Norwich’s Smith & Pinching to remain for years to come

David Hughff, right, managing director, and Scott Pinching finance director, at Smith & Pinching, Aylsham Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY David Hughff, right, managing director, and Scott Pinching finance director, at Smith & Pinching, Aylsham Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Thursday, August 21, 2014
9:23 AM

Norwich-based Smith & Pinching Group is eyeing continuing growth after celebrating a record year for the business.

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The financial services firm said it had adapted and prospered despite the industry going through a huge period of change over the past five years.

The company celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2013 since it was first founded by Barry Pinching and Gerry Smith in 1973 – and will continue as a well-respected brand in Norwich and Norfolk.

Scott Pinching, finance director, said: “The Smith & Pinching Group will not be lost as previously reported. We have just had our most successful year ever and we are going from strength to strength.

“We are proud to be one of only two chartered financial planner firms, which is the industry’s gold standard, in Norfolk,”

Mr Pinching said the management team was firmly committed to the future growth of the company and will continue to expand and develop further services for the company’s clients.

David Hughff, managing director, added: “The Smith & Pinching Group remains in Norwich, with its main operation being on of the largest independent financial advisers in the country.”

In 2007, CCV became part owner of the general insurance business, one of The Smith & Pinching Group Ltd operations. After taking complete ownership in August 2012 and now under the Towergate banner, they have decided to consolidate that brand and some of the operational processes. General insurance clients will continue to be dealt with by their account executives.

Mr Pinching said: “‘The name you can trust’ remains at the forefront of our philosophy. It is important in our industry because when you are dealing with someone’s finances it is all about trust.”

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