IMG_5420ONE of the region’s oldest and most respected firms is sponsoring a club made up of the most powerful people in the North East business community.

Wealth management firm Brewin Dolphin has signed up to support the North East Chamber of Commerce President’s Club for a second consecutive year, coinciding with the region’s largest business membership organisation’s 200th anniversary.

The company, which has a large office in Newcastle, employs over 350 people in the region and is one of the leading providers of wealth management services in the UK.

NECC President’s Club represents over 250 companies and organisations from a wide-range of sectors including services, manufacturing, education, and professional, to local authorities, housing groups and the public sector.

NECC President, David Laws, said: “It’s a great way to start our 200th anniversary year by securing the continued sponsorship of this prestigious club by Brewin Dolphin, which, rather fittingly, is one of the North East Chamber of Commerce’s oldest members.

“As a company with an impeccable reputation and a long and proud history of success, I am delighted that they have decided to continue their relationship with the President’s Club.”

With over 29 offices throughout the United Kingdom, Eire and Channel Islands, Brewin Dolphin provides a wide-range of wealth management services to help people to protect and grow their money, including financial planning and investment management expertise.

William Baker Baker, Head of Office at Brewin Dolphin in Newcastle, said: “As a large employer, who is firmly committed to the region, Brewin Dolphin is delighted to be supporting the NECC President’s Club for the second year running.

“Through this association, we are proud to be lending our support to an initiative which is helping to build a foundation on which to make the North East a better place to do business and for this to coincide with the NECC’s 200 year anniversary, an organisation with which we have enjoyed a long and successful history, makes it that little bit more memorable.”

Today, the firm manages £28 billion in investments and was recently recognised for their Managed Funds Service, winning the City-Wire award for ‘Best Cautious Portfolio’ 2013.

President’s Club was established in late 2010 its members employ around 25% of the region’s workforce. Three President’s Club lunches are held each year with around one hundred attendees for each event.