Richard Hampshire
Richard
Hampshire

Richard Hampshire

About Richard

Managing Director / Certified Financial Planner / Head of Compliance, Finance and Marketing

What is your role within Hampshire Hill Group?

Managing Director, odd job man, cleaner (I bet Richard Branson doesn’t do this)

What is your favourite thing about your career?

Meeting people and changing their perception of financial planning

What motivates you to work hard?

Seeing people succeed in life

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Wine taster (the more the merrier)

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

People with problems not solutions (cup half empty)

What is your favourite word?

Yes dear

If you could paint this office any colour you wanted to, what would it be?

Hampshire Hill Green

Do you have any hobbies?

Walking my Springer spaniels and Golf

Who is your hero?

Anyone who puts their life on the line for their country

Do you have any pets?

2 girls and 2 son in-laws

What is your favourite book to read?

Autobiographies

What makes you laugh the most?

My mate Chris trying to play golf

What was the last movie you went to see?

Casablanca

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Would you like Red or White with your meal.

Sue Hampshire
Sue
Hampshire

Sue Hampshire

About Sue

Head of Operations /Finance Assistant

What is your role within Hampshire Hill Group? Administrator

What is your favourite thing about your career? Variety of work and being busy

What motivates you to work hard? To provide for the family

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Helicopter pilot

What’s your biggest pet peeve? Being late for anything

What is your favourite word? Chocolate

If you could paint this office any colour you wanted to, what would it be? Has to be Hampshire Hill green, can’t argue with the boss

Do you have any hobbies? Dog walking & gardening

Who is your hero? My English teacher at school 1978/79 (Miss Cosgrove)

Do you have any pets? 2 springer spaniels

What is your favourite book to read? Fiction novels

What makes you laugh the most? Watching “Only Fools & Horses”

What was the last movie you went to see? Independence Day

 

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome, you did well down there.

Lynda Beeson
Lynda
Beeson

Lynda Beeson

About Lynda

PA to Richard Hampshire/ Head of IT and HR / Compliance Assistant

What is your role within Hampshire Hill Group?
Office Manager; blimey it’s a bit of a ‘jack of all trades’ type of role, a bit of HR, a bit of IT, tasked with continual improvement and maintaining the BS8577 accreditation, throw in a couple of regulatory returns and there’s quite a bit more in between.

Financial Advice is a whole new world and language to me, my background is split between a number of years in retail banking (when a cashier was a real person) and HR but as the saying goes ‘every day is a school day’ but there’s still a long way to go to graduation.

What is your favourite thing about your career?
When Richard listens to me or even better when he actually agrees with me!!

What motivates you to work hard?
Knowing that something I’ve done or said makes a difference, no matter how small that may be. 

It makes it all worthwhile.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Something involving the conservation of Orangutans.  (I love Orangutans – did you know they share 97% of human DNA?)

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Bad manners, especially queue jumpers and the state of the Hampshire Hill kitchen also winds me up especially straight after lunch, maybe I should add ‘washing up’ to job descriptions!

What is your favourite word?
Tea?

If you could paint this office any colour you wanted to, what would it be?
White trimmed with black – it works for Derby!

Do you have any hobbies?
I like a good read; anything from a trashy novel to something more thought provoking like a scientific approach to how the mind works, I may not understand it but it gives the impression that I’m more intelligent than I am.  Oh, and shoe shopping, you can never have enough shoes.

Who is your hero?
My Dad

Do you have any pets?
No

What is your favourite book to read?
Do No Harm by Henry Marsh

What makes you laugh the most?
My ditsy daughter, even in her mid-twenties she’s capable of doing and saying the most ridiculous things with such childlike naivety.  She also has the ability to make me cry in equal measures!

What was the last movie you went to see?
The Darkest Hour

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
I’m not sure I’d even get that far, I could struggle to make the entry requirements for this one!

Dale Bowler
Dale
Bowler

Dale Bowler

About Dale

Financial Lifestyle Planner

What is your role within Hampshire Hill Group?

Independent Financial Adviser / Lifestyle Planner

 

What is your favourite thing about your career?

Helping clients achieve their goals / Aspirations

What motivates you to work hard?

My Family

 

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Professional footballer

 

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Bad Manners/ People not respecting each other

 

What is your favourite word?

‘Holidays’ ‘Fantastic’

 

If you could paint this office any colour you wanted to, what would it be?

Black and White

 

Do you have any hobbies?

Spending time with the family, football, cricket, walking, gardening and DIY

 

Who is your hero?

Too many to mention, if pushed ‘Sir Ian Botham’

Do you have any pets?

Im grandad to Oscar Alan – (Whippet)

 

What is your favourite book to read?

Film/ Music / Sporting biographies also books about Roman & Greek history

 

What makes you laugh the most?

