Anna Bowes and Susan Hannums founded Savings Champion in 2011. Since then the company has established itself as one of the UK’s leading independent experts on cash-based savings, providing savers with free unbiased, personalised guidance.
• Number of years in Bath: 8
• Turnover: £600,000
• Number of employees: 10
• Key areas of business: Savings Champion helps thousands of savers with no-nonsense, simple advice to maximise the return on their savings. The company’s team of researchers review the savings market daily and has created one of the largest databases of savings account information in the UK, monitoring over 5,500 savings accounts and 18,000 interest rates. Data and research services along with savings advice and information form the core of the company’s work.
Recent Notable Acheivements
• Savings Champion supply Best Buy tables to The Mail on Sunday, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Times.
• Co-Founder, Anna Bowes, has been shortlisted as Expert of the Year at the 2019 Headline Money awards – the UK’s largest annual gathering of financial journalists.
Did you know?
25% of the business is owned by charities.
Bath & Business
Bath is friendly, ambitious and energetic. Being based in the city centre we’re near to everything. A two-minute walk to the train and bus stations, a short stroll to eat your lunch in view of Pulteney Bridge or cycling home alongside the river. Bath is a beautiful place to work and live.
We travel to see colleagues, clients and partners throughout the UK so Bath’s easy access to train and road networks is a great benefit. At times some clients like to blend a visit to our office with some shopping,especially at Christmas when the market is on.
There’s a plethora of professional services in Bath and the surrounding area which provides us with considerable networking opportunities. Being close to other thriving financial hubs such as Bristol, Swindon and Cardiff allows us to develop those relationships on an ongoing basis.
In terms of sourcing staff, with such as strong financial services heritage in the city there is always the expertise available, but we also like to ‘grow our own’ and have successfully recruited apprentices to become key members of staff.