Exchange Street Financial Services is 10 year’s old; today!

Ten year’s ago Robert Perry and Andy Taylor set up Exchange Street Financial Services. Our big accounts at the start of 2008 were firms like Alexander Forbes, Co-Op Bank IFA, Standard Life Private Client Management and Private Banks like Kleinwort Benson seeking to get established outside of London. Within 12 months they were either gone, […]


Why counter offers should be avoided

The counter-offer Of course it’s flattering. Who wouldn’t want to receive one? But the reason you receive a counter-offer is not the complement you would always imagine and every candidate should think very carefully before accepting one. Why do companies counter-offer their staff? That extra few thousand pounds will come in handy, and the possible […]


November Highlights

November Highlights November was a really busy month for new roles across all divisions at Exchange Street so keep sending your CVs as there are lots of exciting opportunities at present. We also had a number of new starters including Mike in Bristol, a lovely guy who has started a new role as a technical […]


How to approach a role play

Role play. Is there a phrase that worries a candidate more than ‘role play’ (aside from ‘Group based exercise’; more of which next week)? The mere mention of a role play is enough to send even the most senior candidate into a spiral of dread and self-doubt. Indeed, we have worked with individuals whose day […]


October Highlights

October Highlights A busy month at Exchange Street with a number of new starters and the exciting news that Craig had a new addition to the family, Ivy the Springer/Cocker cross puppy. Ivy has quickly made herself at home and is gleefully chewing his furniture and leaving ‘presents’ on the carpet. Good luck to Gurpal […]


August Highlights

Good old August. The sun was shining, the M60 was quieter, the birds chirped as we enjoyed a cold drink in the beer garden. All before the September monsoon arrived and brought us down to earth with a bump (or splash). Congratulations to Catherine who started a new role managing a team of business developers […]


Congratulations Leanne!

Congratulations to Leanne who has just returned from getting married in Rhodes and will now be knows as Leanne Reid. She has plenty of new vacancies available and would welcome applications from paraplanners, administrators and compliance professionals to recruit@exchange-street.co.uk.


July Highlights

While enjoying some remarkably dry and pleasant Manchester weather this July we managed to stay out of the beer garden and helped a number of our candidates find new positions. Well done to Gregg who has started a trainee IFA role providing financial planning advice to footballers. I’m extremely jealous and if you end up […]


Style in The City VII

The 7th annual Style in The City show, a mix of fashion, lunch and entertainment, was recently held at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. Exchange Street has been a long-standing supporter of the event, this year held in support of CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably), an award-winning charity that is dedicated to preventing male […]


May Highlights

Apologies for the delay in bringing you last month’s highlights but better late than never. Good luck to Marc the manager, Neil the field based adviser and Dan the telephone based adviser who all started new positions with our favourite equity release specialists in May. It’s a great company who we have worked with for […]