Scrutton Bland Continues Its Plans For Growth With The Appointment Of A New Partner

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Scrutton Bland has appointed James Bolton as a Partner expanding the firm’s advisory services to include Employee Benefits in addition to it’s existing Accounting, Tax, Insurance and Financial Planning services. 

The new appointment brings the Partnership team up to 10 and reflects the ambition of the firm to expand it’s services to meet the increasing need for corporate clients to add value to their business and employees. The specialist Employee Benefit, Pensions and Rewards consultancy team will provide services ranging from Flexible benefits, Protection, Health & Wellbeing, Financial Education, to Pension Consultancy and advice.

With 28 years' experience in dealing with all types of Employee Benefits Pensions and Rewards, James will be responsible for developing and leading the new Employee Benefits team.  Training at a leading international broker before joining a regional practice, James founded Atkinson Bolton Consulting which was sold to Mattioli Woods in 2013. He studied Biochemistry at Kings College London and is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (FPMI), Associate of the Personal Finance Society (APFS) and a Chartered Financial Planner.

James joins the firm on 1st October 2016 and will operate from a new office in Cambridge bringing the firm’s number of offices to 4. Scrutton Bland now operate from offices in Colchester, Ipswich, Diss and Cambridge.

Tim O’Connor, Managing Partner said:

“ We are delighted that James has decided to join our Partnership team. We are committed to growing the business and to expanding on our position of being amongst the few, if not the only, firm in this area which can offer a complete suite of advisory services in-house to both corporate and private clients.”

“Employee Benefits and Rewards are becoming increasingly important to all businesses as they look to add value for their employees and attracting and retaining staff.”

“Expanding into the Employment Benefits area is a natural fit for our business and illustrates our commitment to adapt to the changing needs of our clients”

“This is an exciting time for our business, we are not only expanding the services we offer, but opening an office in Cambridge is part of our strategy to widen our geographical reach”