FH: stories | Lothbury Pendil

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With great connections to London, a talent pool of apprentices and skilled staff, low property costs and that all important access to the sea, Folkestone proved the perfect choice for Lothbury Pendil, a Chartered Financial Planning company and part of the Lothbury Group, to invest.

Nathan Harris, one of the Chartered Financial Planners, grew up in the Folkestone area. Having relocated back to the area Nathan and his business partner Oliver Philips decided to open a Kent office in Folkestone. Hot desking at The Workshop in the heart of Folkestone’s Creative Quarter meant that they could build their business in Folkestone while still using their London base as their head office.

They also loved the idea of working by the sea whilst still being a stone’s throw from the City. Since they decided to choose Folkestone as their location for their Kent operation, the business has gone from strength to strength.

Lothbury Pendil now occupies a large office on the ground floor of The Workshop. As a result of this growth, they currently employ 10 members of staff and actively seek apprentices from the schools and colleges in the area. Embracing flexible working practices has also enabled the business to recruit a talented workforce with previous experience working in the capital’s financial centre.

Their continued staff retention and growth is also a testament to Nathan and Olly’s focus on continued staff wellbeing. They maintain a positive working environment with the team regularly supported and rewarded for their hard work and dedication.

Lothbury Pendil is committed to supporting its community, sponsoring the Channel Tri in Folkestone for the past two years. The company is a prime example of a local business that has grown as a result of the property, services and people that Folkestone and Hythe have to offer.

 

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