I like to see myself as the ideas person. Always looking at advancing the business towards the future. The core of what I want is to ensure that the client journey adds value and we help people achieve their goals. I believe that to do this you need to learn everything you can about a person and what makes them tick, what really drives them each day and where do they see themselves in the next 3-5 years.
I live in Caerphilly, with my partner, Kath, and we have a wonderful boy Callum. When we are not out at park, play centre or in Cardiff bay walking, Kath and I love dining out in new restaurants. I’m still trying to get myself backing into fitness and as I have recently turned 40 its back on the agenda.
Getting under the skin
Taking the step into the world of self employed Financial Adviser in February 2009 after a global crisis, leaving behind a secure job. There has been highs and lows along the way but Id never go back.
Three words that would describe you
Loyal – Practical – Dedicated
Top three podcasts or books
Chasing Excellence – Ben Bergeron
Key person of influence- Daniel Priestley
First Man In – Ant Middleton
What are the values that drive you?
Life is full of surprises and changes. Some good and some bad. It’s how you react to those changes that defines you. Take the positives out of them, learn from them and move on.
I have always believed if you work hard and remember the people along that journey the rest will click into place.
Hard Work Pays Off – Matt Fraser
The Important Stuff
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BA (Hons) in Management
Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning
Certificate in Advanced Mortgage Advice
Certificate in Equity Release
Certificate in Life & Pensions
Associate member of the Personal Finance Society (APFS)
Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CertCII)
Member of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (MCISI)
Gareth's entry on the FCA register
All regulated financial advisers must be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and therefore appear on their register.
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Statement of Professional Standing
Furthermore, all advisers must have an up-to-date Statement of Professional Standing (SPS). This shows they are suitably qualified and have carried out the required amount of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). You should be wary of any advisers who refuse to provide copies of their SPS.
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Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning
This qualification allows Gareth to hold the prestigious title of Chartered Financial Planner
Why choose a chartered financial planner?
Quite simply, it’s about dealing with a professional. Chartered financial planners have made a joint public commitment with the CII to deliver the highest standards of professionalism, then placed a public badge on that commitment.
The Chartered badge proudly tells you when a professional has made a public commitment to putting you first. The badge says it all.
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What our clients say
Mr Jones, Bishops Stortford, client of Gareth’s since 2011
Mr & Mrs Moreham, Newport, client of Gareth’s since 2016
Terry, Caerphilly, client of Gavin’s since 2016
Wanted to take early retirement.
How did they help you?
Helped with everything in relation to my request, sound advice and excellent service.
What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?
What could they have done better?
Nothing to my knowledge
Kathryn, Risca, client of Gavin’s since 2015
Financial advice about transferring an occupational pension into a private pension.
Helped by giving advice which was thorough and comprehensive, identifying the pros and cons of each financial option available. Then managing and coordinating the transfer of the pension, from the occupational pension to a private pension, and monitoring its performance.
The pension is now invested in a suitable personal pension, which is appropriate to my individual needs, the outcome has been very favorable.