Financial planning firm secures top business consultant appointment

Huddersfield-based Brantwood Financial Planning has secured a major industry coup with the appointment of Michael Woodhead as corporate development consultant.

Michael, best known as joint founder of BWD, later Rensburg, former chairman of property company Birkby and non-executive director of Tay Homes and Jerome Group, joins Paul Dickinson and Christopher Brown at Brantwood, to help steer the company’s continued growth across investment, pensions, tax and retirement planning for individuals and business owners across the North of England.

“Michael is one of our region’s most highly-respected businessmen and has a tremendous reputation within the financial services industry,” said Paul Dickinson, co-founder of Brantwood.

“We’re delighted he has joined us at a time of considerable growth for our firm, particularly in terms of investment portfolios and pensions advice, for entrepreneurs, owner-managers, managing directors and family firms across the North of England.”

“Paul, Chris and I share the same values and belief in the vital importance of strong client relationships, trust and understanding,” said Michael.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the team and hopefully giving them the benefit of my extensive experience in creating and growing businesses as they continue to expand. They’re also advising me, so I’ve got a very personal vested interest in their success!”

Michael Woodhead, retired from BWD Securities in 1989 to pursue a career with a number of public companies at main board level, including Birkby, Fairway, Tay Homes and Jerome Group. He joins Brantwood from Robertson Baxter Financial Services, where he was a director and Chairman.

He has also been chairman of the Prince’s Youth Business Trust in Yorkshire, council mMember at the University of Huddersfield and governor with Wakefield Grammar School Foundation.

His own Charitable Trust has distributed hundreds of thousands of pounds to projects and causes in the Yorkshire region.

As chartered financial planners, Paul Dickinson and Christopher Brown, both have more than 30 years’ experience in financial services, advising individuals, Trustees and companies.

Brantwood Financial Planning also holds Corporate Chartered Status with the Chartered Insurance Institute, an accolade awarded to only a select few Financial Planning Firms in the country.

Paul Dickinson,Christopher Brown and Michael Woodhead


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