Wishing Graham well
Posted on Jun 21, 2019
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After 15 years with The Goodman Partnership, we wish Graham Rose well as he retires.
He says he ended up working in finance purely by accident.
“I was born in Herne Bay and went to school in Canterbury and my main criteria for getting a job after completing my ‘A’ levels was to remain in the local area,” Graham explains. “So, I applied for a role with an old, established life assurance company, Equity & Law in Canterbury and was successful.”
Equity & Law become part of AXA and Graham was put on a fast track management programme which included a week’s residential course in Bordeaux. The Canterbury office was closed and he transferred to Maidstone and then, in 1997, to London.
When Graham joined The Goodman Partnership in 2003, he already knew some of the team.
“I liked the fact that the firm was run in a way I felt comfortable with,” says Graham. “The attention to detail and the fact that everything was done properly, without cutting corners, appealed to me. I also recognised that there was a huge amount of good technical expertise within The Goodman Partnership.”
Retirement will see Graham – who lives near Canterbury – able to spend more time with his family - he and his wife have three grown-up children and two grandsons, one of whom was born recently. He also loves music and says his taste has changed over the years to include a growing appreciation of jazz.
“I try to see as much live music as I can and I love how music has taken us to places we might not have visited before,” says Graham. “We discovered how beautiful Ghent in Belgium is by attending the jazz festival there a couple of years ago.”
The whole team at The Goodman Partnership will miss Graham’s friendly face in the office.
“Graham has contributed so much to our firm over the years and we all wish him well as he leaves us to enjoy a well deserved retirement,” says Neil Whitaker, a Partner at The Goodman Partnership.