Meet Louis Maddison
Louis joined PenLife in 2014, after a eureka moment of deciding he wanted to work in finance. He started as an apprentice and worked up to become a member of our Dedicated Support team, and is now a qualified Financial Planner! While he works formally as an Adviser, he’s also involved in lots of other aspects of the business; ranging from advising clients, training younger members of the admin team and streamlining processes, all the way to leadership programmes and general business development.
After achieving his Diploma the fun doesn’t stop there! Louis is now studying to become Chartered which can be time consuming. When he has time for some actual fun Louis loves to see live music with friends and learning new skills – most recently Skiing. He’s a keen traveller and took two months (thanks to his amazing bosses) out of work to see a large part of South East Asia back in 2016. Another hobby of his is testing his fitness through tackling extreme obstacle courses. So far he has conquered the Tough Mudder and Born Survivor assault courses. The Spartan pending.
The important stuff
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