• 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: How Can A Financial Adviser Help You Be Happy?

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December 8, 2019

Episode 55 – Overcoming Anxiety with Nick Elston

In this episode Chris, David and Producer Tommo share a chat with the inspirational Nick Elston. Following on from his spellbinding talk at the Financial Wellbeing Conference, Nick talks about his personal experiences with anxiety and how this led to becoming a professional speaker. With top tips on what you can do to overcome money … Continued

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