Another major scene change for Macbeth

At a time of widespread consolidation across the finance industry, a Berkshire company is bucking the trend.

Reading-based Macbeth is one of the fastest growing insurance brokers and financial advisers in the Thames Valley. And, as it celebrates its 25th year in business, a period of sustained organic growth has resulted in its second move to larger premises within the past five years.

This time, the company has committed to a long-term lease at Arlington Business Park. Also home to the likes of KPMG, Laithwaites and Wrigley, the 48-acre park not only gives Macbeth more room to grow, it provides a modern environment with opportunities for agile and collaborative working.

Managing Director, Paul Macbeth, is excited by his company’s latest move. “This is a huge step forward for us,” he says. “Moving to Arlington represents a major commitment that reinforces our long-term plan for the business while further inspiring an already engaged and motivated team.”

Investing in the future has always been a priority for Paul. “We’re one of the few independently owned insurance brokers left in Reading. To maintain our independence and to build our legacy, we have to focus on nurturing the leaders of tomorrow, ensuring they have a path to the top.”

While Paul isn’t planning to alter his role anytime soon, his planned successor will be Ben Butler, who joined Macbeth at the tender age of 16 as part of the company’s ‘Renowned’ training and development programme.

Now aged 32, Ben has recently become a shareholder in the business. As Paul’s right hand man, his dedication is apparent. “I’ve always treated the business like my own anyway,” says Ben, “so it’s nice to now officially own part of this very special company.”

With two ambitious and forward-thinking characters at the helm, it looks like Macbeth’s independent streak will remain strong for at least another 25 years.

Thames Valley Commerce article              22/5/17

 

Author: Tony Gibbs | May 22nd, 2017

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