6 ISSUES FOR JUST £6 Subscribe to Business & Professional Life today CLICK HERE

St James’s Place chief executive receives Honorary Award

PUBLISHED: 15:30 29 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:30 29 November 2016

David Bellamy, Chief Executive of St James’s Place Wealth Management in Cirencester

David Bellamy, Chief Executive of St James’s Place Wealth Management in Cirencester

Archant

David Bellamy, Chief Executive of St James’s Place Wealth Management in Cirencester, has received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Gloucestershire

Having worked in financial services since 1973, he joined St James’s Place (formerly J. Rothschild Assurance) in Cirencester when it was founded in April 1991, and was appointed to the board in 1997. He became Managing Director three years later and was appointed Chief Executive in 2007. St James’s Place has a market capitalisation of £5 billion and entered the FTSE 100 in 2014. Today it has more than £70 billion of clients’ funds under management

Every year the university presents Honorary Awards to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution both in the county and beyond.

Mr Bellamy, 63, received his award for his outstanding contribution to business in the county, and for the company’s charitable work, along with hundreds of students at a graduation ceremony at The Centaur, Cheltenham.

On presenting his award, Gwyn Jones, head of the Business School, said: “Earlier this year the Foundation passed a significant milestone as the total funds raised, through the collective efforts of the whole of the SJP community, including employees, Partners, advisers, suppliers and others connected to SJP, reached in excess of £50 million. All funds raised are distributed to hundreds of charities, with grants ranging from a few thousand pounds to more than £1 million. Locally, the Foundation has supported the National Star College and donated over £1m to smaller charities within Gloucestershire.

“David’s leadership and commitment to “doing the right thing” has resulted in success for SJP’s clients, Partners, employees and shareholders and the communities within which it operates.”

St James’s Place employs nearly 1000 staff in Gloucestershire and has been named as the county’s top company in the Gloucestershire Echo’s top 100 businesses for the last seven years. David is Deputy Chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Practitioner Panel and a trustee of the St James’s Place Foundation.

Founded in 1992, the grant-making Foundation has raised more than £50 million for hundreds of good causes throughout the UK and overseas. The Foundation has supported many local children, cancer and hospice charities in Gloucestershire and beyond including a substantial grant of £656,000 awarded to the National Star College, near Cirencester, to help build a new specialist student residence which was opened in 2011.

On receiving his award, Mr Bellamy said: “I’d like to thank the University of Gloucestershire for this Honorary Fellowship. I’m both flattered and humbled by it. “It’s been an amazing journey and in particular the last 25 years so I’d also like to thank all of my colleagues at St. James’s Place - it’s their collective efforts that make the company and Foundation what they are today.”

David Bellamy began working in the insurance industry in 1973 aged 20 as an accounts administrator at Hambro Life, working in various roles until joining the Strategic Research team in 1988. He joined St James’s Place (formerly J. Rothschild Assurance) in Cirencester when it was founded in April 1991, and was appointed to the board in 1997. Appointed as Managing Director three years later, he became Chief Executive in 2007. St James’s Place entered the FTSE 100 in 2014, and today has more than £70 billion of clients’ funds under management. The company employs nearly 1000 staff in Cirencester and has a market capitalisation of £5 billion. It has been named as the top company in the county in the Gloucestershire Echo’s top 100 businesses for the last seven years. David is a member of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Practitioner Panel and a trustee of the St James’s Place Foundation. Founded in 1992, the grant-making foundation has raised and distributed more than £50 million for hundreds of good causes supporting children, cancer and hospice charities in Gloucestershire and beyond. Grants include £656,000 awarded to the National Star College, near Cirencester, to help build a new specialist student residence which was opened in 2011. David has three grown up children, five grandsons and a granddaughter.

This year’s Graduation ceremonies took place at Gloucester Cathedral on 3 and 4 of November, and at The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, on 24 and 25 of November. To find out more please visit www.glos.ac.uk/graduation

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cotswold Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cotswold Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cotswold Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Cotswold Life

16:26

Swan Lake. We know the music, we know the iconic imagery of the beautiful ballerina dressed as a swan, but I’m guessing that without reading the libretto in the program, most people don’t know the story. Which is why the audience relies on the dancers to tell us.

Read more
11:00

Tom and Louise are being joined by other new academic appointments that have been made as part of the RAU’s £2.5 million initiative to help meet the future needs of the land management and agri-food sectors

Read more
10:46

“To win this prestigious award is a real compliment to the wider team in Renishaw’s manufacturing services operation, particularly when we consider the achievements of the other excellent shortlisted companies.”

Read more
Yesterday, 17:16

Stepping up to receive the world’s first MBA Leading Business degrees at the ceremony were Sarah Bryars, Chief Executive of Target; Luke Freeman, Joint Chief Executive of MF Freeman; and Linsey Temple, Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Engineering Training

Read more
Yesterday, 17:04

“I am thrilled to see InfoSec People win this fantastic award which is a testament to the brilliant team we have built in the past few years.”

Read more
Yesterday, 16:36

After a stress-free shopping experience browsing designer brands this Christmas? Look no further than the luxury offerings of Mailbox in Birmingham

Read more
Yesterday, 10:24

This year sees the 40th anniversary of the publication of Raymond Briggs’ original picture book The Snowman. With three performances of the animated film – with live orchestra – coming to Gloucester Cathedral next month, we thought we’d catch up with Rachel Whibley, managing director of Carrot Productions (and occasional snowman), to find out more...

Read more
Mon, 14:10

It’s the season of terrible puns, magic lamps, and generous genies: Aladdin, the all-new panto at the Everyman, has been written by none other than legendary Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan, and stars everyone’s favourite clown, Tweedy. The Barnard family from Nailsworth - mum, dad, Harriet (12) and Lewis (6) - made a Wishee (Washee) for tickets; grabbed their car (Window Twan) keys; and dashed off to see A Ladd In Cheltenham

Read more
Mon, 13:45

Crispy, frosty days and perhaps even a dusting of snow, winter is a magical time in the Cotswolds. If you’re thinking of tying the knot during this beautiful season in the region, here are six winter wedding ideas to help you start planning your special day

Read more

Christmas in the Wilson household is a heartwarming, traditional family affair

Read more
Mon, 13:15

Tracy Spiers takes an impressive, if hypothetical, budget on a shopping spree in Cheltenham’s independent stores

Read more
Mon, 13:09

Veganism is the latest food trend to hit the Cotswolds but it’s something we can all enjoy a bite of

Read more
Mon, 12:23

Get out and enjoy seasonal celebrations with a Cotswold twist

Read more
Mon, 12:21

The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in the Cotswolds

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search