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

Robert Stringer, Partner

Robert has been working in financial services since 1988, initially with an insurance company and subsequently as an Independent Financial Adviser when he met Richard and formed Stringer Mann Financial Planners in 1993.

Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and a member of the Personal Finance Society and Chartered Insurance Institute.

Robert’s favourite part of the working day is meeting with his clients. He does not really specialise in one particular area of advice and therefore his day is always varied and interesting, as are his clients. Robert enjoys advising individuals and also groups of people and is very comfortable working in the corporate sector where he may be involved with employee benefits presentations.

Married to Belinda, Robert has grown up children, a granddaughter and a whole host of animals. He is co-chair of Hector’s House, a suicide prevention Charity. Additionally, he loves squash and horse riding.

Mobile: 07836 571446

Richard Mann, Partner

Richard has worked within the financial services industry since 1985 and has worked for large UK insurance companies and as an assistant to a pension fund Actuary before joining with Robert and forming Stringer Mann Financial Planners in 1993.

Richard has obtained the designation Chartered Insurance Practitioner and has completed many industry based examinations to ensure that his advice remains relevant and up to date in an ever changing market.

He specifically enjoys meeting new and existing clients and watching their careers and personal lives develop, being on hand to offer advice along the way as their needs change.

Richard says that every client’s needs are different and enjoys providing solutions to their wide ranging financial requirements. “One minute I can be talking to an individual about their pensions and investments and the next to a company about protecting their business and employees. It is this vast range than makes every day both interesting and challenging."

Outside work Richard enjoys playing football, cycling, skiing and is a coach for his son’s football team.

Mobile: 07836 709578

David Milbourn, Mortgage Adviser

David has been advising clients on their mortgage needs since 2008, both as an Independent Broker and for Barclays Wealth Investment Management, before joining Stringer Mann Financial Planners in 2016.

"In my view mortgages differ from other financial products since the choice and criteria across the market between providers differ greatly, making the importance of seeking good advice a real necessity.

A mortgage is not just a loan but one of the biggest financial commitments anyone can make and often linked to an emotive need such as a new home, therefore it can be stressful without the right guidance.

I love helping clients through the process and to know that my advice & service has been a real benefit to them. I feel Stringer Mann Financial Planners offer a service which is professional and personable, with the backing of a trusted brand like St. James’s Place.

Stringer Mann Financial Planners offer a comprehensive range of those mortgages that are made available to mortgage intermediaries.

Amanda Knights, Financial Adviser

Amanda is an experienced Financial Adviser and has worked within the financial services industry since 1999 providing advice to both individual and corporate clients. Amanda has worked as a tied Adviser for a Bank, as an Independent Financial Adviser and for a couple of large UK Insurance companies.

Amanda has worked with public sector bodies such as NHS, civil service and police to help educate members around their Defined Benefit schemes and top up alternatives. Amanda also worked with intermediaries and Corporates in the FTSE 350 space, the public sector and SMEs helping educate members around their pension arrangements through presentations, 1-2-1 meetings and web based communication solutions.

Her advice covers all areas of wealth management, including, retirement planning, wealth protection, inheritance tax planning and trusts*, investment planning. She enjoys providing solutions to clients’ wide ranging financial requirements.

Amanda is married and is a qualified Reiki Master and Reflexologist, she enjoys spending time with her family, hosting dinner parties and travelling.

Linda Bell, Office Manager

Linda has been working at Stringer Mann Financial Planners for the past 22 years. Linda’s role is to ensure the smooth running of the office and to support the team. Her strengths are making sure applications go through as quickly and smoothly as possible and ensuring clients are kept up to date with the progress of their applications.

Linda enjoys keeping fit, attending pilates and aerobics weekly. She also enjoys decorating, entertaining and spending time with friends and family.

Nicola Wade, Office Administrator

Nicola joined Stringer Mann Financial Planners in July 2016 and has been working in Financial Services since 2004. Nicola’s main role is to support David with the efficient and timely processing of mortgage and insurance applications along with assisting Robert and Richard with the day-to-day smooth running of the business.

Away from work Nicola attends Zumba classes twice a week, and enjoys walking and spending time with family and friends.

Charli Okey, Office Administrator

Charli has spent almost 10 years in Financial Services in a variety of client support roles and is only too familiar with the importance of delivering first class client support and service. Charli’s role is to assist Robert and Richard in all aspects of the client experience, completing back office processes including research, collation of data and processing of applications.

Charli’s spare time pursuits consist of grabbing some exercise, getting out and about with family and friends, walking her adored Standard Schnauzer and finding any excuse for a trip to the beach and a glass of wine!

Alison Page, Marketing Manager

Alison has joined our team to develop our marketing activities.

Alison successfully delivers sound marketing strategies and campaigns along with creative management services. Alison previously worked in the motor industry, with experience in sales and marketing, event management, finance and account management giving her multi-level skills and a solid commercial background.

Outside work, Alison loves nothing more than to walk her Shih Tzu. She is a keen supporter of animal welfare and enjoys arts, crafts and gardening.