Tilney Smith & Williamson further expands team with Guildford hire

18 March 2021

Leading wealth management and professional services group Tilney Smith & Williamson is continuing to recruit new talent during the COVID-19 crisis. The latest addition is Johnross Busby-Cartwright-Owen who joins the Guildford team as a financial planner for Tilney Financial Planning Ltd.

Johnross has worked in the industry since 2008, holding various roles within the high net worth advice space. Most recently, he worked as a senior financial planner at Aviva, specialising in clients approaching or in retirement. Prior to this he spent over 10 years at HSBC as a premier relationship manager.

Prior to their merger in September 2020, both Tilney and Smith & Williamson successfully migrated to a remote working model ahead of the first lockdown in mid-March. Teams are currently working from home, with investment managers’ and financial planners having full access to group systems through secure technology.

Lee Matthews, partner at Tilney Financial Planning, said: “During the pandemic, the Group has continued to hire talented financial planners across the country, and I am delighted to welcome someone of Johnross’s calibre to our team. Following the acquisition of HFS Milbourne, our team is ideally placed to serve the needs of all of the HNW individuals throughout Surrey. Over the last 12 months the Guildford office has grown significantly and this continues to demonstrate our commitment to building the best Wealth Management business not just locally but also nationally.”

About Tilney

Tilney is a leading investment and financial planning group that builds on a heritage of more than 180 years. Our clients are private investors, charities and professional intermediaries who trust us with over £24 billion of their assets. We offer a range of services including financial planning, investment management and advice and, through our Bestinvest service, a leading online platform for those who prefer to manage their own investments.  We have won numerous awards including Wealth Manager of the Year, Best Discretionary/Advisory Wealth Manager, Best Low-cost SIPP Provider and Best Investment Platform 2018 as voted by readers of the Financial Times and Investors Chronicle; Best Advisory Service in the 2015 City of London Wealth Management Awards; and Investment Award – Cautious category in the Private Asset Management Awards.

Headquartered in Mayfair, London, the Tilney Group employs over 1,000 staff across our network of 30 offices, enabling us to support clients with a local service throughout the UK.