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About Michael

Michael is a fully qualified Financial planner with over 30 years experience in financial services. He specialises in designing and implementing financial planning strategies for retired clients or their Attorneys or Deputies. These plans cover both post retirement issues and planning for the costs of long term care.

He holds specialist qualifications covering Later life advice and is accredited by the society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) as well as being a member of SYMPONIA.

Michael worked in banking for 17 years before setting up a private practice in 2000 and later acquiring Ardent’s forerunner, Ardent Financial Services in 2001. He also has significant property experience, owning his own property company, Bolam Properties.

His role is to help clients, especially older ones, who are asset rich but cash poor to use and protect their assets most effectively.

How colleagues would describe him

Creative, loyal, visionary, caring, entrepreneurial, a people person who loves to help make a difference.

Most enjoyable aspect of working at Ardent

When you are involved with a business and see it grow with an ethos that is client-focussed and forward thinking, that’s fantastic.

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    Gary O’Brien

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    Chartered Financial Planner

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    Stuart Keith

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    Mark Fisher

    Director

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    Nick Blake

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    Ruth Norman

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    Bringing things together!

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    Chris Tordoff

    Para-Planner

    Specialisation:

    Operations and Planning

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    Fiona Stockdale

    Administrator

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    Mortgages and Protection

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    Trish Newton

    Administrator

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    Andy Tatterton

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    Jonathan Hind

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