2019 saw us welcome a host of new joiners!
At TIME we are really proud of the team that we have built. Now in our 9th year we have seen our business and our team grow massively over the years.
Although there are now a lot more of us, we still retain the same ethos at heart – we genuinely care about delivering the best service possible to all our clients – internal and external.
We believe that achieving this goes hand in hand with looking after our staff and supporting them to develop and deliver to the best of their abilities. It’s one of the reasons we have such low turnover of people in the business.
You can read more about our journey and what we do on our website.
If you are interested in joining our award winning team then take a look at our latest vacancies.
A record year for renewables; our renewable energy portfolio is equivalent to planting 35 million trees.
Our private client capital preservation focussed Business Relief service, TIME:Advance, has grown its renewable energy portfolio with a number of solar acquisitions this year, including a portfolio of nine solar farms in southern England. The new acquisitions mean that TIME’s solar portfolio is now the second biggest in the IHT market.
Our commitment to renewable energy has led to the recruitment of three new staff members over the last six months, growing the renewables team to nine. Our renewable energy portfolio now generates nearly 250 MWh, generating enough energy to power 80,000 UK homes or 50 million 5W lightbulbs per year! This offsets 70,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, the carbon footprint of 15,000 UK homes and the equivalent of planting 35 million trees.
Troughton solar farm
Roger Skeldon kicked off 2019 by being promoted to Co-Fund Manager of TIME:Commercial Long Income and TIME:Social Long Income.
Roger has over 15 years’ experience in fund management, finance and commercial property, and has been at TIME Investments operating as Assistant Fund Manager for TIME:Commercial Long Income and TIME:Social Long Income since their inception. Previously, Roger was an Assistant Director at Close Brothers Group PLC’s asset management division. To read the full press release on Roger’s promotion, click here.
Over the year, Roger has built TIME:Commercial Long Income to an AUM of over £430 million, diversifying into various new sectors, including Office Buildings. In September, TIME:Commercial Long Income made its largest acquisition to date, purchasing Temple Quay House in Bristol’s Business District for over £70million. To view the Asset in Focus for this property, click here.
TIME receives independent recognition (again!) for our services and our wider team.
We were delighted to win a hat trick at this year’s Investment Week Tax Efficiency Awards! We were thrilled to win back the Best IHT Portfolio Service award, which we had previously won in 2017. TIME:AIM picked up its second award of the year and was named Best AIM Portfolio Service – Tax Efficient and Estate Planning Specialist. We were humbled to also be crowned Tax Efficient Group of the Year, this is the highest accolade and recognises providers who not only create well managed tax-efficient investments but also promote a greater understanding of the sector.
TIME:Commercial Long Income won the ‘Property and Real Estate’ award at Investment Week’s Specialists Investment Awards for the second year in a row. Follow this link to see who was also successful at the awards. Roger Skeldon, Co-Fund Manager of TIME:Commercial Long Income and TIME:Social Long Income picked up the award on the day from ‘The Thick of It’ Actor, Alex MacQueen.
TIME:AIM picked up its first award at this year’s Growth Investor Awards for ‘Best BR Investment Manager – Listed’. This is the third time we’ve been named ‘Best BR Investment Manager’ and previously held titles in 2015 and 2018. For five years, these awards have shone a spotlight on the providers who have an impact beyond investment: creating jobs, boosting economic growth, and supporting innovation. With the growth capital they provide, ambitious businesses are able to scale up and make the UK one of the most dynamic places in the world in which to start a business. For more information, follow this link.
Our wider team has also been recognised and we were commended for ‘Service Beyond the Call of Duty’ at the Moneyfacts Investment Life & Pensions Awards. We were also runner up in the brand-new category ‘Team of the Year’ at the Growth Investor Awards. The Moneyfacts annual awards recognise those companies that have consistently offered the most competitive products and the highest levels of service, as well as those that have shown the greatest innovation during the last 12 months.