Expert Pensions becomes part of Redmill Advance

Redmill Advance’s learning management system now offers the full range of educational content required by the UK’s leading wealth management companies.

Redmill Advance is delighted to announce its acquisition of Expert Pensions. Under the leadership of industry expert and thought leader John Reynolds since 2012, Expert Pensions has become one of the most trusted L&D brands in the UK wealth management and financial planning industry, especially with regard to the management of and planning for pensions. Its Pension Transfer Specialist Knowledge Hub (“PTS Knowledge Hub”) is widely regarded as the industry standard, while its CII exam-prep e-learning offerings and broader CPD online Masterclasses are trusted by many. Its client list includes some of the leading wealth management firms in the UK, such as True Potential, Attivo and Evelyn Partners.

With this acquisition, Redmill Advance continues towards its goal of becoming the leading provider of regulatory qualification training and continued professional development services to the UK wealth management industry. Expert Pension’s clients will be in good company, as Redmill Advance’s existing client list includes leading firms such as St James’s Place Wealth Management, Benchmark, Sandringham, Brown Shipley, Tavistock and deVere, to name a few. The combined group of clients will jointly benefit from a top-tier in-house L&D team led by Redmill Advance’s L&D Director Jon Dodson, access to a secure white-labeled LMS and a robust operations and client support team.

As with Redmill Advance’s interactive e-learning programmes, all Expert Pensions content (PTS Knowledge Hub, CII exam prep e-courses and digital CPD Masterclasses) will be available on Redmill Advance’s digital learning management system (LMS). This combined, extensive content library will not only support employees with their regulatory exams but will also help them develop the hard and soft skills and behaviours required to excel in their roles more broadly. At the same time, the LMS allows clients the flexibility and freedom to upload, create and deliver internal training and other content, such as content related to company culture, company mission or internal procedures. Finally, Redmill Advance’s newly launched CPD monitoring & reporting software tool, AdvanceCPD, allows both employees and senior managers to track progress and engagement with the LMS content in real time.

Redmill Advance itself was acquired by Kinrock in August 2022 with the goal of strengthening and growing the business both organically and through acquisition. Kinrock acquires controlling stakes in high-quality business-to-business services companies with the goal of preserving them and growing them.

John Reynolds, founder and director of Expert Pensions, commented:

“First and foremost, we are delighted for our clients. We have been acquired, and that only means better support and services for our clients, more secure infrastructure and more opportunity for learning from a world-class LMS and team. I am looking forward to being part of the Advance team to support your learning into the future. Its onwards and upwards on a new adventure. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the clients of Expert Pensions as it has been nothing but the privilege of my life to have been and continue to be part of their learning journey.

David Tait, managing director of Redmill Advance, commented:

“Adding the twelve-year successful track record and comprehensive content library of Expert Pensions to Redmill Advance will ensure that the clients of both Redmill Advance and Expert Pensions will benefit from enhanced products and services. This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to scaling Redmill Advance through the strategic acquisition of other high-quality L&D businesses. I very much look forward to working closely with John Reynolds and the team at Expert Pensions in the months ahead to continue to deliver excellence to our clients.”

Notes to Editors:

About Expert Pensions

Established in 2012, Expert Pensions is one of the leading L&D providers to the UK’s wealth management and financial planning industry. A fully digital e-learning company, Expert Pensions is best known for its Pension Transfer Specialist Knowledge Hub, which is considered the industry standard regarding pension transfer training. The company also provides high-quality CII exam preparation e-courses, as well as highly differentiated CPD Masterclasses, spanning topics such as investment bonds and taxation. Read more at www.expertpensions.co.uk.

About Redmill Advance

Redmill Advance is a learning provider and e-learning specialist offering CII and CISI exam, behavioural, and soft-skills support. In addition, Redmill Advance offers other learning including compliance, HR, foundation and leadership. In total, Redmill Advance have more than 240 learning programmes and provide structured learning via a learning management system (LMS) blended with virtual and classroom training. Learning can be accessed 24/7 on any device and from anywhere in the world. Read more at www.redmilladvance.com.

About Kinrock

Kinrock acquires controlling stakes in high-quality business-to-business services companies with the goal of preserving them and growing them. It invests permanent capital, which means the companies it acquires do not have to ever be sold, allowing it to take the long view. Kinrock’s first goal is to “do no harm” to the businesses it acquires, providing continuity to employees, suppliers and clients. It seeks to be the right acquiror for owners that care about what happens after they sell, whether they stay on as managers or transition away. Read more at www.kinrock.com.


Redmill Advance: contact@redmilladvance.com

0131 541 2273


Expert Pensions: contact@redmilladvance.com

0131 541 2273


Kinrock: contact@kinrock.com

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