James joined Scrutton Bland Financial Services Ltd in 2007 after completing his degree in Business Economics at the University of East Anglia. Since joining he has worked his way up through our Independent Financial Advice team along with undertaking his IFA qualifications, and in 2014 began providing advice to clients on a holistic basis, often working with other departments in Scrutton Bland, such as tax, in order to find the most appropriate solution for his clients. James’s main focus is to spend time getting to know the needs and wishes of his clients, in order to provide them with tailored investment advice, with particular attention on investment planning for pensions and at retirement, plus inheritance tax mitigation and assistance for trusts and charities. Outside of work James enjoys spending time with his family, getting out on a road or mountain bike and watching Ipswich Town FC and Formula 1.
Other related team members
Risk and Assurance Manager
Leisyen joined Scrutton Bland in 2008 and is a Manager in our Risk and Assurance Department.
Business Advisory Assistant Manager
Sonja is a Certified Chartered Accountant, specialising in the agricultural, land and property sectors.
Natalie is assistant payroll manager and based in our Ipswich office
Other related independent financial advice
Gary is a director in the Independent Financial Advice team.
Independent Financial Adviser and Director
Neil works in our Ipswich office as an Independent Financial Adviser and is a director of Scrutton Bland Financial Services Ltd.
Financial Planning Joint Managing Director
Grant leads the Financial Planning department in Colchester, advising on wealth management for a number of high net worth individuals.
Scrutton Bland have been helping people and businesses across the East of England with their accounts and finances for over 100 years.
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An in-depth understanding of your circumstances, coupled with complete familiarity with current legislation and the latest technology, means we are perfectly placed to provide valuable audits and optimise your systems.