Standard Life-owned financial planning business 1825 has made several hires to its North East regional office, including former St James's Place (SJP) senior partnership development manager Mark Tootill as managing director.
In addition to Tootill, the business made Tim Johnson financial planning director and Steve Lloyd financial planning and client service director.
Johnson and Lloyd were already employed by 1825, while Tootill will join in early July.
1825 chief executive Steve Murray said: "I am delighted Mark will be joining Tim, Steve and the wider 1985 leadership team in the North East.
"Mark's experience and expertise will further strengthen the capability we already have, as we seek to build and grow our business further."
He added: "There is no change in our strategy of expanding through acquisition as well as through recruitment and organic growth this year, and we are in conversations with a number of adviser firms."
Tootill said: "There are significant opportunities to add value and deliver the best outcomes for customers and I am looking forward to working with the team in Leeds and the wider 1825 business to achieve this."
Standard Life launched restricted business 1825 in early 2015 in response to regulatory and market changes, such as the pension freedom reforms.
At the time, the provider expressed a desire to build on the purchase with further acquisitions. Last year 1825 added £350m worth of assets when it acquired financial planning firm Jones Sheridan.
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