Rhodes Wealth Management

Bondholders win with Chamber


Several Bondholders were amongst the winners at the 2019 awards night of fellow Bondholder East Midlands Chamber on Friday.

The awards are amongst the largest and most prestigious in the region, bringing together businesses from across Derbyshire to celebrate and promote the outstanding work undertaken by our business community.

Our Bondholders made us proud being shortlisted for many of the awards. Bondholder winners at the gala dinner held at Pride Park Stadium were: Bloc Digital; RDS Global; The Roundhouse; and Sky Recruitment Solutions.

Bondholder Bloc Digital took home the coveted Business of the Year award, but, ever the professionals, the team celebrated by heading back to the office to hit a deadline!

Details of how our Bondholders fared in the awards are given below:

Business of the Year
Winner: Bloc Digital

Business Improvement through Technology
Winner: Bloc Digital
Finalists: Bowmer & Kirkland and Scenariio

Community Impact Award
Winner: RDS Global
Finalists: Purpose Media and LoatesHR

Business Venue of the Year
Winner: The Roundhouse
Finalist: Devonshire Dome, University of Derby and The Derby Conference Centre

Commitment to People Development
Finalists: Air IT and Talk Staff

Entrepreneur of the Year
Finalist: Amanda Strong of Mercia Image Print and Simon Rice of HSG UK

Apprentice of the Year
Winner: Autumn Parkinson, Sky Recruitment Solutions
Finalist: Jess Frearson, Future Proof Films

Excellence in Customer Service
Finalists: Air IT, Anoki, Purpose Media

Small Business of the Year
Finalists: Rhodes Wealth Management and Timms Solicitors

Manufacturer of the Year
Finalist: Work Wallet


Business Awards finalists announced

Bondholder East Midlands Chamber has announced the finalists for the Derbyshire Business Awards 2019 - we're pleased to see so many of our Bondholders are finalists.

The Derbyshire Business Awards bring together businesses from across the region and beyond to promote the outstanding work which Derbyshire businesses undertake every day.

The 2019 Derbyshire Business Awards Gala Dinner will take place on the 6th September at Pride Park Stadium.

There will be 13 awards presented across a range of categories, as well as the prestigious Business of the Year award. Winners of selected categories from the evening could go on to compete in the national British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) awards which take place in November.

Here is the list of Bondholder finalists:

Business Improvement Through Technology (make headers bold)
Bloc Digital
Bowmer and Kirkland

Community Impact Award
RDS Global
Purpose Media
Loates HR

Business Venue of the Year - New for 2019
The Derby Conference Centre
The Roundhouse

Commitment to People Development
Air IT
Talk Staff

Entrepreneur of the Year
Simon Rice – HSG UK
Amanda Strong – Mercia Image Print

Apprentice of the Year
Jess Frearson – Future proof Films
Autumn Parkinson - Sky Recruitment Solutions

Excellence in Customer Service
Air IT
Purpose Media

Small Business of the Year
Rhodes Wealth Management
Timms Solicitors

Manufacturer of the Year
Work Wallet

Good luck to all of the finalists!


Winning Businesses

The winners of the Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2019 have been announced at a prestigious event in Bondholder Derby College Group’s Roundhouse. Marketing Derby was a proud sponsor of the pre-dinner Champagne reception.

Now in its sixth year, the Awards, run in association with Bondholder Champions UK plc, celebrate the best of our local businesses and their successes.

So who won what?

Sponsored by Derby College

Winner: Ward

Runners-Up: Gin & Rum Festival, YMD Boon

Winner: Hackwood Farm

Sponsored by University of Derby
Runners-Up: BlocDigital, ThreeGuru

Winner: White Peak Distillery

Sponsored by Wheeldon
Runners-Up: Bear, Gin & Rum Festival

Winner: Amanda Strong (Mercia Image Print)

Sponsored by HUUB
Runners-Up: Steve Haseldine (Alerter Group), Leah McLaren (Hotpod Yoga), Robert Carlin (Superior Spas)

Winner: Smith Partnership

Sponsored by Cloud Central
Runners-Up: Rhodes Wealth Management, Sibbalds

Winner: Ward

Sponsored by Smith Partnership
Runners-Up: Air IT, Midland Lead

Winner: Stirland Paterson

Sponsored by Janine Edwards Wealth Management
Runners-Up: EPM Composites, HL Plastics, TidyCo

Winner: Imperial Commercials

Sponsored by Apprenticeships by Impellum
Runners-Up: Derby Homes, HL Plastics

Winner: Cosy Direct

Sponsored by Lubrizol
Runners-Up: Gift Wellness, RDS Global

Winner: Headway

Sponsored by Sellick Partnership
Runners-Up: Derventio Housing Trust, Treetops Hospice Care

Winner: Silver X Logistics

Sponsored by Thomas International
Runners-Up: Midland Lead, Xpertise Recruitment

Winner: Bloc Digital

Sponsored by Derby City Council
Runners-Up: Busy Things, FutureProof Films

Winner: Oviso Financial Services

Sponsored by Aspirational Magazine
Runners-Up: Morley Hayes, Silver X Logistics

Winner: Tecquipment

Sponsored by DNS Limited
Runners-Up: Anchor & Crew, Smith Partnership

Winner: University of Derby

Sponsored by FurnitureCloud
Runners-Up: Derby College Group, Chameleon School of Construction

Winner: Xuper

Sponsored by Specsavers
Runners-Up: Gowercroft Joinery, Nowcomm

Bondholders in blue. We apologies if we've missed anyone. Congratulations all winners and finalists.


