Gareth and Sue met Mark, one of FPC’s partners, and his family whilst holidaying in Brittany and immediately struck up a friendship as, purely coincidentally, Sue was a local girl from Formby. Gareth was in the Air Force at the time and having a keen interest in business and encouraged by Mark, started studying for an MBA shortly after this meeting. Leaving the Air Force in 1999 he joined an international management consultancy and led their European Aerospace practice.
By the time he was approaching 60, he was contemplating retirement. He had an Air Force pension and a company pension, plus savings and investments but was unsure whether he could afford to retire. He realised that he was about to make some big decisions and didn’t necessarily have all the information that he needed to make sure he got it right. Encouraged by Mark’s helpful support and advice over many years he knew there was only one place to turn to for professional financial help.