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Meet Michael Aitkin

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    Michael Aitkin
    National Development Manager

    I started in the financial services industry at the age of 18 with Refuge Assurance in my hometown of Newcastle. At the age of 21, I was promoted to Sales Manager managing, training and supporting a team of financial advisers.

    I stayed with Refuge Assurance through a merger with United Friendly and eventual takeover by Royal London until being made redundant in 2003. In 2003, I joined The Cooperative where I was an Area Manager as well as being involved in designing and delivering guidance to a regulated sales force in line with regulatory requirements. I remained with The Cooperative until being made redundant in 2011 - when The Cooperative no longer felt that a face to face advisory service to clients was profitable given regulatory changes that were due to place in the financial services sector.

    As face to face customer service was important to myself and my advisers, I moved my team to the Legal & General network so that we could continue to offer clients a personalised service that was tailored to their individual needs in the comfort of their own home. This also ensured that I was able to secure all of my team employment at a difficult time for them and their families while allowing me to support them through this transition.

    In 2015, Legal & General decided that they no longer wished to facilitate wealth business and, in order to provide a stronger service proposition to our clients, we moved as a team to the Tenet network.

    My role throughout my career has been to manage, train, develop and support financial advisers to ensure that they are able to provide the very highest levels of service and advice to our customers.

    My spare time is spent with family and I have a 22 year old son in his final year at York St. John University. I enjoy sport particularly football - well I say enjoy, but I’m a Newcastle fan so there is never much to smile about. Music is a passion of mine and I collect vinyl and enjoy going to concerts.