In Loving Memory of Jim Prest (1927-2016)

It is with heavy hearts that we let you know that our founder, Father, Grandfather, gentleman and all round “good egg” Jim Prest passed away on Monday 11th April 2016 , aged 88 (after a yearlong struggle following a serious stroke in March 2015).  Jim started the business 55 years ago and, throughout his life

‘Black Monday’

This is our view of the markets given the current high levels of volatility. Around March / April markets reached their peak and have since then declined around 5% during the Spring/Summer on the back of the Greek debt crisis. Markets lurched up or down 2-3% on a regular basis during this period.  The most

Pension Freedom

Pension Freedom Article – April 15 With the new pension changes having been implemented we have produced a summary of options and things to consider. Please click on the article above.

Transferrable personal allowances

In the Autumn Statement 2013, the Chancellor announced that from April 2015 it will be possible to transfer up to 10% of your unused personal allowance to a spouse or civil partner.  This amount will be £1,060 following the uplift in the standard personal allowance from April 2015 to £10,600.  The transferred personal allowance will

VCTs and EIS compared

Both are high risk investments – but both have the potential of high reward… Let’s start with some facts. A Venture Capital Trust (VCT) is an investment vehicle quoted on the stock market, like an investment trust. The VCT scheme is designed to encourage investment in smaller, normally higher risk companies, often including start-up companies.