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Darren Hopkins BA AdvDipFA

Director & Chartered Financial Adviser

Darren has been in financial services for nearly twenty years, having worked for Barclays Financial Planning, Alliance & Leicester and St. James’s Place before joining a national independent financial advice firm. Over this time Darren has learnt in‑depth knowledge about all aspects of financial advice, but in particular investment and retirement planning. Having achieved Chartered status puts Darren in an elite group of financial advisers.

Mark Stanhope BSc DipPFS

Independent Financial Adviser

Mark joined Richstone Park in 2020 and is situated in Scotland. He has been in financial services for over 20 years and has worked for companies such as Prudential, Lloyds, Nat West and Santander. Over that period Mark has taken the time to build professional relationships and is known for his attention to detail. Mark is excellent at helping clients to build their wealth and to utilise their tax allowances, he also enjoys discussing the merits of Social, Responsible and Ethical investing.

David Gunn BA (Hons) DipPFS Certs CII (MP & ER)

Independent Financial Adviser

David has been in financial services since 1996, joining Richstone Park in 2021, covering the Midlands. Previously David has worked for Quilters, HSBC and the Royal Bank of Scotland. David specialises in investment and pension planning as well as mortgages and has clients at all stages of their financial life. David is also keen to help out in his local community and is a Governor at two local schools as well as supporting Citizens Advice. David has specialist qualifications in long term care, equity release and mortgage advice alongside his diploma in financial planning.

Jolene Hopkins

Operations Director

Jolene started in financial services in 2004 with Barclays Bank and worked there for nearly 15 years before moving to Richstone Park. As Operations Director Jolene is head of the day to day running of the business and has particular input in ensuring that our clients are receiving the best possible service.

Suzy Clayton

Senior Administrator
Suzy joined Richstone Park in 2021 and provides day to day support for the advisers. Suzy has excellent knowledge of financial services and is currently studying to improve this further.
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