Some of our clients have shared some kind words about Begley Brown over the years. Below you can read a select few.

We have worked with Chris since he started Begley Brown. He provides a high quality service and provides advice which is always driven by the best interests of the client. We have no hesitation in referring our clients to him in the knowledge that they will be exceptionally well looked after.

Alastair Russell

Director, Russell & Russell Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers Limited

We have been clients of Begley Brown for many years and have no hesitation in recommending them. Our loyalty has been earned through the highest level of service provided by the company. Along with their financial competence and transparency we have found them to be friendly and approachable, informative in a straightforward, jargon free way and always provide us with a bespoke service tailored to our specific needs. Their holistic approach makes them more than just a financial advisor.

Gary Kennedy

Managing Director, Bauteil Engineering Ltd.

For more than a decade now I have entrusted Chris and the team at Begley Brown with an increasing amount of our investment and pension portfolio.

Wading through the mire that can be financial advice is a daunting prospect but the transparency, regular communication and no nonsense but friendly manner in which Begley Brown conduct themselves has given us confidence that our money is in the right place.

With regular face to face meetings, email communication and now updates through the excellent Begley Brown App, we are only a click away from analysing our investment performance; whether that be one of our pension funds, ISA’s for myself and my wife or indeed the Junior ISA‘S for our children. It really is a one stop shop for everything we need to know and that gives us great peace of mind.

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Begley Brown to anyone who is looking for open, honest, friendly, expert financial advice.

Steven Brewster

Chief Commercial Officer, Summit Medical Group

Chris and his team have been handling my UK investment fund for almost 10 years now, and throughout that time they have not only handled my investments with a tremendous degree of professionalism, but they have also shown that they are acutely aware that everyone’s circumstances are different and tailored their strategy and advice accordingly. Throughout that period, the fund has consistently outperformed my US investment funds, which are managed by one of the classic large US “prestigious” firms. I can unreservedly recommend Chris and his team to anyone looking for great service and advice with a personal touch.

Malcolm McMaster


Begley Brown offers a dynamic approach to financial planning. They take the time to understand their clients’ circumstances and identify where they can add value. They provide truly bespoke solutions to help you and your family secure your financial future. By skilfully blending asset allocation and fund selection they seek to deliver positive returns while avoiding damaging setbacks. I am the second generation of my family to utilise Chris Brown with complete satisfaction.

Paul Valente

Government Relations Advisor

I have always appreciated the personal attention received at Begley Brown. They realise you are making large decisions in unfamiliar territory and take the time to understand your current life circumstances and ambitions for the future. This feeds through directly to their advice.

Fergus Reilly

Chartered Surveyor

We were recommended to Begley Brown by our solicitor after having had some rather dubious experiences with previous financial planners in larger organisations. We spend a lot of time overseas and were looking for a firm whom we could rely on to communicate wherever we were and who were always available to deal with our affairs.

We are happy with their approach to risk and the amount of advice sought before making recommendations of investments suitable for us.

Like a lot of investors I feel my wife is not fully conversant with financial matters, but I am confident that whatever befalls me, she will be in good hands with Begley Brown whom we both trust will look after her affairs with due care and consideration in a professional and straight forward manner.

David B Carnegie


I have been a client of Begley Brown for the past 12 years and would highly recommend their services. Over the years they have been advising my wife and I on planning for our financial security in retirement. We have been consistently impressed with their professional and personalised service and have found them to be a very welcoming, friendly company. Consequently, I have no hesitation in recommending Begley Brown Financial Solutions to anyone looking for sound financial advice.

John Kelly


I have been a Client of Chris and the Team for many, many years now. During this time I have found that everyone at Begley Brown has given superb advice and recommendations tailored to suit my individual needs. Their personal approach is second to none – no ‘sales’ pressure, no ‘high-tech’ jargon, and, as Chris says, no ‘B******T’ – just sound financial planning to ensure the best outcomes for their clients. A very professional Team but with a very personal touch – to be highly recommended!

