County Down financial advice firm invests £1M in expansion to Manchester

A Newtownards financial services firm has invested £1 million in growing its business near Manchester.

Milecross Financial will offer financial advice services through three Yorkshire Building Society agencies in Wigan, Wilmslow and Littleborough.

It will also be great a new regional head office in Heywood to service its advisors and has plans in place for new bases in both Glasgow and Manchester in the near future.

The business said it has already created 17 new roles so far this year and will expand that number as the rollout across England continues.

Paul Dalzell, CEO of Milecross, welcomed the move.

“With a background that spans more than a century, YBS (Yorkshire Building Society) shares core values with Milecross of, long term sustainability, strong customer focus, colleagues who are valued and having a positive engagement with local communities,” he said. “The trio of agencies gives us a wider reach, to provide our services and support to a wider community, with each agency offering the YBS range and facilities along with the other services Milecross offer including investment and mortgages from other providers with financial advisers now based in each location.”

He said further expansion is on the horizon.

“This is just the beginning of wider expansion plans for Milecross, and we are excited to bring our skills and experience to the area through our unique business model which has helped us achieve great success in Northern Ireland.”

Milecross has been operating for over 15 years, offering financial advice on mortgages, life cover, critical illness and income protection as well as business protection, personal and corporate investment, pensions and more.