First of all, The Blacktower Group celebrated its 35th birthday this month, having first been established in 1986 by John Westwood – Founder and Group Managing Director. The first office in Portugal was opened in the Algarve some years later in 2000, and we have been offering first class financial advice to the community in the 20 years since then. Truly, we can say that Blacktower is a rock-solid, steadfast heavyweight on the financial services market and intends to remain so for many years to come.

Secondly, despite the very many challenges of 2020, Blacktower still managed to achieve record growth for the year – both commercially and through expansion of its already extensive global footprint. The business reported new record Assets Under Administration (AUA) of €1.6bn.

John Westwood said of this phenomenal success, ‘In the face of a tumultuous year, it is a combination of resilience, agility and impermeable compliance that has facilitated the achievement of this incredible milestone for Blacktower’.

I’m delighted to raise a glass to this and am proud to count myself among that ever-expanding network of financial advisors.

‘We are proud to be celebrating Blacktower’s 35th birthday this month, and while we acknowledge the privilege of being in a position to share such positive news, by no means is it a by-product of luck or good fortune. Indeed, to weather the challenges faced by many in 2020, astute planning and robust frameworks have been absolutely imperative. Furthermore, it is a credit to our outstanding advisers to have achieved these astonishing goals in such challenging times.’

Here, here! Sometimes it’s good to sit back and take stock of what has been achieved over the years – and yes, why not – give ourselves a little pat on the back and acknowledge a job well done. All of which means of course, that our clients can rest assured in choosing to put their faith in such an established and longstanding company of repute. I look forward to helping many more clients over the course of 2021 and providing the same industry beating service as last year.

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