Position and specialisms
Adrian is based in the firm's New Milton office and looks after a broad spectrum of clients, including professional partnerships and many businesses in the manufacturing, engineering and construction sectors of local industry. He firmly believes that to get the most out of a business relationship, regular contact and close involvement with his clients is invaluable and spends much of his time at clients premises, sometimes attending and contributing to management meetings while at others just being someone for the business owner to bounce ideas off as running a business, particularly as an owner/manager, in difficult times can be a lonely road.
Having been involved in local business for over 30 years many of his "older" clients are now looking for retirement and Adrian gets a great buzz working with their other professional advisors to structure business sales in such a way as to leave his clients in a financially secure position, making sure that they keep the maximum capital from a lifetime's efforts.
Education and career
Adrian qualified in 1976 and opened the New Milton branch of Willis Parsons, a predecessor firm of Princecroft Willis, the following year. He remains the elder statesman in a much enlarged New Forest office, which moved to its current premises, a converted pub! in 2002.
Away from the office Adrian enjoys tennis throughout the year and usually manages to squeeze in a couple of skiing holidays in the winter months, but his main hobby has always been boating and most weekends in the summer will be found either on the Solent or barbecuing on a beach on the Isle of Wight; if the weather's not up to it, a watering hole in Yarmouth is a good bet.