The Company was founded in January 1971, initially as a Partnership between Nick Hyde and Don Daldry. In April 1980, Don left the Company and Nick continued as the sole owner. The Company is wholly owned by the five shareholding Directors, Matthew Barber, Howard Imbert, James Hyde, Nick Hyde and Mike Robinson and is one of a limited number of firms nationally that are Chartered Financial Planners, privately owned and without external investment. Forrester-Hyde Limited attained Chartered status on 25 February 2013. Four of the seven Advisers are Fellows of the Chartered Insurance Institute and the remaining three Advisers will achieve both Chartered and Fellowship status shortly. Fellowship is the highest level of qualification an Independent Financial Adviser can attain.
The Company was initially located in Basildon before moving to Rectory Grove, Leigh-on-Sea, in 1980. In 2002 the Company acquired 19 Clifftown Road, a prominent building in the heart of Southend-on-Sea. The building was constructed in 1910 by John H Burrows to house the local newspaper, the Southend Standard. It was subsequently acquired by the Daily Mail Group and occupied by the Radio Station, Heart Essex FM. Since acquisition, the building has undergone significant renovation and, in addition to being home to Forrester-Hyde, also houses a number of other prominent local businesses, to include BTMK Solicitors LLP, Hays Specialist Recruitment, and Houseman Water Hygiene Limited.
Our Advisers subscribe to the Company ethos of developing open and transparent relationships with our clients, many of whom have been advised by the Company for more than thirty years. We follow a simple maxim that if something seems too good to be true it invariably is to be avoided and this simple philosophy, coupled with our expertise and experience has served our investors well. Trust is at the heart of everything we do and we look forward to developing and expanding the business as we approach our fiftieth anniversary.