Experience and knowledge

Our team has a wealth of experience in financial planning. Gained through years of experience, they can provide you with the right advice from across the financial landscape to ensure your financial framework works as hard as possible for you. Below you can find out more about our leadership team.

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Managing Director

Chartered Financial Planner

Simon Jones has worked in the financial services sector for his entire career, spanning over 30 years.  He has been the CEO of his own business, which was bought by Towergate in 2008, as well as holding Head of Corporate and National Account Director roles after the sale. Simon is a highly qualified adviser and continues to expand his knowledge through a programme of examinations and qualifications. He provides expertise and professional advice to all his clients.

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Chris Hughes

Business Development and Financial Planning Support

Chris is one of our Financial Planners. He joined Financial Framework Wealth & Estate Planning Ltd with 4 years’ industry experience. He began his financial services career with a small boutique IFA. At the start of 2018 Chris moved to a national IFA. Prior to this Chris was a Professional golfer, having completed his PGA course in 2007 Chris is still a keen golfer and member of the Ilkley Golf Club.

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Nick Davis

Head of Research and Paraplanning

Nick has worked in Financial Services since 2003, starting in retail banking before moving into private wealth management in 2005. Since then Nick has worked in most parts of the wealth management industry, mainly specialising in research and investments, both directly managing client portfolios and helping independent IFA firms around the country to build and implement compliant investment propositions. Nick also spent 2 years working as a Wealth Manager in the offshore market, in Barcelona. 

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William Young

Professional Financial Adviser

William Young is one of our advisers, but that doesn’t quite do him justice. He is highly qualified, being both a Professional Financial Adviser and a Chartered Banker. He has over 30 years of experience providing financial advice to all types of clients. Throughout his career he has held management positions and has regularly trained other advisers. He provides holistic advice to his clients across the full spectrum of financial planning and prides himself on offering a highly personalised service to each and every one of his clients. William is based in our Weybridge office and away from work, enjoys travel and cooking.

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Drew Wotherspoon

Director of Marketing

Drew Wotherspoon has worked in marketing roles for over 20 years, many of which have been with leading financial services businesses. These include John Charcol and Towergate. He has a broad range of leadership and commercial experience skills that allow him to operate outside a pure marketing role.  However, he is equally at home in “sleeves up” roles, that require high levels of doing, as the more strategic, commercial positions that provide direction and longer term vision.  And he likes words.  A lot.

Our Brand Ambassador

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Francesca Jones

Francesca is 20 years old and a professional tennis player who is currently fast approaching the world's top 200. She is ranked 5th in the UK. She enjoyed a successful career in junior competitions, winning five International Tennis Federation tournaments and achieving a career high junior ranking of 31st in the world.


But this only tells a small part of Francesca’s story. Francesca has achieved all this despite having a rare genetic condition, Ectrodactyly Ectodermal Dysplasia (EED). She was born with a thumb and three fingers on each hand and only seven toes.


From a young age, doctors told her to forget her dream of becoming a professional player. But that has always just acted as a catalyst to Francesca. She has since spent her life proving people wrong. And in some style.


We are proud to have such a courageous and talented individual as our brand ambassador and we look forward to seeing everything she can achieve in the coming years. 

Francesca has recently qualified for the Australian Open, after storming through the qualifying tournament held in Dubai. Her performance has led to significant interest in the media and you can find some of these stories below.

More about Francesca

From Sky Sports

Francesca Jones overcomes the odds to reach Australian Open main draw

From BBC

Australian Open: Francesca Jones qualifies for first Grand Slam tournament

From the Guardian

Francesca Jones: 'I want to achieve big things and inspire younger kids'


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Wharfebank Mills, 

Ilkley Road, 

Otley, LS21 3JP


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Financial Framework Wealth & Estate Planning Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate will writing, taxation and trust advice. Not all Inheritance Tax Planning solutions are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. We are entered on the Financial Services Register No. 843450 at https://register.fca.org.uk. Registered office: 35 Westgate, Huddersfield, HD1 1PA. Registered in England No. 11602026. The guidance and/or advice contained within the website is subject to the UK regulatory regime and is therefore primarily targeted at customers in the UK.

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