WH Ireland launches Milton Keynes office

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W.H. Ireland Group PLC
24 November 2014

24 November 2014

WH Ireland Group Plc

(“WH Ireland” or “the Group”)

WH Ireland launches Milton Keynes office

WH Ireland, the financial services group that provides corporate broking and private wealth management services, is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Milton Keynes as part of the continued expansion of its private wealth management division. This follows the recruitment of three investment managers, formerly of Charles Stanley & Co, announced on 26 June 2014.


Paul Wilson heads up the new office located on Upper Fourth Street. A mix of discretionary and advisory fund management will be offered by the Milton Keynes team, which includes two other highly experienced fund managers, Robin Innes-Ker and Nicholas Fox.

The expansion follows the opening of WH Ireland’s new Isle of Man office in February, and the growth of the teams in Birmingham, London and Manchester through recruitment this year.

Richard Killingbeck, Chief Executive of WH Ireland commented:


“Our new Milton Keynes office reflects our strategy to grow our discretionary and advisory wealth management business by extending our capability and selectively adding high quality individuals and teams. The expansion also illustrates our commitment to offering local expertise whilst recognising the continuing change in our industry landscape.  Our new office openings and recruits are expected to augment significantly our funds under management over the next 12-18 months.”



For further information please contact:


WH Ireland Group plc                                                                      www.wh-ireland.co.uk

Richard Killingbeck, Chief Executive Officer                                      +44(0) 20 7220 1666


Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited                                                      

Hugh Morgan, (Corporate Finance)                                                    +44 (0)20 7886 2500

Adam Pollock, (Corporate Broking)   


MHP Communications

Reg Hoare / Jade Neal / Jamie Ricketts                                             +44(0) 20 3128 8100                                                                                                                         whireland@mhpc.com

Notes to editors

WH Ireland Group plc:

WH Ireland is a financial services company offering private wealth management and corporate broking services.  Since 2000, the company has been listed on the London Stock Exchange on AIM (WHI).  The Group has two divisions:

Corporate Broking:  The Group provides corporate finance, research, market making and fund raising capabilities to quoted small/mid-cap companies, including a full NOMAD service to the majority of our corporate clients. WH Ireland is ranked 3rd largest Nominated Advisor and corporate broker by number of AIM clients.

Private Wealth Management: The Group provides wealth management and wealth planning services tailored to the individual, corporates, trusts and funds. It has over 140 years’ pedigree in private client wealth management. It manages over £2.3 billion of assets under management and administration and operates from 12 offices around the United Kingdom.

WHI Ireland Milton Keynes Staff biographies:

Paul Wilson, Director

Paul graduated from Warwick University in 1993 with a degree in Computer Science. He spent 5 years with Oracle Corporation as a computer technician before embarking on a career as a private client stockbroker in 1999 in the midst of the technology-led stockmarket boom. Paul spent 15 years with Charles Stanley & Co prior to joining WH Ireland in 2014 where he acts as the head of the new Milton Keynes office, primarily looking after discretionary funds for private clients.

Robin Innes-Ker, Director

After serving in the British army for 5 years, during which time he saw active service in the Falklands, Robin started his city career joining McCaughan Dyson and subsequently Kleinwort Benson as an equity salesman. In 1999 he left Kleinwort to set up an equity long/short hedge fund which he ran for 7 years before it was sold to Wickam Capital in 2008. In 2009 he joined Charles Stanley’s Milton Keynes office to concentrate on discretionary fund management, managing portfolios for private clients, trusts, charities, pension funds and Companies.

Nicholas Fox, Director

Having graduated from Warwick University in 1985 with a degree in Accountancy and Financial Analysis, Nicholas pursued a career in UK equity investment management. After 3 years at Sun Alliance he joined Equitable Life where he remained for 13 years, eventually taking responsibility for the management of the UK Smaller Company equity portfolio. He turned to private client investment management in 2008, first at Rowan Dartington in Bristol and then at Charles Stanley in Milton Keynes.  With almost 30 years’ of UK equity experience under his belt Nicholas is well placed to manage his clients’ portfolios.


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