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About Redmayne Bentley

 

Our core values are at the heart of everything we do

EXCELLENCE
INTEGRITY
RESPONSIBILITY
RESPECT
 
TEAMWORK
"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, 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 staff 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
Chairman
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Michael Wheeler
Michael Wheeler
Vice Chairman
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Nick Bettison
Nick Bettison
Director
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Kim Rebecchi
Kim Rebecchi
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 now has direct responsibility for Investment Management, Stockbroking, IT, and Business and Branch Development. His role also includes contributing to and implementing strategic planning for the firm. In 2005, Stuart became a Fellow of the Securities and Investment Institute.
Keith Loudon OBE 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 TheBusinessDesk.com 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 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.
 
Michael oversees several senior managers who take responsibility for all aspects of the day-to-day financial management and compliance of the business. He has board level responsibility for regulatory returns and contractual legal issues such as property leases and agreements with our regional offices. Michael has also managed noticeable 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.
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, Risk, and Audit committees.
 
Kim is an active Rotarian and is involved in supporting local, national, and international charities and good causes. She a Founder Member of The 100 Club in Bradford.
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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Mark Decker
Mark Decker
Director of Regulation
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Liz Dean
Liz Dean
HR Director
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Tim Archer
Tim Archer
Director of Operations
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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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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 investments.

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.

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 18 years of institutional and private client investment management experience.
Mark joined the firm in 2011 as Head of Regulation and Compliance, having held a variety of senior sales management  and compliance roles previously with a leading life assurer, a large IFA Network, a significant building society group and also a brief sojourn at the regulator.

Mark is now Director of Regulation and a member of the Executive Board and represents the firm on the Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association’s (PIMFA) Regulatory committee. He is also a member of Redmayne Bentley’s Audit, Risk Oversight and Remuneration committees and chairs the Conduct Risk committee. Mark also attends the firm’s Advisory Group. He also regularly attends Yorkshire CISI and Bank of England meetings and seminars.
Liz joined the firm in October 2018 as Director of Human Resources, responsible for HR, Learning and Development, and Organisational Development. She sits on the Remuneration, 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 sits on the Finance and Governance committee for the SmartWorks Charity in Leeds. Her other voluntary roles have included being a governor for an NHS Trust and a non-executive director in the social housing sector.
Tim first started in the industry in 1984 at a regional stockbroker. Having moved to Leeds in 1991, Tim was one of the first employees of Dealwise, undertaking postal and telephone execution share-dealing of privatisation shares. Dealwise was sold by Wise Speke in 1996 to Skipton Building Society, who in turn sold this to TD Investor Services in 2000. Leaving TD in 2001, Tim then spent three years at Fyshe Horton Finney before joining Redmayne Bentley as Head of Operations in 2005.
 
Tim is responsible for all operational areas within the firm and is a member of the Risk and Client Assets committees, the Executive Board and is the firm’s designated Client Money Officer, the individual allocated responsibility for the CASS operation oversight function.

Tim also attends the firm’s Advisory Group. He is a member of the Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association’s (PIMFA) Operations committee and a trustee of a local Scout association.
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 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.
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. 
In 2017, Redmayne Bentley was named 'Best Full Service Stockbroker' at the 2017 Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Investment and Wealth Management Awards for the third time in the last four years, and also received the accolade of 'Best Advisory Service' at the City of London Wealth Management Awards.

In 2016, Redmayne Bentley was named 'Best Advisory Stockbroker' at the ADVFN International Financial Awards, 'Best ISA Provider' at the City of London Wealth Management Awards and 'Best Stockbroker for Customer Service' at the Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Awards. 

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.”
2018 started with a new brand identity for Redmayne Bentley which reflects the firm’s heritage and successes, while signalling 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 City of London Wealth Management Awards.

In November 2018, Redmayne Bentley had an unprecedented evening of success at the Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Investment and Wealth Management Awards, being awarded 'Best Self-Select ISA',  'Best Full Service Stockbroker ', 'Best Stockbroker for Customer Service' and 'Stockbroker of the Year'.

In 2019 the firm has been recognised three times; in March, the firm received the accolade of ‘Best Advisory Service’ at the City of London Wealth Management Awards, in October the firm was shortlisted at Citywire’s Investment Performance Awards. In November the firm was named ‘Best Stockbroker for Customer Service’ and also received the accolade of ‘Best Self Select ISA provider’ at the Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Investment and Wealth Management Awards.

In 2020, Redmayne Bentley launched new publications, 1875 and Market Insight

Market Insight is our monthly publication. It explores a current investment theme through the eyes of our investment research team, providing expert insight as well as ideas for gaining exposure. Market Insight is published on two months in each quarter. 1875 is our quarterly publication, which uses a wider lens to tackle a topical investment theme while also exploring the macro-economic environment that shapes the stock market.

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 2019
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
COLWMA ISA 2018
COLWMA REGIONAL WM 2018
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