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About Advizertech

Advizertech - Who we are

Advizertech was founded in 2002 by the current Managing Director, André Simpkin and since then the business has gone from strength to strength. We can provide advice to a wide range of clients which largely comprises corporations, small to medium sized companies and high net worth individual clients.

We work closely with our business partners, mainly solicitors and accountants, to provide a professional and friendly service to all our clients. Indeed, over seventy per cent of our clients have come from introductions by solicitors and accountants with the majority of the remainder by way of referrals from existing clients.

“We believe that high quality financial planning is built on having long term, trusting relationships with our clients with total commitment to clear and open communication”

Managing Director, André Simpkin


Quotes from some of our key people

Our professionally qualified advisory team provides a comprehensive range of services to clients. We have illustrated these services in the satellite diagram below.

André Simpkin - Director
“I set up Advizertech in 2002 after a successful career at Royal Sun Alliance.I am a fully qualified adviser with over 20 years’ experience in Financial Services.

I advise on a wide range of financial planning matters. My particular specialisms lie in the areas of Wealth Management and working with the Trustees of Defined Benefit Pension Schemes.”

Iain Heggie - Adviser
“I worked for over 25 years in Senior Management roles with Aviva, Royal Sun Alliance and  Friends Life before joining Advizertech as an adviser.

I am fully qualified in all mainstream financial planning areas with particular expertise in giving advice to businesses on shareholder protection, key person assurance and business loan cover.”

Wendy Heyes - Adviser
“My background is in sales and marketing with over 13 years experience as Sales and Marketing Director for an electronics company.

Since 2013, I have qualified as both a Professional Will Writer and an adviser authorised in all areas of protection business. In addition to will writing and associated services, my area of specialism is Business Succession Planning.”

Deborah Gradwell - Client Services Manager
“I enjoyed a successful career with Royal Bank of Scotland before joining an Independent Financial Advisory firm in  2006.

Over the past decade, I have enjoyed a successful career mainly in supervisory roles within the financial services sector. I joined Advizertech in 2015 to head up our client services team, providing financial planning support to our clients.”

Our Services



Wealth Management - advice on investments such as ISAs and Pensions which includes a review of your existing arrangements to ensure selected funds meet with your expectations.

Employee Benefits - this service involves advice on setting up group pension and protection schemes. In addition, we provide a retirement service to members of pension schemes.

Auto Enrolment - we can help you to set up and run a workplace pension scheme at a reasonable cost.

Defined Benefit Pension Services - working with Trustees of defined benefit schemes, we can assist in providing a review of your current arrangements and provide strategic advice going forward.

Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney - one of our advisers specialises in will writing and associated services, including lasting powers of attorney.

Business Succession Planning - we work with businesses large and small to help them to prepare tax efficiently for passing the business onto the next generation or remaining directors.

Protection for Businesses - we can provide professional help and advice to mitigate the effects of the death or illness of a shareholder or key person, as well as business loan protection.

*Auto Enrolment, wills and lasting powers of attorney are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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