The Openwork Partnership today announces that Andrews Property Group (Andrews) has joined the network – substantially boosting its mortgage business and position as one of the UK’s largest and longest established financial advice and investment networks.
The agreement with Andrews underlines the strategy for growth at The Openwork Partnership following its recent rebrand, which includes continuing expansion of the network and extending its distribution and range of propositions.
Established in1946, Bristol-based Andrews operates from 47 offices throughout the South of England and will benefit from the breadth and scale of the award-winning mortgage proposition at The Openwork Partnership.
Joining The Openwork Partnership enables Andrews to expand its client offering to include holistic wealth advice helping it to deepen client relationships and diversify income streams.
The addition of Andrews means there are now more than 2,500 mortgage and protection advisers within The Openwork Partnership and with a further 200 advisers in the pipeline, the network is strongly positioned for continued growth.
Paul Bumford, Chief Operating Officer at Andrews, said: “We chose The Openwork Partnership because of their award-winning mortgage proposition as well as the strong cultural fit between the businesses.
“Offering a wider choice of solutions to our clients is important to Andrews and we look forward to working with everyone across the network as we expand our advice offering to new and existing clients looking for support across mortgages, protection and wealth.”
John Cupis, Managing Director, Mortgages and Protection, at The Openwork Partnership, added: “We would like to welcome everyone at Andrews and their business partners to Openwork and look forward to helping them to deliver on their ambitions plans over the coming months and years.
“It is particularly pleasing to finalise the partnership with Andrews during the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrating the appeal of The Openwork Partnership following our recent rebrand.
“It is testament to the fantastic work of everyone at The Openwork Partnership that Andrews has chosen to partner with us during these turbulent times and is also capitalising on the opportunity to diversify into pensions and investment advice.
“There has never been a better time to join our network and I believe that our holistic proposition makes us an exciting partner for advisers up and down the country.”
The Openwork Partnership has more than 4,200 financial advisers across the UK and operates as a directly authorised, multi-panel distribution network. Its new website includes an interactive map enabling more clients to access support from the network.