Who We Are

Meet The Team

Smith Eliot has a talented team who provide a valuable service to our clients.

By finding out what our clients want from us we can deliver an individual service which really works.

Directors & Advisers

Stephen Smith

L.L.B.(Hons) DipPFS

Financial Adviser

Managing Director

I have over 35 years of experience in the financial service sector. I specialise in pensions including giving advice on Defined Benefit Pension Schemes. I also advise on Inheritance tax and retirement planning.

Craig Potter

DipFA

Financial Adviser

Director

I have a decade of experience in financial advice and specialise in Investment and Retirement planning as well as providing advice surrounding Mortgages and Protection.

Lisa Smith

APFS Cert CII (MP&ER)

Chartered Financial Planner

Director

I am a Chartered Financial Planner with a wealth of experience in working within the Financial Sector. I provide guidance and advice regarding pensions, inheritance tax planning and life protection along with other associated protection products and services.

Sean Connolly

DipPFS

Wealth Management Consultant

My work gives us the opportunity to discuss your financial dreams allowing me to help design and plan them into a reality by minimising your tax, maximising your savings, protect the journey and achieve your dream home.

Charlotte Smith

CeMAP

Mortgage Adviser

With a wealth of knowledge in the business, I specialise in Mortgage and Protection advice. I love the personal, face to face element of the advice process.

Nick Henbrey

FPFS Certs CII (SMP)(ER)

Financial Planner

I provide trusted expert financial advice to help you minimise tax, maximise wealth and protect against risk.

Bridget Maume

DipPFS Certs CII (MP)

Financial Adviser

I provide holistic financial planning advice to be able to help my clients review their needs both now and in the future.

Support Staff

Jane van der Vloet

Operations Director

I have worked with Stephen for nearly two decades now. As the Operations Director I keep the business on track and make sure everything runs smoothly.

Victoria King

CeFA & CeMAP

Training and Development Specialist

I have worked at Smith Eliot since 2015 and have had many roles in that time including Paraplanning, Client Servicing and Marketing. I now manage the Paraplanning team and oversee all training and development needs across the practice.

Megan Wright

Marketing and Client Servicing Specialist

I have a background of marketing in the financial services industry. I manage all social media, advertising, and client servicing aspects of the business to ensure all clients are receiving the best service possible.

Caroline Cole

Paraplanner & Executive Assistant to Stephen Smith

I have worked with Stephen for the past 7 years. I provide Stephen with a comprehensive level of technical and administrative support and I am the point of contact between Stephen and his clients daily to ensure they receive a seamless and exceptionally high level of service.

Jane van der Vloet

Operations Director

I have worked with Stephen for nearly two decades now. As the Operations Director I keep the business on track and make sure everything runs smoothly.

Victoria King

CeFA & CeMAP

Training and Development Specialist

I have worked at Smith Eliot since 2015 and have had many roles in that time including Paraplanning, Client Servicing and Marketing. I now manage the Paraplanning team and oversee all training and development needs across the practice.

Megan Wright

Marketing and Client Servicing Specialist

I have a background of marketing in the financial services industry. I manage all social media, advertising, and client servicing aspects of the business to ensure all clients are receiving the best service possible.

Jonny Smith

Mortgage Team Manager

I have worked at Smith Eliot since 2016. As Mortgage Operations Director, I work closely with the advisers to ensure we deliver and maintain a great level of service. I manage a busy mortgage team, who are always determined to make sure the job is done to the best of our ability. We pride ourselves on being approachable and efficient, and keeping clients updated is important to us.

Caroline Cole

Paraplanner & Executive Assistant to Stephen Smith

I have worked with Stephen for the past 7 years. I provide Stephen with a comprehensive level of technical and administrative support and I am the point of contact between Stephen and his clients daily to ensure they receive a seamless and exceptionally high level of service.

Collette Bent

Mortgage Relationship Manager

My role within the mortgage team is to oversee the solicitor process and support our clients throughout the final stages of their mortgage, making sure they are kept up to date every step of the way.

Tommy Adams

Financial Administrator

I am a Financial Administrator working closely with Jonny and the Mortgage team, dealing with all aspects of the mortgage process, ranging from assisting clients throughout to processing their applications.

Rosie Bent

Mortgage Relationship
Co-ordinator

I joined the team in November 2017, I am responsible for organising, dealing with and supporting the administration side of the mortgage team.

Jonny Smith

Mortgage Team Manager

I have worked at Smith Eliot since 2016. As Mortgage Operations Director, I work closely with the advisers to ensure we deliver and maintain a great level of service. I manage a busy mortgage team, who are always determined to make sure the job is done to the best of our ability. We pride ourselves on being approachable and efficient, and keeping clients updated is important to us.

Collette Bent

Mortgage Relationship Manager

My role within the mortgage team is to oversee the solicitor process and support our clients throughout the final stages of their mortgage, making sure they are kept up to date every step of the way.

Tommy Adams

Financial Administrator

I am a Financial Administrator working closely with Jonny and the Mortgage team, dealing with all aspects of the mortgage process, ranging from assisting clients throughout to processing their applications.

Rosie Bent

Mortgage Relationship
Co-ordinator

I joined the team in November 2017, I am responsible for organising, dealing with and supporting the administration side of the mortgage team.

Paraplanning Team

Rachel Corby

Paraplanner

I have worked at Smith Eliot since 2016 and am undertaking my exams to become a fully qualified paraplanner. I provide Craig with all the key information needed to present a fully comprehensive report of each client’s position. I enjoy liaising with clients, making sure that queries are dealt with efficiently and with the utmost confidentiality.

Oliver Gammell

Paraplanner

I joined Smith Eliot in 2019, I work closely alongside Bridget and the other advisers in the practice to research and prepare suitability reports which are to be presented to our clients.

Will Millett

Paraplanner

I work alongside the other paraplanners to research and prepare suitability reports to be presented to clients. I work closely with Sean and his clients ensuring they are kept up to date during the process.