Morag McLellan


I have known Chris for over 20 years since he worked for the accountancy firm that handled my company’s affairs. I was impressed with him then, and have been happy to move with him as his career developed over the years. I value his friendliness, his integrity, his ability and above all, of course, his advice – and would not hesitate to recommend his services.

David Salmond

Retired Company Director

I have known Chris Brown personally for over twenty years and have always found him to be extremely professional, reliable and honest both as a person and as a financial advisor. He always delivers what he says he will, the client comes first and nothing is too much trouble for him.

His team at Begley Brown are equally efficient and always deliver an excellent level of service. I would strongly recommend Chris and the team at Begley Brown to anyone looking for honest, clear and most importantly prudent financial advice.

Cameron McDougall

Sales Director, CTD Tiles

Chris is a special breed of professional; his only interest is in the long term, where he puts a client’s needs/interests first. Personally, I think he is a breath of fresh air to the industry. I am not surprised his company is going from strength to strength.
David Douglas

Consultant, Fides Trust

I have been a client of Begley Brown for several years now. Their excellent client engagement and culture of having open and honest discussions have, in my opinion, provided me with excellent financial planning advice.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Begley Brown as reliable and trustworthy financial advisors.

Gordon McWilliam

Account Manager

Although I have been a client of Begley Brown for a relatively short period of time I have been very impressed with their approach.  Chris and his team are professional, patient, clearly have extensive experience in the market place and provide an excellent personal service.  However, I think the aspect that sets Chris and his team apart is the time and care taken ensuring they understand the clients requirements and then devising the product to meet the agreed objectives.

Douglas Smart

Finance/Operations Director

I have been using the advisory and fund management services of Begley Brown for several years now.  I have grown increasingly to appreciate and value the professional guidance and recommendations they offer on specific matters of personal financial planning tailored to my circumstances.  They have become a trusted independent source of balanced insight and objective advice and i have no hesitation in recommending their services to others who are looking for specialist assistance on personal financial matters.   

Mike Kydd, C.A.

Commerical Director, Diageo Scotland Limited

Begley Brown have been our financial advisers for many years, and we value very highly the service they have provided us, and in particular the investment of time that they have made in truly getting to know us, their clients. We have always been able to discuss every aspect of our financial affairs with complete assurance that this will be treated with sensitivity and compassion, while at the same time ensuring that we are encouraged to be organized and rigorous about the management of our personal financial affairs.

Sir James and Lady Lynne MacMillan

Choosing the right financial adviser is one of life’s difficult and important decisions; one which can make a real difference to life planning. Chris Brown and his team give excellent practical advice on current investment options, and their detailed spending analysis and wealth management projections allow us to make informed plans about our future and get the most out of life without worrying about our finances. Their professional expertise is delivered in an enjoyably friendly and relaxed manner making excellent use of technology to provide easy and constant access to our financial data.

Stuart Ponder

Senior Vice-President, INTL FCStone

Quite simply put, we like Chris, Mark and the team. Choosing an IFA is difficult and does rely on personal recommendation and we were no different.

Chris and the team provide good, clear, independent advice and very importantly, there is no pressure and we do believe they absolutely have our interests as their priority driver. Plus, they don’t get upset if we decide to choose an alternative path.

The online app allows us to see our investment portfolios quickly and easily and the new planning tool is really first rate. There is an investment of time but the outputs are worth the investment.

The new webcasts have also been good and informative and have the added bonus of Alastair’s succinct market summary.

Very happy to recommend.

Christine Barnes
Director DR Scotch Whisky

Paul Barnes
Financial Reporting Manager Heineken

Begley Brown are a different kind of IFA, they really do make you feel that the planning is for your benefit and not just about commission.

If you want an IFA to look after your financial future as if it was their own then I can thoroughly recommend Chris and the team at Begley Brown.

