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

One truth that comes from the study of financial wellbeing is that we don’t generally know what makes us happy. How can we become more aware of our own wellbeing, and what are the barriers we need to overcome? Society’s Barriers To Happiness Strange as it may seem, life in our Western societies are not … Continued

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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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