Charles Stanley has opened a new office in Leicester, which will be headed up by former Brewin Dolphin investment manager Ed Cufflin.

Cufflin will be supported by a 20-member team at the office which is made up mostly of ex-Brewin Dolphin staff.

The new office is the firm’s thirty-third regional office.

Cufflin is joined by five other senior investment managers he worked alongside at Brewins, including David Coulson, Chris Hailes, Andrew Baker and Simon Hopewell.

Charles Stanley said it will fully integrate the new team over the next few months and begin the process of bringing on-board new private clients and engaging with their extensive network of intermediaries, accountants, solicitors, charities and trusts.

Gary Teper, director at Charles Stanley, said: "This is our thirty-third office in the Charles Stanley regional branch network and we have been impressed with the professionalism and quality of the new employees that are joining us both in investment management terms and financial planning.

"The office has a very good blend of intermediary clients and private clients and I look forward to seeing the office’s development over the coming years," he added.