Bristol-based Hargreaves Lansdown (HL) is the UK’s largest direct-to-investor investment and savings service. The company employs over 1,700 people and has around 1,500,000 clients.
Established in 1981, the organisation has grown from humble beginnings to one of the shining stars of our region, reaching the FTSE top 50.
Bristol is known for its professional services sector, and Bristol and Bath were also recently recognised in the Kalifa review of FinTech as one of the Top 10 leading FinTech clusters in the UK.
Pre-COVID-19 the Government estimated over 30,000 UK FinTech jobs and 1,600 new businesses would come from the sector by 2030.
The city has two fantastic universities providing a constant supply of talent, armed with the skills that modern businesses need to succeed and remain competitive. The launch of the University of Bristol and University of the West of England’s FinTech MSCs will attract more talent to the city.
HL has worked closely with Invest Bristol & Bath, the inward investment arm of the West of England Combined Authority, over recent years to successfully promote and attract investment to the region.
They have been involved in the growth of FinTech West, which aims to champion the FinTech and Financial Services industry within the region and have supported the FinTech Ecosystem report produced by Whitecap Consulting in December 2019.
We’re delighted to support the Invest Bristol & Bath team as they play a key role in highlighting and promoting the FinTech sector in Bristol on a national and international level. We’re proud of our local heritage and we’re keen to support initiatives that improve the future of the region for all concerned.