ONE of the UK’s leading wealth managers is to open a brand-new office in Winchester.

Brewin Dolphin is set to relocate from Bournemouth to the city centre in December.

Charles Ferry, managing director of private clients, said: "Continuing our commitment to growth in the South of England, we are excited to take this further with expansion into Winchester.

"The new office will provide us with the ideal base to build on our success whilst responding to the needs and requirements of our valued clients."

Jonathan Tweedie, regional director, said: "Winchester is a wonderful prosperous city within a relatively short distance of thriving towns on the south coast, so when we were looking for a new office it was the obvious place.

"Clients want to meet their adviser locally face to face, but they also want the support of an award-winning research team and the clout that comes from a national firm with an excellent reputation."

The client-facing team offer financial planning and investment management and will move across to the new office at Sunley House, Jewry Street.

Brewin Dolphin has 30 offices in the UK, Dublin and Jersey and the head office is in London in Smithfield Street.