Wren Sterling Wilmslow

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Our Wilmslow office is the former office of Mutual Financial Management, which was acquired by Wren Sterling in 2022 and is within easy reach of the main train station.

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Meet the team

  • Austin Hutchinson

    Austin Hutchinson

    Financial Planning Director
    Austin Hutchinson is Wren Sterling’s Financial Planning Director. Austin joined Wren Sterling as a result of the Mutual Financial Management acquisition, which completed in late 2022. Austin was a founding partner of Mutual, growing the business from initial conception to overseeing assets of nearly £700m. Austin has over 20 years' experience as a financial planner and continues to practice, bringing a different dynamic to the Wren Sterling Leadership Team. Austin is also an Executive Director of Magnus, the Wren Sterling Group's discretionary fund management business. Read more
  • Steve Bingham

    Steve Bingham

    Regional Director
    Steve has been a financial adviser since 1988 although he graduated with a 2i BSC (hons) from Birmingham University in 1986 in Chemical Engineering. He became and independent financial adviser in 1990 working for Lowndes Lambert and then moved to Greystone where he became a shareholding director. In 1996 he was awarded the worshipful prize for top marks in the Advanced Financial Planning Exams. While at Greystone he studied a Masters of Business administration in Financial Accounting and Management at the prestigious Manchester Business School, where he achieved a 1st class honours degree with distinction. In 2006 he set up Mutual Financial Advisers which became Mutual Financial Management later that year. In 2022 Wren Sterling bought Mutual with £750m under advisement and Steve retains a director role still concentrating on providing holistic financial planning to his clients with emphasis on wealth management. In 2020 he studied for his investment management qualifications and again achieve distinction (90%). In his spare time Steve flies Helicopters and Gyrocopters (in which he obtained an instructor rating), is a Man United season ticket holder and a keen gardener. When he gets the time he also frequents the gym but not as often as he would like. Read more
  • Steve McMahon

    Steve McMahon

    Independent Financial Adviser
    Steve has worked in Financial Services for almost 10 years joining Mutual Financial Management in 2014, who were acquired by Wren Sterling in 2022. Steve provides holistic financial planning to private clients including retirement planning, protection and investment planning. He also has a depth of experience advising corporate clients across company pension schemes and employee benefits. Read more
  • Andrew Simpson

    Andrew Simpson

    Independent Financial Adviser
    Andrew has been working in financial services for over 30 years, in both holistic personal and corporate roles. Andrew has focused on building long-lasting relationships as a trusted advisor for his clients and their families, believing financial advice is not a one-off process – and as life evolves, so should financial advice. When he’s not working, Andrew likes to be outdoors, enjoying mountain biking, walking and skiing. Read more
  • Terry Ratcliffe

    Terry Ratcliffe

    Independent Financial Adviser
    Terry has spent the last 7 years working in the financial services industry and has built a wealth of knowledge and experience. He started at a Wealth Management company before joining Mutual Financial Management in 2019 which was acquired by Wren Sterling in 2022. Terry specialises in holistic financial planning including pensions, investments, protection, tax planning, employee benefits and intergenerational planning for a diverse range of both personal clients and business owners. Outside of work, Terry enjoys spending time with his family and friends, walking his dog, refereeing football and going to the cinema and theatre. Read more
  • Darren Nightingale

    Darren Nightingale

    Independent Financial Adviser
    Darren has worked in Financial Services for over 16 years working both as a Independent Financial Adviser and a Mortgage Adviser. In this time he has undertaken a significant number of qualifications, the most recent being the Diploma for Financial Advice in 2017. Fundamentally, Darren sees himself as a problem solver for his clients. In a fast-changing world Darren is a firm believer in educating his clients in all areas. As a result, his clients can expect to receive the most comprehensive and appropriate advice at all times. Darren is married to Annmarie, has two children called Daisy and Albie and a chocolate Labrador called Dino. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors, sports, music and travelling. Read more
  • Craig Greenall

    Craig Greenall

    Independent Financial Adviser
    Craig joined the financial services industry back in 1994 as a Financial Consultant with Prudential, becoming an independent financial adviser in 2000 and becoming a pensions specialist by passing the advanced pensions exam with distinction. In 2017 Craig became a fully accredited member of the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA). This involves providing advice to clients in later life who are potentially vulnerable and therefore a significant amount of additional training and experience is required in order to attain this accreditation. He is also a dementia friend as he works with care homes advising on Long Term Care solutions as well as advising attorneys and solicitors who also work within this field. Outside of work, Craig is an active gym goer and follow my football team, Wigan Athletic, whenever I can and one of my proudest moments was seeing my son, now 21, playing for the youth teams. Craig and his wife are also keen travelers. Read more
  • Indoo Gordon

