Robert is a qualified stockbroker with 35 years’ experience, starting with five years at Kitcat & Aitken in London. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and was a partner of the well-respected Harrogate firm of Cawood Smithie & Co with Duncan Williams and John Newsome. Whilst at Cawood Smithie & Co, Robert set up its successful Northallerton office. He worked as an investment director at Brown Shipley in Leeds before becoming senior partner of Williams Investment Management LLP.
Robert has an intimate knowledge of private client investment management, much of which he learned from his late father-in-law, Jonathan Smithie, who founded Cawood Smithie in 1975.