Lessons from the BT UK Study Tour

In October 2023, BT hosted Australian financial advisers on a study tour of the United Kingdom. The five-day trip included meetings with a range of advisers, investors and industry bodies.

Below you’ll find a series of short articles and podcasts which dive into some of the key themes that emerged from the trip.

The BT UK Study Tour demonstrates that advisers in Australia and Britain can learn from each other and take the knowledge of one geography and apply it back home. It shows that the two cohorts have plenty in common.   We have created a mini-podcast series and 9 short articles to share key lessons from the study tour.

Access to 13 short digestible podcasts.

Access our quick read articles highlighting our key insights.

Lessons from the UK advice market

Mini podcast series

Our mini-podcast series covers a range of themes including education, workplace engagement, social media, and vertical integration. We hear directly from Jason Brown, Head of Distribution, BT, and Tara Sutton, State Director, BT, on their thoughts and what it means for Australian advisers.

Host: Sean Aylmer, Business journalist

Guest Speakers:

  • Jason Brown, Head of Distribution, BT
  • Tara Sutton, State Director, BT
Jason Brown podcast

Jason has worked across all segments of the Financial Services industry during his more than 30-year career, having spent the last 14 years at BT.  He is currently Head of Platforms Distribution, overseeing the distribution and support of both BT Panorama and Asgard and working with dealer groups, asset consultants, fund managers, and advisers.


Tara Sutton podcast

Tara is an experienced financial services professional with over 18 years’ experience in both Advice & Product Distribution. Tara manages the QLD Distribution team with 10 years’ experience in BT Platforms. Prior to BT, Tara worked in financial advice across various roles including Practice Manager, Paraplanner & Advising.

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