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Andy Parkes Chief Investment Officer
Andy joined Finance Shop in 2014 from Investec Wealth and Investments, where he spent 16 years working as one of the fund management team responsible for...
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Andy Parkes

Chartered MCSI

Chief Investment Officer

Andy joined Finance Shop in 2014 from Investec Wealth and Investments, where he spent 16 years working as one of the fund management team responsible for running their Multi-Manager products. Andy has responsibility for running the Finance Shop Wealth Management model portfolios, and he chairs the Finance Shop Investment Committee. In addition to his day to day responsibilities he also assists our Advisers in constructing more complex portfolios, and is developing a number of initiatives to enhance our range of investment solutions. 

In his spare time Andy enjoys playing and watching sport.

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01603 595960 ext 841 Norwich Office
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Iona De Wal Senior Paraplanner
Iona joined the Finance Shop in 2017 initially as a PA to Nick Buchan. Iona then progressed to become the first Paraplanner for Finance Shop after...
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Iona De Wal

DipFA CertLTCP

Senior Paraplanner

Iona joined the Finance Shop in 2017 initially as a PA to Nick Buchan. Iona then progressed to become the first Paraplanner for Finance Shop after completing her Diploma for Financial Advisers qualification later the same year. Iona now supports Nick in providing advice on Retirement, Investment & Tax Planning solutions and also manages a number of Group Pension Schemes on Nick’s behalf.

Iona is originally from the west coast of Scotland and graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Masters degree in Economics. Iona has worked in Insurance and Financial Services for over five years and has previously advised on Mortgage and Protection products.

Iona has always wanted to pursue a career in Financial Services and is now working towards Chartered status.

Outside of work, Iona enjoys playing Tennis and spending time with her friends and family.

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01603 595960 Ext 832 07384257183 Norwich Office
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Michelle Lenton Senior Co-ordinator
Michelle has been working in the financial sector since 1990, having previously worked for a building society. After taking a career break to bring up her...
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Michelle Lenton

Senior Co-ordinator

Michelle has been working in the financial sector since 1990, having previously worked for a building society. After taking a career break to bring up her two children, she joined Finance Shop in 2011.

Michelle has undertaken various roles since joining, but in 2017 she helped set up FS Ventures, which she continues to look after and is expanding year on year.

In her spare time she enjoys Kettlercise, Boxing, Metafit and going to the gym and getting out on the golf course.

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01603 595960 Ext 833 Norwich Office
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Nick Buchan Director
Nick joined Finance Shop in 2002, and has subsequently been a Partner / Director of the firm for over 15 years. His whole career has been...
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Nick Buchan

DipPFS

Director

Nick joined Finance Shop in 2002, and has subsequently been a Partner / Director of the firm for over 15 years. His whole career has been in financial services, previously working with TSB / Lloyds TSB before joining Finance Shop. Nick specialises in the fusion of financial advice and tax planning for high net worth clients. Nick also heads up FS Ventures and FS Pro which are services offered to high net worth clients, and in particular, professional sports people.

Outside of work, Nick is a lifelong Liverpool fan and enjoys spending time with his family.

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01603 595963 Norwich Office
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Oscar Whittaker Apprentice Administration Assistant
Oscar is currently working as an Apprentice Administration Assistant in Nick’s team, after joining Finance Shop in July 2018. Oscar has always been interested in pursuing...
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Oscar Whittaker

Apprentice Administration Assistant

Oscar is currently working as an Apprentice Administration Assistant in Nick’s team, after joining Finance Shop in July 2018. Oscar has always been interested in pursuing a career in the finance industry, having studied finance at a local college from which he was offered a scholarship from the London Institute of Banking and Finance. Early in 2019 Oscar passed his RO1 exam as a part of his apprenticeship, showing he has gained plenty of industry knowledge since joining the company.

 Outside of work he enjoys playing and watching football, socialising with friends and family and travelling to different parts of the world.

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01603 595960 Ext 844 Norwich Office
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Scott Oliver Director
Scott has been a financial adviser for over 20 years, joining Finance Shop in 2002. He was instrumental in developing the highly successful Advisory Portfolio Management...
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Scott Oliver

DipPFS

Director

Scott has been a financial adviser for over 20 years, joining Finance Shop in 2002. He was instrumental in developing the highly successful Advisory Portfolio Management service, which now manages over £300 million in client assets. He also is deputy fund manager to Andy Parkes on the Discretionary Portfolio Management service.

Scott is one exam away from Chartered status and intends to complete the qualification this year. He enjoys advising individuals on all aspects of their financial planning, and in particular enabling clients to enjoy life without any financial worries.

Married with two daughters at university, Scott enjoys travel and football.

Scott
01603 595964 Norwich Office
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Tina Feltham-Pye Personal Assistant to Nick Buchan
Tina has worked in financial services for thirteen years gaining experience in mortgages and business banking. Tina is keen to widen her skills and knowledge within...
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Tina Feltham-Pye

Personal Assistant to Nick Buchan

Tina has worked in financial services for thirteen years gaining experience in mortgages and business banking. Tina is keen to widen her skills and knowledge within the industry.

In Tina's spare time she enjoys cycling around Norfolk and hiking in the Lake District

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01603 595960 Ext 814 Norwich Office