Centre for excellence
One of the most important assets of a small business has to be its community. Because we only work with firms who have a similar outlook, we’ve developed a very focused, dynamic (and opinionated) audience of like-minded people. To harness the opportunities this group offers we’ve developed an extensive programme of local events to facilitate regular meet-ups together. Whether you’re an adviser, paraplanner or administrator you’ll get the chance to exchange success stories, learn from others’ mistakes, discuss industry issues and make valuable connections.
Illuminate online is designed to help you build and share knowledge in areas that are vital to the successful development of your businesses. The online hub is updated daily and includes interactive, motivational learning materials across articles, videos, white papers and events written and shared by experts from across the industry. Contributors include Carl Richards, Lucian Camp, Abraham Okusanya, Mark Polson, Pete Matthew, Steve Bee, Bridget Greenwood, Phil Billingham and many more. You could be one of them.
“Our best work is inspired by our community of users. From our model portfolio self service to our trust suite right through to Illuminate and Narrate we have a track record of successful collaborative projects that benefit the whole community. We want to strengthen this even further, to become as mutually dependent as each firm will allow.”
Barry Neilson, business development director
Our events are designed so that all users have an opportunity to meet up and exchange tips of the trade. They also allow people to contribute to the platform’s development – from the design of tools through to investment solutions. Over the years we’ve developed a solid base of knowledgeable users of the platform eager to spend their time sharing their ideas and feedback and taking part in testing. You could be one of them.
In today’s market there are very few events that focus solely on financial planning and practice management and how to deliver better outcomes for clients. With this in mind, we created illuminate live. The event is designed to give you exposure to current thinking, regulatory changes and future trends. Each event is free and completely independent – there’s no product push from us.
“I like events like these for two reasons firstly the people who come to these meetings are of a like mind, so they’re great to meet, but the second is because my opinions are taken note of. I don’t know of any other organisation where what people want from their platform – what service and technology they’re looking for – are taken note of to such a degree.”
Alan Moran, owner, Interface Financial Planning
These are held twice a year around the UK to give people using the platform the chance to find out more about upcoming developments and to road test new enhancements before they go live.
Attendees get to meet members of the client relations team as well as other users. They also get to share best practice and give us suggestions for developing the platform.
Our annual conference is no ordinary event. Yes, you’ll get to hear an update on Nucleus’s performance and plans for the current year. But you’ll also get to hear an amazing group of inspirational speakers including the likes of Carl Richards, Richard Sheridan, Michael Kitces and Brett Davidson. You’ll leave feeling thoroughly inspired and ready to tackle your own business issues in creative new ways.
This event is geared towards investment education – but without any of the usual product pushes from fund managers. The agenda focuses directly on investment issues raised by the Nucleus adviser community. You get the chance to engage with industry experts who will address the key challenges and changes you face and offer specific investment ideas.
Our next investment academy days are on 30 November in Leeds and 1 December in London.