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Our core values are at the heart of everything we do

"Our Values are central to all that we do and our commitment to clients and staff has been acknowledged by industry experts.” - David Loudon, Joint Chief Executive.

The Main Board is the ultimate decision maker and setter of strategy. All the major control committees of the firm (Audit, Risk, Remuneration, Nominations & Corporate Governance, Client Assets, Communications, and IT Strategy) are chaired by a member of the Main Board. All directors in the firm report to the Joint Chief Executives.
Main Board members have access to all parts of the business but are not routinely involved in day-to-day operational issues. They do, however, maintain direct relationships with colleagues throughout the firm.
David Loudon
David Loudon
Joint Chief Executive
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Stuart Davis
Stuart Davis
Joint Chief Executive
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Keith Loudon OBE
Keith Loudon OBE
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Michael Wheeler
Michael Wheeler
Vice Chairman
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Nick Bettison
Nick Bettison
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Kim Rebecchi
Kim Rebecchi
Non-Executive Director
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Ian Cordwell
Ian Cordwell
Non-Executive Director
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David joined the firm in 1993 after more than a decade working in marketing and general management in the travel and banking industries. He qualified as a stockbroker in 1994 and as a Fellow of the Securities Institute in 1995. He has represented the firm and the industry as a member of various groups and is currently a board member of the Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association (PIMFA).
David has direct responsibility for the firm’s Operations, Finance, Compliance, Human Resources, and Organisational Development departments, and is also a member of the firm’s Remuneration and Client Assets committees.
He recently reached the end of his term as a long-standing Trustee of Leeds Cares, the partner charity of NHS hospitals in the area and one of the largest NHS-linked charities in the UK.
Stuart’s career in the financial services industry began in 1983, firstly in accountancy before moving to stockbroking in 1986. After working at several City firms, he joined Redmayne Bentley in 1991 and opened an office in his home village of Chislehurst. He later relocated to what is now our Locksbottom office in 1994. The team grew quickly, and by 2000 it employed 24 members of staff, becoming our largest office outside of our city locations of Leeds and London.
Stuart became an equity partner of the firm in April 2003 and in 2005 a Fellow of the Securities and Investment Institute. Now as Joint CEO he has direct responsibility for Investment Management, Stockbroking and IT. His role also includes contributing to and implementing strategic planning for the firm.
Keith is Chairman of Redmayne Bentley and has been with the firm since 1962. He has occupied a leading position in the industry both regionally and nationally. Keith was invited by the Bank of England to be a member of the Committee that looked at dematerialised settlement and eventually became a Founder Director of CREST.
A former Lord Mayor of Leeds from 1993 to 1994, Keith served on Leeds City Council for 40 years. In addition, he has supported a number of charities and community groups and is passionate about education. Keith served on the Board of Trustees for Heart Research UK for over 20 years and also served as the charity’s President. He initiated ‘Right to Read’ to support primary school children with literacy and has supported various initiatives at Leeds Beckett University.
Keith has received numerous accolades including ‘Lifetime Achievement’ at the City of London Wealth Management Awards in 2012, ‘Yorkshire Ambassador’ at awards 2013, an honorary doctorate in Business Administration awarded by Leeds Beckett University in 2014, and was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in December 2014 for services to business and charities.


