Newport-based financial services business Kymin celebrated its 25th anniversary with a black-tie dinner dance in aid of St David’s Hospice Care.

Kymin Financial Planners was initially established in Monmouth in 1993 and subsequently moved to Newport where it now has its headquarters in Bridge Street.

Kymin celebrated its silver anniversary with a glittering event with guest speaker Jane Manuel at the Coldra Court Hotel, Langstone.

Kymin managing director Robin Hall said: “The 25th anniversary dinner dance was a whole lot of fun. Jane Manuel, a former winner of speaker of the year, was great and the raffle saw us raise some £1,200 on the night and that, added to table sales, comes to £3,675 raised for St David’s Hospice Care from our event.”

Kymin director Chris Taylor welcomed the celebration dinner guests and took them through a brief history of the business.

“Kymin was founded on March 1, St David’s Day, 1993 in Agincourt Square, Monmouth. The business moved to Newport 2002. The original founders Gerald Davies, executive chairman and financial planner Simon Aston, who remain active with the business.

“Kymin now has a team of nine financial planners and six support staff and paraplanners. We have £140m of client assets under management with the business.

Chris said: “Kymin are a great company to work for. Kymin is all about team work and working together and playing to each other’s strengths. We’re now looking forward with confidence to our next 25 years.”

Kymin is a long-term supporter of St David’s Hospice Care and has boosted its backing for the charity this year.

It supports the Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon by sponsoring a water station and providing marshals on the day and has been involved in a range of other events including the Pen y fan Moon Walk, the Three Peaks of Wales Challenge, the Monmouth Raft Race and the Sand to City Bike Ride.

Kymin was involved in the South Wales Argus 125 Appeal in aid of the charity and this year was main sponsor of the inaugural Portstock festival.

Robin Hall said: “We are well aware as a business and as individuals, of the superb work St David’s Hospice Care does throughout our community which is why we are a solid supporter of the charity.

Emma Saysell, of St David’s Hospice Care, who attended the celebration dinner, said: “We never cease to be amazed at the wonderful support our charity receives from businesses in our community such as Kymin.

“It’s caring local businesses such as Kymin who the charity rely on to help us to raise the money we need to help pay for the care we deliver, free of charge to people throughout our community.”