(COVID-19) An update from Laurus Associates Ltd 7th October 2020


We continue to work hard to help you during these difficult times and hope to provide you with some peace of mind as we return to normality.

For us now, it's business as normal and we welcome business for new and existing clients. In line with government guidance, if you do visit our office, we would request that you respect adequate social distancing measures and the use of a face mask. If you have any questions or concerns, or would just like to chat to us about how we can help you, please get in touch on: admin@laurusassociates.co.uk

Our business hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm and our phone lines are open, alternatively, we are always contactable via email and to engage with clients, virtually if preferred. 

Look out for our regular updates on our website and social media channels.

Find yourself with some available downtime? Why not use this time to have a look at our financial wellbeing checklist and see how well prepared you are.

Concerned about the stock market? Read our newsletter reflecting on the value of long term investments here.

Your financial future is safe in our hands. With over 111 years of expertise and experience in our field, we take pride in offering the very best independent financial advice that is tailored specifically for you. We’ll look after you.

Feel free to take a look around our site and find out more about how we can help you plan a sound financial future. If you would just like to talk, head over to our contact page and send us an enquiry.

A little bit about us...


Established in 2002 by Karen Barwick and Colin Dawson, we take pride in offering a comprehensive range of both personal and corporate advice on investments, pensions and life assurance.

As one of the first in the North East of England to achieve Chartered Financial Planner status in January 2009, and a number of awards under our belt, we cater for those with more specialised financial needs, and have a particular interest and expertise in trust planning, auto-enrolment, investment portfolios, pension property purchase and employee benefit advice.

Great Advisors, Great Profession: The Documentary

Later Life Advice (SOLLA)

In this video, Ian Horne from Citywire looks at the value financial advisors bring and the things that prevent people from getting the proper help for all their financial needs. This is a nation of people who need financial advice but don’t seek it.

Karen Barwick as well as being a Chartered Financial Planner is also a specialist in advising older people in financial matters. She has been awarded the Later Life Adviser Accreditation (LLAA) by the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA).

"We have had the pleasure of working with Laurus for many years. Many firms could learn a lesson from Karen, Colin and the team about the delivery of exceptional client service."

Phil Ridley, Sintons Law

"Karen, Colin and staff at Laurus, have acted as our financial advisors now for approximately 20 years! Karen has acted for us with great understanding and diligence – seeing us, and also our family, through some testing times. We have great faith in her abilities and can only speak highly of the service we have received."

Sheila & David Lishman

"Laurus Associates provide us with a first class personalised service which always meets our objectives. Colin and his team go to great lengths to understand our attitude to risk and provide an attentive and efficient service to fulfil a strategy in line with our expectations. We are delighted to be in such safe hands and our happy to recommend Laurus Associates to others."

Lesley & Andrew Oxenham

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Laurus Associates Ltd

Unit 1

One Jesmond Three Sixty 


Newcastle Upon Tyne




0191 281 1234

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Laurus Associates Ltd

Unit 1

One Jesmond Three Sixty 


Newcastle Upon Tyne


United Kingdom

Registered in England No: 4361832



Laurus Associates is a trading name of Laurus Associates Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

0191 281 1234

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