Meet our Advisory Team
When selecting an Independent Financial Adviser, it is important to establish that they are not only authorised but also independent, suitably qualified and experienced. We are confident that we fit these criteria and more.
We have four advisers including Sophie Smith who is a Chartered Financial Planners. All specialise in different areas but all have a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of financial planning. In addition to our advisers, there is back-up from qualified and experienced administrators who ensure that there is always continuity of support and a point of contact.
Scott Gibbons - Director & Financial Adviser
I joined financial services in 1994 with the Wesleyan as a Home Services Representative. Whilst enjoying this role, I began to feel more and more uncomfortable with being able to advise only on one product. Recognising that I could do a better job for my clients by being independent, I left and started my career as an IFA. The highlight of my career to date was setting up Adanac in 2002 and since then watching it grow and become part of the business community in the South West.
Previously I was in the Royal Navy and served with the Royal Marines.
I have two beautiful daughters, Mary and Alice, and in my spare time, I try to keep fit and compete in Water Ski Racing at national level in the UK and Europe.
Phil Leigh DipPFS - Financial Adviser
I have over 30 years experience in financial services with a large part of my time spent as a Financial Adviser.
I specialise in the areas of investments and pensions, helping clients who are looking to plan for retirement as well as clients who are looking for advice on how best to take their pension in retirement.
In my spare time, I enjoy gardening and walking in the countryside with my wife, Sandra.