Graham Wilson

Managing Director, Video Watchman Systems Ltd

As with most people I was unaware of my true financial position and had the great fortune to be introduced to the Begley Brown team. I was impressed by their professionalism and their very pleasant personal touch and consequently asked them to find out about my various pensions. Best move I ever made.

I would strongly recommend everyone who has a pension to find out about their options and I would also highly recommend the team at Begley Brown. Quite simply, they have been outstanding.

Simon Organ

Director, Video Marketing and Sales Ltd.

My late husband and I got to know Chris some years ago when he was dealing with Pensions for us both.  After my husband died I heard from Chris who had then become Begley Brown – Financial Advisors.

The Company have dealt with the financial side of pensions and investments for me.  On attending yearly meetings at the beginning and now with the Begley Brown team I happy for them to explain their recommendations and for them to listen to what I am wishing.

I do wish to continue with the Begley Brown Team looking after my finances and investments.

Irene Nimmo


Having dealt with Chris and the team at Begley Brown for many years what is most impressive is their continued commitment to improving their customer experience.

The best businesses shape & evolve to give customers the best possible experience – making interactions easy with understandable, well defined goals & outcomes.

I can honestly say that I feel more happy to be looked after by Begley Brown than ever!

David Gemmell

Finance Director, JWF Process Solutions

I transferred to Begley Brown almost 7 years ago and have never regretted my decision. Chris and his team have proved to be very professional in the way that they have looked after my financial affairs while keeping me regularly informed of changes and opportunities in the investment markets. I have no hesitation in recommending Begley Brown as a skilled and very approachable financial advisory firm.

Gordon Johnstone

Chartered Accountant

Chris has been providing me with sound financial advice for over 20 years and now Begley Brown orchestrate a full financial planning solution for me and my family. The relationship is based on trust, open communication and innovative financial thinking.

Andy Lawson

SVP EMEA, Zendesk

I have always found Chris to be extremely professional when dealing with all financial matters relating to me personally as well as those of my staff for whom they provide an invaluable service and would not hesitate to recommend them

Des Martin

Managing Director, Carpetronic Ltd.

Great financial advice from Begley Brown. From planning my pension to life insurance I found that Begley Brown had the solution to all my individual needs. Highly recommend them.

Mike Pearson

Managing Director, Beautyuk Cosmetics

It‌ ‌was‌ ‌some‌ ‌nine‌ ‌years‌ ‌ago‌ ‌that‌ ‌Begley‌ ‌Brown‌ ‌were‌ ‌recommended‌ ‌to‌ ‌us‌ ‌as‌ ‌we‌ ‌needed‌ ‌some‌ ‌lifestyle‌‌ financial‌ ‌guidance‌ ‌pending‌ ‌our‌ ‌retirement.‌‌

From‌ ‌day‌ ‌one‌ ‌Begley‌ ‌Brown‌ ‌worked‌ ‌to‌ ‌ascertain‌ ‌our‌ ‌current‌ ‌financial‌ ‌situation‌ ‌and‌ ‌where‌ ‌we‌ ‌wanted‌ ‌to‌‌ get‌ ‌to‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌very‌ ‌professional‌ ‌manner.‌‌

The‌ ‌financial‌ ‌advice‌ ‌was‌ ‌in‌ ‌down‌ ‌to‌ ‌earth‌ ‌language,‌ ‌without‌ ‌the‌ ‌use‌ ‌of‌ ‌jargon‌ ‌and‌ ‌helped‌ ‌us‌ ‌to‌ ‌arrive‌ ‌at‌‌ sound‌ ‌strategic‌ ‌decisions‌ ‌and‌ ‌gave‌ ‌us‌ ‌peace‌ ‌of‌ ‌mind‌ ‌to‌ ‌enjoy‌ ‌retirement.‌‌

