Following the acquisition of financial consultant Jacobs Financial Services by chartered accountants Cowgills, the Ilkley office has been launched as Cowgills Wealth after a significant investment in a rebranding and refurbishment programme.
The office will continue to provide wealth management services to its long standing local client base and the eight-strong team will continue to be led by financial planning directors Shaun Davison and Spencer Bennett.
Cowgills Wealth, which is located on the Riverside Business Park in Ilkley, has undergone an extensive internal refurbishment to create a modern reception area, client meeting rooms and office areas and external signage has also been erected. The move comes as Cowgills rolls out new branding across all of its northern offices including the launch of a new website.
Davison said: “We have been operating in the West Yorkshire region from our Ilkley base for over 12 years and, following the acquisition in 2015, we are delighted to now be a fully fledged part of the Cowgills team. We are committed to building our business in Yorkshire and have firm roots in Ilkley and the wider community.
“We are able to offer our clients a full range of independent financial advice locally whilst having the support of Cowgills Wealth national expertise. We look forward to continuing to support individuals and businesses in every area of their financial planning from our newly refurbished offices.”
Paul Stansfield, Cowgills managing partner, added: “We are delighted to launch the Cowgills name in the Yorkshire region and look forward to servicing our loyal client base in the area. We have over 180 employees based across the north and are actively recruiting the best people to join our growing team. Investing in the Ilkley office is an important part of our growth strategy and we will be supporting Shaun and Spencer as they continue to grow the business and service their clients.”
Cowgills, which was established in 1983, has a turnover of over £13m and has seen a 65% growth in business in the last five years.