Thornton Chartered Financial Planners is excited to share our recent decision to develop a succession plan to ensure the continued success and growth of the company. As the founder, I have proactively sought a suitable partner to carry forward Thornton’s legacy, focusing on long-term partnerships and acknowledging the passage of time.
Finding the Right Partner
Working closely with a specialist UK consultant, Thornton Chartered Financial Planners embarked on an extensive search for a like-minded firm that shares its values and commitment to exceptional client service. We are thrilled to announce that Thornton has conditionally agreed to sell the company to TEAM plc, following a comprehensive search and a mutual due diligence process.
A Perfect Match
Throughout the discussions, it became evident that TEAM plc genuinely shares Thornton’s interest and dedication to clients, making them our ideal partners. Several factors influenced this decision, including TEAM plc’s specialisation in working in the Crown Dependencies, its strong growth plan, and the resources available as a public company. This strategic partnership marks TEAM plc’s entry into the Isle of Man market and underscores its commitment to expanding Thornton’s regional presence.
Smooth Transition and Future Leadership
As part of the agreement, I will remain actively involved in the business during the transition period, ensuring a seamless handover of responsibilities. Over the next few years, we will search for a successor from within the financial planning community who will lead the firm into the future, further enhancing its dedication to providing exceptional service to clients.
Embracing the Future
I express apprehension and excitement about the future. With twenty-three years of building strong relationships and a successful business, this transition represents a significant milestone for the Thornton team. However, I firmly believe that TEAM plc provides an excellent home for Thornton’s clients, team members, and the founder, fostering optimism and anticipation for the journey ahead.
Continued Commitment to Excellence
I assure our valued clients and stakeholders that the firm remains committed to delivering the same high standard of service throughout the transition. The Thornton team and I are confident that this partnership will open new avenues of growth and opportunity, benefiting all involved.
As Thornton embarks on this exciting new chapter, the team looks forward to providing continued exceptional service while embracing new opportunities for growth and success.
I will see many of you professionally or personally before long, but if you have any immediate questions, please get in touch with me.