Business focus: the benefits of shopping local

Posted 14.02.2020

Nowadays we’re constantly encouraged to shop local; boost the area’s economy and reduce our environmental impact, but what about professional services?

With more work being carried out online, there’s no need to feel restricted to one area.

At Rhodes Wealth Management, we work with several local businesses. Not simply because it’s convenient to work in the surrounding area, but because we’ve found fantastic talent amongst smaller companies in Derbyshire. Collaborating with local businesses over the last year has really helped deliver our marketing strategy, communicating to clients what our ethos is about and what we’re trying to achieve for the future.

We’ve been collaborating with Darley-Abbey based website development agency, Frogspark, which has allowed us to generate a modern website that enhances our brand and communicates our vision. It’s crucial to work with businesses who recognise what it is you’re trying to achieve and allowing them to make it happen.

The Frogspark team have shared their thoughts on working with Rhodes Wealth Management to develop their website:

‘Rosie at Rhodes Wealth Management approached us in 2019 to design and build a new website for them, as part of their continued brand refresh. They are very passionate about what they do, and we look forward to working with them again in the near future.’ Scott Clarke, Frogspark

Not only are we proud of our re-branding, but we’re proud of our efforts to communicate the Rhodes Wealth Management brand message across multiple mediums: we’ve also been working with Future Proof Films, who allowed us to visually express the culture and opportunities we have here in the office. We’ve really enjoyed working with such an easygoing team who can display our culture in a slick, 2-minute video. It really was that easy!

Rob Dawes of Future Proof Films talks about the collaborative experience:

‘Being local meant we were able to have face-to-face meetings and bounce ideas back and forth before any pre-production took place. The result was a perfect blend of understanding the brand and marketing aims for the video content, and trust given to ourselves to execute what the best version of that idea would look like. We’re extremely proud of our work together.’ Rob Dawes, Future Proof Films

Sometimes, national companies are the right way forward in helping to express your brand values. It depends what you’re looking for. However, don’t overlook the talent and great opportunities right on your doorstep.

We can’t wait to see what’s next for 2020!

To our valued clients

We understand that the current climate is concerning, and we are here to provide support during these challenging times.

Rhodes Wealth Management are doing everything within their capability to prevent disruption and continue to care for our client and employee wellbeing.

We will continue operating and prioritising our client's needs and will be available to provide advice and reassurance.

Our advisers are offering telephone or video appointments to help you through this difficult time.

The team are now working from home in line with government guidelines until further notice, however we remain available for contact over the phone within our normal opening hours of 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

If you have any concerns or would like to speak to a member of our team, please call on 01332 497670 or email us at

Rhodes Wealth Management Limited is an appointed representative of and represents only St. James's Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group's Wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group's website. The titles 'Partner' and 'Partner Practice' are marketing terms used to describe St. James's Place representatives.