Paul Platten

Head of Business Development

Paul joined the Group at the end of 2013. He has been successfully operating in the IFA Acquisitions market for some considerable time, ensuring that the selling IFA gets the right deal for his or her clients. With over 30 years’ experience of working in Financial Services Paul has developed sound knowledge of IFA businesses and he is your ideal first point of contact to discuss how we can help you meet your objectives for your clients and the ultimate sale of your business. Paul upholds a strong philosophy of listening and delivering to what the customer wants.

Paul’s background started in banking. During his time there, he supported the formation of the intermediary service to Nat West Home Loans and trained their team of BDMs before becoming a Financial Adviser for Nat West Life. He subsequently spent 10 years with one of the country’s major mortgage packagers and was promoted to Sales & Marketing Director. As a recruiter of IFAs with some major IFA companies, Paul has been a successful Business Manager with companies such as Financial and Positive Solutions, responsible for business development initiatives and helping them grow their sales force. Paul utilises his knowledge and experience gained to endeavour to find the best solution for sellers and buyers. His philosophy is to listen to what the customer wants.

Outside work, Paul enjoys rambling, cycling, fishing, travelling, fine food dining and is an enthusiast of classic cars.