It is with great regret that we announce the death on Monday the 30th August of our Founder and Chairman Roger O’Shea.

With the aim to provide honest, straight talking financial advice, Roger founded Pharon in 1973 after leaving insurance company Equity & Law.From humble beginnings in a rented basement room in Herne Bay with himself and a part time typist, the company has grown under his guidance, to proudly being responsible for client’s assets in excess of £700mln and employing 34 members of staff.

As the company grew, so did his desire to give back to the community and for many years sponsored, amongst others, The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Choral Society, Music at St Peter’s, the Family Carols at Canterbury Cathedral and junior and indoor cricket leagues.

Away from the company, he regularly played at the Weald of Kent and Chislehurst Bridge Clubs. He represented England in the Teltscher Trophy in 2011, and came third, playing in the Chairman’s team, at the Commonwealth Bridge Championship in Australia in 2018.

His funeral will be held in Canterbury Cathedral at 11am on the 28th September 2021.