Together, our directors have a wealth of knowledge and experience that is used to support our advisers, ensuring the best possible results for our clients and their families.

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Commercial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

National Development Director

Divisional Director

Head of Investment Management

Divisional Director

Group Acquisitions Director

Chartered Financial Planner

Chartered Financial Planner

Independent Financial Adviser

Chartered Financial Planner

Chartered Financial Planner

Chartered Financial Planner

Fairstone has over 400 advisers and highly trained staff based across the UK.

We pro-actively nurture talent via the Fairstone Academy, our development programme that allows all advisers and staff to continually learn and reach new heights in terms of their skills and qualifications meaning they can continue to offer the highest quality advice to our clients.

Angela Murfitt

Chartered Financial Planner

I am a Chartered Financial Planner and have worked within the financial services industry for over 28 years. I began my career working for Norwich Union in an administrative role, later running and managing a team of support staff in corporate pension administration.

I moved into financial advice in 1996 where I developed my skills and knowledge of complex pensions, investments, estate planning and trust work. I still work with a great deal of my original clients today.

In addition to being a chartered Financial Planner, I am a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. I aso work with the local college running courses in financial planning as well as the Chartered Insurance Institute, the Institute of Financial Services and the Institute of Financial Planning in training roles and as an assistant examiner helping others achieve their qualifications and improve their knowledge.

Angela’s advice has completely changed my life. I have pensions arrangements set up and am even dabbling in stocks and shares. No matter how busy or where I am, I can always log in to my account. I feel so much more confident about my financial future

Elaine 55, County Durham

Alison James

Chartered Financial Planner

After completing a Neuroscience degree at the University of Edinburgh, Alison James started her career in financial services in 2003, working in the mortgage department at Bank of Scotland. Since then, Alison has worked in technical roles at two Edinburgh financial planning firms before joining Spence & Spence as a Chartered Financial Planner in January 2012.

As well as being a Chartered Financial Planner, Alison is also a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and holds specialist qualifications for occupational pension transfers, equity release and long term care.  While Alison advises on most aspects of personal financial planning and prides herself on providing a holistic service, much of her time is spent advising clients on pensions, including lifetime allowance and annual allowance issues.

Jo has provided us with sound financial advice with reassuring results and outcomes from various investments, pension planning and policies. Her financial advice comes with an engaging personality whilst having an understanding of our short & long term financial objectives for both ourselves and our children. Jo has the ability to explain financial proposals in a simplistic manner helping us to make the right decisions.

Andy & Christina, Cupar

Sean Larkin

Chartered Financial Planner

Sean Larkin is a business principal at Fairstone Financial Management NI and has a wealth of experience built up during his many years advising both private clients, SMEs and corporate clients. Prior to setting up Fairstone Financial Management NI, Sean worked in the wealth management division of two major banks.

He specialises in providing pre and post retirement advice including all forms of pensions and estate planning and has been trusted by many for his technical expertise. His typical day is varied, with the majority of his time spent face-to-face with new and existing clients.

Sean is a Fellow of The Personal Finance Society, a Chartered Financial Planner, a Chartered Wealth Manager  and he holds a STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Diploma in Estates and Trusts. He is currently undertaking a Masters in Behavioural Economics and Financial Planning at Manchester University.

Sean has been our financial adviser for the past 5 years. We have just finished reviewing our Estate Planning situation. We have found that Sean always explains matters in a clear and straightforward way, enabling us to understand and make the right choices for our situation. We would not hesitate in recommending Sean and Fairstone NI.

Ashley & Wendy McCulla

Peter Savage

Chartered Financial Planner

Peter Savage is a Chartered Financial Planner and has been awarded the Chartered MCSI qualification through the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Institute.

Peter is a business principal at Fairstone Financial Management NI (previously First Financial Management), the business that he set up with colleague, Sean Larkin in 2007.

He started work in financial services in 1998 when he worked for Standard Life, primarily within their group pension department. Peter then took up a post with Barclays within their Wealth Management division, based in London before moving to Belfast.

Peter works predominantly within the investment planning and pre and post-retirement planning division and also advises the firm’s corporate clients on their employee benefit and group pension requirements.

Having retired early, and highly wary of financial advisers, we wanted to maximise growth whilst protecting our retirement fund, two things we thought were incompatible. However Sean and Fairstone NI showed us otherwise and it was all the more remarkable because he achieved this during the recession and tough economic times! Sean was very professional, honest, open and knowledgeable, he delivered regular portfolio reviews with on-going support and advice in plain English, we are now content that our family’s future is financially secure and trust Sean to help keep us secure.

Gavin & Lesley Body

Sean McParland

Chartered Financial Planner

Sean McParland leads the team at Fairstone’s Lancashire base in Nelson.

Sean began his career in 1980 when he joined Commercial Union direct from school and he soon progressed to Sales Manager for CU Life in the North West of England. During this time he was also the T&C Scheme Sponsor for NW England and was responsible for training 100 RI’s as well as managing the most successful (and best qualified) team of Consultants in the Company.

Sean has always believed that higher qualifications are a key factor in developing the financial services industry into an accepted profession. He achieved Chartered Financial Planner status in 2010 and has been a fellow of the Personal Finance Society since 2012.

As a member of Fairstone’s Chartered Board, Sean aims to help the business drive forward the provision of high quality advice from highly qualified professionals in the years to come.

Sean's knowledge and experience in all aspects of financial management is second to none. He is able to deliver complex financial advise in a simple easy to understand manner.

Janet Lalor, Nelson