Chestnut are a family-run financial advice practice. It comes down to our practical and experienced advice to people, families and businesses in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
We pride ourselves on our friendly and approachable nature. Our clients are at the heart of everything we do.
We understand the individual needs of each of our clients and implement tailored financial advice to address those needs.
Our first visit, usually in the comfort of your own home, is always on us, getting to learn about you, what you would like to achieve, and how best we might be able to be of service.
You’ll find Ian has a relaxed approach to meetings, happy to chat so long as you feed him coffee. Be prepared to hear about Farley, his five year-old labrador retriever, but he’ll talk about everyone's pets if you let him!
Ian is married with three sons and three grandsons. He enjoys his food, wine, rugby, and walking with Farley anywhere.
Ian has had 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, many as a director and consultant.
He holds the Diploma in Financial Planning, regularly building on his expertise with the continuous professional development regime of the Personal Finance Society.
Already well qualified to help clients with their financial planning needs, Ian has subsequently obtained specialist mortgages, equity release, and long term care qualifications.
Ian has much wider experience than financial planning; he has also held senior positions in several claims management companies, helping clients gain considerable sums in compensation.
Whilst a Director of one of the UK's largest firms of financial advisers, Ian gained his degree in law through the Open University and has successfully represented several companies in court.