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Personnel Profiles

Sebastian Eaton

Sebastian Eaton

Seb joined Scrutton Bland in 2015, having worked in the financial services industry for over ten years. Within the IFA department, Seb primarily provides technical support to his advisory colleagues and is involved in writing suitability reports that encompass all areas of financial planning. Seb completed his degree in Business Management in 2010 and has since achieved the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning, he will shortly begin working towards the Level 6 qualification.

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Daryl Hearnden

Daryl Hearnden

Daryl joined Scrutton Bland in 2007 and has 31 years experience in financial services having previously worked both for local IFA firms and for 14 years with a major life office.

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Gwen King

Gwen King

Gwen joined Scrutton Bland in May 2006. Gwen has worked within the Insurance Industry in the UK and New Zealand and has over 20 years experience in customer services, processing pensions, investment and protection including medical underwriting. Since joining Scrutton Bland, Gwen has taken and passed the CII Certificate in Financial Planning.

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Matt Merchant

Matt Merchant

Matt joined Scrutton Bland in September 2015 as an administrator Paraplanner supporting Neil Hewitt. Matt has 5 years experience working for Independent Financial Advisers and is currently studying towards the Diploma In Regulated Financial Planning with a view to becoming an adviser in the future.

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Amanda Potter

Amanda Potter

Amanda joined Scrutton Bland (as was Bland & Son) in December 2002 following several years with an Independent Financial Adviser in Newcastle upon Tyne. Starting as a Paraplanner with Scrutton Bland, Amanda is now the Business Manager of the Colchester and Ipswich offices. Amanda has over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry dealing with client queries, processing investment, pension and protection business and now manages a team of Paraplanners and Administrators who support the Financial Adviser team.

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Debbie Rolph

Debbie Rolph

Debbie joined Scrutton Bland in 2013 as a Paraplanner and has approximately 25 years’ experience in financial services having previously worked for M&G, CIS and a small independent IFA. Debbie has completed a Diploma in Insurance, holds the FPC qualification and is currently working towards completing her Diploma in Financial Planning.

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Maggie Sherwood

Maggie Sherwood

Maggie joined Scrutton Bland (as was Bland & Son) in 1994 and is now a Paraplanner in the IFA Department in Colchester dealing with client queries, processing investment, pension and protection business.

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Kurt Walsh

Kurt Walsh

Kurt joined Scrutton Bland in January 2013 after spending 7 years working within Retail Banking and 3 within Independent Financial Advice and Wealth Management. As a member of the IFA department, Kurt deals with writing suitability reports, processing investments, pensions and protection business and is currently studying towards the Level 6 Diploma in Financial Planning.

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Robert Wood

Robert Wood

Robert Joined Scrutton Bland in June 2014 as an administrator paraplanner. Robert has worked in financial services for the last 9 years, which has included time at Transact and Suffolk life, making him fully aware of the products available to clients and the administration that goes with them. Robert is now currently working towards the Diploma in regulated Financial Planning.

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Adviser Profiles

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