Passionate about helping you get more from your finances.

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What we do

At Ardent we put you first. Our Chartered Financial Planning status demonstrates our commitment to delivering the highest possible standards, as we know this is the only way we’ll provide you with peace of mind.

Our proven track record in providing high quality advice in a professional, understandable and approachable way, helps you take control of your financial journey and achieve future aspirations – whatever they may be.

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Ardent Financial Planning profile

Proud of our accreditations

Chartered status is the profession’s gold standard of excellence and integrity; it is only achieved by a select number of firms who have met rigorous qualifying criteria.

We’re also delighted to be:

  • A ‘Top Rated’ firm on VouchedFor
  • New Model Adviser (NMA) Top 100 financial planning firm
  • Cyber Essentials certified

Who we work with

Building for retirement

Whether your retirement is a long way down the road or just around the corner, we’ll work to help ensure you can look forward to the future while still living for today.

Conscientious investors

More investors are looking to invest in an ethical and responsible way. If you are one, we can ensure your investments match your values.

Divorcing clients

Divorces are never easy. We provide informed, non-judgemental and practical advice to help you through the emotional and difficult divorce process.

In retirement

Retirement is an exciting stage of life when you have peace of mind. No matter how long you’ve been retired for, we’ll help you achieve financial security both now and into the future.

Later life

We work with all ages, so whether you’re planning ahead or have an immediate need, our expertise will help you to achieve the care you want in the most financially effective way.

Meet the team

Based in the beautiful historic city of York, Ardent’s team is a professional yet friendly group who are highly qualified in their field. But away from work, they also have interesting lives and hobbies too, so click below to find out more about them.

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Gary O’Brien

Chartered Financial Planner and Managing Director

Mark Fisher

Director & Financial Planner

Ruth Norman

Financial Planner

Chris Tordoff

Technical Manager

Andy Tatterton

Client Relationship Administrator

Daniel Sanderson

Client Relationship Administrator

Declan Coates

Client Relationship Administrator

Donna Skidmore

Client Relationship Administrator

Elain Hughes

Business Manager

Molly Ford-Powell

Client Administrator

Trish Newton

Business Administrator

Client stories

As a company, we strive to give clients excellence. But don’t take our word for it, listen to others who have already worked with us. Click on the following clients and listen to their experience of Ardent and the positive impacts it's had on their life.

97 %
of clients would be happy to recommend us to others
83 %
of clients were very satisfied that we understood their needs
97 %
of clients believe we helped them achieve their financial goals
Amanda Millett
Amanda Millett
Building for retirement
Hannah & Paul Butler
Hannah & Paul Butler
Conscientious investors
Jared Mallinson
Jared Mallinson
Conscientious investors
Nicki Mitchell
Nicki Mitchell
Divorcing clients
Peter Finlay
Peter Finlay
In retirement