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In the 1984 Los Angeles Games, only 24% of the athletes were women. By the 1996 Games this had increased to 36%, and had increased to 42% by the Beijing Games in 2008. In the London Olympics we saw this reach an all-time high of 44% - with every country sending at least one woman.

In London we saw the British Olympians making headlines and history; from Lizzie Armitstead winning Team GB's first medal to Samantha Murray taking the last. It was inspiring to see the female British Olympians doing such a fantastic job at rising to the occasion on every day of the 2012 Games.

Of Team GB's impressive 65 medals; 26 of them were won by women. This consisted of 12 gold, eight silver, and six bronze as well as female Olympians such as Laura Robson and Zara Phillips helping contribute to other medals as part of a mixed sex team.

We even saw the Spice Girls, the epitome of 90’s ‘girl power’, reunited to put on a memorable performance for the closing ceremony!

FMB has something in common with the London 2012 Olympics; we also have girl power…and lots of it! The three Directors are female, two of whom are Sisters. Four of our 11 Financial Planners are female as well as 90% of our administration support team.

FMB is a family owned and run firm with local roots, local staff and is able to offer an all round independent service to the local and wider communities. We have a very close knit team and it is remarkable to see that many of them have accomplished double figures when it comes to the years of service they have contributed to the company.

Should you wish to speak about YOUR financial goals or those of your business, you can always talk in confidence to FMB.

Financial Planning is a bit like going the gym; you cannot go once and expect to be fit for life!

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