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The Great British Entrepreneur Awards

You may have heard that not so long ago, our Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) was shortlisted for ‘Entrepreneurial Team of the Year’ at the Great British Entrepreneur awards, sponsored by NatWest. Well, a couple of weeks ago was the regional final and although they didn’t come away with the winner’s trophy, they did receive the […]


Women in Financial Advice Awards

Last night was a triumphant one for Para-Sols as we walked away with not one… not two… but three awards at the Professional Adviser Women in Financial Advice Awards! Most Inspiring Returner Our Founder and Director, Cathi Harrison, was awarded ‘Most Inspiring Returner’ recognising her determination whilst on, and her return from, maternity leave. Coming […]


Make it brighter, shorter and better… for everyone

Well, unlike so many other industries, COVID certainly didn’t slow us down for very long. I think it’s safe to say that we’re back to business as usual, with the usual being busy! With this in mind, in recent months we’ve turned our focus to efficiencies. Making sure we can grab each hour of the […]


Grant Callaghan APFS

As one of our award winning hub leaders, Grant joined us initially by taking part in one of our first graduate internships. Having quickly been made a permanent part of the team he embarked on our trainee paraplanner programme, completed his Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning and has from there achieved his Chartered status. Not […]


A Gatsby themed celebration

It’s often said within the office that there “ain’t no party like a Para-Sols party”- and with this year being our first official Christmas as part of The Verve Group, it’s safe to say the game has been stepped up even further! The theme: Great Gatsby. The food: Incredible. The dancing: Ok, we won’t talk […]


Grant made the news!

From graduate, to Chartered, award-winning paraplanner… You may have heard us say once or twice how very proud we are of our team – and recently, we’ve had even more reason to beam with pride, as our Head of Paraplanning, Grant, has not only made the front cover of Professional Paraplanner magazine, he also took home […]


Entrepreneurs’ Team of the Year finalists!

Following on from the recent success we have had with becoming finalists, yesterday it was announced that we have reached the finals of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards for Team of the Year – and we are over the moon! We entered our Strategic Leadership Team: Cathi Harrison – Founder & Owner Kim Binks […]


We’re finalists!

Last week we received some fantastic news; we have been shortlisted for Professional Adviser’s ‘Women in Financial Advice Awards’  – in fact, three members of the team have been shortlisted for 5 different awards! Without further ado… Cathi Harrison – our Founder & Owner – is a shortlisted finalist in three categories. Unsurprisingly, they are […]


2017 – ‘The Year of The Grad Scheme’

As 2017 draws to a close, we figured it was as good a time as any for a bit of reflection on the year that’s passed us by in what feels like the blink of an eye… It’s been a pivotal and record-breaking year for us – a real turning point for Para-Sols as we […]


And the shortlist is…

Monday 30th January 2017 turned out to be a pretty momentous day. We moved into our brand spanking (and very spacious!) new offices and suitably marked the start of our new chapter with a red ribbon across the door. The team were chuffed with their little ‘moving in’ gifts, the technology seemed to behave itself […]


Cocktails & Conferences

Phew what a busy two weeks! We are just back in the office following our recent visits to the Edinburgh and London Personal Financial Society Symposiums. It was our second time exhibiting at the events and we absolutely love the opportunity to get out and about to chat with some of our existing clients as […]