Our‌ ‌current‌ ‌situation‌ ‌is‌ ‌very‌ ‌favourable‌ ‌even‌ ‌allowing‌ ‌for‌ ‌many‌ ‌years‌ ‌of‌ ‌austerity‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌covid‌‌ pandemic‌ ‌so‌ ‌we‌ ‌would‌ ‌have‌ ‌no‌ ‌hesitation‌ ‌in‌ ‌recommending‌ ‌Begley‌ ‌Brown‌ ‌Financial‌ ‌Solutions‌ ‌Ltd‌ ‌to‌‌ anybody‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌financial‌ ‌advice.‌‌

Barbara & Bob Murdoch


We have used the services of Begley Brown for a number of years and value their professional, independent advice.
Freddie Campbell

Director, Campbell Aylin Design

In the time that Begley Brown have been my financial advisers, I can certainly vouch for openness and honesty in all dealings with yourselves and what I especially appreciate is a calm and assured outlook on markets and investment opportunities.

The communication/client engagement is for me very good and I’ve enjoyed the webinar sessions held to date. They help to give you a better understanding on the recent past, present and future market trends and events that shape them.

The review sessions are well prepared for and undertaken with clarity and precision – any specific questions or points are discussed and worked through to a conclusion. I especially appreciate this as understanding stock markets, trends and funds are not subjects you pick up in short space of time and they are complex.  Chris and Mark are very good at taking me through these subjects and ensuring that I have at least understood the key aspects that are specific to me. The personal individual touch underpins the service that Begley Brown provides to clients and I look forward to future sessions on how best to manage your assets and maximise returns.

Raymond Buchan

Business Consultant

Begley Brown was recommended to me about three years ago when life-changing circumstances forced me into having to make financial decisions suddenly and with no preparation. Chris and Mark took the time to meet with me, talk to me, and listen to me, before working out how to best help me. I am genuinely grateful for the support and reassurance they gave me at a difficult time, and the time they took to make sure I understood my options. I felt they genuinely had my family’s best interests are heart, and they have continued this ever since. I trust them to manage things for me day-to-day, and I know they are always available if I need to discuss anything or if anything is worrying me in between our regular review meetings. I would recommend Begley Brown to anyone.

Gillian Robertson

Senior Technical Writer

Approachable honest and reliable, for me the perfect financial advisors. In a volatile market I want to know that financial decisions made for me are well managed and I feel this with Begley Brown. I like to leave financial planning to experts and for them to guide me. This is what Begley Brown do and they do it very well.

Eddie McGuigan

Head of Microscopy Sales, Leica Microsystems

I am delighted to recommend Chris and the team at Begley Brown. As a busy SME business owner and father of 4, their core values resonated with me a lot. The experience of the investment team and clear understanding of my individual needs going forward made it clear that our interests were aligned and that they could make my investments work for me. Also their easy to use technology allows me to keep an eye on my money from my phone which is a huge benefit.
David Forsyth

Managing Director, Document Data Group

As a client of Begley Brown since its inception, I have always felt like my needs are valued and of importance. What has impressed me over the years is their attention to detail and the impeccable care with which Chris and his team handle their clients.

Nothing is a hardship for them: any task I have requested has been executed with extreme diligence and attention. I highly recommend the company and look forward to them continuing to manage my portfolio in the future

John Young

Director (Retired), Littlewoods Pools

Having sold my business interests, in 2015, I found myself in receipt of a considerable amount of money. I obviously needed professional advice as to its placement as I had decided to retire completely and would need the income from these funds. I was introduced to Begley Brown by a business colleague and friend and was impressed by their approach right from the start. All the initial planning was based around the expectations for the quality of life for myself and my family and investment was made in accordance with this plan. Going on from there they have continually monitored my investment portfolio to keep it in line with the plan and have effectively communicated, through regular review meetings. They have been very pro active in suggesting appropriate changes and re-alignments to protect my investments and present these to me in a clear, concise way, for my consideration.

I am at present enjoying my retirement and have no worry over my financial future.

