Meet the team – Financial Advisors in Cheltenham

Ian Harding
Ian HardingIndependent Financial Adviser
Ian left a managerial role in British Gas in the late 1980’s to start a new career in the Financial Services sector and for the majority of that time has been an Independent Financial Adviser.

Ian has gained a wide range of experience in both personal and corporate fields of advice having worked within both large national and smaller regional companies. He holds the Diploma in Financial Planning and is also a qualified mortgage adviser.

In recent years Ian has mainly focused on retirement and investment advice with long-term financial planning at the core of his service to clients.

Away from the office Ian has been a keen mountain biker for over 20 years and as well as riding just for fun, he has taken part in many charity events including 24 hour off-road marathons. Ian is also a rugby fan and music lover with a very eclectic taste in music but sadly no musical talent.

Mark Manning
Mark ManningDirector
After completing his A Levels, Mark made his move into Financial Services by joining Barnwood based life assurance company Laurentian Life. Over a 5 year period Mark gained valuable knowledge of the industry as well as studying for the first financial services specific qualifications.

Mark moved into his first advisory role in the mid 1990’s working as a trainee independent financial adviser for the Bradford & Bingley Building Society. This led Mark to work for some of the largest national adviser firms in the UK including Sedgwick, Noble Lowndes and Berry Birch & Noble where he specialised within the investment and retirement planning markets.

Just over 3 years ago Mark was approached by a former colleague and friend Andrew Jamieson who had set up a successful accountancy practice, Safehands Accounting, about going into partnership, Safehands IFA was born.

Mark is a mad Queens Park Rangers fan and when not working can be found in West London cheering on his team. He also enjoys going to gigs, watching the latest movie as well as spending time with family and friends. He is also partial to the odd glass of red from time to time!

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