We are Independent Financial advisers operating from offices in Manchester City Centre and Lymm, Cheshire and are passionate about what we do.
Our business is owned by the people who work in it. We build and maintain long term relationships because of our future success is closely aligned with that of our clients.
As one of the first firms in the UK to be awarded Chartered Status, a prestigious award that recognises our commitment to professionalism and fair treatment of clients, we are committed to the highest standards.View
Supported by history and tradition
Our business can trace its roots back to 1978 when, Hammond Raggett Jaworski & Ptns Ltd was established by Bernard Raggett in the Royal Exchange in Manchester. When first established the business consisted of both a financial planning and Commercial Insurance businesses but in 2000, these separated and Hammond Raggett & Company Ltd was established working from the same location. In 2004, Stephen Whamond joined the business as a shareholder and in 2012 became its majority shareholder. Subsequently the shareholder base has expanded to include Richard, Stella and Charlene.
Since its inception, the business has grown organically through referrals from professional introducers such as Accountants, Solicitors and Commercial Insurance Brokers and from referrals from its existing client base.
In 2016 we acquired Beechwood (Pensions & Investments) Ltd, an established financial planning business based in Lymm, Cheshire, which was owned and operated by Malcolm Pritchard, whom the directors of our business had known on a personal and business basis for many years. This business has been successfully integrated into our business and clients of both firms have benefited from the increased resource and skills.
In the same year we also acquired Rowley Goodall Limited a Knutsford based financial planning business owned and operated by Howard Goodall, who had built up a relatively small but very loyal client base by providing a very personalised service to his clients.
Today, the business consists of six advisors and a large support team based across the two offices. We offer advice across a wide range of financial planning areas advising both personal and corporate clients. We currently advise on around £ ½ Billion of client assets, including £100 million through our “Managed Portfolio” service. Client portfolios typically consist primarily of Pre and Post retirement pension arrangements and Personal Investment Portfolios. For corporate clients we offer Group Pension and Group Risk services and advice to Directors to mitigate financial risks.
The right people is the key to success of any business and to lasting client relationships. We are fortunate to have a fantastic team at Hammond Raggett who are passionate about what we do and who always put the needs of our clients first.
We encourage our clients to engage with our team at all levels and not just with their adviser.
Follow the link to view all members of the team who you may deal with when it comes to investing in your future.View
We value long term relationships with our clients; but what do our clients say about us?
We cannot speak highly enough of the quality of advice and personal service that we have experienced from Stephen. He is professional, thoughtful, understanding and will always go out of his way to ensure his clients are both happy and confident in their decision making.
Our journey has now taken us into retirement and we continue to work closely with Stephen and the team at Hammond Raggett in the knowledge that the planning and investment for retirement continues to receive the same high standard of personal attention.”
Alan and Gail, Lancashire