Simple humour, Life’s ironies, dry sarcasm or wit (Non Malicious)

What was the last movie you went to see?

Dunkirk

 

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

‘Thank you for giving 100% for everything you’ve done Dale’

 

John Lomax
John
Lomax

John Lomax

About John

Financial Lifestyle Planner

What is your role within Hampshire Hill Group?

Financial Adviser

What is your favourite thing about your career?

Finding solutions for people

What motivates you to work hard?

Making a difference to client’s situations and delivering a quality job

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Counselling

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Impatience as I get older and cheeky kids

What is your favourite word?

Codswallop

If you could paint this office any colour you wanted to, what would it be?

Cream and white

Do you have any hobbies?

Exercise and keeping healthy

Who is your hero?

Mr Benn

Do you have any pets?

Yes Dylan the dog

What is your favourite book to read?

The Hobbit

What makes you laugh the most?

Things I shouldn’t laugh at

What was the last movie you went to see?

Star Wars last Xmas Eve

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Welcome John did you bring my financial data plan with you?

 

David Witney
David
Witney

David Witney

About David

Financial Lifestyle Planner

What is your role within Hampshire Hill Group?

Beats me

 

What is your favourite thing about your career?

The working hours

What motivates you to work hard?

Very little

 

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Doctor

 

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Never had a peeve mostly dogs and cats

 

What is your favourite word?

Carpet

 

If you could paint this office any colour you wanted to, what would it be?

Sky blue

 

Do you have any hobbies?

Sport/Travel

 

Who is your hero?

Denis Law

Do you have any pets?

Dog

What is your favourite book to read?

Dead mans walk

 

What makes you laugh the most?

Life

 

What was the last movie you went to see?

4 Weddings and Funeral

 

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

You are too early

 

Mike Rapinet
Mike
Rapinet

Mike Rapinet

About Mike

Mortgage Adviser

What is your role within Hampshire Hill Group?

Mortgage Adviser

What is your favourite thing about your career?

Meeting People

What motivates you to work hard?

Helping people get their dream home

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Airline Pilot

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Rude People who think they are better than others

What is your favourite word?

Esposas

If you could paint this office any colour you wanted to, what would it be?

Sky Blue

Do you have any hobbies?

Reading & sports

Who is your hero?

Any Paralympian

Do you have any pets?

A cat (Curtis)

What is your favourite book to read?

 Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks)

What makes you laugh the most?

People who can’t laugh at themselves

What was the last movie you went to see?

Woman in Black at the Theatre

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

“Well done for having hope otherwise you would have failed to exist.”

 

Martyn Miller
Martyn
Miller

Martyn Miller

About Martyn

Mortgage and Protection Adviser

What is your role within Hampshire Hill Group?
Mortgage + Protection Adviser, Entertainment Manager, Quiz Master

 

What is your favourite thing about your career?
Being able to help my clients to improve their lifestyle

 

What motivates you to work hard?

Personal pride

 

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Musician

 

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Traffic jams

 

What is your favourite word?

Fantastic

 

If you could paint this office any colour you wanted to, what would it be?

Black

 

Do you have any hobbies?

Gym training as preparation for mud runs and obstacle course races, studying to play piano

 

Who is your hero?

Archie Gemmill

 

Do you have any pets?
Not since my 3 legged dog passed away over 2 years ago, he was a well-known feature of our village!

 

What is your favourite book to read?

British hit singles and albums

 

What makes you laugh the most?
Hilarious acts of spontaneity

 

What was the last movie you went to see?

The Greatest Showman

 

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

‘I told you id make sure that you got to see Derby lift the FA cup before I called you up!’

 

Ian Cannon
Ian
Cannon

Ian Cannon

About Ian

Lifestyle Account Manager/ Head of Sales and Adviser Operations

What is your role within Hampshire Hill Group?

Lifestyle Account Manager and Tea Boy

 

What is your favourite thing about your career?

Meeting people

 

What motivates you to work hard?

Getting the right outcomes for clients

 

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Milkman

 

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

People being late for appointments

 

What is your favourite word?

Grandad

 

If you could paint this office any colour you wanted to, what would it be?

Black and White

 

Do you have any hobbies?

Keeping dogs, long-distance walks, running, swimming and crochet

 

Who is your hero?

Colin Todd

 

Do you have any pets?

Yes, two Springer Spaniels

 

What is your favourite book to read?

Beano annuals

 

What makes you laugh the most?

People tripping up!

 

What was the last movie you went to see?

Paddington 2

 

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Hello Son. Has Miller finished those chips yet?

 

Reece Edwards
Reece
Edwards

Reece Edwards

About Reece

Paraplanner

What is your role within Hampshire Hill Group? 
‘Paraplanner’ which is Latin for “Boring numbers guy” I am responsible for working with the advisers on their solutions, for their clients, and offering technical support. I am also responsible for writing reports based on adviser’s recommendations. My best friend is my calculator.

