Woodbrook Group, an independent financial advisory and corporate services company with offices across Europe, Asia and the Middle-East, has signalled major plans for expansion in 2018.
Two appointments in Europe in as many weeks have seen the continued emergence of a year-long plan featuring strong growth. Signified by the appointment of Mark Slevin in Cyprus now, hot on the heels of that initiative, Andrew Heath is to head up a greatly expanded operation in Spain. Centred in Marbella, its focus will be on expatriate business and personal needs which are considerable and rapidly expanding.
Heath, who has 16 years’ experience in the offshore market and a wealth of experience in helping clients to manage their wealth, said of his appointment: “Seeing how compliant, customer focused and forward-thinking Woodbrook is, I knew this was the match for me.”
He added: “Europe has a fast-growing expat population, and Spain and Portugal are very popular locations for expats. Expatriates go for the sun, the way of life and to set up businesses. But it can be so easy for them to forget about protecting their financial futures, and that’s where our experience will help.”
Coupled with this are the needs to be met of new businesses opening daily along the Costas as the economic upturn leads to an invigorated tourism, commercial and property market. Andrew will head up the expanding Marbella office and build on Woodbrook’s strong reputation for advising on many financial and business matters and helping clients to make the right decisions.
Spain’s potential is also indicative of similar opportunities across the continent. As country manager, Andrew will help Woodbrook to develop and service its growing Spanish client base and continued development within the European market.
Woodbrook’s expertise in both holistic financial planning to the individual and corporate fiduciary service, their advice on many financial and business matters, helping clients make the right decisions, has proved fruitful to their own expansion. The group has laid the groundwork for growth in calculated initiatives last year which have culminated in strong growth coupled with signs of more to come.
Woodbrook Group CEO Michael Doherty said: “We have been very calculated in our growth in 2017. Now with our acquisitions and the outstanding new members who have joined our team, the future is extremely positive. We will continue our strong growth through 2018.”