It is unfortunately a fact of life that bad news sells more papers than good news, so it is easy to miss what could turn out to be significant long term trends such as the modernisation of Saudi Arabia or the potential for change in Zimbabwe and South Africa, or the medical advances that will keep us all living longer and healthier, or the positive applications for technology and artificial intelligence. We continue to be optimistic about the future, but remain watchful and prudent when managing your hard earned money.
This year we have decided not to send cards, rather we have made a donation to a local charity, The People’s Kitchen. This helps to look after those among us who aren’t as lucky as we have been. Also, the way robots are increasingly able to do the work of lawyers, accountants and wealth managers it seemed like a good idea to reserve a place for later.
Please note that the office will be closed on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th December and will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January.
With best wishes to you all for a very merry festive season and a wonderful New Year.
The Scholes & Brown Team