What is your favourite thing about your career?
It’s always changing creating new challengers every day.

What motivates you to work hard?

Building a future for my family.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Professional Mixed Martial Artist. Or return to my previous life as a musician.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Single-mindedness

What is your favourite word?
“Absolutely”

If you could paint this office any colour you wanted to, what would it be?
Black and White (Derby County Colours) or Blue and Gold (Derbyshire Cricket Club Colours)
 

Do you have any hobbies?
Going to the gym and watching sports. I was a keen footballer, cricketer and mixed martial artists but a string of injuries have stopped this.

Who is your hero?
My Dad

Do you have any pets?
I have a cat and a dog but don’t like either of them.

What is your favourite book to read?
Not a big reader to be honest but I do enjoy the autobiographies of sportsman or musicians.

What makes you laugh the most?
People falling over (terrible I know).

What was the last movie you went to see?
Toy Story 3 (it’s been a while since I went to the cinema)

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
“You’ve reached Level 2.”

Trevor Symonds BA (Hons) Law
Trevor
Symonds BA (Hons) Law

Trevor Symonds BA (Hons) Law

About Trevor

Wills and Estate Planner/ Head of Legal

What is your role within Hampshire Hill Group?

God alone knows!!! I certainly don’t! Not even sure actually if God knows!

 

What is your favourite thing about your career?

Knowing I am only at the start of it lol!

What motivates you to work hard?

My wife, she likes spending all of my wages

 

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Thespian

 

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

My dog poops on the carpet, instead of the garden!

 

What is your favourite word?

Anti-disestablishmentarianism, or Home Time, a close run second

 

If you could paint this office any colour you wanted to, what would it be?

Magnolia it’s so cheap!

 

Do you have any hobbies?

Whiskey and Cars

 

Who is your hero?

My Dad

Do you have any pets?

A cockapoo, SHELBY a Cavapoo, Maya, and a Cavoshon(?) Jess, and the wife of course, who I am sure was a black widow in a previous life???

 

What is your favourite book to read?

Lord of the Rings, it helps being Hobbit sized

 

What makes you laugh the most?

My bank balance!!! Sorry that should be cry!!! Same thing I guess!

 

What was the last movie you went to see?

Do you really think I can afford to go to the Cinema these days??? I think it was Lady and the Tramp, I love the bit where they share the meatballs!! AAh xxx

 

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Are you having a Giraffe?  “Your names not down”, try downstairs, its warmer and they have tea breaks!!

 

Melanie Cook
Melanie
Cook

Melanie Cook

About Melanie

Reception/Operations Assistant

What is your role within Hampshire Hill Group?
Operations Assistant to the Mortgage Department

What is your favourite thing about your career?
Everyone I work with (They paid me to say that!!)

What motivates you to work hard?

Getting the job done and seeing results.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Wine Taster

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

People with no sense of humour

What is your favourite word?

Rungry – How you feel after a 15 mile run

If you could paint this office any colour you wanted to, what would it be?

Hampshire Hill Green (Richard said we had to say that!!)

Do you have any hobbies?

I run for Sutton –in-Ashfield Harriers & AC. I also love parkrun, where I run and regularly volunteer

Who is your hero?

Kelly Holmes, I ran the English Schools cross country with her as a teen. Obviously I let her win!!

Do you have any pets?
I have a black cat called Scoobz & 2 kids.

What is your favourite book to read?

I don’t have time to read, I’m always running

What makes you laugh the most?
Ian’s jokes (if you believe that you will believe anything)

What was the last movie you went to see?

Greatest Showman

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Sorry, you should be on ‘The Highway to Hell!’

 

Becky Stafford
Becky
Stafford

Becky Stafford

About Becky

Operations Assistant

What is your role within Hampshire Hill Group?

Operations Assistant – Assisting (non-surgical) operations 

What is your favourite thing about your career?

I’m new to the team this year, so the challenge of learning in a new industry.

What motivates you to work hard?

More work… I like to keep busy the more work the more productive I become.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Dog Trainer or Counsellor

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Lateness

What is your favourite word?

Chocolate! Did someone say … Chocolate?

If you could paint this office any colour you wanted to, what would it be?

White … then think what colour to paint it.

Do you have any hobbies?

Dog walking and horse riding.

Who is your hero?

My mum

Do you have any pets?

Two crazy Spaniels

What is your favourite book to read?

A good biography, or trashy summer read.

What makes you laugh the most?

My two crazy spaniels

What was the last movie you went to see?

Don’t go to the movies often.  The last time I went was years back to see Twilight (don’t laugh I did take Children with me!)

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

“Here is your welcome gift, of a large bar of chocolate”.

 

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