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Adviser Profiles

Grant Buchanan

Dip PFS, Cert CII (MP&ER), IFA Director

Grant Buchanan

Grant is a Director of Scrutton Bland Ltd and has been with the firm since 2008. Grant advises on wealth management for a number of high net worth individuals with investment portfolios whilst also planning to mitigate Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax liabilities where possible. Helping clients to preserve wealth is also fundamental to the work Grant does and this can involve setting up trusts and using other financial solutions to mitigate Inheritance Tax. Grant also has a specialism in helping clients to generate income in retirement from pensions and other assets.

T: 01206 838400
F: 01206 838401
Email Grant Buchanan

Michelle Groves

Dip PFS Cert MA

Michelle Groves

Michelle joined Scrutton Bland Ltd as an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) in 2016. Michelle holds the Financial Planning Certificate and the Diploma in Financial Planning. She is currently progressing towards the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning and aims to achieve Chartered Financial Planner qualification. Michelle predominantly advises clients on pre and post retirement planning, tax efficient investment, personal and business protection and estate planning.

T: 01206 838400
F: 01206 838401
Email Michelle Groves

Neil Hewitt

APFS, AIFP, Certified Financial Planner, IFA Director

Neil Hewitt

Neil is a Director of Scrutton Bland Ltd and has been with the firm since 1997. He has been an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) since 1985 and is both a Chartered and Certified Financial Planner. Neil is also an affiliated member of STEP (The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) and a Resolution accredited IFA. Neil provides holistic financial advice and specialises in advising on lump sum investments for individuals and trustees, Inheritance Tax planning and pensions advice including at retirement and in divorce.

T: 01473 267000
F: 01473 267001
Email Neil Hewitt

Gary Riches

ACII, APFS, AIFP, Certified and Chartered Financial Planner, IFA Director

Gary Riches

Gary is a Director of Scrutton Bland Ltd and has been with the firm since 1995. He has been an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) since 1988. Gary is highly qualified and is both a Chartered and Certified Financial Planner. He is also an affiliated member of STEP (The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) and a Resolution accredited IFA. Gary provides holistic financial advice and specialises in advising on lump sum investments for individuals and trustees, Inheritance Tax planning and pensions advice including at retirement and in divorce.

T: 01206 838400
F: 01206 838401
Email Gary Riches

James Wright

DipPFS, IFA

James Wright

James joined Scrutton Bland Ltd in 2007. He provides Independent Financial Advice to a wide range of clients and specialises in advising individuals with pension funding, retirement options, estate planning and lump sum investment requirements as well as appropriate investments for trusts. Before joining the company James completed a degree in Business Economics at the University of East Anglia and also holds the Diploma in Financial Planning. He is working towards achieving the Chartered Financial Planning qualification.

Place of work: Ipswich Office

T: 01473 267000
Email James Wright

Personnel Profiles

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