    Indoo Gordon

    Specialist Medical Adviser
    Indoo has worked in the financial advice industry since 1987. She specialises in advising doctors, both GPs and hospital doctors, on their unique financial planning requirements. Outside of work, Indoo enjoys playing squash, badminton and yoga. Read more
  • Andrew Platt

    Andrew Platt

    Chartered Financial Planner
    Andrew has over 30 years’ experience as a financial adviser. It’s a career path that was always on the cards; his dad was a financial adviser himself, and Andrew saw first-hand the impact he made on people’s futures. All these years later, he is committed to having that same positive impact on his own clients. Andrew is a Chartered and Certified Financial Planner and was one of the first advisers in the UK to achieve the Chartered status. Andrew is a retirement specialist through and through, helping people achieve their goals through tailored financial planning, estate planning and sustainable income planning. Read more
  • Ross Woodhouse

    Ross Woodhouse

    Independent Financial Adviser
    Providing advice on pensions, investments, protection and tax planning; Ross provides holistic financial advice and prioritises building relationships with clients that stand the test of time. Ross has worked in financial services since 2019, following a career as a teacher, and joined Wren Sterling following the acquisition of Mutual Financial Management in 2022. Ross is married to Jess and has two children, Ernie and Martha. He enjoys cooking at home and eating out as well as spending time in the countryside. Read more
  • Warren Bentham

    Warren Bentham

    Senior Paraplanner & Chartered Financial Planner
    Warren is an experienced, senior paraplanner with over 23 years’ experience in financial services. He holds the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, has been awarded Chartered Financial Planner status, and is a Fellow of Personal Finance Society. He was named the Personal Finance Society Paraplanner of the Year in both 2013 and 2016 as well as collecting various other awards and accolades over the years. As well as providing a financial research and technical report writing service to the advisers in Wren Sterling's Wilmslow office, he remains certified as a financial adviser and continues to provide tailored financial advice to a number of long standing personal clients. Read more
  • Austin Hutchinson

    Austin Hutchinson

    Financial Planning Director
    Austin Hutchinson is Wren Sterling’s Financial Planning Director. Austin joined Wren Sterling as a result of the Mutual Financial Management acquisition, which completed in late 2022. Austin was a founding partner of Mutual, growing the business from initial conception to overseeing assets of nearly £700m. Austin has over 20 years' experience as a financial planner and continues to practice, bringing a different dynamic to the Wren Sterling Leadership Team. Austin is also an Executive Director of Magnus, the Wren Sterling Group's discretionary fund management business. Read more
  • Steve Bingham

    Steve Bingham

    Regional Director
    Steve has been a financial adviser since 1988 although he graduated with a 2i BSC (hons) from Birmingham University in 1986 in Chemical Engineering. He became and independent financial adviser in 1990 working for Lowndes Lambert and then moved to Greystone where he became a shareholding director. In 1996 he was awarded the worshipful prize for top marks in the Advanced Financial Planning Exams. While at Greystone he studied a Masters of Business administration in Financial Accounting and Management at the prestigious Manchester Business School, where he achieved a 1st class honours degree with distinction. In 2006 he set up Mutual Financial Advisers which became Mutual Financial Management later that year. In 2022 Wren Sterling bought Mutual with £750m under advisement and Steve retains a director role still concentrating on providing holistic financial planning to his clients with emphasis on wealth management. In 2020 he studied for his investment management qualifications and again achieve distinction (90%). In his spare time Steve flies Helicopters and Gyrocopters (in which he obtained an instructor rating), is a Man United season ticket holder and a keen gardener. When he gets the time he also frequents the gym but not as often as he would like. Read more
  • Steve McMahon

    Steve McMahon

    Independent Financial Adviser
    Steve has worked in Financial Services for almost 10 years joining Mutual Financial Management in 2014, who were acquired by Wren Sterling in 2022. Steve provides holistic financial planning to private clients including retirement planning, protection and investment planning. He also has a depth of experience advising corporate clients across company pension schemes and employee benefits. Read more
  • Andrew Simpson

