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Our Team


Our team of ten advisers has over 100 years of collective experience in advising clients on the full range of financial services available on the market. Our advisers are supported by a team of seven administrative staff who assist the team in providing first class, reliable financial advice no matter what your needs are.

Geoff Bollands DipFA
Geoff Bollands DipFA

Managing Director
Geoff has 25 years experience as a Financial Adviser and founded Acklam Financial Ltd in 2003 starting with a team of seven. Since then the business has grown to a team of 17 including 10 advisers.

Paul Bollands DipFA
Paul Bollands DipFA

Independent Financial Adviser
Having joined the company straight from college, Paul has over 14 years experience as a financial and mortgage adviser. A family man, Paul is also a keen squash player.

Steve Sanderson DipFA
Steve Sanderson DipFA

Independent Financial Adviser
Steve has been with the firm since the beginning and has over 25 years’ experience in the industry, with many clients who have trusted his advice throughout his career. He lives locally with his wife but can be found motorbiking all over the country in his spare time.

John Smith DipFA, CeMAP, CeRER
John Smith DipFA, CeMAP, CeRER

Independent Financial Adviser
John started working in financial services in 1986, spending most of his career at Newcastle Building Society. He became independent in 2001, wanting to share his knowledge with his clients without being tied to one provider. John was born in Middlesbrough and still lives in the area.

Steven Innocent APFS
Steven Innocent APFS

Chartered Financial Planner
Steve has worked in financial services for 27 years and has been with us for nearly 15 years. Specialising in pension advice, he achieved chartered status in 2014. Originally from Sheffield, Steve has lived locally for over 40 years. When Steve isn’t watching the stock markets, you’ll find him playing his guitar.

Robert Seymour Adv DipFA, Adv CeMAP, CeRGI, CeRER, CeLTCI
Robert Seymour Adv DipFA, Adv CeMAP, CeRGI, CeRER, CeLTCI

Chartered Financial Planner - Member of the Institute of Financial Services
Robert has been with the firm more than 10 years. Born in Cumbria, Robert commutes from Leeds each day. During his time here he has studied many different areas of financial planning with his most recent qualification accrediting him with chartered status.

Hannah Innocent DipFA
Hannah Innocent DipFA

Mortgage Adviser
Hannah has been with us for 14 years, first completing her mortgage advisers qualifications and then her Diploma in financial services in 2011. As well as advising clients, Hannah is also a member of the compliance team within the firm.

Michelle Fletcher CeMAP DipFA
Michelle Fletcher CeMAP DipFA

Mortgage Adviser
Originally from Sunderland (and still a supporter!), Michelle joined us in 2016 after working for the national company YourMove; bringing her wealth of experience with her. Whilst being here, Michelle has gained her financial adviser diploma.

Jonathan Ellis BA (Economics) CeMAP
Jonathan Ellis BA (Economics) CeMAP

Mortgage Adviser
After completing an economics degree at Leeds university, Jonathan went on to study for his mortgage adviser qualifications and joined us in 2011.

Mark O’Shea CeMAP, CeRER
Mark O’Shea CeMAP, CeRER

Mortgage Adviser
Mark started working in the mortgage industry 8 years ago and joined us in 2014, he recently gained his equity release qualification (CeRER).

<centre>Administrative Team</centre>
Administrative Team
Angela
Office Manager

Gillian
Personal Assistant

Sue
Personal Assistant

Claire
Personal Assistant

Gill
Personal Assistant
Mariliis
Personal Assistant
Why Us
Why Us
Acklam Financial Ltd are Independent Financial Advisers with over 100 years of collective experience. We are passionate about helping you make the most of your finances, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your lifestyle and aspirations, before offering personalised financial planning and advice, tailored to you.
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Who We Are
Who We Are
Acklam Financial Ltd is an independent firm of trusted financial advisers dealing with all aspects of financial planning. Our Chartered Financial Planners are able to provide industry leading financial advice and our advisers have a wealth of experience in advising on the full range of financial products and services available on today’s market.
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What We Do
What We Do
Whether you are looking for mortgage advice, investment advice, retirement planning, inheritance tax planning, help with wills and trusts, or simply reducing costs, we have many years of experience in finding the most suitable solution for your needs.
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