Dennis Reed

Business Development Consultant

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Dennis Reed

Business Development Consultant

Dennis has worked within the financial services sector for over 30 years and he has been part of the Fairstone team since it’s inception. His previous experience includes time spent with FPS Management and the French re-insurer, Groupe des Assurances Nationale (GAN) as well as at Inter-Alliance where he successfully integrated the sales forces from both Prudential and the US owned Lincoln Group as part of the business’ merger and acquisition plan.

Now enjoying semi-retirement, Dennis works with Fairstone in a consultative role.

Specialism/Role: Large company acquisitions

Awards/Relevant Qualifications: Dennis has worked closely with:
  • MGT Diploma Ashridge
  • Management College
  • HND Public Law
  • AFPC
  • Octagon Wealth Management
  • Brett and Randall Financial Services
  • Professional Partners





Dennis specialises in the acquisition of large, scalable, regulated firms. He has a proven ability to collaborate with firm principals to attain a positive outcome.


To date Dennis has completed in excess of 25 acquisitions


“When we first considered the Fairstone DBO programme, we were attracted to the fact that integration would happen over time and allow us to understand the acquisition inside out. All of our dealings with the Fairstone team have been positive. It is clear that the team are all motivated and enthusiastic with an obvious belief in the business. This has definitely cemented our decision to bring Mantle & Partners into the Fairstone Group.

When we first Dennis Reed, we were impressed with his honesty and straight talking approach. It is obvious that he is an experienced professional, and gave us a “warts and all” insight to help us make our decision. Everything that Dennis told us has been backed up and confirmed by actions, thus demonstrating the Fairstone approach of transparency and integrity.”

Colin Caulfield | Mantle & Partners


“It was really important that we found an acquisition partner that allowed us to remain independent. whilst removing the constraints of regulation and compliance. We had always been a business that had a clear vision of growth, and Fairstone have supported us to achieve this. This also meant that we optimised our value through the future purchase of Octagon Wealth.

I personally believe that Fairstone is the best large IFA business, before, during and after our acquisition. For us relationships are key. The team at Fairstone have provided guidance and acted as a “mentor company” allowing Rick and I to make good, informed decisions.

One of our initial discussions was with Dennis Reed, who simply filled us with confidence. There is no better person to represent Fairstone, and he has always been genuine and transparent in his dealings with us. If you meet him, you can be sure that he will share his passion for the business and what he does. We are entirely satisfied with our decision to join Fairstone and so are our colleagues and clients”

Jon Routledge | Fairstone Financial Management


“Dennis is a very likeable and knowledgeable person who builds relationships based on trust and integrity and he was pivotal in our decision to join Fairstone”

David Rawlings | Complete Financial Planning

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