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Our foundations

We are often asked how The Red House (TRH) came to be. This is our story.

Having worked together since 1994 my founding business partner, Gareth Marr, and I found ourselves at the end of 2006 feeling that there was a better way of providing financial planning services to our clients, many of whom we had known for years. Our shared experiences in financial services meant that we really understood how the sector worked and, most importantly, how it had consistently failed its customers in the past.

Our belief was, and remains, that clients do not want a series of financial products. What they really want to know is that everything is going to be alright and they can afford to live the life they want to without ever running out of money.

TRH started trading in the last quarter of 2007 during perhaps one of the worst financial crises since the Great Depression. We were able to do what many business people dream of; start again with a blank sheet to build a business for the future using all the latest tools and techniques to deliver a high quality personal service to our clients, providing answers to questions clients didn’t even know they could ask. These foundations have proved to be solid ones.

Ruth Sturkey – Managing Director, The Red House.

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