Fairstone expands into Darlington

Fairstone expands into Darlington

Fairstone Financial Management has announced the expansion of its Teesside office, formerly known as Belasis IFA, into larger premises in the heart of Darlington.

Belasis, which was formerly based in Billingham, now comprises six advisers and two administrative staff led by business principal Craig Dyball and independent financial adviser Stewart Hodgson.

The firm became part of Fairstone Financial Management in 2012 under Fairstone’s Downstream Buyout Model which has helped support the firm’s continued growth, resulting in the team’s move to new offices, located at Victoria House on Victoria Road in Darlington. 

Craig Dyball of Fairstone Financial Management’s Darlington office, said: “Having outgrown our offices through the growth of the team and expanding client work, we took the strategic decision to move to Darlington.

“We have been impressed by the dynamic nature of Darlington and recent inward investment which has created jobs and a skilled workforce.”

In 2013 the business acquired Retirement Options Wearside and Retirement Options Durham which specialised in bespoke financial advice for teachers, and in 2014 went on to acquire Fergus MacKenzie & Co.

The Darlington team now represents some 1,500 clients across the Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire areas.