Trish Newton

Business Administrator


Trish is our administrator with over 25 years experience in financial services. Her day to day role involves provider reconciliations and producing in house MI as well as supporting our business manager.

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Trish is married with two children. In her spare time she plays sports, specifically badminton and tennis. She also volunteers at her village shop and Easingwold Community Care when time allows.


We’re delighted to say that we are a ‘Top Rated’ firm on VouchedFor.

Spotlight questions

On an ideal weekend, you can find me:

Drinking with friends & chilling out
Walking in the countryside

My favourite holiday destination is:


My favourite song to play in the car is:

Bohemian Rhapsody

The first album I bought was:

Into the Light-Chris De Burgh

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


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

Wine Tasting

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


The three qualities that draw me to new people are:

Outgoing, funny,interesting

My pet peeve is:

Biting Nails

The best gift I’ve ever received is:

My children

The three people at my dream dinner party would be:

Anton Du Beke, Michelle Obama, Freddie Mercury

The three small things that make my day better are:

A run early morning, socialising with friends, a cup of tea

Three things I haven’t done so far include:

Bungee Jump, Caribbean Cruise,Scuba Diving

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