David Paterson


Myself and my wife were looking into retirement I was recommended this company they were friendly and professional and made you feel at ease and always there if you have any questions they looked into our finances and reassured myself that we could retire with no worries we have a yearly meeting to go through our finances I would recommend them if you are looking for someone to trust with your finances Chris and mark are very attentive and there staff always there to help.

Ian Macinnes


Begley Brown have acted as our FA for many years and we have found each member of the team to be honest, friendly and professional. As we approach our senior years it’s re-assuring to know we can rely on the team for guidance and no pressure advice.  We would recommend BB any time.

Anne & Ronnie McMillan

My wife and myself have been happy clients of Begley Brown for a considerable number of years now and have benefited greatly from their advice and guidance which is always given a straightforward and readily understandable manner.

We regard them as good friends and they are easy to talk to and deal with and we have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending their services.

We wish them well and continued success as they thoroughly deserve it.

Sandy and Rosemary Parker


I have been a client of Begley Brown since 2010. In that time I have faced many life changes and Chris and his team have provided help and advice above and beyond what one would consider a “normal” Financial Advisor remit.

I have and do recommend Begley Brown to many of my close friends and colleagues and all of them without exception have been extremely happy with the advice and services they offer.

I would be happy to discuss my experience with anyone considering trusting their finances to BB.

Janette Lennan

Ex Director, Tuscan Real Estate Advisor

Knowledgeable and very friendly service- I would happily recommend Begley Brown

I have been a client of Begley Brown for many years and during this time Chris Brown and his team have taken the time to understand my situation and develop an investment strategy based on my situation. During our review meetings, I have found the information provided to be clear and comprehensive and my financial situation has benefitted from the service provided. If, like me, you were put off getting in touch with someone because you had little or no experience of financial planning do not worry because Chris and the Begley Brown team will help you every step of the way. Understanding, pensions, savings, and tax can be complicated for the average individual and the advice provided by Chris and his team has helped me to plan for the future. This is balanced by a transparent approach to fees. Overall, I would definitely recommend the team at Begley Brown.

Martin Frisher

Epidemiologist and Medical Writer

“Working with Chris and the team and Begley Brown, is always a pleasure, as they have a nicely balanced approach to doing business. There is the correct amount of relaxed one to one interface, along with a real sense of what I am looking for, in terms of investment, risk and potential return. I have always found them very helpful, diligent and good communicators”

Ernie Kinnaird

Director, Zea Spirit Edinburgh

We’ve dealt with Chris and the team at Begley Brown for a few years now and have always found the advice and guidance to be measured, balanced and sensible. The risks and potential rewards of investing are always clearly outlined and the supporting systems provide clear and up to date information on a daily basis. We’d have no hesitation in recommending Begley Brown to anyone who’s looking for sound financial advice.

Doug Ross

Director, DR Scotch Whisky

I have been a client of Chris Brown since before he set up Begley Brown.

In that time the company has grown greatly in both stature and size. In my opinion they can now rival any Financial Advisor in Glasgow.

I have found all staff to be extremely knowledgeable and progressive with their Financial Committee, quarterly meetings and regular reviews. The advice I have had throughout various crisis’ has been exemplary and Chris’ knowledge and consideration for my situation (and presumably, all his clients) means I always have a tailor made portfolio.

Doreen Hutton

Ex Company Director

We’ve been clients of Begley Brown for 10 years. We are delighted with the service we receive. They are an approachable & friendly company, who put their clients at the heart of everything they do. We would recommend
Chris & his team to anyone looking for financial advice.

Kirstina Fairweather and Michael Elliott


7 Royal Crescent, Glasgow, G3 7SL
Telephone: 0141 331 2221
Email: admin@begleybrown.co.uk

Privacy Policy | Disclaimer

Registered in Scotland. Company Registration Number: 326258
Authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
Financial Services Register Number 471152

The Financial Ombudsman Service is available to sort out any individual complaints that clients and financial services businesses aren't able to resolve themselves.  To contact the Financial Ombudsman Service please visit