ONE of the contenders for this week’s Hunts Post Huntingdonshire Business of the Year Awards – to be announced on Friday – has launched a new company.

ONE of the contenders for this week's Hunts Post Huntingdonshire Business of the Year Awards – to be announced on Friday – has launched a new company.

Kimbolton-based Tony Larkins, shortlisted for Business Person of the Year for the second successive year and managing director of Beacon Financial Limited, founded in 2001 and this year, as last, shortlisted for Small Business of the Year, has set up Beacon Wealth Management Limited to provide independent financial advice.

“All advice given is jargon-free and tailored to clients' exact requirements,” he promised. “They receive a monthly update from the company as well as quarterly investment reviews that highlight the findings from their investment portfolios, as well as clients being able to view their portfolios on line.”

Mr Larkins, second right, is pictured at the launch with, from left, Alex Bland, Pippa Ellis and marketing executive Katie Larkins.