hire of chartered financial planner, Simon Hoult, as Colmore Partner’s new head of proposition and the internal promotion of Katrania Lowers who has recently been authorised as an associate financial planner by the Financial Conduct Authority. 

Founded less than two years ago by Richard Meek and Wendy Fellows, Colmore Partners is an employee-owned consultancy of 13 people, supported by an advisory board from different professional backgrounds. 

It is based in newly refurbished headquarters at the Grade II* Imperial and Whitehall offices at The Grand Hotel Birmingham, and has more than £400 million of client assets under advice. 

Chris Bevan, said: “I am very pleased to be joining an ambitious and growing firm at such an exciting point in its development. Colmore Partners has already gained a reputation as a values-led business that acts in the best long-term interests of its clients and I have also been impressed by the flexible and supportive approach it takes towards its people. I look forward to the challenge of helping the business to continue to grow in the years to come.”

Richard Meek, Managing Director of Colmore Partners, said: “Chris is a highly skilled and qualified paraplanner with the capabilities to deliver quality technical advice, reports and research. I have had the pleasure of working with him previously and I know his appointment will greatly enhance our existing team and support us in further strengthening our proposition. 

“We are committed to investing in new and existing talent, including the ongoing training and development of our next generation of financial planners, as we build a team that will enable us to substantially grow the value of assets under our advice.”

CAPTION: Chartered paraplanner, Chris Bevan, has joined Colmore Partners.