Former Head of Business Development for AFH Wealth Management, Dawn Walker-Bennett has joined specialist firm, IFA Acquisitions, the business broker division of one of the UK’s largest specialist recruitment agencies, Premier Jobs UK.

Dawn Walker-Bennett will join the team from AFH, where she worked for nearly eleven years over two periods. In charge of business development for AFH, Dawn was responsible for recruiting IFAs; engaging with Financial Advisors looking to exit the industry and building third party professional connections. She played an instrumental part in building their team of IFAs and saw the company grow from a small team to a considerable standing within the industry which was recently acquired earlier this year by Flexpoint Ford for £231.6m.

Bringing a wealth of experience within financial services, Dawn will be focusing on helping business owners looking to exit the industry by assisting them throughout the succession planning process. Having negotiated many acquisition deals during her career, Dawn has first-hand experience of the full, start to end process. Therefore, she will be offering a guiding hand to IFAs looking to embark on their path to retirement.


Gary Venner, Managing Director of IFA Acquisitions said: “Dawn will be a great asset to our acquisitions team, where at IFA Acquisitions we have never been busier with a pipeline of deals worth in excess of £1bn of funds under management”.


Dawn will be joining a team of qualified senior industry leaders which include Gary Venner, Paul Greveson and Paul Platten who have all had experience of being at the sharp end of running advisory firms as well as brokering the sale and purchase of many deals. Gary added “we are seeing a surge of acquisition and recruitment activity as we come out of the pandemic. The need by buyers and sellers for sound advice from qualified and experienced industry professionals like Dawn is paramount to them achieving successful sale and purchase mandates”.


Dawn commented “I am very much looking forward to working with Gary and the Team at Premier Jobs UK.  Having access to a wide range of acquirers across the country will allow me the opportunity to work with Vendors to find them the most suitable home for their Clients, Advisers and Employees.”


For more information, contact Ryan Venner, Sales & Marketing Director for Premier Jobs UK Group


Tel 0208 0044 159

Email [email protected]

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