FPC has been an integral part of Howard and Chas' lives for over 25 years, at their side throughout the growth and ultimate sale of their business helping them and their families make the most of all they have worked hard to achieve.
(Howard) - FPC has played a vital support role throughout our journey. They are not just there for you but also for the people who mean a lot to you. Their understanding of us as a company and as individuals means that our financial planning is geared to the whole family.
FPC's financial modelling is second to none. They bully you, in the nicest possible way, to encourage you to tell them everything about your finances. To really maximise your relationship you need to have the confidence to totally let them in.
(Chas) When we were first introduced to FPC and had initial meetings, we were put under no pressure at all because of our ‘tender youth’ and time of life. FPC stayed alongside until the time was right to point us in the right direction taking into account the needs of our business and families. We were so immersed in the business and its daily demands, we needed that ’push’ to put things in place for our futures.
Their completely open, honest and rounded approach has meant we have not felt the need to look elsewhere to better the support and advice that FPC gave us.
Keen motor enthusiasts, Howard and Chas met in 1975 whilst they were students. After college, Howard pursued a career in sales and Chas went into engineering. In 1984 the pair decided to follow their shared passion and embark on a new business venture in the motor industry selling automotive parts. Chester Exhaust Supplies (CES) was conceived in 1984 and quickly started to gain momentum.
In 1992 Howard and Chas were introduced to FPC at a seminar hosted by the company in Liverpool and at the tender age of 40 they decided the time was right to start to plan for their ultimate financial security.
By 2012 when Howard and Chas sold a majority stake in their business, the company's turnover had grown to £50 million and they had a team of over 500 staff based at 20 sites. It has continued to flourish as part of The Parts Alliance.
Our focus is now on continuing to support both families with sound investment and estate planning advice, protecting the legacy everyone has worked hard to build whilst freeing them up to pursue new business interests and indulge their lifelong passions - cars, rallying and spending time with their families and friends.