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Appointment of Divisional Director at Ellis Bates

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Ellis Bates today announce the appointment of Ben Clapham as Divisional Director of the Client Engagement Team, based in the Harrogate Office.

Ben has held a number of positions during his career across key roles gaining the skills required to lead a successful Wealth Management business, including; strategy and proposition development, corporate as well as individual financial planning and business development.

Ben has held senior positions at the Bartlett Group, Santander and Barclays.

Robert Simpson, Ellis Bates Group Director, said: “I am delighted to welcome Ben to the Ellis Bates leadership team. With his diverse experience across all aspects of a wealth management business, he brings a real depth and breadth of knowledge and skills to the Ellis Bates team. We’re looking forward to working with Ben to continue with our ambition of growing a UK-wide financial planning business.”

Ben Clapham said: “It’s an exciting time for the financial planning industry with an increasing demand from clients for quality advice. There are significant opportunities to add value and deliver positive outcomes for clients and I am looking forward to working with the team and helping to continue building the Ellis Bates business.”

Ben will join Ellis Bates on 2nd October 2017.

Ben joins Mark Chandler & Nigel Swan who have recently been promoted to Divisional Director, both having carried out senior positions within Ellis Bates for many years.  Prior to their promotions, Nigel Swan headed the Group’s Paraplanning operations, Mark Chandler was responsible for Tax and Estate Planning.

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