On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Rav Jackson, Danielle Slater and Ben Slater

Nottingham financial planning and wealth management firm Stephen Eve Financial Planning has hired Rav Jackson at a trainee paraplanner.

Jackson previously worked at Cockburn Lucas Independent Financial Consulting and The RU Group.

He said: “Joining a new business and having the opportunity to play an integral part in its growth really appealed to me, so I am thrilled to be joining Stephen Eve and looking forward to taking the next step in my career.”

Stephen Eve Financial Planning was established in 2022 by chartered financial planner Ben Slater and marketing specialist Danielle Slater. It already has over £20m in funds under management.

Slater said: “It has been a successful first year for the business and we are delighted that so many people have trusted us to look after their financial future. Throughout my career, I have always valued continual professional development and training very highly, and this is a founding principal of Stephen Eve. Having in depth and up-to date knowledge means we can help our clients achieve their financial ambitions.

“We will be investing significantly in Rav’s ongoing training and development. He will be completing the CII Aspire Apprenticeship which will see him achieve the Diploma in financial planning after 18 months. He will also learn the client facing skills through ongoing work with us. I am excited to have Rav on board and to be laying further foundations in the growth of our business.”

A property consultancy has welcomed a record number of graduates into the business.

Rachel Cornthwaite

Fisher German has hired 34 graduates this year, along with 10 staff on placement, across its 27 offices around the country in a range of disciplines.

One such graduate is Rachel Cornthwaite, who is working within Fisher German’s agribusiness department after a background working on livestock farms in Cumbria.

After studying at Harper Adams University, she joined Fisher German on an eight-week placement at its office in Market Harborough within the agribusiness team during her studies.

Cornthwaite impressed so much during her placement that she was offered a full-time role after she graduated.

She said: “I started with Fisher German on placement and from the start I was welcomed as a proper member of the team and was encouraged to get involved.

“The team were so supportive, and I was able to gain great insight into the arable side of agribusiness that I simply hadn’t experienced in Cumbria.

“When I was offered the job, it meant my final year at university did not have as much stress as it might have done.

“Now I’ve started work with Fisher German, it’s just as varied as I remember. I’m working with all sorts of clients across Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, and Rutland.

“I really think I’ve made the right decision to work for Fisher German and I’m looking forward to developing my career with them over the coming years.”

Andrew Bridge, managing partner at Fisher German said: “At Fisher German, we are committed to improving our colleagues’ career prospects by offering clear pathways for progression and supporting them with important qualifications.

“I know first-hand that you can go far at Fisher German if you put the work in, and this is still true today.
“If graduates have the drive and the attitude to succeed, they will do so at Fisher German, and our record intake this year underlines our commitment to nurturing the next generation of talent.”

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