Here’s to the next Decade
As many of you know, I call that time between Christmas and New year ” Thinking Time”. Things are relatively quiet,the phones aren’t ringing and we can snatch a few days with our families.
I normally find time over the holiday period for a few moments of reflection and start to make plans for the following 12 months.
Yet again a year seems to have disappeared all too quickly and we now arrive at the beginning of a new decade as well. Someone asked me the other day if I thought in the next ten years IFAs would be replaced by “Algorithms” and “Robo advisors” – “Not a chance” I replied. IFAs are a very resilient bunch and whatever the next year (and decade brings) our industry will rise to the challenge and deliver.
It’s been a relatively good year for us at Harrison Spence, we’ve again managed to help many IFAs achieve life changing events by selling their businesses, we’ve held a number of well received seminars and training days, we’ve won an award and launched our new website as well.
I always look forward to a new year with optimism, it’s a fresh start and next year, I’m hoping for more of the same, we simply love working with IFAs, and are grateful to have the opportunity to do so.
My optimism is tempered a little though as I know next year is likely to prove a little tricky for many of us. The general election result has injected some much need direction but of course now the real work involving trade deals etc must begin. There is also the backdrop of a worsening global economic situation and as previously outlined; likely changes in entrepreneurs relief which will have an impact on anyone wanting to sell a business.
We at Harrison Spence wish you and your business all the best for the coming year and as always,we will continue supporting business owners and leadership teams to create sustainable high performing businesses.