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CEO and Financial Planner
Qualifications: BA (Hons), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Diploma in Financial Planning
I established Citywide Financial Partners in 2004 to provide a fresh, innovative approach to personal financial management for individuals, business owners and their families.
Where I believe Citywide differs from other firms is our focus on understanding the whole of you and what you want to achieve before looking at how your money is managed and organised.
I see my role with clients as being a trusted friend as well as a trusted adviser.
In 2009, I was asked to join the Financial Conduct Authority’s Smaller Business Practitioner Panel to represent the interests of smaller independent financial advisers. From April 1 2015 I became Chairman for a two year period. I believe this is an important time for advisers and I am keen to ensure that there is a successful and vibrant independent sector, capable of meeting the needs of consumers in the future.
Qualifications: Diploma in Financial Planning, STEP Certificate for Financial Services (Trusts & Estate Planning)
I joined Citywide Financial Partners in April 2018, having been advising private clients since 2004.
My role as a Financial Planner involves working closely with clients to understand their goals and aspirations, and to help create a financial strategy to achieve these.
I really enjoy meeting clients and see the value in building long-term, trusting relationships.
I also enjoy being part of the talented team here at Citywide, who work very hard to ensure that all clients receive an excellent service.
Outside of work, I spend time with my family and also sit on the board of Governors at my daughter’s primary school.
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Economics, Level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisers
I joined Citywide Financial Partners in October 2020 after working as an Operations Manager for Fusion Wealth. My role as an Operations Manager involves leading the day to day running of the office. I also work closely with Clinton to enable the successful implementation of the business strategy. I really enjoy utilising the leadership and operational skills I acquired throughout my 16 years within the Financial Services industry.
In my spare time I enjoy keeping active and spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy long country walks and cooking.
Client Services Manager
Qualifications: Diploma in Financial Planning
I joined Citywide in August 2010 after working for the Hampshire Constabulary finance department in Winchester. My role as Client Services Manager is to ensure our clients receive an exceptional service and to work closely with the advisers to assist in delivering a personalised financial planning experience.
I most enjoy being able to see and document our clients progression towards their financial goals and objectives.
I have obtained my Certificate in Financial Planning and the Diploma.
I spend most of my spare time playing football for Guildford City Football Club.
Client Services Executive
Qualifications: Certificate in Investment Operations, Certificate in Financial Services (General Route), Certificate in Regulated Financial Services Operations, Certificate in Mortgage Advice, Award in Financial Administration (Life), Award in Financial Administration (Pensions)
I joined Citywide in May 2018 and have 8 years’ experience in the Financial Planning industry across a variety of roles. I enjoy investing time studying and obtaining qualifications that fit with the client service support I provide, and combine this with the knowledge I have built so far in my career to help clients.
I am a very conscientious person who likes to pay attention to the detail. I enjoy supporting clients on a day to day basis to provide the best possible service.
In my spare time I like swimming, spending time with friends and family and watching movies.
Qualifications: Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Planner
I have worked closely with Citywide Financial Partners since January 2006 helping them meet their compliance and regulatory responsibilities.
My career in the financial services profession spans nineteen years, seventeen of which have been in the field of compliance. I am a Certified Financial Planner (CM) and Chartered Financial Planner. I established Compliance & Training Solutions Ltd in February 2005.
Working with Citywide is a joy – the firm take their compliance responsibilities seriously whilst bearing in mind the needs and objectives of their clients. It is also a fun company – it is never a chore.
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Business Management, CIPD Level 3 Certificate in Human Resources, Fitzwilliam Institute Diploma in Event Management
I joined Citywide Financial Partners in December 2017 after working as a Hotel Manager for a well-known hospitality company. My role involves supporting Clinton and the team whilst coordinating day to day HR, marketing and project management. I am really enjoy utilising the skills learnt in my CIPD Level 3 Certificate in Human Resources whilst developing knowledge and expertise in other areas.
In my spare time I enjoy playing netball for a local side in Epsom as well as running and spending time with friends and family.
Client Services Assistant
Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Financial Planning
I joined Citywide Financial Partners in August 2019 after finishing my studies in South Africa, where I obtained a bachelor’s degree in financial planning.
I have a passion for the financial services industry and the benefits and security it can provide to many families and individuals and, with the Citywide team, I have found a group of peers that share that same passion.
My role as a Client Services Administrator involves creating and organising the documents and information needed for our Financial Advisers to prepare for their client meetings, making sure information on our systems is up to date at all times and offering support to the team wherever possible.
Client Services Assistant
Qualifications: BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences
I joined Citywide Financial Partners in April 2021 and this is my first role within financial services. After graduating from university in 2017 I started working in merchandising whilst pursuing my dream to become a professional cyclist. I spent around a season and a half in Belgium racing full-time before coming home and subsequently deciding I wanted to get into financial planning.
I am working towards completing my Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning and have passed my first exam. I look forward to combining my learning with the practical skills I am learning in my role, which include preparing meeting packs, communicating with providers and running analysis on portfolio performance.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing sport and being outdoors, although I don’t cycle as much now. I have developed a keen interest in golf so can probably be found on the local course trying to bring my handicap down, or teaching myself to play the guitar.