Rachael and I have worked together since 2002. We established Start Financial Planning in 2014 to supersede the Taylor Oliver Partnership when Louise (Oliver) moved to Cheltenham.

Rachael provides the organisational ‘glue’ and efficiency ‘oil’ that keeps Start FP on track. Her meticulous attention to detail is a real asset in what remains, despite the digital revolution, an administratively complex industry.

Clients value the continuity, stability and approachability that Rachael provides. She anchors the office and is effectively the ‘voice’ of Start FP.

Outside work:

Steve and I love walking. We are blessed to be living on the cusp of the Peak District, and there can be few things more satisfying than a long walk followed by a drink in a quiet country pub.


  • Worked in partnership with Steve since 2002
  • Over 15 years’ experience in IFA administration and support