Ken Bates

The Founding Father of KBA


Ken started in the industry in 1987 having previously spent his time as a golfing professional at Didsbury Golf Club. As a natural conversationalist he took to the industry like a duck to water with a genuine interest in people and a caring nature. At the time, Ken was part of the Allied Dunbar network which later became the Zurich Advice Network and then in more recent years Openwork. He retired from advising in around 2015 but remains involved in the business as a shareholder and helping with training the newer advisers as they develop. Ken now enjoys spending his time playing golf and spending time with his partner Wendy and his daughters and granddaughters and also travelling whenever he can.