This year saw Applewood become directly authorised by the FCA (formerly known as the FSA). The FCA aims to make sure that financial markets work well so that consumers get a fair deal.

We also began sponsoring more charity events and during the year helped to fund the Francis House Children's Hospice Charity Concert in the Park. Francis House was one of the first charities that we supported and we still maintain a strong relationship with them today.

During the year we also went green by going paperless with all of our paperwork and moved to an online database system.

Key events

  • Applewood becomes directly authorised by the FCA
  • The business went paperless