Michael joined what is now Deloitte LLP in London, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1986. Michael had a long career in public accounting practice and specialised in regulatory audit and ancillary services to small and medium sized stockbrokers and fund managers. He moved to Redmayne Bentley as Finance Officer in 2000, as part of a capital restructuring – resulting in a broader equity base for the firm for the future. Michael became an equity partner in April 2003 along with Stuart Davis. He subsequently managed the transition to Limited Liability Partnership status in 2009.
Up to 2016 Michael had board level responsibility for statutory account, regulatory returns, company secretarial and contractual legal issues.  He also helped manage the growth in our office network and the range of IT services managed for them through oversight of our internal IT development team and relationships with various providers of outsourced services. 
Michael then became Non-Executive Vice-Chairman while still part of the Audit, Risk, Remuneration, IT Strategy and Client Money and Assets Committees; chairing the latter two.
Nick’s career in financial services began in 1990, joining Redmayne Bentley in 1991 as a Stockbroker. In 2008 he joined the firm’s senior management team as Head of Trading, before later becoming part of the leadership team on the Executive Board as Director of Business and Branch Development in 2013. In October 2020 Nick became an equity partner and was appointed to the firm’s Main Board.
Based in the London office, Nick sits on several of the firm’s key Control Committees and is involved in Redmayne Bentley’s ongoing growth and expansion strategy forming part of his responsibility for business and branch development. 
Kim is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and she holds a postgraduate diploma in financial services. She worked at Leeds Building Society for 28 years, most recently as the Sales and Marketing Director and as an executive member of the Board.
She holds the Financial Times Non-Executive Diploma and is also a Director of Business and Enterprise Finance Ltd (a subsidiary of the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce), Furness Building Society and Cynergy Bank.
Kim joined Redmayne Bentley as a Non-Executive Director in April 2016 and was attracted by the firm’s strong business performance, solid values and reputation. Kim also chairs the Remuneration, Nominations & Corporate Governance and Risk Oversight committees.
Kim is a Founder Member of The 100 Club in Bradford.
Ian joined the Board of Redmayne Bentley in November 2020 following a 30-year career in retail financial services serving on Boards for the past 25 years.  A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ian has held diverse roles ranging from traditional CFO to Group Marketing, Group Operations and Chief Investment Officer in organisations such as M&S Financial Services, LV= and Police Mutual.  Ian has also spent time with the Pensions Regulator, developing his own small businesses and as a Non-Executive Director of a Health Trust.

Ian lives in rural Dorset and is also a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair for National Pharmacy Association Insurance.  In addition, he runs a small employee benefits business and a green waste recycling business.
The Executive Board meets monthly to submit operational reports covering all parts of the business and is responsible for setting business plan objectives and implementing Main Board directives.
Each member of the Executive Board has an operational role within the firm.
James S. Andrews
James S. Andrews
Director - Head of Investment Management
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Liz Dean
Liz Dean
HR Director
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Paul Boddington
Paul Boddington
Director of Finance
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Phil Armitage
Phil Armitage
Director of Stockbroking
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Paul Loughlin
Paul Loughlin
Director of Operations
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Damien Duffield
Damien Duffield
Director of IT
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James is based at the firm’s Leeds Head Office in Bond Court and has responsibility for investment management and research as well as sponsoring and leading business change across the firm. He joined Redmayne Bentley from KPMG, where he was Head of Equity Research in their investment advisory division and advised large corporate pension schemes on their asset allocation.
Before joining KPMG, James, a Chartered Wealth Manager, spent nearly seven years as a UK Equity Manager for the West Yorkshire Pension Fund, managing around £500m of UK equities. James spent the formative part of his career in the private client investment management industry with Rathbone Investment Management.
In addition to his Executive Board responsibilities, James is also Head of Redmayne Bentley’s Strategic Asset Allocation committee and manages our MPS proposition.
James has an MBA with Distinction from the University of Leeds and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment with over 19 years of institutional and private client investment management experience.
An experienced Director, Liz joined the firm in October 2018 taking responsibility for Human Resources, Learning and Development, Organisational Development, Internal Communications and Governance. She sits on the Remuneration, Nominations and Governance, Conduct, Legal, Communications, and Regulatory Risk committees.
A Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a master’s graduate, she has over 20 years’ experience working within HR. She has worked across several industries and for over 14 years in financial services. Her work has gained industry recognition, including a Gold Business Award at the Jersey Business Awards.
Liz’s voluntary roles have included working with SmartWorks Charity Leeds, a Governor for an NHS Trust and a Non-Executive Director in the social housing sector.
Paul joined the firm in 2014 as Financial Controller having worked at one of the UK’s largest financial advisory groups. He is a Chartered Management Accountant and has spent his entire career working within the financial services industry.
Paul is now Director of Finance and a member of the Executive Board. He is responsible for the firm’s Finance, Payroll, Accounts, Reconciliations, Risk and Facilities departments and is also a member of the Risk Oversight, Client Assets and Audit committees.
Phil joined Redmayne Bentley in 1995 as a placement student, returning in 1997 after graduating from university. Following the dot com boom of the late 90s, he started the Premier Dealing service for active clients in 2001, moving on to become Head of Dealing in 2005.
Phil is now Director of Stockbroking and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Board, Advisory Group, Risk Management and Communications committees, and plays an active role in general change management.
Paul joined Redmayne Bentley in July 2021 and has over 30 years of investment management and stockbroking experience, having started in the industry at Rathbones in Liverpool as ‘office junior’ and rising to Deputy Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Redmayne Bentley, Paul was Head of Investment Operations Services at Brooks Macdonald in its London City office.

