I’ve been a client of Nick’s since before the start of Henwood Court. I first came across him in 2002 when he was working for another firm. I took some advice from him and really liked him. So, when he set up on his own, I automatically followed him. I suppose that makes me a founder member of the Henwood Court client group!
What I liked about Nick was his energy and client focus. He struck me as being very different from other financial advisers. He was interested in me and what I wanted out of life, not just what he could sell me. I was also impressed by his integrity; the bond of trust was almost immediate and has endured ever since.
I was in my early 40s and moving into a new job, so was just starting to get serious about pension planning. As a busy person, I’d tended to push long-term financial planning into the long grass, but the team at Henwood encouraged me to begin to focus on it. They made me think through what I really wanted out of life, then helped me to get organised to enable me to enjoy it.
My main objectives were to ensure there was enough financial resilience in my plans so that if I got run over by a bus, my family would be okay. I also wanted to build a large enough portfolio to have a better work/life balance. Henwood Court has helped me achieve both of those. They might not have come up with the money, but they’ve made them happen!