Financial Planning

Experience has shown that every client is different…

Financial planning can often cause worry. Most of the time clients are focussed only on one part of their planning. With our help and guidance we aim to educate on how all the pieces interact and can start fitting the pieces together, one by one.

We will work with you in identifying your needs, values and priorities across a number of core areas:

  • Goal Setting – Where do you want to be and when?
  • Net Worth – How much is enough for you?
  • Cash Flow – Managing your income and expenditure is vital
  • Tax Planning – Limiting the impact of tax
  • Investments – Matching your investment portfolio to your acceptance of volatility
  • Education Fee Planning – A review of current funds and funding requirements
  • Retirement – When will you achieve financial independence?
  • Estate Planning – How to maximize your legacy?
  • Risk Management: Corporate and Personal – Plan for the unforeseen
  • Charitable Giving – How much can you give, should you wish to do so?

We teach our clients to follow a disciplined wealth management process. All clients receive a tailored and structured financial plan which provides you with control and peace of mind.

Please note: tax and cash flow planning advice are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority


My accountant recommended that I should take advice from a different independent financial advisor four years ago, as my investments were scattered and not especially tax efficient.  They recommended I meet Highwood.

I met Michael Gould of Highwood at my accountants office in 2013 and quickly realised that I should appoint them.  I gave them details of all my assets and they took approximately a month to prepare a thorough written investment report which we followed up with a further meeting. On their advice I gradually changed various holdings including organising my SIPP and setting up Educational trusts for my grandchildren etc.

I have been very impressed after three years with the performance of my portfolio and especially the efficient quiet way that they have responded to my requests. I now have an annual meeting with Highwood to receive a written report and in the Interim they deal with my requests quickly and efficiently in correspondence and by phone. All the team at Highwood appear to be very professional and I have no hesitation in recommending them

David Cons FRICS

My husband and I have been with Highwood for three years. After our previous experiences with financial advisers, it was an enormous relief to find someone who explains everything in language we understand, who sets out the detail of our investments and importantly any charges incurred in a transparent way, and who always responds quickly to any queries we have. We came to Highwood at a time when we had to sort out my mother’s estate and had lots of decisions to make. Michael ‘held our hand’ through the process, and helped to clarify the options we had, and made it all feel much less daunting. We would (and do) highly recommend Highwood.

Mrs Jill Russell