- Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Business & Management
I graduated from The University of Hull in 2006 with a degree in Business Management, taking a job working in the Insolvency Sector in my native East Kent. I worked for a number of firms across Kent and Berkshire, obtaining my Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency in 2008. I took a career break with my now wife in 2015 traveling Europe and visiting family abroad. On returning I worked for a further time in a small practice with a former Director, however decided that Insolvency was not for me. Instead I wanted to help people plan to avoid the pitfalls that I have seen others run afoul of and so decided that working within a financial advisory business would be a good fit for me.
I am really enjoying this new career path with a great firm!
What I love about Harding Financial
I love the attitude of the firm towards its clients, always looking for the best options, utilising the best available technology and encouraging staff to learn and progress their own knowledge to further themselves.
As I look towards the future
I look forward to expanding my knowledge of the industry and growing within the Company.
At the weekend you'll find me
At football, running or cycling, or up in the wee hours watching the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Want to buy me lunch?
I’ll have the biggest, spiciest, burger with sweet potato fries and onion rings thanks.
Alex SimpsonManaging Director / Chartered Independent Financial Planner
"We'll continue increasing our range of services and developing our expertise, to provide exceptional financial advice and management for all our clients."
Gemma WassAssociate Director / Independent Financial Planner
"Every day we look at ways of improving our services, and I'd say as a team we are driven and highly motivated."
Julia CousinsRisk & Development Manager
"The business was created with the focus of putting the client at the centre of everything and this is still the driving force for all decisions made today."
Oliver ChewChartered Independent Financial Planner
"Everyone in the team is friendly, committed to great client service and – most importantly – doing the right thing by each other and our clients. It's a pleasure to come into work every day."
Darren FaleyIndependent Financial Planner
"Our core belief is ‘How can we do things better for our clients?’ And I think that mantra is exceptional in our industry."
Matthew EllisIndependent Financial Planner
"I really like the culture we have at Harding Financial, we work together to make sure we are doing the best for our clients."
Jennie WiseCorporate Adviser
"After so long in the industry it is so refreshing to find people that truly care about the long-term future of their clients."
Duarte MauricioIndependent Financial Planner
"Talent flourishes here. I’ve never seen such a likeminded, cohesive, and talented team working together towards the same goal."
Joshua RourkeIndependent Financial Planner
We are constantly asking “Is what we are doing the best thing for the client”? “How can we keep improving”?
Anna BallantineParaplanning Manager
"I love the people I work with. We are all an important piece of the jigsaw and we pull on each other’s strengths to build solutions for our clients."
"Personally, I always get a real buzz when helping the advisors create great solutions for our clients, especially the tricky cases."
Charlotte McCrossonTrainee Paraplanner
"The team here are all very welcoming and don’t hesitate to help you out when needed, whether it’s a complex investment query or a printer that's refusing to work!"
Stacey KnottAdministration Manager
"I believe the road will take you wherever you’re meant to go, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds."
"There is so much opportunity here at Harding to develop which I hope to take full advantage of."
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