Rhodes Wealth Management on the move


Bondholder Rhodes Wealth Management Ltd., a Senior Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management, is moving from Pride Park to a farm conversion in Brailsford after nearly trebling its turnover in one year.

Its much bigger new home will mean it can take on more staff to cope with the big increase in workload.

The company, established in 2007 by Adam Rhodes in his parents’ garden shed, now has a client base of more than 1,000 households and businesses, including many across Derby and Derbyshire.

In 2017, it nearly trebled its turnover on the previous year and is forecasting to nearly double it again in 2018.

Rhodes Wealth Management employs a team of five financial advisers and 11 support staff who provide face-to-face wealth management advice and will move to Luke Lane in October.

It will maintain many of the attractive features of its new headquarters - a barn conversion which was the former showroom of tile company, Stoneworks.

Operations manager Tristan Gilbody said: “We are very excited about the move and it will enable staff numbers to increase to 20 by the end of the year.

“Next year we imagine we will have between 25 and 28 total staff as we look to continue our growth in a sustainable fashion.”

Rhodes Wealth Management’s services include investment planning, corporate financial planning, retirement planning, tax and estate planning and intergenerational planning.

Managing director Adam Rhodes said: “Our business has grown because we focus on maintaining long-term relationships with our clients to offer them financial peace of mind.

“By demonstrating distinct quality, integrity and excellence, we have become a source of trusted advice.

“However, we differ from our competitors because we go far beyond basic financial advice. Over the years, we have become our clients’ friends.”

Tristan also said: “We are very much looking forward to beginning this new chapter in Rhodes Wealth Management’s development and meeting the people of Brailsford and nearby villages. We intend to play an active role in community life.

“We also believe that our attractive new office with dedicated meeting spaces and big car park will be make our existing clients feel more comfortable than our home at Pride Park which we have outgrown.”

Sharing Wealth

Bondholder Rhodes Wealth Management is helping change the lives of impoverished young children by sponsoring a charity based in Tanzania.

Pamoja Leo was founded by Georgina and Ed Hill who were literally told by local police to take home two children they found on the streets while on their honeymoon in the east African country.

Their charity has helped transform care for vulnerable children by protecting their well-being, providing education to assist families to care for them and preventing separation from their extending families if they lose their parents.

Adam Rhodes, managing director of Rhodes Wealth Management, said: “Having visited Tanga, it is very clear how much can be achieved with what in the UK seems a relatively small amount of money.

“Supporting a charity run by intelligent, entrepreneurial individuals who have made this their life and donate their time for free gives me the confidence that Pamoja Leo is here to stay and is making a very big difference to scores of children and their families."

Jobs are available in Tanzania for those who come through the education system. Sadly, that only applies to 20% because some families rely on females to bring in money from a very early age.

Pamoja Leo is seeking to increase that figure many fold through its educational programmes. In a special presentation, Rhodes Wealth Management staff were told by Georgina how the company’s sponsorship had paid for the renovation of a day centre where 25 children are taught every day as well as the monthly salary of a teacher.

Tax Efficiency with Rhodes Wealth

Bondholder Rhodes Wealth Management Ltd is holding a tax efficiency seminar at Donington Park later this week.

The company has brought together tax planning solution providers with a selection of the UK’s leading intermediaries for an essential briefing on the key tax planning topics and products that business owners should be aware of.

Nick Teige, Wealth Management Consultant at Rhodes Wealth Management Ltd. said: “It’s never too early to prepare for the sale of a business*. With advance preparation, business owners can avoid pitfalls, maximise available tax reliefs and preserve wealth for future generations.

"Specialist planning can lead to even greater savings: not only to confirm the business qualifies for the reliefs available but that the reliefs continue even after the sale of the business”.

The seminar is taking place on Friday 23 rd June 2017 at Donington Park, Castle Donington from 8.50am for registration and breakfast. The event ends at 2.30pm. For further details and to register for your place, please contact Caroline Gamble: caroline.gamble@sjpp.co.uk

Lottery winner picks Rhodes

Bondholder Rhodes Wealth Management has been chosen by a £2.6 million lottery winner to manage his newfound wealth.

Matt Evans, who is a postman, had already been friends with the director of Rhodes Wealth Management, Adam Rhodes, for over a decade so the choice was a natural one.

Matt said: "I met Adam and we completed some cash flow modeling to give examples of what could happen to my money based on a number of scenarios. This has helped me understand how my fortune will grow, what I can spend now and how to invest wisely to ensure I have a regular income."

Adam Rhodes commented: "To suddenly come into such a fortune can be quite a shock. Whilst it might solve many initial problems, instant wealth can make life more complex and lottery winners particularly can be prone to making poor decisions and being overly generous."

Before his lottery win, Matt lived with his mum and dad and their seven dogs. He still lives in the same town but now owns his own substantial property and a new BMW M6.