Azets appoint COO to scale wealth management business
Azets, the UK Top 10 accountancy firm, has appointed Steve Tennant as chief operating officer (COO) of its Wealth Management business.
The appointment is part of the group’s ambitious plans to scale Azets Wealth Management in response to growing demand for financial advice, from investments to inheritance tax and retirement planning.
Steve joins Azets from Mitie where he was the customer experience and operations Director. He has worked in wealth management for more than 20 years, starting his career as a financial planner before moving on to regional, national and international roles.
Steve was responsible for establishing the Barclays Financial Planning Academy which created careers in wealth management for over 100 planners. He is passionate about creating company-wide customer cultures, driving positive engagement, creating an environment of continued service excellence, and the use of innovative and transformational initiatives.
Based in the Midlands, Steve will use his vast skills and experience to help grow the Azets Wealth Management team nationally, through recruitment and acquisitions on the back of demand.
Steve Tennant, COO of Azets Wealth Management said: “I’m excited to join Azets and be part of a Wealth Management team that has such strong growth ambitions. My experience of building businesses will support our expansion strategy as we look to scale and expand across the UK. I was attracted to joining a team so determined to deliver service excellence to our clients as well as being a fantastic place to work.”
Mark Parkinson, CEO of Azets Wealth Management, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Steve to our growing Wealth Management team. This senior appointment reflects the confidence and commitment we have in the market. His skills and experience will be a real boost to our clients and will support the team in delivering our ambitious strategy. We’ve got ambitious growth plans across the UK and this is an exciting time to join Azets.”