Local feel, regional presence, national reach

Meet the team

We are a highly professional and dedicated team with over 250 years combined experience. We are proud to employ some of the most qualified financial planners in the region, led by Managing Director, Anthony Hoskisson and Director and Chartered Financial Planner, Stuart Dewin.

As well as another five financial planners, we have specialist administration and technical support teams plus two specialist mortgage brokers.

Find out a bit more about them all here…

Anthony Hoskisson

Anthony Hoskisson

Managing Director & Senior Financial Planner
Stuart Dewin

Stuart Dewin

Director, Fellow & Chartered Financial Planner
Dina Patel

Dina Patel

Senior Paraplanner
Chris Blackburn

Chris Blackburn

Senior Financial Planner
Gus Williamson

Gus Williamson

Senior Financial Planner
Dave Oldrid

Dave Oldrid

Senior Financial Planner
Gareth Griffiths

Gareth Griffiths

Senior Financial Planner
Gary Hitchen

Gary Hitchen

Financial Planner
Kate Pedler

Kate Pedler

Financial Planner
Catherine Wells

Catherine Wells

Financial Planner
Susanne Garrod

Susanne Garrod

Mortgage Consultant
Andrew Dabrowski

Andrew Dabrowski

Business Development Consultant
Richard Openshaw

Richard Openshaw

Paraplanner
Nadia Nay

Nadia Nay

Paraplanner
Pip Barker

Pip Barker

Senior Administrator
Janet Withers

Janet Withers

Senior Administrator
Amy Holloway

Amy Holloway

Administrator
Nisha Chauhan

Nisha Chauhan

Administrator
Ralph Dowds

Ralph Dowds

Graduate Trainee

Anthony Hoskisson

Managing Director & Senior Financial Planner

Anthony has worked in the financial services sector since the late 1980s and has a depth of knowledge in all areas of financial planning. Anthony’s main focus is assisting clients in protecting and increasing their wealth and he has a particular interest in wealth preservation for future generations, also known as inheritance tax planning. Anthony was one of the founders of the business back in 2007.

Anthony is an active member of the local community, maintaining close links with local sports clubs Fylde RFC, Lytham Cricket Club, YMCA and AKS School. He is also a keen supporter of various local charities. Anthony is married with seven children and can be seen supporting them at various different venues across the Fylde Coast and beyond, whether that be at a musical concert or a sports event!

Stuart Dewin

Director, Fellow & Chartered Financial Planner

Stuart is a Chartered Financial Planner who covers the full spectrum of personal finance. Stuart is also a Certified Financial Planner and an affiliate of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Stuart was born in Lytham and graduated from university in 1997, having spent time in France.

Stuart started advising in 2010 and helps high net worth individuals identify, achieve and maintain their desired lifestyle requirements.

Stuart is married with 3 children. In his spare time, he serves on the board at YMCA and enjoys football and golf.

Dina Patel

Senior Paraplanner

Dina has worked across many areas of the financial sector with specialist areas of expertise in pensions and trusts. Originally from New Zealand where she was a Senior Actuarial Analyst, she has spent more than 20 years in the UK supporting and providing specialist technical knowledge within the financial sector. Dina is also part of Questa Chartered’s Management Team and is married with two children.

Chris Blackburn

Senior Financial Planner

Chris has 50 years’ experience in the financial services industry, having successfully run his own company before joining the Questa team.

He has lots of experience advising on investment and retirement planning with particular emphasis on taxation and trust planning to form Family Dynasties.

Chris is married to Catherine and has two children. He has formed a small local charity, Clifton CIO, to help Volunteers in local community projects, including Lytham Hall, ParkView4You and Ansdell in Bloom.

Gus Williamson

Senior Financial Planner

Gus advises clients on most aspects of financial planning including pensions, investments and mortgages. He joined the company after spending more than 18 years working in various branches of the TSB and is well known locally.

Gus is married and has two young children. He is a lifetime member of Fleetwood Golf Club where he has played since he was a boy.

