• 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: COVID-19 Update

The Ovation Team is staying safe and working from home, we are still fully operational and can answer calls, emails and continue with video meetings – we are committed to delivering the same high-quality service you would usually expect from us.

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June 27, 2020

Episode 63 – Interview with Will Carmichael from Rooster Money

The guys are still here for the latest episode of the Financial Wellbeing Podcast. Join Chris, David and Producer Tommo as they chat with Will Carmichael, founder of Rooster Money. Now, Rooster Money may be an app to help teach kids great money habits with their pocket money, but stay tuned – us adults should … Continued

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