• When did you join Ovation? September 2001
  • What makes you cry? IT
  • What was the first record you bought? Donny Osmond – Puppy Love
  • Who would you most like to have for dinner? Don’t mind as long as they cook!
  • What makes you laugh? One glass of wine
  • One thing you would like to do before you die? Give up work and travel

Vickie Batchelor

New Business Administrator

I have the singular honour of being Ovation’s longest serving member of staff, bar Chris B of course.

I’ve worked through a variety of roles with Ovation, learning more about the business over the years. My current role involves co-ordinating all activities for our Online Investment Portfolio, which I thoroughly enjoy. Effectively I am responsible for purchasing, payments, en-cashments and fund movements for Ovations clients so I get to liaise with clients, which is one of the real upsides of the role.

I work very closely with Ascentric and our in-house advisors to make sure actions happen as and when they should. This requires me using the skills I developed and honed to perfection in my out of work full-time role as a mother of four. After years of organising four children and their various activities, this job seems straightforward by comparison.

Blog: Reasons to be cheerful!

It might seem a bit of a paradox to some that investment markets have largely recovered since the unprecedented falls caused by the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, in the face of a constant flow of negative news e.g. contracting economies, predictions of mass unemployment. A big question, why is the market appearing to be … Continued

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August 30, 2020

Episode 65 – Amy Florian on Grief, Loss & Transitions

We all struggle with grief, loss and moments of transition in our lives. Grief can come from many areas, whether that be from the death of a loved one or a change in life that leads to something being left behind. Chris talks to a grief specialist Amy Florian about how we can deal with … Continued

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