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16 Aug 2017
Sports Challenge Dinner Raises Thousands for Local Charities

Sports Challenge Dinner Raises Thousands for Local Charities

Two charities have been handed a share of £34,000 raised during a sold-out charity dinner organised by Thorntons Investments. Cornerstone and Children’s Aid have each been presented with a cheque to help support the vital work they do for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people. The Sports Challenge Dinner, hosted by Sky’s Soccer Saturday pundit…

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14 Mar 2017
Budget 2017

Budget 2017

Philip Hammond’s (a.k.a. “Spreadsheet Phil”) first budget might not be historically significant, but this year’s red briefcase does hold a few notable changes for parents, savers, business owners and house hunters. The Chancellor’s announcement will have a significant impact on the self-employed. A rise in National Insurance (NI) Contributions, alongside a reduction in the Dividend…

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7 Mar 2017
Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

The 8th March is International Women’s Day. This annual celebration is a show of appreciation and respect for women and their economic, political and social achievements.   Karen Slupinski, marketing and communications manager with Thorntons Investments, caught up with paraplanner Zoe Malpas to find out more about her experience of being a young woman in the financial…

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16 Feb 2017
Sports Challenge Dinner 2017

Sports Challenge Dinner 2017

The Thorntons Investments Sports Challenge Dinner, now into its fourth year, is a black-tie charity dinner with a difference. Tables of 10 challenge each other in a Question of Sport style quiz while raising money for children’s charities. Throughout the evening, there are lots of prizes to be won with the overall Sports Challenge champions…

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What do you dream of? Wake up!

For some people, last year seemed like a weird dream, for other people it was more of a nightmare. The most unlikely American businessman is set to take presidential office later this month, the implications of the UK Brexit vote are still no clearer, and sadly some of the greatest entertainers of our time are…

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7 Dec 2016
Three strategic appointments expand Thorntons Investments expertise

Three strategic appointments expand Thorntons Investments expertise

Thorntons Investments, a Scottish financial services company specialising in investment management and wealth planning, has made three key appointments as part of its ambitious growth strategy for 2017. Matthew Brown, Susan Bennett and Alison Miller joined the company in November in the roles of Chartered Investment Manager, Chartered Financial Planner and Financial Planner, respectively. Stephen…

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11 Nov 2016
Thorntons Investments now a Living Wage Employer

Thorntons Investments now a Living Wage Employer

By Karen Slupinski, Marketing and Communications Manager We work hard to make the most of our client’s money, so it’s only right that we go over and above for our colleagues too. The Living Wage reflects the real cost of living in the UK.  This is independently-calculated each year based on what employees and their families need to…

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11 Nov 2016
“Disability is a state of mind, not a state of body”

“Disability is a state of mind, not a state of body”

By Karen Slupinski, Marketing and Communications Manager Though-provoking words from Paralympic gold medalist Karen Darke. As Patron of Cornerstone, a charity that works hard to make the lives of those living with a disability better, Karen’s experience reflects the challenges that each of us face regardless of circumstance. Thorntons Investment Management is a proud patron…

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9 Nov 2016
The State We’re In

The State We’re In

The State We’re In – by Matt Strachan, Chief Investment Officer So now we know. After all the rhetoric, accusations, twists and turns, the 45th President of the United States of America is Donald Trump. Yet again the polls and bookies failed to correctly read public opinion and we have another surprise on our hands….

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