• When did you join Ovation? From the beginning!
  • What makes you cry? The Olympics
  • What was the first record you bought? Boomtown Rats – Rat Trap
  • Who would you most like to have for dinner? John Lennon, Robin Williams, Rachel Stevens and God
  • What makes you laugh? I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue
  • One thing you would like to do before you die? Have a No. 1 hit and play Wembley

Chris Budd

Chairman

I started out as a self employed IFA in 1998 (incorporating as Ovation 1st January 2000) with a strong vision. At the time, financial advice was all about product sales and high up front commissions. I believed that financial advice should be more about planning and a long term relationship with clients. At the time, I was laughed at (quite literally) for these ideas. All these years later and Ovation delivers planning and advice in a way that makes me and our wonderful team very proud.

On a personal front, I play the guitar in a covers band (Love Potion No1) which regularly performs at charity balls and parties. My favourite guitar is an Ovation legend, which gave its name to the company.

I am married to Susie, an Oncology nurse, and we have been together since our early 20’s; we now have two children rapidly approaching their teenage years.

I made a major decision in 2010 that I would not work at Ovation on Wednesdays and instead I spent my time writing. One novel is published (see www.cbudd.co.uk) and I’m working on the next.

Blog: August 2019

We welcomed Paraplanner Paul Wells on to the team.Click here to find out more, including the first record Paul bought and why he wanted to join Ovation. As you know the Ovation Team are trying hard to reduce our plastic consumption in the office. Paul shared with us a very simple, but great way we … Continued

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August 31, 2019

Episode 46 – The Sharing Economy with Professor Tim Kasser

Join Chris, David and Producer Tommo for part 2 of our interview with Professor Tim Kasser. This time the focus is on practical ideas for financial wellbeing through consuming less. They also have the added bonus of helping to save the environment! With listeners questions and a serious tip not to be missed in #tightasstommo we have a very interesting episode for you.

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