AWD Chase de Vere, the Independent Financial Advisers, announces the appointment of 20 Advisers and Managers previously from Barclays Financial Planning.

AWD Chase de Vere is looking to increase the number of advisers it employs during 2011 and has been actively interviewing and assessing ex-employees from Barclays since the announcement that they were closing their financial advice operations.

Following this process, Dave Fishlock has been appointed as a Senior Manager in AWD Chase de Vere’s Newcastle office, Steve Hearn as a Senior Manager in Manchester and Andrew Pacey as a Senior Manager in Cambridge. In addition, 5 advisers have joined in Newcastle, 8 advisers in Manchester, 3 in Cambridge and 1 in Birmingham.
All of the new recruits have completed an initial two week induction course, which is the first stage of a bespoke training programme to integrate them fully into AWD Chase de Vere.

Stephen Kavanagh, Chief Executive, AWD Chase de Vere, said:
“We are actively looking to recruit good quality advisers and managers across the UK and so when Barclays Financial Planning announced it was to close its financial advice operations we saw this as a potential opportunity. We have previously recruited from Barclays and were aware that they employed a number of high quality professionals.

“We have been speaking with a large number of ex-Barclays employees and conducting a rigorous interview and assessment process. I am delighted that following this process we have recruited 20 individuals who I believe can make valuable contributions to the future success of AWD Chase de Vere.

“I believe that attracting and retaining talented advisers is integral to achieving our aim of becoming the leading firm of Independent Financial Advisers in the UK.”