Based in the Leeds office, Paul is responsible for all operational areas within the firm and is a member of the Executive Board, the Risk and Client Assets committees and attends the firm’s Advisory Group. He is the firm’s designated Client Money Officer, the individual allocated senior management responsibility for the CASS operation oversight function.
Paul has previously been on the editorial panel of the CISI’s Review magazine, is currently a member of the Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association’s (PIMFA) Operations Committee and has supported several education bodies as both a trustee and governor.
Damien joined Redmayne Bentley's Chislehurst office as a trainee stockbroker in 1993. He soon passed the registered representative examination, enabling him to work on the execution-only desk as a Stockbroker. Business increased, which led to the office being relocated to its current premises in Locksbottom. Damien progressed to the proactive dealing desk in 1996, and in 1998 took the position of Dealing Room Manager. The office continued to expand, and by 2000 it was the largest office outside of our city locations of Leeds and London. In 2002, Damien was promoted to Head of Office and assumed greater responsibilities when the Locksbottom office became part of Redmayne Bentley’s head office in 2003.
Over the years, Damien’s role has developed and expanded significantly, covering many areas of the business. He currently has the dual role of Head of Office for the Locksbottom office and Director of IT for the firm. In addition, Damien is a member of the firm’s Executive Board, where his responsibilities include operational matters as well as business strategy and planning.

Our History

This period marks the start of Redmayne Bentley's history within the stockbroking industry. In 1844 the Leeds Stock Exchange Association was founded during the height of the railway boom. Around this time trading took place between 10am and 3:30pm.

John Redmayne, a Yorkshire Bank Clerk, set up his own stockbroking firm in 1875, just before steel and electricity stocks led to the stock market boom. In 1876 he was elected as a member of the Leeds Stock Exchange. His main aim was to provide a first class service to clients. This remains our priority for Redmayne Bentley today.
The first office of Redmayne & Co was opened in Harrogate in 1900. During this time, the UK led the world in the volume of stock market business although four years of market decline followed the First World War.

Over at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) top hats and bowler hats were introduced as a formal rule in 1909 to distinguish between 'jobbers' and 'brokers'. Jobbers wore top hats and would conduct business on the trading floor, whereas brokers wore bowler hats and acted as agents on behalf of the public. During quieter times at the LSE traders could often be found reading a newspaper or partaking in raucous games.

In 1923 the London Stock Exchange received its own Coat of Arms with the motto 'Dictum Meum Pactum' which translates to 'My Word is My Bond'. In 1923 Gavin Loudon joined the firm; over his career he oversaw the merger of Redmayne & Co, with FW Bentley Co and JW Granger & Co. He also became Chairman of the Leeds Stock Exchange.

In early 1930 the Great Depression reached Britain as world trade continued to fall, however, in 1933 the markets began to pick up.
The Second World War saw stock market membership decline again as the government and colonial markets supported the stock market through the war. Post-war a nationalisation programme began of coal, railways, the Bank of England, steel, gas and electricity. The fifties were a decade of prosperity as rationing ended and the stock market became more accessible to ordinary people. The bull market gathered pace as retail stores boomed. 

