Leading financial services company LEBC Group celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of its Hull office and the continuing expansion of the wider group with a celebration at The Deep.
The event brought glowing praise for the efforts of the team at the firm’s Hull office from Chief Exec Jack McVitie. It also brought insight and an investment warning from a former pensions minister.
Mr McVitie said the firm’s Hull staff, who are based at The Deep Business Centre, play a significant part in the group. He said: “Whenever I come to Hull I am fascinated and entranced by the wonderful estuary and I particularly love the location of our office here. We have been busy in Hull since we started. We have 13 people here and it is an office which is growing and which will continue to grow. We will seek to add more people who have the quality and dedication to clients that we already have here.”
An audience of around 100 LEBC clients and business contacts mixed business with pleasure as they viewed the marine life and penguins at The Deep and also listened to the thoughts of former pensions minister Steve Webb on the possible economic fall-out from Brexit.
He said: “You couldn’t have good, worthwhile pensions whether paid by companies or the government without a strong economy, and the significant question is what will happen to the economy post-Brexit.
“In the short term it will be a bumpy ride but hopefully it will get better and how the economy goes will be the acid test.”
Jeremy MacLeod, co-founder of the Hull office and Chief Operating Officer of LEBC Group, said the company will focus on customer relations and on technology as it aims to build on the success of doubling turnover in the last seven years.
He said: “Our approach is all about understanding what clients are thinking and helping them make their own decisions. The demands of clients are changing, and particularly in terms of how they interact with us. The next phase for us will be to look at how we use technology to help clients engage with us when they need us.”