Swindon Financial Advisor shortlisted for business award

By Amanda Wilkins - 4 June 2024

  • Dave Southby

    Dave Southby

Swindon businessman and founder of Dave Southby Financial Planning, Dave Southby, has been shortlisted for the Most Promising New Business Award at the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, now in its fifth year, celebrate the innovation, talent and entrepreneurship of companies across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon.

With 11 major categories, including Commitment to the Community, Excellence in Sustainability and Employer of the Year, the awards highlight the best in regional business excellence.

The Most Promising New Business Award celebrates the best of new businesses in the Thames Valley. Entrants in this category are expected to demonstrate sustainable growth combined with exceptional commercial success relative to the size of the business. To qualify, businesses must be within their first three years of operation.

Dave Southby, 31, from Wroughton, established his financial planning company in 2021. Dave Southby Financial Planning was born out of Dave's desire for a career change during the lockdown. After studying for his financial planning exams, Dave launched his company with a clear vision for success. The business saw a turnover of over £80K in its first year and has since grown to become a local employer with ambitions for further rapid expansion.

Dave said: “We are so proud of being shortlisted for the Most Promising New Business Award. We have had a fantastic year of growth, and it is incredible to be recognised for all the hard work we have put into expanding the business and our client proposition.

"Being considered for the Most Promising New Business Award is particularly meaningful for us. This recognition affirms our commitment to building a financially strong and community-oriented business from day one, reinforcing our goal to make a lasting positive impact on our clients and the local community.”

The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards ceremony promises to be a night of celebration, honouring the dedication and achievements of businesses and entrepreneurs.

The event will take place on June 27 at the Select Car Leasing (formerly The Madejski) Stadium in Reading.

To find out more about Dave Southby Financial Planning visit https://www.davesouthbyfp.co.uk/

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