First off, we’d like to reiterate that we’re all back in the Jones & Co office on Glumangate! We made a return to the office back in April and it was a big milestone for us, as well as many other local businesses. Over the last couple of months, we’ve welcomed several clients for face-to-face meetings something we’ve missed very much. It’s great to be able to see people in person again and, whilst we will continue to adhere to current social distancing guidelines and offer online consultations, there is a real sense of optimism and enthusiasm for a more ‘normal’ future.

This optimism and enthusiasm are shared by the entire Jones & Co team and our clients for whom we have delivered an overwhelming amount success in relation to individual investment portfolios and wealth management in spite of the pandemic. Contrary to popular belief, the last 12 months have been profitable for millions of global investors, Jones & Co clients included.

Alongside the goal of continuing and building on this level of success, it’s important to note that setting up an investment portfolio, if you don’t already have one, will enable you to make a valuable contribution to the rebuilding of the UK economy. As you are probably well aware, there is a huge amount of sovereign debt that we need to start paying back: £2.2 trillion* to be exact. We all have a part to play in that payback.

714,000 UK businesses** took advantage of the Government furlough scheme, for example, in order to continue to employ staff and be in with a chance of re-opening and resuming normal activity. What will now support those businesses to get back up and running AND help to repay the national debt is the creation of growth and opportunities; you can play a key role in that effort by investing.

Interest rates continue to be non-existent but sticking your money under the bed or keeping it as cash is not necessarily the best plan.

It’s vital that we do our bit to support infrastructure growth and help the economy to prosper…and “every little helps” as a famous supermarket once said!

Here at Jones & Co, we’re ready and waiting to help you to maximise your money and be financially ready for anything. We will do this with bespoke financial advice that addresses all of your individual wants and needs. Arrange your FREE consultation today and let’s get started.

Email:, call 01246 550521 or simply pop into our offices on Glumangate in Chesterfield. We look forward to seeing you!

Mark Jones is Managing Director of Jones & Co Independent Financial Advice.

Risk warnings: Pensions and investments go up or down in value and on encashment you could potentially get back less than originally invested. The contents of this article are for information only and do not constitute financial advice. Always seek professional guidance when investing in risk-based investments.