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Barchester comes out top in Financial Adviser mystery shopper test
Feb 18/02/2013

Last month, unknown to us at the time, we had a call from a mystery shopper looking for mortgage advice. We were delighted to find out that Barchester came out top in the test.

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Financial year end checklist: 5 April 2013
Feb 06/02/2013

The current financial year ends of 5 April 2013. Jonathon Clark of Barchester Green Investment has produced a checklist of some of the main planning opportunities to consider – hopefully well in advance of 5 April.

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Berakah – Music From The Heart
Feb 06/02/2013

Many ethical investors have refused to put their money into armaments companies in order to help create a more peaceful world. Barchester clients and advisers who have been lucky enough to see or hear Berakah will know that an interfaith rock group is another way of achieving the same aim. Mo Nazam, born in Pakistan and raised in the UK, looks back on the first eight years of Berakah.

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Financial Forecasting in an Uncertain Climate
Feb 06/02/2013

Financial planning is best done with reference to the global economic situation but making sense of that situation is becoming increasingly fraught. Emile Woolf gives his assessment of the wider context in which financial forecasts are now having to be made and notes that, in our struggle, “we are not alone!”

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The meat and dairy industry, food sustainability, and the effects on the environment
Feb 06/02/2013

Whilst one billion people are undernourished, mostly in the developing world, the UN states that over three billion people could live on the grain fed to farmed animals. Vanessa Kelley of Barchester Green Investment looks at the issues surrounding the livestock industry and food sustainability.

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Flexible working rights to be extended in 2014: A guide
Feb 06/02/2013

Many Ethical Investors have long been interested in investing in companies which offer progressive working methods and a better work life balance. Perhaps that has helped create a groundswell of opinion which means Flexible Working legislation will be extended in the UK in 2014 from carers to all eligible employees. In this guide Emma Clark sets out the main provisions of the new legislation.

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WHEB Spring Environmental Quiz
Feb 06/02/2013

As a little light relief we are delighted to present the WHEB Spring Environmental Quiz! If you thought you knew your environmental onions then see how you measure up to their set of brainteasers – the second half is for environmentalists and non-environmentalists alike…

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Read our Voting Guidelines

Following on from the publishing of our Stewardship report, we have released our Voting Guidelines...

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Get in touch with our team

We’re available by phone and email, but most of all in person to provide expert advice and assistance.

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The Better Society Awards 2018

Castlefield have been shortlisted for three categories in this year’s Better Society Awards.

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