Dave Oldrid

Senior Financial Planner

Dave advises clients on a broad range of financial services with specialist expertise in pensions and investments. He has a dedicated client base of small businesses and private individuals and has worked extensively within the financial sector for over 25 years.

Dave is engaged to Belinda and they have 5 grown up children between them; he is very involved with his local squash club (SSC&SC).

Gareth Griffiths

Senior Financial Planner

Gareth specialises in advising clients on pensions and investments. Working predominantly with clients close to and in retirement, he helps individuals plan for the future.
Gareth is married with two grown up children.

Gary Hitchen

Financial Planner

Gary has over 30 years’ experience of working in the financial services industry and has been advising clients for nearly 15 years.

He advises clients on a wide range of areas specialising in pensions, both personal and workplace based, savings, mortgages, and protection.

He is married with two daughters and enjoys sport and travel.

Kate Pedler

Financial Planner

Joining Questa from HSBC, Kate has more than 10 years’ experience working in the financial sector supporting clients across Lancashire and Cumbria.

She advises people on a wide range of financial matters and has particular expertise in pensions and pension auto-enrolment.

Originally from Ramsbottom, Kate is married with two dogs and lives in Blackpool. She is a fan of live music and regularly attends gigs and festivals.

Catherine Wells

Financial Planner

Catherine has 21 years’ experience in the financial services industry, having previously worked as a financial adviser for Santander in the local area. Catherine advises clients on most aspects of financial planning including pensions, investments, and protection. She lives with her partner, Stephen in Lytham and has 2 daughters. Catherine has a degree in classical music and enjoys regular trips to Andalucia in rural Spain.

Susanne Garrod

Mortgage Consultant

Susanne is the lead Mortgage Consultant at Questa Chartered, dealing with residential purchases, re-mortgages, buy-to-let mortgages and equity release.

She joined Questa after more than 25 years in the banking sector.

Susanne is married with two children and a dog! She enjoys watching Fylde Rugby where her youngest son is in the first team squad and supporting her eldest son who is currently training for the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii. Sue is a member of Wrea Green Tennis Club and enjoys walking the family Springer Spaniel, Bobby.

Andrew Dabrowski

Business Development Consultant

Andy Dabrowski will be a familiar face to many on the Fylde. He joined Questa in May 2013 from Lloyds TSB where he was a Financial Planning Manager. He spent 39 years working in the banking sector – many years spent at the Blackpool branch of Lloyds TSB on Birley Street. He is now working with Questa Chartered’s clients and businesses as a Business Development Consultant.

Richard Openshaw

Paraplanner

Richard joined Questa Chartered in 2008 and is heavily involved in the research and analysis of the financial sector. He is currently studying towards his Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.

Richard is married with two sons and plays for Lytham Cricket Club 1st XI and Fylde RFC.

Nadia Nay

Paraplanner

Nadia has worked in the financial services sector since 2004 and is currently studying towards her Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning. Since joining Questa Chartered in 2011, her area of expertise has centered around retirement planning for high net worth clients. Nadia has lived in Blackpool all her life and is kept very busy with her young son.

Pip Barker

Senior Administrator

Pip has considerable experience in all areas of financial services administration. Pip has worked within the financial services industry for over 12 years.

Janet Withers

Senior Administrator

Janet joined Questa Chartered in November 2013 and has held various roles within the financial services sector since 1990. She is a qualified Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII).

Janet lives in the Ribble Valley and is married with two young children.

Amy Holloway

Administrator

Amy joined Questa Chartered in April 2013 after four years of working within the financial sector, based in Preston.

She studied an NVQ in Financial Services Administration at Preston College. Amy is married and lives locally.

Nisha Chauhan

Administrator

Nisha worked for a variety of companies before joining Questa Chartered in 2015. She provides a range of back office support services for the Questa team and is currently working towards completing her diploma in Financial Services.

Nisha lives in the local area with her partner.

Ralph Dowds

Graduate Trainee

Ralph has recently joined Questa Chartered in June 2017 after graduating from Loughborough University with a BSc Hons in Applied Sports Science. He is currently studying towards his Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.

Ralph is a current member of Fylde RFC 1st XV having played there since he was a Mini Junior.

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