A Meeting of Minds Winning Advisers North 2023

Rudding Park, Rudding Ln, Follifoot, Harrogate HG3 1JH

27 April 2023

A Meeting of Minds Winning Advisers North - April 2023

A Meeting of Minds Winning Advisers North - April 2023

  • 27 Apr 2023

    Rudding Park

    Rudding Park, Rudding Ln, Follifoot, Harrogate HG3 1JH

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This event brings together the owner managers of financial advisory firms which typically have £150M - £500M funds under management and between 3 and 20 RIs. The agenda will examine all aspects of your business, focusing on productivity and profitability, as well as overarching trends within the industry as a whole.

The benefits of participating:

  • Strategic engagement - Share best practice 
  • Meet your peers - Networking at the highest level
  • Hear new thinking and explore the latest trends
  • Inspiring insights from external keynote speakers
  • Platform for change - An opportunity to work through the key challenges facing both your business and the industry, with a view to find collective ways of driving change forward
  • Bespoke and tailored - An opportunity to build your own itinerary enabling you to participate in roundtables focusing on those subjects which matter to you
  • CPD accredited

How does it work?

A Meeting of Minds is a day long forum with a networking dinner and drinks the evening beofre and is a blend of:

  • Keynote sessions geared to encouraging new thinking – typically from outside of the industry
  • Roundtables – small facilitated groups addressing a carefully researched agenda. The whole day is Chatham House and therefore participants are able to speak openly and freely.
  • Plenty of networking opportunities including a formal seated luncheon.

In summary, your time is precious and our goal is to ensure that if you spend it with us, you spend it in the company of your peers, you address the subjects which matter to you, and all in a time efficient manner.


Who will be participating?

  • This event will bring together the owner managers, CEO's and MD's of independently spirited financial firms. 

What does it cost?

  • The Meeting is by invitation only and free to attend.

Registering as a Participant

For further details please email johnhall@owenjamesgroup.com


Sponsors & partners

Charles Stanley

Morgan Stanley

Fidelius Ltd



Nucleus Financial Services

Benchmark Capital 01

Dynamic Planner

Aviva Investors

For more information about sponsoring the event, please get in touch

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  • Dr. Rebecca Wragg Sykes

    Dr. Rebecca Wragg Sykes

    Archaeologist, Author and Honorary Fellow in the School of Archaeology

    Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes is an archaeologist and Honorary Fellow at the University of Liverpool. She specialises in prehistory and is an expert in ancient stone tool technologies. After an academic career including four years in Bordeaux, France, in 2020 Rebecca followed her long-held passion for writing for wider audiences in her first book KINDRED: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art, which won the 2021 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize. A deep dive into the 21st century understanding of these ancient relatives, KINDRED is a critically acclaimed bestseller, translated into 19 languages. It was a finalist for the 2022 Premio Galileo, the 2022 Wissenbuch des Jahres, won 2021’s Current Archaeology Book of the Year, and was selected as one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books Of 2021, a Book Of The Year for The Sunday Times, New Scientist and others; Book Of The Week for The Times; and Book Of The Day for The Guardian. Rebecca’s other writing including articles, opinion pieces and reviews has featured in The New York Times, The Times, The Guardian, Aeon and elsewhere, and she regularly appears on a variety of radio from the BBC to NPR, as well as numerous podcasts. Earning a reputation as a compelling speaker and broadcaster, in 2022 Rebecca received the Public Anthropology Award from the Royal Anthropological Institute, and the President's Award from the Prehistoric Society.

  • Anthony Bennett

    Anthony Bennett

    Inspirational Speaker on Teamwork, Resilience & Mental Health

    Anthony Bennett is an inspirational speaker and motivational speaker & fundraiser who learned how to walk, talk and speak again after contracting three virus infections at the same time. After what many would consider being a miracle, Anthony was given only a 10%chance or survival, but has made a full recovery and is inspiring businesses, schools, and organisations with his optimism and bubbly personality. In 2006, after returning from a trip to Disneyland Paris Anthony fell extremely ill and was left fighting for his life. The cause was narrowed down to the air conditioning within the coach and affected 80% of students on the trip but left Anthony with a 10% chance of survival after contracting 3 viral infections - Streph-Pneumonia, Influenza, and Staphylococcus, his white blood cells reduced to zero, he suffered from a seizure whilst in a coma, he was resuscitated and brought back to life an amazing 12 times, he relearnt how to walk, talk, and breathe again after spending 3 weeks on an Extra Corporal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine. After making a full recovery, Anthony played a major role in winning a £7.5m Charity Partnership between Whitbread PLC and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, where he spent 4 years traveling the UK and Inspiring teams to get involved in raising the much-needed funds for the children’s charity. The money raised went towards the construction of a brand new cardiac hospital wing, helping at the children’s hospital to treat up to 20% more children. He went on the be named one of the happiest people in the UK in the Independent on Sunday’s 2015 Happy List, a programme recognised by the Prime Minister for his efforts in enriching the lives of others, making Britain a better place. Now an International Speaker, Anthony inspires audiences globally

  • Professor Matthew Goodwin

    Professor Matthew Goodwin

    Professor of Politics, University of Kent

    Matthew J. Goodwin is an academic, writer and speaker known mainly for his work on British and European politics, extremism, immigration and Euroscepticism. He is currently Professor of Politics at Rutherford College, University of Kent, and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. Matthew is a trained political scientist. He received his PhD from the University of Bath in 2007, after which he worked for a self-funded research institute at the University of Manchester. He was then awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Economic and Social Research Council. He was also recipient of an ESRC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship and spent twelve months on full-time secondment in a UK government department. In 2015 he was appointed Professor of Politics at the University of Kent. In the same year he was awarded an ESRC Senior Fellowship to examine Britain's 2016 EU referendum. In 2014 he received the Richard Rose Prize, awarded to one person annually for their contribution to the study of politics. In 2015, he won the Paddy Power Political Book of the Year for Revolt on the Right, co-authored with Robert Ford. Since completing his PhD he has attracted around £1 million in external research funding. Since 2008 he co-edited the Routledge book series on Extremism and Democracy. Between 2011 and 2015 he served as a member of the UK government's working group on anti-Muslim hatred. Since 2013 he served his profession as a Trustee and executive committee member of the Political Studies Association, which since 1950 has promoted the study of politics. Matthew is an outward-facing researcher who believes that social science should be as much about contributing to wider society as to social science. He engages widely and has worked with over two hundred non-academic organisations from the European Parliament and National Security Agency down to his local police authority.


Rudding Park, Rudding Park, Rudding Ln, Follifoot, Harrogate HG3 1JH