Welcome to your Bray Wealth team update for August 2023. It’s been a busy few months here and we have some exciting news to share with you.
Read on to learn more about our highlights of spring and summer 2023.
Congratulations to Zoe Carpenter
First up, we would like to say a huge congratulations to Zoe Carpenter, who recently welcomed a beautiful baby girl named Bonnie.
She will be missed around the office while on maternity leave, but we wish her all the best during this exciting time.
Stay tuned for more updates in the future…
Bray Wealth welcomes a new adviser
We are delighted to welcome Geoff Corden to the Bray Wealth team. He is joining us as an Employed Adviser and will be working alongside Nick to support our clients.
We very much look forward to working with Geoff and we are sure that our clients will benefit from his knowledge and expertise.
Nick Swartout conquers the Atlas Mountains
Back in 2022 our Managing Director, Nick felt it was time for an exciting new challenge, so he decided to learn how to ride a motorbike. A short while later, he had his licence and was looking for a new adventure.
He wanted the opportunity to experience something totally different and meet interesting new people. So, in April 2023, Nick headed to the Atlas Mountains in Africa for an off-road motorbike tour.
The trip was privately organised by a company called Moto Adventures who supplied them with KTM450 off-road bikes. They also carried luggage and provided support along the way, so Nick and the rest of the group could focus on traversing the challenging terrain and enjoying the awe-inspiring views.
The group started in the picturesque coastal town of Sidi Rahhal, just outside of Marrakech. From here, they embarked on a mammoth trip through the Atlas Mountains, following the Tizi n’Tichka – one of the best-loved, but also most challenging roads in the region.
Nick and the team set out on the ride, which took them through High Atlas, the tallest mountain range in the region. The road itself is steep and the terrain is difficult, but the challenge is worthwhile for the amazing views along the way.
The route links the Marocain plains with the Sahara desert, so the group had plenty of opportunities to take a break and soak in some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world.
There were also lots of places to pull over and meet with the locals, allowing Nick the chance to really get to know this incredible country and its culture outside of the big cities.
After six days and a staggering 1,500km, Nick and the rest of the group arrived back in Marrakech where the journey finished.
The entire trip was a huge success. Not only was it a once-in-a-lifetime experience in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, it was also a great challenge for Nick, requiring him to work closely with a team of complete strangers to complete the ride.
Only time will tell what Nick’s next big adventure will be.
Stay tuned for more updates
There are lots of exciting things happening here at Bray Wealth in the coming months. Look out for more updates in our newsletters in the near future.