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Backstage with Keith Richards

9th February 2016

Regional officers recognised.


Over the past few years the Personal Finance Society has become increasingly recognised for its contribution on key issues affecting both the advice profession and the public alike. This was demonstrated more recently when we were asked to contribute to the House of Lords select committee review of the Government's proposed finance bill. Opportunities like this are helping to continually raise the profile of professional advice and more importantly, the positive role it plays in society. Whilst I'm very conscious of the need to be balanced with opinion, bearing in mind the perception of the advice sector is still disproportionately and unfairly negative, increasing work with government, regulators and consumer groups is helping to restore some balance.

At the end of last week I had the pleasure of meeting a number of our members at our annual Officers' Conference which was held in Windsor. It's a great opportunity to thank those who selflessly give up their time to help ensure all members get the most out of their membership through their regional events and activities and gain their input to help us evolve further. The regional structure is a key way we deliver on our strategy, so the work they do is really invaluable. The team and I also had the chance to share our plans for the coming year including our latest marketing and professional development initiatives.  I'm confident that the coming year of regional events will be the best yet, and I hope you all get the most out of what your region has to offer. If you would like to contact one of your regional committee members, you can find a list of them here:

Regional committee members 2016 »

Our campaign to raise the profile of the profession amongst the general public is also gaining traction and we have been mentioned in various national publications in recent months. In fact, one of our members posted the below tweet on his way home from the Officers Conference:

Officers Conference Tweet


Best wishes,


About the Blog

In this blog Personal Finance Society CEO Keith Richards will be keeping you up-to-date with all the Personal Finance Society news, projects and initiatives that we have in the works.

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