I began my career in financial services in 1989 with The Prudential. I became an Independent Financial Adviser in 1997 and worked with National IFA firms until I set up Financial Planning Solutions in 2008.
My role as a financial planner is to help people manage their finances so they can live their ideal lifestyle in retirement, without fear of running out of money. This is achieved through regular meetings where we discuss their objectives, build lifetime cashflow models and review them on a regular basis.
Outside of work
I have lived and worked in South Wales all my life. Now aged 51, I’ve been married to Paula for 27 years. We have three children; James, Alice and Max, and a black Labrador called Misha. I enjoy family time, skiing, cycling, walking, reading historical novels and Motorsports.
Andrew in the spotlight
On an ideal weekend, you can find me:
On the sports field watching my sons play football/rugby. Walking the dog. Socialising with family and friends.
My favourite holiday destination is:
Anywhere I can ski.
My favourite song to play in the car is:
I can’t choose, there are so many great songs.
The first album I bought was:
Blondie – Parallel Lines.
If I could be any fictional character, I would be:
According to my kids, I’m Homer from the Simpsons.
If I could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, I would win a medal in:
Emergency braking on skis.
When the dessert menu arrives, I’m looking for:
A telling off from Paula Tucker for eating too much cheesecake!
The three qualities that draw me to new people are:
Friendly and open. Well presented. Keen to engage in conversation.
My pet peeve is:
Please don’t call me ANDY.
The best gift I’ve ever received is:
Monte Carlo Grand Prix tickets.
The three people at my dream dinner party would be:
Bill Gates to discuss the future. Bernard Cornwell to talk about the past. The Queen, because she knows all the secrets.
The three small things that make my day better are:
Sunshine. A good night’s sleep. Rising stock markets.
Three things I haven’t done so far include:
Eating a fish finger sandwich. Watching Downton Abbey. Visiting Dubai.
- The countryside
- Travel and holidays