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05 December 2022

Celebrating the firm’s Founder’s Day

John Redmayne, a Yorkshire Bank clerk, set up a stockbroking firm nearly 150 years ago, or Redmayne & Co as it was known back then. The firm’s birthday was taken from a copy of John Redmayne’s first ledger, bearing this date.

From the opening of the Leeds Stock Exchange in 1844, the city of Leeds was a centre for dealing in the newest, most adventurous stock of the times – rail stocks. The railway boom paved the way for John Redmayne, to establish his own business dealing in stocks and shares, Redmayne & Co, in 1875.

Moving with the times:
More has happened between now and then than we could ever summarise. Here are just two of the changes that had a big impact on the industry and drove Redmayne Bentley to adapt and evolve along the way:
  • Major developments in technology in 1973 meant local stock exchanges were no longer needed and everything centralised back to London. 
  • The “Big Bang” of 1986, when the City was deregulated, changed the face of trading as commission rules were no longer set and small firms would have to complete with bigger companies and banks that were now allowed to trade. 
Staying true to our values
Against this backdrop, Redmayne Bentley has remained relevant. While the firm has invested in technology, skills and people over the years, and spread its footprint across the UK with 29 offices, the firm’s unwavering values and commitment to providing a personal service have supported its longevity.

As a result, the firm will enter its 148th year on a high, after receiving four awards at the prestigious Investors’ Chronicle and Financial Times Celebration of Investment Awards:
  • Wealth Manager of the Year
  • Stockbroker of the Year  
  • Self-Select ISA of the Year
  • Investor Champion of the Year
To find out more about Redmayne Bentley’s recent success, click here: Multiple Awards Success for Redmayne Bentley
Celebrating the firm’s Founder’s Day
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