SPOTLIGHT ON A CAP BUSINESS CLUB MEMBER
Featuring James Candow from Continuum
YOUR NAME? - James Candow
NAME OF YOUR BUSINESS? - Financial Advice
WEBSITE ADDRESS? – https://mycontinuum.co.uk/
WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS? – Worked at Barclays Bank
WHAT MADE YOU START YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS? – the urge to get away from micromanagement in employment and practice true financial planning
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? – Swimming, going to the gym (I know in the pic it doesn’t look like it!!), walking our dog honey.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE? – Everest (made me cry!!)
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL? - My wife’s chilli
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE UK HOLIDAY DESTINATION? – Finlake Devon – Chalet & a hot tub what more do you need??!!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION ABROAD? – Egypt – amazing snorkelling
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME? – Mock the Week
YOUR FAVOURITE SONG? – Overkill/Motorhead or Walk on/Jimmy Barnes (depending on my mood)
WHAT DO YOU MOST ENJOY ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? – the joy on clients faces when at a review I show them how much their investments/pensions have gone up.
IF YOU HAD A MAGIC WAND WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? – Toxic IFA’s who regularly change clients investments just to make more commission and give the rest of us a bad name.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS TIME? – Still helping clients reach their financial goals.
DO YOU HAVE ANY USEFUL TIPS OR IDEAS THAT YOU COULD SHARE WITH THE OTHER CAP MEMBERS? – it is ten times easier to retain an existing client than find a new one.
HOW HAS CAP BUSINESS CLUBS HELPED YOU IN YOUR BUSINESS? – meet like minded business owners local to me and want to help each other.
James recently helped me out with a pensions issue. He quickly found the best solution and acted as he always does, with professionalism and charm. James is a great guy and I can highly recommend him.
James has recently dealt with a very delicate family financial situation for my mother in law. He provided excellent advice with a real commitment to doing what was best for the client in the long term. His personable approach in such difficult and sensitive circumstances was exactly what was needed. I can highly recommend James. We will definitely be using his services again.
I have always been suspicious of IFA’s (never been sure of their independence), however I can very strongly recommend James should you need any financial services guidance. He has helped me twice in the last few weeks - my daughter was looking for her first mortgage and I needed some short-term insurance for an empty residential property that I own. He dealt with both situations quickly and efficiently and in both cases delivered excellent results. All in all, working with James is a good experience – he knows his stuff and helps you make good decisions, quickly.