Brewin Dolphin Hldgs

Board Appointment

Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC
01 October 2003

For Immediate Release                                         1st October 2003

Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC ('the Company') Board Appointment

F. E. (Jock) Worsley OBE FCA has been appointed a Non Executive Director of the

Jock Worsley is Chairman of Lloyds Members Agency Services Limited and a former
President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.  He
was Chairman of the Cancer Research Campaign, prior to its recent merger into
Cancer Research UK and for many years was Chairman of The Financial Training
Company Limited.  In the 2002 New Year's Honours list Mr Worsley was awarded the

Vikram Lall, has expressed a wish to retire from Executive duties with effect
from 30th November 2003.  He has accepted an invitation to remain on the Brewin
Dolphin Holdings board as a Non Executive Director.


Brewin Dolphin
John Hall                           020 7248 4400

Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Patrick Donovan                     020 7638 9571
Sarah Gestetner

Notes to Editors

Brewin Dolphin Securities Limited ('BDS') is the principal operating company of
Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. BDS is
authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and is a member of
the London Stock Exchange.  BDS is one of the UK's leading private client
Portfolio Managers and Stockbrokers with £13.5 billion of funds under management
as at March 2003, 32 offices nationwide and 142 corporate clients.  BDS combines
national expertise with local knowledge and trades as:

Brewin Dolphin in England, Wales and the Channel Islands
Bell Lawrie White in Scotland
Hill Osborne in the East Midlands
Wise Speke in the North of England

Please see Media Section on for details and photos of
all commentators and analysts throughout the BDS Group.

                      This information is provided by RNS
            The company news service from the London Stock Exchange