Sheffield-based accountancy and advisory firm Hentons has announced plans to expand its wealth management business across the UK and has hired Tom La Dell to lead the new operation.

Tom joins the firm from BHP Financial Planning. He will manage an existing team of two and has made two new hires. Paul Collins joins from Fairstone Financial Management (City) and will be based in the London Office, while Peter Huddart joins from Tegamax Wealth Management and will cover the Yorkshire region.

Commenting on his new role, Tom La Dell, director of Hentons wealth management said: “I am looking forward to developing a financial planning proposition that will give private clients, directors, business owners and entrepreneurs the support they need to plan for their future financial freedom. We are building a talented wealth management team across the UK that will allow us to offer our clients a holistic approach to their financial affairs.”

Tom will continue to work directly with his clients as he leads a national network of experienced advisers in London, Leeds, Sheffield, York and Thirsk. Hentons has seen significant expansion in recent years and now employs 120 staff across five offices.

Peter Watson, managing director of Hentons said: “Recruiting and retaining the best talent is a priority for us as it is critical in helping to provide our clients with great service and to facilitate our continued growth. Tom’s appointment is significant for the future direction of the firm as we look to strengthen our wealth management offering. He has a proven track record of success in leading, motivating and mentoring sizeable and diverse teams toward results.”

Hentons supports the development of its clients’ businesses with a partner-led and multi-disciplinary range of skills and consultancy services. Clients benefit from a sector-led approach that ensures fresh thinking and constructive challenges with a practical understanding of the issues they face.

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