We follow a seven-stage process in order to create a financial plan that will enable you to achieve your goals.

Coffee meeting

We believe it’s important to get to know you and your goals before anything else. We begin with a casual coffee and cake meeting; it’s an opportunity for us to get to know you, and for you to ask any questions you might have.


Information gathering

If we’re both happy to begin the process, we’ll ask you to complete a form about your financial arrangements so that we can gather the information we need.



We’ll then carry out our research, finding all existing policies you may have.


Planning meeting

We’ll then have a planning meeting in order to analyse your existing situation in line with your goals.



We’ll then present our recommendations to you. We’ll finalise the financial plan and all recommended products with you, ensuring you’re completely happy with all our suggestions.



Once you’re happy with our recommendations and your finalised financial plan, you can leave the hard work to us. We’ll implement any changes and get things on the right path for you.



It’s so important to reflect on the plan and the changes that have been made to bring you closer to your goals. We’ll have a catch up to discuss next steps and the process of future planning.



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“James is a warm and friendly adviser with a very professional manner. He guided us through our retirement options in a straightforward way. We now feel much more confident. I would definitely recommend James.”

John & June Clients since 2019


“James has relieved me of the burden of attempting to manage my own portfolio. We have seen highly acceptable returns, with minimal effort required on our part. I would be glad to recommend James' services.”

Don & Celtria Clients since 2014


“James has been very supportive and helpful in explaining the financial options open to me. He is very approachable, has a friendly, professional manner, and is always very accommodating. He is always reliable and punctual.”

Anne A client since 2015


“James provided a thorough overview of our financial situation, including how to achieve what we wanted to. We can't fault anything with James. He is very knowledgeable and sets things out in an easy to understand manner.”

Ian & Lorraine Clients since 2013


“Pensions can be a minefield; I hadn’t got any idea of anything! James guided me through the process. He didn’t sugarcoat as some advisers do. He spoke to me like a real person. Very knowledgeable.”

Andrew A client since 2015


“James presented all my retirement options in a clear, jargon-free manner and put me at ease with his professional, friendly approach. I don't think there's much that he could have done any better short of acquiring a crystal ball!”

Robert A client since 2015


“I had sold my house and didn’t know what to do with the money. I’m definitely very satisfied with the advice James gave me and continues to give me. I trust his advice implicitly and feel quite safe in the decisions we have made.”

Jean A client since 2014


“James clearly explained our options, talked us through the processes, never talked down to us, and was very encouraging and positive. As a result, we have been able to retire earlier than we first thought.”

Mary & Stuart Clients since 2019


“James answered all our questions (we had a lot!). He’s approachable and easy to work with. Before talking to James, we had estimated an outcome. After working with him, we have a much better outcome than we ever expected. Excellent.”

Corinne & Dave Clients since 2019

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