About us

At Ardent, we are passionate about helping you make the most of your finances. Which is why we take the time to get to know you, your lifestyle and aspirations, before offering personalised financial planning and advice, tailored for you.

About us

At Ardent, we are passionate about helping you make the most of your finances. Which is why we take the time to get to know you, your lifestyle and aspirations, before offering personalised financial planning and advice, tailored for you.

Meet the team

Gary O’Brien

Director & Chartered Financial Planner

Specialisation

Pensions Transfers and Trusts

Michael Oglesby

Director & Specialist Later Life Financial Planner

Specialisation

Later-Life Financial Planning

Mark Fisher

Director

Specialisation

Financial Planning

Nick Blake

Mortgage Consultant

Specialisation

Residential/Buy to Let Mortgages and Protection

Ruth Norman

Financial Planner

Specialisation

Financial Planning, Equity Release

John Nurden

Mortgage Consultant

Specialisation

Residential/Buy to Let Mortgages and Protection

Elain Hughes

Business Manager

Specialisation

Operations

Chris Tordoff

Paraplanner

Specialisation

Financial Planning & Investments

Fiona Stockdale

Administrator

Specialisation

Mortgages and Protection

Trish Newton

Administrator

Specialisation

Mortgages and Protection

Andy Tatterton

Junior Paraplanner

Specialisation

Financial Planning & Investments

Donna Skidmore

Administrator

Specialisation

Mortgages and Protection

Declan Coates

Junior Paraplanner

Specialisation

Financial Planning & Investments

Graham Jones

Mortgage Consultant

Specialisation

Residential/Buy to Let Mortgages and Protection

Our Story

Our reason for being here.

In 2006, Ardent was a vision which became reality.

That vision was to help people to design, plan and deliver the future they wanted. It was about allowing them to take control of their journey and their money.

The vision was built on 5 core principles:

Decency

Treating others as you would want to be treated. Saying what you mean and doing what you say.

Loyalty

Being there for the long-haul. Giving our clients great reasons to stay with us for years.

Clarity and Simplicity

Removing the clutter to help clients make the best decisions possible.

Continuous Improvement

Always asking, “how can we do this better?”

Cutting Edge

Leading the way in Financial Planning.

These same 5 core principles still lie at the heart of everything we do for clients today. Our vision was to help people to live the life they want to live, without having to worry about running out of money.

We made our vision become reality, so that we could help countless people do the same.

Our Chartered Financial Planning status is an indication of our commitment to delivering the highest standards and ethical behavior. It’s our industry’s gold standard.