Meet the Team

Independent Financial Planning – Stonehouse

Meet the team of Independent Financial Advisors, Mortgage Advisor and Support Staff who are all here to help with your financial planning needs.

John Hingston - Independent Financial Planning - Stonehouse

John Hingston
Chartered Financial Planner, Director

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John has worked as a financial planner for 30 years, the majority of this time working with his fellow Director Geoff.  He helped form Independent Financial Planning in 1994 and is immensely proud of the growth and reputation of the company.  John is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Professional Finance Society. He is dedicated to working closely with his clients helping them achieve their financial objectives.  He considers this to be an ongoing long term relationship and his passion for his vocation continues to burn brightly.

Away from the office, John is a keen footballer.  Having vigorously played his whole life, he is not finished yet, despite calls from his wife Gill, to start acting his age.  He is the proud Father of two children and four Grandchildren (and counting).

Geoff Sztypuljak - Independent Financial Planning – Stonehouse

Geoff Sztypuljak
Financial Planner, Director

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Geoff has been a financial adviser since 1985 and is also a founder member of the company. He describes his work as ‘the perfect job’, as it combines his love of numbers and working with people; helping them solve their problems and meeting their financial goals. He enjoys developing long term client relationships and is proud that he is still advising some clients that he met in his very first year as an adviser.

Outside of the office, Geoff enjoys motorcycling at home and abroad and attempts to keep fit by playing squash. He is an active member of his local church and likes to spend time with his family.

Simon Evans - Independent Financial Planning - Stonehouse

Simon Evans
Chartered Financial Planner

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Simon joined the company at the start of 2018 having recently moved back to the area.  He has lived in London for the past six years, working at a leading Wealth Management company, gaining valuable experience and qualifying as a Chartered Financial Planner.  He is currently working alongside Geoff while also providing financial advice to his own clients.  He is committed to continuing the development of the company and building long lasting relationships with both new and existing clients.

Outside of work, Simon enjoys travelling and spent the end of 2017 visiting South East Asia, New Zealand and Australia with his wife. He also enjoys playing various sports and watching his beloved Cheltenham Town. 

Nicholas Hingston Mortgage Advisor- Independent Financial Planning - Stonehouse

Nicholas Hingston
Mortgage Adviser

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Nick has worked as a mortgage adviser at Independent Financial Planning since 2015. He is dedicated to his role and gets great personal satisfaction from helping clients purchase a property and start a new chapter in their lives. Nick has recently passed the ‘advanced’ mortgage exam and became a member of the Society of Mortgage Professionals. His focus is on becoming a financial adviser and his continued studies are leading him towards this.

In his spare time Nick enjoys spending time with his family and is proud to have just won the
league playing football with his local team, Stoke Rangers.

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Michelle Morgan

Junior Paraplanner

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Michelle joined the company at the end of 2019 and has 15 years’ worth of experience in the industry, much of which was gained at Hazlewoods in Cheltenham. She is currently working towards her Diploma qualification and is enjoying the variety that the Paraplanning role at Independent Financial Planning is providing.

Away from the office, Michelle keeps busy looking after her two young children and, when time permits, enjoys long distance running.  She is hoping to complete the Bath Half Marathon in 2020 (her second half marathon to date).  She is also involved in the PTA at her daughter’s school, which she finds extremely rewarding.  ​

Angela Price - Independent Financial Planning - Stonehouse

Angela Price

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Angela has worked for Independent Financial Planning since 2008, initially as a mortgage adviser and now in a support role to Geoff, for two days a week. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20 years having previously worked as Business Development Consultant at the Cirencester Friendly Society.

Away from the office, Angela is kept busy with her two young children.  She enjoys ballroom dancing and Pilates during her free time.

Jessica Smith-Burrows Alison Weller Independent Financial Planning - Stonehouse

Jessica Smith-Burrows

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Jessica has worked in the financial services sector for over 19 years, initially working with Skandia (now Old Mutual Wealth) and James Hay, developing their platform propositions and managing investment teams. In 2007 she moved into a more technical role, paraplanning, where she has developed extensive knowledge of financial planning and undertaken many professional qualifications and is helping to create a new paraplanning standard for the financial services profession.

In her spare time, her many hobbies, including a keen interest in film, following Manchester United and Mercedes F1. She loves spending time with her family and enjoying BBQ’s in the sun!

If you would like to meet the team, please do Contact Us and we would be pleased to assist you.