Daniel Sanderson

Client Relationship Administrator


Daniel graduated from the University of York with a Master’s in Physics and is currently part qualified working towards a diploma in financial planning. His role at Ardent involves working closely with the team of financial planners, administration of client accounts and liaising with product providers and clients.

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Daniel spends his free time hiking with his partner and dalmatian, other hobbies include rock climbing, skiing and chess.


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Spotlight questions

On an ideal weekend, you can find me:

A few drinks in the sun with friends followed by board games.

My favourite holiday destination is:


My favourite song to play in the car is:

Something I haven’t heard before

The first album I bought was:

Meatloaf – Bat out of hell

If I could be any fictional character, I would be:

Avatar Yang

If I could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, I would win a medal in:

Being myself?

When the dessert menu arrives, I’m looking for:

Cookie dough and salted caramel ice cream

The three qualities that draw me to new people are:

Open, happy and honest

My pet peeve is:

Tailgating on the road

The best gift I’ve ever received is:

A beautiful wooden carved chess set

The three people at my dream dinner party would be:

Richard Feynman, Anna Kendrick, Hugh Jackman

The three small things that make my day better are:

Singing birds, discovering a new meal, getting home to my dog.

Three things I haven’t done so far include:

Visiting Japan, seeing the northern lights, Carve a wooden figure

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

Declan Coates

Client Relationship Administrator

Donna Skidmore

Client Relationship Administrator

Elain Hughes

Business Manager

Molly Ford-Powell

Client Administrator

Trish Newton

Business Administrator