About Us

  • 1985

    Our origins

    Allied Dunbar grow out of Hambro Life  – evolving into one of the best known brands of the 1980s. Brooke Financial joins four years later as a partner firm.

  • 1989

    Open for business

    Firm founded by director and practice principal Janice Brooke


  • 2005

    Foundations are set

    Openwork is fully established as a new proposition and a new trading entity. Brooke Financial partners in this shared future.

  • 2008

    Practice manager appointed

    Deborah Scaife joins the team


  • 2011

    Offices opened in Pudsey

  • 2018

    Director appointed

    James Studley appointed as director


  • 2019


    After 82 years of continuous work, having started as a typist in 1937, our wonderful administrator Ruth Graham retires

  • 2021

    Ilkley office opens

    Opening of our Yorkshire Building Society Agency.


  • 2021

    A true partnership

    We are founding partners of The Openwork Partnership. Network partnership rebrand and relaunch. ‘where advice is personal’.