I qualified as an adviser in March 2018, after working in a bank for six years as a mortgage adviser. I love working within the finance industry because I enjoy helping people and I am proud that I am able to make a positive difference to the lives of my clients. Educating clients on their finances in a beneficial way can really transform lives and telling someone that they could potentially retire now when they didn't think they could is one of the best pieces of news to share.
Understanding your finances is the key to getting the most out of them. I like helping people by educating them on what their finances actually are, what are the pitfalls in not acting, the benefits and potential of doing something. A lot of people don't fully understand their finances and sitting down and explaining their situation to them enables them to plan and make the right decision for their future. Being able to tell someone that they could retire now when they didn't think they could, is a really nice message to give. Setting out my client’s objectives and helping to attain them, through education and smart decision making, is really satisfying, and something I take immense pride in.
Outside of work, I am a Manchester United supporter, a Formula One fan and speedway season ticket holder. If I didn't work as an adviser I would love to work with cars, ideally as a racing driver! Whilst the fast-paced adrenaline thrill of racing appeals to me, I am equally happy at home, watching films or going for nice walks with my wife. I am also a school governor at Broadstone first school. I do really enjoy my music, it either helps get me ready for the day or it helps chill me out, which can be important sometimes when you're driving a lot of miles to see clients. I like Ben Howard, I like the Foo Fighters. I also enjoy film scores; the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack and Top Gun, as well as composers, John Williams and Hanz Zimmer. I'll put some good dance music on and get myself raring for the day!