DESPITE a challenging year for many, Aberdeenshire headquartered Acumen Financial Planning has cemented increased growth through the addition of 17 new members of staff across their various offices and companies in the group.
The team expansion, which includes Paraplanners, Financial Planners, a Compliance Monitoring Assistant and a Project Co-ordinator, comes as a result of strong demand across service divisions and new acquisitions including the acquirement of Glasgow-based firm, Loch Fyne Financial Management at the end of 2021. This saw the firm retain new members of staff and welcome Certified Financial Planner, Jackie Coyne to the team in August.
Acumen Financial Planning forms part of The Financial Planning Group and offers a range of employee training and development, an extensive suite of employee benefits, and career progression opportunities through the Career Advancement Programme with many of the team progressing into senior roles. With close relationships with local schools and universities, the company offers apprenticeships, graduate and work placements of which many progress into permanent roles across the teams in the business.
Nicola Doohan, Recruitment and Development Manager said: “We’re delighted to be growing and expanding our team. The demand and development of our businesses have not stalled regardless of the challenges in the last couple of years. With everyone returning to the offices with our recent hybrid working policy in place, it is great to meet our new members of the team face-to-face and provide on-the-job support.”
“Acumen is passionate about supporting routes into the industry and nurturing the next generation of talent. As part of this, we have been working closely with schools and universities across Scotland to provide career opportunities at all entry levels, with the opportunity to study and work towards relevant financial exams, dependent on their role. It’s fantastic to see this come to fruition with employment opportunities and we look forward to the bright future ahead for our new employees at all levels.”