Arthur Wynyard’s Retirement

We have come to the point where we say goodbye and heartfelt thanks to Arthur Wynyard who at 71 will be retiring at the end of August 2014. Arthur was my third hiring and has lasted the course longer than anyone else! We have seen huge changes and the ups and downs of life within financial services, heaven only knows how many regulators he has worked under!

Over the years, he worked in various capacities as both an adviser and paraplanner as he gradually prepared for his full-time retirement. Many of you will initially have come across him as an adviser, but he stopped this some time ago to work as a paraplanner. He has been something of a protective shield against the sometimes unhelpful tide of waffle and general incompetence that we experience from certain product providers and helped to ensure that details are correct and our clients are treated well. As with much of our work, a huge amount of what he has done has not been seen by our clients, but experienced by them, perhaps rather like the foundations to any good building

Arthur has gradually reduced his working week enabling him to pursuit his other interests which he will now be able to enjoy in a full-time capacity with his wife Liz, their 4 adult children and his several grandchildren. He is a very keen gardener and if you have visited the office lately, he is responsible for our rather marvellous hanging baskets that greet everyone upon arrival.

Thank you Arthur for all your efforts helping us to serve our clients, strive to improve what we do and how we do it. We have seen huge changes in the what, how and why of what we do – all rather different from when you joined with me all those years ago, with the aim of helping people make better financial decisions.  Thank you for putting up with my constant “improvement tweaking” and sticking with me through the “ups and downs” of commercial life and remaining willing to learn new skills. Thank you too for all of the roles that you have played which are incumbent for those working within a small business. You thoroughly deserve a happy and long retirement.

Dominic Thomas: Solomons IFA

‘All good things must come to an end’ as they say and the end of my time at Solomon’s is fast approaching. It has been an exciting, sometimes stressful, always interesting and mostly enjoyable. I have met and had the privilege to deal with some really great people over the years I worked as an adviser. I started with the company in the very early days and I would like to thank Dom for giving me the opportunity to be part of an expanding and growing organisation. I wish him and Solomons all the best for the future and pray that it will go from strength to strength.

What am I going to do with my retirement? Good question as I have not really planned anything, which for someone who is supposed to be a planner is not a good example. However, my family have some ideas to do with child care, decorating and gardening for them. I hope to be able to play golf, watch cricket and other sports more often and do a bit of travelling mainly around the U.K. I am also hoping to be able to provide some hands-on support to a local youth charity called Oxygen. However, as a Christian I believe that God guides my life and He may well have plans for me that I am as yet not aware and as it states in Proverbs 16:9 ‘We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps’. God willing the next phase in Life will be as exciting and as fulfilling as the previous ones. He may even grant me a long period of ‘retirement’ but I am sure that He will have something for me to do throughout it.

Arthur Wynyard