Posted on 13th February 2017
Singing IFA hits all the right notes
A party to celebrate 15 years of Mid-Sussex based independent financial advisers Mike Oliver Associates hit all the right notes on Thursday.
More than eighty guests, including Garry Wall, the Leader of Mid-Sussex District Council, joined founder Mike Oliver and team from the Haywards Heath office to toast the IFA, who delighted the audience by taking to the stage with his band OneTwoXL. A professional singer before he gave up the music industry to enter finance, Mike’s set appropriately included Money – That’s What I Want, Gold, and Money’s Too Tight To Mention.
Earlier, the Mayor of Haywards Heath Cllr Sujan Wickremaratchi, praised the firm’s commitment to the local community.
“Mike’s contribution to this town is invaluable,” he told the party at Côte Brasserie. “Be it the Haywards Heath Bike Ride, the three towns marathon, Haywards Heath Business Association or the Haywards Heath Dementia Alliance, Mike Oliver is there to help and support. I wish Mike a happy 15th Anniversary and wish him and his team the very best for the future.”
The party followed the first in a series of expert daytime seminars to be staged by Mike Oliver Associates and MOA Estate Planning Ltd.
Entitled ‘Live Long and Prosper’, it explored key areas of financial planning throughout life such as mortgages, protection, pensions, savings, retirement options, estate planning, and the sensitive issues around care and how to pay for it. There was also a special insight into cyber security and keeping safe online.
The presentations were a taste of things to come, led by Mike Oliver and delivered by protection specialist Kevin Kent, wills and estate planning adviser Jeff Meers, information security graduate Sabrina Brookfield as well as Andra Houchen and Fatima Mirza from Haywards Heath Town Council.
“Judging by the brilliant response to our first financial health seminar there is clearly a real appetite for more forums like this where people can receive impartial information on key areas of financial concern and ask questions of expert advisers. So we have decided to roll out further sessions later this year,” said Mike.
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