Brian Astridge has been my financial adviser for over twenty years. Over that time, my financial demands have been many and varied, and often complex, but in all cases his help has been invaluable and immensely practical. I would recommend his services without scruple. – David Parker


Over the last ten years, Brian Astridge has listened very carefully to our concerns and requirements and provided us with very valuable investment and tax planning advice. In addition, he has made our lives much easier by shouldering a very considerable administrative burden on our behalf. – Dermot and Rosalind Gleeson


The directors of TMB Events have relied on the advice of Brian Astridge for the past 15 years. He has helped us put in place not only our company pension arrangements, but also key insurances in relation to the welfare of the team, and the protection of our business. His advice has always be simple to follow, professional and has proved very effective. On a personal level Brian Astridge has looked after me and my pension requirements for over 15 years. His wit and charm has been matched by the quality of his advice. His service is always professional and efficient, as he guides me through the complexity of the products we discuss.

On a separate note my main worry with Brian is the amount of product he puts in his hair…….!!! – Brian Kenworthy


Matt is the only financial advisor I ever need to speak to. He has demonstrated time after time that his extremely broad knowledge of the financial landscape and more particularly how it affects my future ensures that I’m ahead of the game. Matt has looked after not only my business interests but also my personal portfolio  for a decade now and his advice has been of the highest order from pensions and mortgages to investments and savings. The most important thing however is that he’s a top bloke and I could not give him a higher recommendation. Mr N Hunt


Tim Hawkins has been my personal and corporate financial advisor for nearly twenty years. He has also advised my wife and family. Without fail he has given us his honest opinion which we have always acted upon because no one in the industry is better informed. He oversaw the start of our business from the earliest days and helped us grow into our current position where we employ 170 people. Tim is always the consummate professional and his advice is always available for matters both large and small. His attention to our affairs has never faltered and I recommend him and his colleagues wholeheartedly. P Winchester


Matt has provided me with excellent professional advice and looks after my interests with the best suited range of insurance products in the market. I would certainly recommend him to new clients and all my friends……’ PT


The advice that Tim Hawkins of Wren Sterling gives is clear, detailed and impartial. He points out the benefits or drawbacks of alternative courses of action with regards to financial planning. He has a very good awareness of where I am placed in the market, and my level of expectation. He has a flexible approach, and is very capable of taking on changing conditions, and dealing with the long term financial planning for my financial future, and putting these into context with my husband’s, in the overall picture. I always feel I can contact him with any query, and will receive considered, focused advice. Sarah W


I have known Matt Goy since 2004 when EIP was a small IP firm, with fewer than 15 employees. At that time we were looking at rolling out a pension program for all employees, and Matt met with us in his role as pensions advisor at HSBC.

I was immediately impressed with his service levels, his attention to detail, and the care he took to explain the options to everyone at the firm. Not only that, every time there has been a change to policy (and there have been a great many over the years), he would take the time to come talk to us so we were always properly advised, ahead of any changes the government introduced.

As the firm has grown he has continued to be very professional, interacting more and more with our HR and finance departments as my responsibilities have changed, with new starters, and with existing staff.

I remain super impressed with his knowledge of the various offerings, whether that be different funds, profiles of investment opportunities and/or how best to structure a package as EIP has grown. I cannot finish without a mention of his incredible interpersonal skills. There are lots of people who allege to provide pensions advice. There are not many who take the time to understand the background of the people being advised, and sensitively disseminate what we need to know, in order to make prudent financial decisions.

Matt is one in a million.
Heather McCann