Wealth management firm Charles Stanley has merged its Oxford and Reading offices, creating a "super wealth management" location with enhanced technology and meeting room space.
The new office, which will be bases in Botley just outside of Oxford, will support nine investment managers, an intermediary sales manager covering regional IFA's and internal financial planning, and a team of support staff that the firm is planning to grow.
Branch manager for Charles Stanley's new Botley presence said both of the firm's Reading and Oxford offices "were restricted by their locations", with issues such as parking and meeting room space.
He said: "Our new office is located just outside of Oxford, offers great square footage, modern facilities, more meeting rooms, is easier to access and closer to many of our professional colleagues in accountancy and law that are based nearby."
The new office site in Botley will be one of the largest wealth management offices in the region, spanning 3,355 square feet, and was refitted at a cost of approximately £80,000.
Head of Charles Stanley's private client investment management division Gary Teper (pictured) said the firm needed to "evolve and enhance" the services it offers clients and "how they can access them".
He said: "Technology plays an important role in this but at its core, personal relationships and interaction remains a vital part of our service.
"We are committed to our network of offices across England, Wales and Scotland, and see being part of local communities as being important for our ongoing success.
"That said, we also see the huge benefits of having offices which have critical mass and scale to ensure the highest levels of customer service.
Teper added that merging the Oxford and Reading offices is a "logical step that will enhance both teams and support even better customer care".
"We have ambitions to further grow and enhance our presence in the region," he said.
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