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Our People

Our people are very important to us, as is making certain we provide you with the best possible professional financial advice. Below is a short biography for each of our colleagues together with their contact telephone number. For further contact details please see our "Contact Us" page.


Alan Bowers Dip pfs, Cert CII (MP & ER)
Alan Bowers Dip pfs, Cert CII (MP & ER), Director & IFA
Tel. 01656 784862, Email. alanlaurelcourt.co.uk
Alan entered Financial Services in 1981 and has worked in both Home Service and Direct Sales.
In 1996, Alan became an Independent Financial Adviser, when he formed his own company "Alan Bowers Financial Services".
In 2000 he merged his company with Mark Jones to create Laurel Court Associates Ltd.
Alan has achieved Diploma status. In addition to advising on Investment, Pensions and Protection, Alan is also qualified to advise on Mortgages and Equity Release Products.
In his spare time Alan enjoys travelling (especially Portugal),weekend breaks, playing the odd game of Golf. He is also a season ticket holder at Swansea CityFC
Mark Jones Dip PFS Cert CII (MP & ER)
Mark Jones Dip PFS Cert CII (MP & ER), Director & IFA
Tel. 01656 784862, Email. marklaurelcourt.co.uk
Mark entered Financial Services in 1987 and has worked in both Home Service and Direct Sales.
In 1996, Mark became an Independent Financial Adviser, when he formed his own company "Mark Jones Financial Services".
In 2000 he merged his company with Alan Bowers, to create Laurel Court Associates Ltd.
Mark has achieved Diploma status. In addition to advising on Investment, Pensions and Protection, Mark is also qualified to advise on Mortgages and Equity Release Products.
Mark is a keen sportsfan, watching his 2 sons play football on the weekend in the winter and cricket in the summer.
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Susan John, Administration Manager
Tel. 01656 784862, Email. adminlaurelcourt.co.uk
Sue Joined laurel Court in 2005 and is responsible for the day to day running of the administration department.
Sue has achieved her Certificate in Financial planning
Simon Bowen BA Hons
Simon Bowen BA Hons, Senior Administrator
Tel. 01656 784862, Email. admin2laurelcourt.co.uk
Simon Joined Laurel Court in 2007, after graduating in Business Studies from Swansea University. Simon has successfully completed CF1, CF2 & CF3.
A keen Welsh Rugby supporter, Simon is a season ticket holder for Llanelli Scarlets not only attends all their home games, but has also followed them to Scotland, France and Italy
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Steph McCann, Administrator
Tel. 01656 784862, Email. stephlaurelcourt.co.uk
After graduating from the University of the West of England with BA Hons in Business Studies, Steph worked as an overseas representative in Leisure & Tourism for a couple of years. Having a keen in interest in administration and finance, Steph joined Laurel Court as a Junior administrator in 2014. Now through her training period, Steph is studying for her Diploma in Financial Services and is keen to become a financial adviser, once she has passed her exams.
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Sophie Legg, Administrator
Tel. 01656 784862
Sophie graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA Hons. in Education. After leaving university she joined an Investor and Policyholder Administration and Technology service provider based in Chelmsford as an Administrator. She then left to join a Financial Services "Wrap" company as a Senior Client Administration Manager in London.

Sophie decided to give up full time work in the City after having a baby. She now combines a full time role with her young son and husband, with a part time role at Laurel Court.

Sophie has achieved RO1 and is looking to continue her studies to attain full Diploma qualification.
Tony Williams Dip fa MIFS Cemap
Tony Williams Dip fa MIFS Cemap, Independent Financial Adviser
Tel. 01656 784862, Email.
Anthony entered Financial Services from retail management in 1995 and worked as an appointed representative for Colonial Financial Services UK Ltd. In 2000, Anthony became an Independent Financial Adviser, and later joined" Laurel Court Associates Ltd in January 2007. In addition to advising on Investment, Pensions and Protection, Tony is also qualified to advise on Mortgages and Long Term Care
Anthony has achieved his Diploma status.
In his spare time, Tony is a keen WRU referee.
Chris Jones Dip fa MIFS
Chris Jones Dip fa MIFS, Independent Financial Adviser
Tel. 01656 784862, Email.
Chris entered financial services direct sales in 1993, moving into supervision and management before becoming an Independent Financial Adviser as a partner with his own firm in 2001. Chris joined Laurel Court Associates as an adviser in January 2007. Chris is able to advise clients on Investment, Pensions and Protection matters.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys Motorcycling and also playing and making guitars
Simon Griffiths BA Hons. Dip PFS, Cert CII (MP)
Simon Griffiths BA Hons. Dip PFS, Cert CII (MP), Independent Financial Adviser
Tel. 01656 784862, Email.
Simon holds Diploma in Financial Planning and Certificate of Mortgage Practitioners.
Simon joined the team in 2010, bringing considerable experience in helping clients maximise the potential of pension arrangements in both pre and post retirement. Since becoming a Financial Adviser in 1996, Simon has developed his skills and previously worked with a number of large life offices and a major high street bank.
Away from work Simon is kept busy by his young family.
In addition to advising on Investment, Pensions and Protection, Simon is also qualified to advise on Mortgages
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Paul Newman (Dip pfs Cemap), Independent Financial Adviser
Tel. 01656 784862, Email.
Paul has achieved his diploma in financial services. Paul has worked in the industry for many years, initially starting as an adviser with a high street bank. Paul is a keen Cardiff City supporter and attends many home and away games. Paul is able to provide advice in all areas of financial planning.
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Peter Abraham Dip fa MIFS, Cemap, Independent Financial Adviser
Tel. 01656 784862, Email.
Peter Joined Laurel Court in February 2013 after spending a number of years providing financial planning advice within the banking sector. Peter lives in Swansea and is able to advise on Investments, Pensions, Protection and Mortgages
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Chris Jenkins Cert CII Cemap, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01656 784862, Email.
Chris lives locally in Porthcawl. He started his financial career at the Pearl, being one of their top advisers in Wales, before becoming an Independent Financial adviser in 2003. Chris concentrates on advisng on all aspects of protection, although qualified to advise on Mortgages.
Chris is a keen surfer and also enjoys mountain biking.
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Martin Ruston, Mortgage & Protection Adviser
Tel. 01656 784862
Martin is based in Wythall, near Birmingham and brings to Laurel Court a wealth of experience in the areas of providing Mortgage & Protection advice. Whether you are are individual looking for residential mortgage advice, or an investor with a Buy to Let Portfolio, Martin is well versed to help.
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Kevin Brooks, Mortgage & Protection Adviser
Tel. 01656 784862
Kevin Joined the Financial Services industry in 1987, as an advisor for Sun Life of Canada, then progressed through Royal Life and Legal and General to set up his own successful Mortgage Brokers in 1999. Kevin took a career break in 2013, and re-joined the industry as one of our Mortgage Protection advisors in April 2016.

In his spare time, Kevin is a keen football fan supporting West Ham United, likes to travel, and is a keen middle/long distance runner having completed several marathons.
Jeff Watkins Dip fa MIFS, Cemap
Jeff Watkins Dip fa MIFS, Cemap, Independent Financial Adviser (Retired)
Tel. 01656 784862, Email.
Jeff has retired from providing financial advice in June 2014, but maintains a close contact and relationship with Laurel Court.