    Andrew Simpson

    Independent Financial Adviser
    Andrew has been working in financial services for over 30 years, in both holistic personal and corporate roles. Andrew has focused on building long-lasting relationships as a trusted advisor for his clients and their families, believing financial advice is not a one-off process – and as life evolves, so should financial advice. When he’s not working, Andrew likes to be outdoors, enjoying mountain biking, walking and skiing. Read more
  • Terry Ratcliffe

    Terry Ratcliffe

    Independent Financial Adviser
    Terry has spent the last 7 years working in the financial services industry and has built a wealth of knowledge and experience. He started at a Wealth Management company before joining Mutual Financial Management in 2019 which was acquired by Wren Sterling in 2022. Terry specialises in holistic financial planning including pensions, investments, protection, tax planning, employee benefits and intergenerational planning for a diverse range of both personal clients and business owners. Outside of work, Terry enjoys spending time with his family and friends, walking his dog, refereeing football and going to the cinema and theatre. Read more
  • Darren Nightingale

    Darren Nightingale

    Independent Financial Adviser
    Darren has worked in Financial Services for over 16 years working both as a Independent Financial Adviser and a Mortgage Adviser. In this time he has undertaken a significant number of qualifications, the most recent being the Diploma for Financial Advice in 2017. Fundamentally, Darren sees himself as a problem solver for his clients. In a fast-changing world Darren is a firm believer in educating his clients in all areas. As a result, his clients can expect to receive the most comprehensive and appropriate advice at all times. Darren is married to Annmarie, has two children called Daisy and Albie and a chocolate Labrador called Dino. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors, sports, music and travelling. Read more
  • Craig Greenall

    Craig Greenall

    Independent Financial Adviser
    Craig joined the financial services industry back in 1994 as a Financial Consultant with Prudential, becoming an independent financial adviser in 2000 and becoming a pensions specialist by passing the advanced pensions exam with distinction. In 2017 Craig became a fully accredited member of the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA). This involves providing advice to clients in later life who are potentially vulnerable and therefore a significant amount of additional training and experience is required in order to attain this accreditation. He is also a dementia friend as he works with care homes advising on Long Term Care solutions as well as advising attorneys and solicitors who also work within this field. Outside of work, Craig is an active gym goer and follow my football team, Wigan Athletic, whenever I can and one of my proudest moments was seeing my son, now 21, playing for the youth teams. Craig and his wife are also keen travelers. Read more
  • Indoo Gordon

    Indoo Gordon

    Specialist Medical Adviser
    Indoo has worked in the financial advice industry since 1987. She specialises in advising doctors, both GPs and hospital doctors, on their unique financial planning requirements. Outside of work, Indoo enjoys playing squash, badminton and yoga. Read more
  • Andrew Platt

    Andrew Platt

    Chartered Financial Planner
    Andrew has over 30 years’ experience as a financial adviser. It’s a career path that was always on the cards; his dad was a financial adviser himself, and Andrew saw first-hand the impact he made on people’s futures. All these years later, he is committed to having that same positive impact on his own clients. Andrew is a Chartered and Certified Financial Planner and was one of the first advisers in the UK to achieve the Chartered status. Andrew is a retirement specialist through and through, helping people achieve their goals through tailored financial planning, estate planning and sustainable income planning. Read more
  • Ross Woodhouse

    Ross Woodhouse

    Independent Financial Adviser
    Providing advice on pensions, investments, protection and tax planning; Ross provides holistic financial advice and prioritises building relationships with clients that stand the test of time. Ross has worked in financial services since 2019, following a career as a teacher, and joined Wren Sterling following the acquisition of Mutual Financial Management in 2022. Ross is married to Jess and has two children, Ernie and Martha. He enjoys cooking at home and eating out as well as spending time in the countryside. Read more
  • Warren Bentham

    Warren Bentham

    Senior Paraplanner & Chartered Financial Planner
    Warren is an experienced, senior paraplanner with over 23 years’ experience in financial services. He holds the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, has been awarded Chartered Financial Planner status, and is a Fellow of Personal Finance Society. He was named the Personal Finance Society Paraplanner of the Year in both 2013 and 2016 as well as collecting various other awards and accolades over the years. As well as providing a financial research and technical report writing service to the advisers in Wren Sterling's Wilmslow office, he remains certified as a financial adviser and continues to provide tailored financial advice to a number of long standing personal clients. Read more
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