Leap Year and Ramadan Wishes

February’s extra day, gifted by a 2024 leap year, feels like an appropriate emblem for the additional opportunities and moments of growth that lie ahead for GSB. As Julius Caesar might have said, “Veni, vidi, vici… et unus dies bonus!” (I came, I saw, I conquered… and an extra day bonus!).

In addition, with the blessed month of Ramadan just around the corner, our thoughts turn towards introspection, spiritual reflection, and acts of kindness. At GSB, this is a time for both individual and community growth, and we look forward to sharing resources, inspiration, and moments of connection throughout the holy month.

Group Expansion

We are thrilled to announce the launch of GSB Capital, a brand-new arm of GSB dedicated to providing corporate advisory and M&A services. This exciting expansion marks a milestone in our journey, and we’re confident it will propel GSB to even greater heights. As part of this launch, Michelle Devine will join the business from the 4th March, as the first of many to join the newly established division.

As we embark on our scaling journey in the UK and Saudi Arabia, GSB Capital will be instrumental in empowering businesses to navigate the intricacies of the corporate landscape. We will look to grow the team throughout 2024 to around ten by the end of this year bringing in experience from mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and financial advisory, making them the ideal partners for your organization’s growth aspirations.

We believe this expansion will unlock a wealth of opportunities for both GSB and our valued clients.

Stay tuned for further updates about GSB Capital and its services. In the meantime, if you have any questions or are interested in exploring how GSB Capital can benefit your business, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Team GSB

I am delighted to introduce you to Ruby Coogan, Neethu Vasu and Shegufta Reina who have joined GSB.

Ruby has joined as Group Marketing Manager. Outstanding within brand, communications and marketing, Ruby has been involved in this field for nearly a decade and has been based in the UAE since 2019. Her most recent role was with Hoxton Capital Management as a Brand and Communications Manager, where she helped support the business in building its brand image and communications across multiple jurisdictions.

Neethu joins as Client Impact Manager. Joining from a financial services corporation, she brings with her a robust background in new business, client servicing, and client relationship development.

Shegufta joins as an Accountant within our Finance function. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and skills from her varied experiences in audit and financial analysis.

Welcome to the team!

Further appointments will be announced throughout the year as we scale out our presence in the UAE, UK and KSA.

CSR Work

North London Collegiate School Dubai recently held its annual career fair, where David Smylie Chartered MCSI, Managing Partner of GSB Private, and Christopher Wright Chartered MCSI, IMC, CeMAP, Head of UAE, represented GSB.

At GSB, we prioritise educating students about the world of finance. Offering them opportunities to delve into the industry and interact with experts is central to our mission.

Press Coverage

It’s been a busy month for GSB  for press comments on various subjects being received weekly. Please feel free to click on the individual’s name to read the article.

Ross Whatnall – Money Marketing
Nigel Gregory – Wealth Briefing
Yazmin Boden – FT Adviser
Stuart Ritchie – IFA Magazine

We hope you enjoy reading this month’s newsletter. We always welcome any comments, thoughts or feedback. If you would like to send us any suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Yours Sincerely,

Ross Whatnall
CEO & Founding Partner

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