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Market update - a look back at September 2020

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

As we near the final quarter of what has been an extraordinary year, we hope that you and your family are continuing to stay well and the restrictions that are being re-introduced to limit the effects of a “second wave” are not causing you too much inconvenience.



Like many companies, we continue to adapt to changing working practices and, unfortunately, updated government guidelines recommend we continue to arrange remote meetings for the foreseeable future. 


We have also seen a number of changes with staff over the last few months. Leaving us is David Gledhill, who had been with the practice for 18 years and retired in July. Sarah Bird, who has stepped down to concentrate on her young family and Alex Draper, who leaves us to relocate. We wish them all the best for the future. Joining us, we welcome to the administration team Sarah Collins and Natalie (from mid-October). They both bring a wealth of experience from previous roles and look forward to speaking top you. 


Sarah Collins


We would like to welcome Sarah Collins who joins us as a Junior Investment and Pensions Administrator from the 1st October.


Sarah will be assisting with client servicing, marketing and administration. Although at the start of her career, Sarah already has three years of experience in investment and pensions administration, as well as marketing within the financial advisory industry. We asked Sarah to introduce herself to you all:


“Hello, I am Sarah and I am pleased to have joined Hitchell Financial Planning, I am a confident young lady who maintains a positive attitude. I plan to bring new ideas, energy and enthusiasm to the team. I thoroughly enjoy providing support to others and share the Hitchell ethos that clients should be treated as part of the family. I am excited to be the face behind the screen for social media and look forward to connecting with you on different social platforms. Outside of the office, I like to spend my time socialising with my family, I have a 1-year-old niece who always makes this time entertaining. Often you can find me adventuring outside on nature walks with my dog Dexter who is full of energy and thoroughly loves the outdoors. My hobby is upcycling furniture which requires a high level of attention to detail and creativeness, previously I have recycled an antique wooden box to a personalised toy chest and an oak tv unit to a modern two-tone oak and white unit. I look forward to speaking with you”