Senior Partner Practice of
St. James's Place Wealth Management

Stephen McArdle, Principal Adviser

Stephen McArdle is the owner and Principal Adviser at Freshfield Financial Services, and after spending 15 years as a Senior Adviser with Canada Life in Liverpool he set up his own financial practice in Formby in 2002. Stephen is married to Sheila and has 3 children. He is a keen golfer, and also enjoys reading and playing the guitar. Mostly a ‘general practitioner’ in financial planning but in recent years he has done more and more work on long term care related issues. Stephen particularly likes to help his clients better understand the financial issues they are concerned about, via easy-to-understand practical solutions.

Paula Smith, Practice Manager

Paula Smith is our Practice Manager, responsible for all the day-to-day administrative duties, including reception and telephone enquiries. Paula is married with two young boys, and really enjoys the interaction with our clients on a daily basis. She prides herself in providing a professional approach to all client enquiries and requests for information, and she is a much-valued member of the Freshfield Team.