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Big Gorgeous Festival 2019

Small but perfectly formed, Big Gorgeous is a unique one-day festival brimming with an eclectic mix of music and performance, delicious food and drink and family fun. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Avon Gorge, this will be a day of good times and great music for all ages, with all profits going to Macmillan Cancer Support and Caring in Bristol.The festival takes place on Windsor Terrace, Clifton on Saturday 27th July 12.00-22.00. With a capacity of

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We are planting trees

We are proud to support TREEVOTION – check out their website to see how we can all help protect the planet –

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Financial Adviser of the Year 2018 – FINALIST

Ed has been named as one of the final few in the Financial Adviser of the Year Awards – 2018!

Competing with a record number of entrants, Ed has come out on top as one of finalists for the prize at the 2018 Growth Investor Awards.

The award recognises innovation and impact in SME investment in the UK, as well as celebrating forward-thinking intermediaries that promote alternative investments and tax-advantaged venture capital schemes as part of their investment proposition.… Read the rest

CityWire 10K – 2018

Well done to Team H&C in the annual CityWire 10K!

There is still time to donate to Shelter and St. Barnabas House by sponsoring the run at this link –

We are all looking forward to running again next year.… Read the rest

Holder & Combes selected as a TOP 100 Advice Firm

We are pleased and somewhat proud to announce that we have been selected by NMA as a TOP 100 firm.… Read the rest

Ed Holder shortlisted for Financial Adviser of the Year 2016

GIA 2016 Finalist - Financial Adviser of the year

Today, our very own Ed Holder has been shortlisted for the FINANCIAL ADVISER OF THE YEAR at the 2016 Growth Investor Awards, which recognize impact beyond investment in the UK SME investment management industry.

Going up against other leading investment advisers, he will compete for the prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the Growth Investor Awards black tie dinner held on 3 November at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London.

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Marathon Effort

Thank you to everyone who donated and came along on the big day to cheer us on – with your help, we have so far managed to raise a wonderful £9,874.01 for our 4 charities, exceeding the target we set.

Nick finished the London Marathon in an impressive 3h:47m, with Ed close behind finishing in 3h:53 – both really pleased and mostly relieved!

Now training is focused on tackling Mont Blanc next Spring!

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Ed to run the Paris Marathon 2015 – for the British Red Cross

ed_marathonEd has entered the Paris Marathon. This is his first marathon, so training has already begun. Now living in France, it seems only right that Paris be the first of hopefully many more marathons to come for Ed!

If you would like to donate to the British Red Cross and support Edthen please follow this link:

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FT Adviser – H&C in the Pinks

So proud - we are in the Pinks!

Directly Authorized – H&C & FCA

There have been big changes brewing at good ship H&C….

Direct Authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
We are very pleased to announce that we gained Direct Authorisation status from the FCA on 3rd September 2012. This confers a large amount of responsibility on our firm but also gives us complete control over the direction and future of our business and importantly the levels of service we can provide for our clients.

This consequently means that we are no … Read the rest

Quoted in the Evening Standard

We like to think that we know what we are talking about, so it is reassuring when others feel the same and ask for comment on topical issues.

Ed in the Metro – ethical funds

Ed was back in the press last week, this time talking with the METRO about the ethical fund industry. We took this story to the newspaper a few weeks ago and suggested they might be interested to hear about the top ten holdings of many ethical funds.

The Pension Detectives are born!

We are now to be working with the guys at This is Money to help track down otherwise lost or forgotten pension benefits for selected members of the public!

PRESS: Our Words in the Metro…

Ed was asked to comment about investing in film through EIS for a piece written by Miss Latham.

It was a shame the main photo used was not actually one of Ed, but they found a suitable stand in for the shoot!

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The Callsheet has arrived!

A NEW online service – - was launched today by one of our clients and is attempting to revolutionise crewing by bringing freelancers, production companies and facilities companies together on a single platform for the first time.

Our mortgage specialist has arrived!

We are very pleased and somewhat relieved to announce that Justin Al-Kaisy has agreed to join the team at Holder & Combes.

Holder & Combes are awarded prestigious ‘Chartered’ status

This is the industry’s gold standard for firms of independent financial advisers. It confirms that we have satisfied the rigorous qualification criteria by retaining highly-qualified advisers and staff who subscribe to the membership conditions of the professional body, the CII.

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