Posted on 2nd May 2019
Later life expertise recognised at MHA Carpenter Box Wealth Management
Gill Lynes, Senior Financial Planning Manager at Sussex-based MHA Carpenter Box Wealth Management, has recently been accredited with full membership of the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA).
To become a full member of SOLLA, applicants have to pass a rigorous accreditation process, which includes obtaining a professional qualification through examination. MHA Carpenter Box Wealth Management also had to show that it has a robust policy in place for helping elderly and vulnerable clients, including ongoing training and support. In addition, wheel chair accessibility has to be available and when required, advisers must be willing to visit clients’ homes to discuss their needs.
SOLLA was established in 2008 as a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising standards and improving accessibility to regulated financial advice for older people and their families.
Gill has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector. She joined MHA Carpenter Box Wealth Management three years ago as a Financial Planning Manager after performing a similar role for NatWest and prior to that, HSBC Bank.
Once accredited, full members can advise on a wide range of subjects such as retirement planning (including pensions and annuities), funding for Care Home fees or for care at home, Inheritance Tax planning and other tax matters. They can also provide guidance on estate and wealth planning issues, including Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputy Orders.
Roy Thompson, Partner & Head of Wealth Management at MHA Carpenter Box Wealth Management, commented: “This accreditation from SOLLA is excellent news for our clients many of whom have elderly parents or family members. Following this accreditation, we have a recognised seal of approval on our ability to help elderly and vulnerable clients with their financial affairs. Well done to Gill on gaining full membership of SOLLA, proving that she has the knowledge and technical ability to provide the highest level of customer service to our clients.”
Gill lives just outside of Brighton and is married with two grown-up children. She enjoys spending time with her family, eating out and socialising.
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "
"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"