After graduating with an honours degree in economics at Swansea University, he worked as a broker consultant for the General Accident (now part of Aviva) for four years. Charles then joined Sage Financial Services (not the software company!) as an Independent Financial Adviser and latterly Senior Pensions Manager for the Sage Group, until 1995. An opportunity then arose to join forces with David Messer, a long established Independent Financial Adviser in Guildford since 1964. Since 1995 Charles has been providing expert advice from our offices in Walnut Tree Close in Guildford.
Charles and his wife Esther are active members of their local church. Charles is involved in teaching at various churches and as a committed Christian Charles believes that the highest ethical standard is paramount in his business activities.
He also swims 2 miles and runs about 12 miles each week, after cycling to and from work each day. Amongst other outdoor pursuits Charles enjoys paragliding and generally being outside. Charles needs to keep fit, to keep up with his four boys who are at different stages of university education and early careers.
Though not registered to give advice he has passed examinations in all parts of the Financial Planning Certificate.
Ian joined Messer & Matthews Ltd over 15 years ago and is an invaluable member of the team. He is usually the first point of contact for pensions administration and pensions technical issues.
Out of the office Ian enjoys spending time with his wife and son, going to the gym, swimming and reading.