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  • 26 September 2019

    FMB's very own Macmillan Game Heroes

    By FMB

    At FMB we encourage each team member to use a working day for good. Some ideas have been to volunteer in local schools or use their time as part of their role as trustees and governors. Four of our team had an unusual suggestion we were happy to support!

    Game Heroes is a 24-hour gaming challenge to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Ali Owen, Ali Brown, Patrick

  • The next instalment of our 'A Day in the Life of' series sees Gill Lawson walk us through a typical day as FMB's Business Operations Assistant.

    So the magic begins early doors.. the kids get the school bus at 7.55am so its lunchboxes, uniforms, PE kits, homework checks and breakfast before making sure that they leave on time to catch the bus (I'm proud of the fact that

  • The last two years haven’t really consisted of any physical exercise after previously being fairly active. In 2009 I took up running and went on to complete my first marathon in 2010 and then went on to run a few Ultramarathons, including the Lakeland 50 in 2013. I started to develop some problems in my lower legs and back in 2017 and after some sessions with a Osteopath

  • 20 September 2019

    Fraud, we are all at risk

    By FMB

    Local TV personality, Helen Skelton, highlighted that even the youngest, switched-on people can be drawn in by a scam. She made a documentary about her experience to encourage others to overcome their embarrassment about being caught out. Many people are too ashamed to report cybercrime. In Helen’s case the scammers had asked her to pay her TV licence over the phone

  • We have been accredited by Investors in People (IIP) for over 20 years and when the assessment criteria was updated in 2016 to include a more rigorous and tiered award structure, we were over the moon to be accredited with the Silver standard. Every three years, IIP undertake a thorough assessment of our business which includes an anonymous survey by all staff, a review of

  • 04 September 2019

    September Investment & Economic Update

    By FMB

    In our latest monthly investment update for September 2019, we take a look at how the global investment markets, economy and commodities are performing.

    The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares closed at the end of August at 7,207.18 points, falling during the month. The index fell by 379.60 points or 5% during August, nearly reversing two consecutive months of

  • 03 September 2019

    A Day in the Life of... FMB's Director of HR & Compliance

    By Gill Forrester

    The next instalment of our 'A Day in the Life of' series sees Gill Forrester walk us through a typical day as FMB's Director of HR & Compliance.

    My day starts with a 35-mile drive to work. Today, I can enjoy the glorious sunshine on our drive down while putting the world to rights with my friend and colleague, Chris.

    Arriving at the office I make a cup of tea to start

  • 03 September 2019

    A Day in the Life of... A Financial Planner

    By David Edwards

    The first instalment of our 'A Day in the Life of' series sees FMB's David Edwards walk us through a typical day as a Financial Planner.

    After ensuring the children have got off to school okay, I set off for work with the aim of arriving around 8.45am. I grab a coffee and catch up on any e-mails and voice messages I may have. Once I have attended to any queries or

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