Becketts welcomes the NW Brown Employee Benefits team

Andy Cousins

Despite the lockdown, Beckett Financial Services has continued its growth strategy by acquiring the Employee Benefits division of NW Brown based in Norwich.

Becketts is one of the largest privately-owned advisers in the Eastern region with 73 staff operating from four offices.

Eight staff from NW Brown will join the Becketts Employee Benefits team to provide advice to SMEs on areas such as workplace pension schemes, group risk, private medical insurance and flexible benefits. 

The Employee Benefits team at Becketts is led by Andy Cousins (pictured) who sees the acquisition as a welcome step in supporting businesses in the region: Our strong balance sheet and extremely well qualified Employee Benefits team mean we are well positioned to deliver valued, proactive advice to our clients. It also gives us the opportunity to support new clients at a time when caring for employees has never been more important.”

Beckett Financial Services is part of Beckett Investment Management Group which also provides wealth management and independent financial advice to private clients.  It manages approximately £0.5bn of client funds and was awarded the ‘Best Financial Firm in the East’ by New Model Adviser which is a reputable Citywire publication.

Andrew Curran, Chief Financial Officer at Brown Shipley, the former owner of NW Brown’s Employee Benefits division, commented: “Becketts was the obvious choice to take over NW Brown’s Employee Benefits division because we know our clients will receive high quality service, and our employees will be given every opportunity to thrive under their leadership.  We were impressed by the strength of their offering and quality of their team.  We wish them every success.”


Becketts is a multi-award-winning firm of Chartered Financial Planners and Employee Benefit specialists. We began trading in 1988 and we are recognised as being one of the Top 100 financial firms in the UK. We currently manage around £0.9 billion of private client funds and we operate from four offices across the East of England.

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