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It seems you're all just as nosey interested as we are in finding out more about our fascinating clients! So you'll be pleased to spend a few minutes delving into the background of David Langley from pension and investment specialists Bluecoat Wealth Management. Over to you David! Name: David Langley Business: Bluecoat Wealth Management Ltd - pension and investment specialists Tell us in one sentence what your business does: Bluecoat helps people realise their aspirations, motivations and life goals; we then structure their finances to help facilitate their objectives.  Where is your business located? Worthing and Southwick but we have clients nationally.  Have you always worked in this type of business? No, before my financial career, I had a career in the military. Tell us an interesting but little known fact about you or your business: We now employ summer interns to help enthusiastic young people looking to gain experience in the finance sector.  Where do you see yourself and/or your business in five years time? Slightly larger (the business, not me), enabling us to help more people achieve their life goals.  Do you have any workplace rituals? A four o’clock finish on a Friday. Have you read anything good recently, whether for fun, work or both? I am currently reading a book called “Seven stages of money maturity” by George Kinder. Understanding how our client feels about their money is just as important as the technical knowledge to help them correct structure their finances for the future. What’s your greatest achievement, whether at work or personally? Probably walking across England in three days or climbing the three highest peaks in the UK in 24hrs. But, I am about to take on the challenge of 5000 press-ups in 12 hrs, which equates to one every 8.6 seconds to raise money for the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice. If I complete it, that will be my biggest ever achievement. If you could invite four guests for a long lunch, who would you invite and why? Where you go for your lunch? That depends on whether you only count people that are alive today, if you meant throughout history, the answer would be very different. But alive today, I would choose Michael Jordan - one of the world best sportsmen. Warren Buffett – one of the world best businessmen. The Dalai Lama – one of the world’s greatest spiritual minds. Finally, my mum because I am sure she would like to meet them too. I would probably let Warren choose the restaurant because I am sure he has been to all the best around the world. If you could be transported to anywhere right now, where would it be (and without any quarantine restrictions!) and why? Simple: Mars, but I would want the correct equipment to keep me alive whilst I adventured around and an instant trip back. Why? Anywhere on earth is achievable with the right plan in place and who didn’t dream of being an astronaut when they were a child?   Some impressive answers from David. If you'd like to know about the next Client Chat, sign up to our mailing list. Of course, if you'd like to feature in our Client Chat and you're not already a client of ours, get in touch and become a client! We offer the full range of marketing services, all tailored to your business needs....

Welcome to the second of our Client Chat interviews. Our first with Tony Hedger was very popular and we're sure you'll enjoy this one too! Let's say 'hello' to Becca from Warnes Projects. Name: Becca Dilnot Business: Warnes Projects Tell us in one sentence what your business does: Warnes Projects is a client-focused fit-out and refurbishment specialist, concentrating on the commercial, industrial and education sectors across the UK. Where is your business located? Ford, Arundel   Have you always worked in this type of business? If not, what else have you done? I started at Warnes Projects in January 2020 after graduating in July 2019 with a Bachelors degree in Geography from the University of Portsmouth. Have you read anything good recently, whether for fun, work or both?  I like to read self-help/motivational books such as Happy by Ferne Cotton and Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy. I have also recently indulged in some Martina Cole books, very gripping!  What’s your greatest achievement, whether at work or personally? I would say getting a First in my degree, I was so passionate about my studies and worked very hard, it was a great accomplishment!  If you could invite four guests for a long lunch, who would you invite and why? Where you go for your lunch? I would invite Leonardo DiCaprio because I would love to talk about his experiences as an actor and discuss his passion for the environment and climate change (like mine).  Martin Luther King would be my next guest, I feel that with the situation going on at the moment, it would be so insightful and informative to hear from such an important leader during one of the biggest civil rights movements.  Grace Beverley, otherwise known as Grace Fit, who launched gym equipment brand and sustainable fitness label while studying at university. She is very passionate about her businesses while ensuring sustainable and ethical practices in everything she does.  And finally, Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand as I feel she is a great leader with such strong values.  I would go for lunch at an Italian restaurant with a lovely view of the countryside or the beach.  If you could be transported to anywhere right now, where would it be (and without any quarantine restrictions!) and why? It would have to be New Zealand – my friends parents live out there and have invited a group of us to visit. We have a plan to rent an RV and explore the islands. Fingers crossed we can go soon! Thanks Becca for another set of fascinating responses, and congratulations on your degree; a First is always an achievement worth recognising! To receive Seaside Creative’s newsletters for updates on our Client Chat interviews, blog posts, marketing advice and other useful information, click here.   ...

People are the most fascinating aspect of any business, and we're lucky to work with some great clients who are interesting, inspiring and lovely to boot! We thought it would be fun to shine the spotlight on them in a new series for the blog: Client Chat. This week we're posing the questions to Tony Hedger, Managing  Director of A & T Business Associates. Tony is also Vice President of the Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce. Over to you Tony! Name: Tony Hedger Business: A & T Business Associates Limited Tell us in one sentence what your business does: It raises funding for business owners and property people (we're an independent bank manager but not an IFA). Where is your business located? Worthing but we operate nationwide. Have you always worked in this type of business? Always in Finance but was a Bank Manager for 20 years at Lloyds Bank before setting up my company. Tell us an interesting but little known fact about you or your business...