West Yorkshire-headquartered financial consultancy, The City & Capital Group, has appointed Brian Hill as its new head of acquisitions and succession planning.
With over 15 years of professional practice, Brian brings with him personal experience of the acquisition process, having made a seven-figure exit from his award-winning, independent financial advice firm – Jones Hill – to Perspective Financial Group in September 2020.
Under his new remit – which began earlier this month – Brian will work alongside Victoria Hicks, director of City & Capital Acquisitions, to help advise business owners with their succession planning and execution.
Brian says: “Running a financial advice business is not getting any easier, and many owners are now working on succession planning as an integral part of their organisational strategy. Having walked in the owner-adviser’s shoes for many years as well as managing my own exit – after kissing many frogs and talking with many brokers – I knew there had to be a better way.
“When considering ‘what’s next’, I looked around for a ‘best of breed’ firm which blended ‘subject experts’ with a board that had first-hand experience in starting, building, and exiting their own FA firm. It’s this level of ‘lived’ insight that makes The City & Capital Group uniquely placed – compared to traditional broker firms.”
Victoria Hicks, director of City & Capital Acquisitions added: “I’ve admired Brian’s success for many years – and it’s testament to The City & Capital Group’s accomplishments that we’re attracting such highly-sought-after colleagues.
“Brian is viewed as a ‘leading light’ within the profession, and his credibility often sees him invited to share his expertise at conferences and events – earning such respect among his peers. His first-hand experience of the acquisition process is incredibly recent too, and it will help to instil confidence in both buyers and sellers considering their growth and succession planning.”