We’re so proud to share that we have been named as the “Best Financial Advice firm in The East of England” at the annual Citywire New Model Adviser Conference & Awards 2024.

The annual event, organised by Citywire – a London-based media group covering the global asset management industry – celebrates the very best financial planners across the length and breadth of the UK.

We faced stiff competition from many highly-recognised firms, including Beckett Investment Management Group, Chadwicks, Kingsfleet and SG Wealth Management.

Our Director, Russell Brett, attended the awards ceremony at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel. He said:

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be named the Best IFA in the East of England in Citywire’s NMA Awards. We pride ourselves on providing the very best service to all of our valuable clients, both in the East of England and further afield.

“We’re constantly striving to improve our offering, and I’m so pleased that this has been recognised once again on a national level, especially after facing such strong competition against other high-performing firms in our region.

“I’d like to offer my appreciation to Citywire for once again hosting a fantastic event, and to the whole team at Matthew Douglas for their constant determination, hard work and ambition that has got us to where we are today.”

Our Managing Director, Matthew Pescott Frost, also attended the awards ceremony in London, alongside our Independent Financial Adviser, Frank Wampamba. Matthew said:

“In over 20 years of business, this company has grown into a successful, multi-award winning firm, boasting a fantastic team of individuals who go above and beyond for our clients. We now provide support and guidance to over 800 families whether they’re based in the East of England or further afield.

“This award is testament to their hard work; it most definitely is a team effort, and I was very proud to represent them by accepting this award in London alongside my colleagues, Russell and Frank.

“It’s taken sheer perseverance! We do a good job, we’ve got a great legacy team, and a young team coming through – doing our bit to help the industry develop – and we plan to consolidate next year. Our youngsters are in their 20s and they’re being primed to take over in around four or five years.

“Independent financial planning is essential. We are genuinely independent – all our shareholders actually work in the business, and not many firms can say that.”

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