Emily, Anne & Judith
Anne previously worked for Prudential for 22 years with a 10 year gap in between to raise her daughters. She left Prudential in 2001 and joined the FPC in 2004 as the company began to grow. She now works alongside four of the advisers she had previously worked with at Prudential.
Her role there was similar to the administration role she fulfils today at the FPC and she retains a whole hearted commitment to ensuring the company can provide the best possible service for its clients.
Judith spent 31 years working for a local High Street Bank, with 10 years as Operations Manager of the Banks Processing Centre, so you could say administration and processing were in her DNA.
After retiring from banking she then spent 7 years working in a wedding wear shop, dressing ladies for a variety of special occasions. As shoes and clothes were a hobby of Judith’s, the FPC count themselves lucky to have been able to prise her away to join them in 2012. Judith now enjoys being able to use her previous banking and administration skills in her current role, where she has special responsibilities for the company’s back office computer systems.
The advisers say… “Having Anne and Judith behind the scenes is a real bonus for the company. They work really well as a team and nothing is too much trouble for them, when helping us and our clients. They are a major part of the success of the FPC, and are often the first port of call for our clients. There is no chance that either of them will be allowed to retire within the next 20 years!”
I contacted the Financial Planning Centre in 2014 for pension planning and advice, and I would strongly recommend them. Their representative, Chris Wickham, explained everything fully and clearly and in terms I could understand, and was always available to answer any questions. He dealt with everything quickly and efficiently, and I am absolutely delighted with the outcome.
We were recommended to Chris and The Financial Planning Centre by our friends and they have been to my wife and I, what we all search for, a Company that's a friend. We are not mega investors, but the help and advice we have received from our adviser has just been, for us, top drawer. Peace of mind. You can't beat it. We thank all the team.
Chris Wickham has been my IFA for over 10 years now and his work has transformed my previously chaotic financial arrangements into a streamlined portfolio – simply marvellous! We meet regularly to review and update information. Chris is very knowledgeable about his work which he presents in an accessible way. His manner is always professional, personable and patient. I think of Chris as my financial wizard and confidently recommend both him and the FPC company as a whole.
I have used Chris for over twenty years regarding mine and my wife finances. He has advised us about our pensions, insurance policies and other investments. The advice has always been clear and informative and we have never been pushed into anything. I have always felt Chris has our best interests in mind and would recommend him to any of my family and friends.
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