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Mark Bird BSc (Hons) FPFS - Managing Director and Chartered Financial Planner

Mark began his career in Financial Services in 1992 and spent three years with Prudential, training and studying to become a financial adviser. He then worked for ten years as a specialist wealth adviser with Friends Provident. Mark holds a BSc (Combined Honours) degree in Business and Languages, the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, Chartered Financial Planner status and is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Originally from the Wirral, Mark is a family man with two children and a keen fan of both rugby and football.

Andrea Bird BSc (Hons) - Director and Business Development Manager

Andrea has worked in senior marketing positions for over sixteen years. Fluent in French and German, she brings with her a wealth of experience from her time working with blue-chip giants spanning the aerospace, retail and financial sectors. As co-founder of Chester Financial Wealth Management, Andrea is responsible for client communications, public relations and marketing.

Richard Pierce BA (Hons) DipPFS - Independent Financial Adviser

Richard began his career as an Account Manager in the Manufacturing Industry, gaining a wealth of technical sales experience across Europe in a wide range of industries. Building on this knowledge, as well having a BA Degree in Business and French (including the study of economics and statistics), he made the natural transition to Financial Services in 2009. Richard initially spent four years with a Chartered Financial Adviser company in Chester, training and qualifying as a Financial Adviser with the Diploma in Financial Planning. Originally from the Wirral, Richard lives in Chester and enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and skiing.

Nina Pritchard BA (Hons) - Administrative Assistant

Nina began working in Financial Services in 2014, following 16 years with HMRC as a Compliance Support Officer. Having completed the Certificate in Financial Planning qualification, Nina is now focusing on achieving Diploma status. A key member of our team, Nina is the first point of contact at our Chester office and ensures that the office runs smoothly, taking pride in helping to provide our clients with an efficient, thorough and quality service. In her leisure time, Nina enjoys films, the theatre, quizzes and running.

Martin Guntrip BSc (Hons) ACQI - Head of Information Technology and Services

Martin has played an integral role within Chester Financial Wealth Management since 2004. He has invaluable technical knowledge and expertise that ensure the effective operation of our organisation. Martin continually identifies efficiencies and technological advancements that support the ongoing success of our company.

Angela Parker - Client Relationship Consultant

Having worked in the financial services sector for over twenty years, Angela has amassed extensive industry experience. Following eight years with Friends Provident, Angela became an Independent Financial Adviser in 2001. She has worked with Chester Financial Wealth Management since 2009 and is responsible for developing client relationships and identifying new business opportunities.