Burgess Hill business joins national group in £2.6million deal

Picture: David Clark (left) and Nigel Poole
Picture: David Clark (left) and Nigel Poole

A Burgess Hill business has joined a national group in a £2.6million deal.

Financial advice firm Harvey Curtis, based at Victoria Business Centre, in Victoria Road, has joined AFH Financial Group (AFH).

The group is one of the fastest-growing financial planning-led investment management companies in the UK.

Nigel Poole and David Clark set up Harvey Curtis in 2000, after each notching up around 15 years in financial services.

Nigel said: “With the departure of the banks, it’s become increasingly difficult to find young advisers, and with the ever-increasing regulation we felt we needed new blood to be able to continue to offer the best service to our clients.

“We met Alan and saw we had the same ethos of putting clients front and centre, so it made sense to join forces.

“Now our clients get the benefit of the incredible support the AFH back-office teams provide, and we can devote ourselves 100% to working with our clients to deliver what they want and need.”

AFH chief executive Alan Hudson added: “It’s great to welcome Nigel and David to the AFH family, sharing as they do our determination always to put customers first.

“Their joining adds to our capacity in the South East of England, where we see a lot of potential for growth.

“This deal shows AFH remains an attractive place for IFA companies of all sizes, whether they want to grow their business, serve their customers better or find a good home while they exit the industry.”

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