Fundraising challenge for Children in Need

I’m delighted to say that I finished the Beachy Head Marathon in one piece on Saturday afternoon.

Although very cold, the weather was beautiful, with barely a cloud in the sky and the supporters along the way were fantastic.  They definitely spurred us all on .

In my last post, I mentioned sausage rolls.  They were stationed at mile 16 but even I couldn’t face one at that point.  Still, I’m sure they fuelled many a runner on the last stretch!


Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me.  We’ve raised a very healthy £350 for Children in Need.


Beachy Head Marathon

As many of you are aware and because a number of clients have kindly asked for details, I wanted to let you know about my plan to run the Beachy Head Marathon tomorrow.

Having spent the last few months marathon training, I am pleased to say that I have made it to the end in one piece but wanted to reach this stage before publicising my efforts!   As I am highly unlikely to be silly enough to agree to another marathon during my lifetime I’ve chosen to run for a charity with a presence across the UK.  Running in a bear suit was a step too far, but running for a bear seemed achievable.

BBC Children in Need support disadvantaged children and young people all across the UK. With our support, they are able to change almost half a million young lives across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland every single year.

Assuming I am able to, I will add a post-race update and photo (sausage roll in hand) next week !

Greenstone is growing….

We are delighted to introduce our newest team member

Whilst 2017 has certainly started with a political jolt, here at Greenstone we are expanding and are absolutely delighted to introduce Stella Richardson, our new Office Manager and PA to the directors.
Stella has extensive experience, having worked for both IFAs and a Discretionary Management Service in the past. She will be a familiar face to many of you and I hope you will join us in welcoming her to Greenstone.
As ever, should you have any queries or simply wish to say hello, please feel free to contact Stella on 020 3931 0340 or


The next generation

First Greenstone baby

We are delighted to announce the birth of the first Greenstone baby. Michael, Lucy and girls have welcomed Miles Henry Alexander Hill into the world, weighing in at a respectable 7lb 5oz. Mother and son are well. Michael however, is slightly shell shocked, having realised that two hands and three children can be rather a challenge!

We wish them all the very best and look forward to the first photos.

Hospice in the Weald Charity Run

Last week was a busy one at Greenstone.  Not only did we celebrate our first birthday in style at the Shard, but on Sunday, Catherine Greeves, one of our co-founders, ran in the Tunbridge Wells Hospice in the Weald 10k race.  She managed to complete in an astounding (for her) 56.10 minutes, meaning she was rewarded with a medal presented by Dame Kelly Holmes.

She was joined (for which read “dragged round”) by her good friend Stella Richardson, herself a seasoned runner.

Over 600 runners took part in the race which is supposedly one of the hilliest in the local area (that’s Catherine’s excuse and she’s sticking to it).

The event raises funds for Hospice in the Weald which provides valuable palliative and relief care and support for patients and their families.

Greenstone birthday celebrations

The Greenstone team, clients and friends, celebrate their first birthday in style at The Shard, London

On Tuesday 20th September, Greenstone celebrated its first birthday with around 45 clients, family and professional connections.  The party took place in the Foresight offices on the 23rd floor of The Shard.

Guests were treated to a fabulous view, great wine courtesy of Barry Dick from Wine Superhero and a wonderful selection of the Best of British food by Freddie Southwell from Wild Seasoning catering.

Michael and Catherine took the opportunity to reflect on how far the business has come in the past year; from fledgling planning firm to a business which is building its reputation by attracting a wide range of clients with bespoke planning and tax needs and all of this in an environment of significant political and economic environment.

Michael said “As a firm, we recognise that none of this would have been possible without the patience and support of those who attended and we were therefore very pleased to celebrate a great night with them”.