Fairstone Establishes Further Edinburgh Team

by | Dec 7, 2015

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Fairstone has established a further team of IFAs in Edinburgh, supplementing the company’s existing offices in Dundee, Glasgow and Fife.

The team is made up of three new appointments who join from Edinburgh-based Origen Financial Services. They are Richard Mein, Michael Archibald and Paul Johnson.

Mein has 25 years’ experience and has particular expertise in providing corporate advice as well as specialising in investments and pensions. Mein specialised in advising in the medical market for Aviva and General Accident, before spending seven years as a wealth management adviser with Clydesdale Bank.


Archibald has 20 years’ experience, specialising in pensions, investments and tax planning. He spent nine years as a wealth management adviser at Clydesdale Bank and nine years as a broker consultant at Scottish Equitable.

Johnson has 20 years’ experience in managing clients’ investment, pensions and tax planning requirements. He spent six years as a wealth management consultant at Bank of Scotland, a year as a wealth manager for Clydesdale Bank and fourteen years as a financial planning consultant for Standard Life.

Chief Executive of Fairstone Group Lee Hartley said: “We are very excited to welcome three more advisers to our operations in Edinburgh. We are always looking for ambitious, high calibre candidates to join us and we are very pleased that they have decided to do so as part of Fairstone.


“We pride ourselves on supporting our advisers to grow and develop professionally through the likes of our Academy programme, and we look forward to helping this new team to flourish, whilst offering our clients the highest quality of service.”

Archibald said: “Richard, Paul and I had a clear vision from the start on what we required from any company that would be supporting our business, not only at the outset but over the long term. It was essential that we aligned ourselves to a company that thought like us and had the ability to meet our high expectations. From our first meeting, it was clear that Fairstone had helped may individuals like ourselves to build their own business.

“We were also attracted by having the ability to select the services and support that were appropriate for our business rather than having to accept the “vanilla version” on offer from elsewhere. In addition, Fairstone’s commitment to professional development, encouraging their advisers to achieve chartered status was very attractive as we look to grow the company. This, along with a competitively priced proposition, helped convince us that Fairstone was exactly what we were looking for.”


Fairstone has been in Edinburgh since 2012, when Spence & Spence joined the Group.

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