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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 spending time in Portugal, weekend breaks and playing the odd game of Golf. He is also a keen Swansea City FC supporter

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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 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

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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.

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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 daughter (and hubby), with a part time role at Laurel Court.
Sophie has achieved RO1 and is looking to continue her studies to attain full Diploma qualification.

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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.


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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

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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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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 now concentrates on advising 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 Redditch, 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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Rhydian Davies, Protection Adviser
Tel. 01656 784862
Our most recent recruit, Rhydian joined the company in September 2019. Rhydian has over 30 years experience in Financial Services. Rhydian now concentrates on advising on all aspects of protection for his any clients.

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Kyran Roberts, Trainee Financial Adviser
Tel. 01656 784862
Kyran joined Laurel Court in October 2018 direct from University, having achieved a first class honours degree from Loughborough in "Information Management & Business". During that time Kyran has worked mainly in supporting the financial advisers and continuing his studies to achieve his Diploma qualification, to quality as a financial adviser. With only 1 exam remaining, it should not be long before Kyran takes a more advisory role within the team.
Outside of work, Kyran has represented Wales both as a junior and senior in Athletics and in 2014 was
British indoor Athletics U20 1500m champion. He is also a keen supporter of most sports.

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