The following decade cemented Redmayne Bentley as you know it today with the merger of Redmayne & Co, FW Bentley & Co and JW Granger & Co. The partners at the helm were Gavin Loudon, Bill Sidgwick, Reg Griffiths and Keith Loudon, with current Chairman Keith Loudon joining the firm in 1962.

The seventies saw the first female members admitted to the market and the Leeds Stock Exchange amalgamated with the London Stock Exchange. 1974 reached the height of the bear market as investors left the market after a sharp fall by 70%, however, a year later investors returned to see the market make record gains of 136.3%. 
The FTSE 100 opened on 3rd January 1984 with a base level of 1000 index points and is now one of the most widely used stock indices in the world. This decade saw a major privatisation programme implemented by the Conservative government. The programme saw ten water companies float on the same day in 1989 and 12 electric companies float on the same day in 1990. 

The 'Big Bang' in 1986 paved the way for dramatic changes at Redmayne Bentley with record trade volumes and nine Redmayne Bentley offices opening across the UK. 

In the eighties staff numbers grew and Keith Loudon, Allan Collins and Bob Howe were the partners of Redmayne Bentley at the time. Redmayne Bentley's Judith Speight became the first lady dealer in Leeds and Rachel Mallinson became the first lady member of the Leeds Stock Exchange. In 1993 David Loudon, Joint Chief Executive, joined the firm. 

The mid-nineties brought change to the Redmayne Bentley Partnership with David Loudon and Michael Coleman being appointed partners. The investing public received windfall shares from the demutualisation of building societies. Redmayne Bentley received a number of accolades including UK Stockbroker of the Year at the Investors Chronicle Awards. 

The end of the century saw the stock market reach its then peak at 6930.2 with the technology, media and telecoms boom; so bargains and client levels were boosted. During the dot-com boom, technology companies entered the stock market and experienced rapid growth, which lifted the market as a whole. But, the boom was short-lived as soon after the bubble burst and many companies disappeared from the market. 

Redmayne Bentley brought its presence to the high street with the 'Stocks and Shares Shop' and 13 new offices, continuing the firm's emphasis on providing an accessible service. In 2003 Michael Wheeler and Stuart Davis became partners.

TV, camera and radio facilities were installed so the firm's staff could provide comment on the market. Broadcasts were regularly made for BBC, Sky, ITV, CNBC and Bloomberg. 
The firm celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2005 and Chairman Keith Loudon was invited to open the day's trading at the London Stock Exchange. The firm began a programme of expansion and acquisition by acquiring financial services software company Minnie Business Systems and the private client business of SP Angel and Teathers. This period also saw the opening of several new office locations. 

Redmayne Bentley achieved the Investors in People standard in 2005, an accolade the firm continues to achieve today. 

The 2008 credit crunch saw volatile markets but Redmayne Bentley continued to grow with the opening of its first overseas office in Cork, Ireland in 2009. In 2011 the Leeds Head Office relocated to new offices at 9 Bond Court, complete with a new shop front, conference room and private client meeting rooms.

The firm continued to expand its high-street presence through acquisition which included the private client business Fyshe Horton Finney in 2013. The firm has constantly received prestigious accolades from Shares Magazine, Investors Chronicle and the City of London Wealth Management Awards, including Stockbroker of the Year in 2011 and 2014. Chairman, Keith Loudon received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to the stockbroking industry from the City of London.

As 2014 drew to a close, there was a further honour for Keith when he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year's Honours List for his services to the Leeds business community. 
The firm celebrated its 140th anniversary in December 2015. Chairman, Keith Loudon OBE, said: “Much has changed in the last 140 years, but one thing that has stayed the same is our philosophy of providing a friendly and accessible service.”
This period saw Redmayne Bentley continue to deliver its award-winning investment management and stockbroking services, with the firm being recognised by a number of industry bodies. In 2016, the firm was named 'Best Advisory Stockbroker' at the ADVFN International Financial Awards, 'Best ISA Provider' at the City of London Wealth Management Awards (COLWMAs) and 'Best Stockbroker for Customer Service' at the Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Awards. 

