Derek Brown is a financial adviser – helping his clients with every aspect of their finances from mortgages to investments and from insurance to tax planning. ‘Financial advisers must have two separate skills. Firstly, they must know about all the financial products available (there are, literally, hundreds and hundreds) and – in particular – which is the best in any category. What’s more, as the market changes daily, they have to be able to add to their knowledge base all the time. Secondly, they must get on well with people. I took the course because I could see that improving my memory would help me in both areas. It is especially useful when it comes to dealing with my 800 clients. Any one of them can telephone me and I will instantly be able to recall all the important facts about them. I could never have done this before taking the course.