In 2017, Redmayne Bentley was named 'Best Full Service Stockbroker' at the 2017 Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Investment and Wealth Management Awards (ICFTIWMAs) for the third time in the last four years, and also received the accolade of 'Best Advisory Service' at the COLWMAs.
2018 started with a new brand identity for Redmayne Bentley, reflecting the firm’s heritage and successes while signalling a clear direction and confidence for the future.
In March 2018, Redmayne Bentley received the accolades of ‘Best ISA Provider’ and ‘Regional Wealth Management Company of the Year: North of England’ at the COLWMAs. In November, the firm had an unprecedented evening of success at the ICFTIWMAs, being awarded 'Best Self-Select ISA', 'Best Full-Service Stockbroker ', 'Best Stockbroker for Customer Service' and 'Stockbroker of the Year'. Between 2015-2018, the firm won a total of 14 industry awards.
In 2019, the firm had another successful year for awards at the City of London Wealth Management Awards, Citywire’s Investment Performance Awards and Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Investment and Wealth Management Awards. Since 2019, Redmayne Bentley has scooped eight top industry accolades.

The firm also launched a new, bespoke service, Managed Portfolio Service (MPS) in 2019. The Managed Portfolio Service offers a range of model portfolios, managed on a discretionary basis, with each portfolio having a specific underlying investment strategy.

In 2020, Redmayne Bentley celebrated 145-year anniversary and launched a new celebratory logo to commemorate the anniversary.
Earlier in the year also saw the launch of two new investment publications: 1875 and Market Insight. These publications helped Redmayne Bentley provide valuable insight and market commentary to clients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The evolutionary approach to our written offering allowed our Research team to use a wider lens to tackle topical investment themes while also exploring the macro-economic environment that shapes the stock market.

In July 2021, Redmayne Bentley’s newly-launched online MPS service was successful in the Investment Week: Investment Marketing & Innovation Awards 2021. The success in the category for ‘Proposition Development - Discretionary Fund Management/Wealth Management’ signalled a key milestone in the firm’s service offering.

Working with Charities

We have raised funds for a number of charities over the years, taking part in bake-offs, dragon boat racing, a static cycle challenge and a corporate marathon to name but a few.

Our portfolio management service for Charities is specifically designed for Trustees of Charities who wish to entrust the management of the Charity's investments to our expertise.

Redmayne Bentley applies the same duty of care to any portfolio, be it a charity, pension or individual account. We will work with the trustees to foster a relationship based on trust and mutual understanding. Charity portfolios will be managed in accordance with the specific investment objectives, risk profile and ethical policy applicable to the remit of the charity.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

In 2014 we were awarded a 'Corporate Partner Award' at the 8th Annual Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) Recognition Awards.

What our clients say

"When I was working, I had some shares with Redmayne Bentley but chose another company when I retired. However, I decided to come back to you. I try and understand the markets, but it is hard to find the skill and knowledge that investment managers have. I take the attitude that you’re the experts. Our investment manager takes a great deal of trouble to give a good service. I always find it interesting to receive the investment reports. Overall, we’re very happy.”
29 August 2018, Mr W, Keighley (Discretionary Managed Service client)

Award-Winning Customer Service

Our friendly and personal service has repeatedly been recognised with quality service and administration awards. We are proud to have been successful across many of our stockbroking and investment management services.
COLWMA Best Advisory Service 2021
ICFT Best Self-Select ISA Provider 2019
ICFT Best Stockbroker for Customer Service 2019
ICFT Stockbroker of the Year 2018
ICFT Best Full Service Stockbroker 2018
ICFT Best Stockbroker for Customer Service 2018
ICFT Best ISA 2018
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