"What our clients say"


The following are a sample of the testimonials we have received from our satisfied clients.

My investment history began with Colonial Mutual Life when I was living in Hull and serving as a Merchant Navy Officer. After moving down to Wiltshire over 30 years ago, I was put in touch with CML’sregional representative and a few years after this, Mark King took over the management of my investments and pension funds.

I have known Mark for over 25 years and he provided very good advice and kept me informed of my financial situation when I was both in and out of the country. Over time Mark has developed from a financial advisor into a very close and trusted friend. He was very instrumental in guiding me carefully with the investment portfolio, such that I was mortgage free well before my retirement from sea.

Since retirement 4 years ago, Mark has continued with excellent advice to enable me to have a comfortable monthly drawdown on my pension and investments.

Mark has my total trust in his very informed advice, especially in these challenging timesI have recommended Mark to several friends in the immediate area and family members in London, and the only feedback I have received has been positive. Mark is very upfront with charges and fees, ensuring all points are covered and there are no surprises.

I would finish by saying that I consider Kellands to be very fortunate in having a person of Mark’s expertise and professionalism linked to their name.

John (Geoff) Grannon

Nigel Murphy has been our pensions adviser for many years, providing excellent one-to-one pensions advice whilst we were employed at the same company. So, we had no hesitation in choosing Nigel to carry on looking after our pension funds upon our retirement in 2018.

We are so pleased with the professional way that Nigel has assisted us. His explanations of our pension options have always been thorough and of the highest professional standard and the annual review visits are most welcome and beneficial. Nigel with first-class support from Alex Dearsley are always at the end of the phone to take care of any pension related matter. We look forward to continuing our good and trusted relationship.

Carole and Rolf Bachelor, County Durham

I have had the pleasure to have known Nigel Murphy for the best part of 20 years. He has supported me with all my financial needs especially with sound advice with my Safran pension and how to secure my financial future. I have now reached retirement age with safe knowledge the all of my finances are secure and working to my best interests and hopefully a very secure future life, which would not have happened without his expertise in this area. He is always a pleasure to deal with and is always happy to help make me aware of all of the outcomes when I need to move my assets. I would not hesitate to recommend Nigel to my friends and family. 

Aubrey Hann

Thank you Mr R P Collins (Russell). Your continued hard work and allegiance during this exasperating transition has been very much admired.

You ought to be proud of yourself and Kellands should be honoured to have such a talented individual working hard under their roof. James Nicholas and I are extremely grateful we chose your services.

Chloe May

Once again, I would like to express my gratitude to all your staff and in particular Matt Hodges and Marie Hirst for their very professional help and advice given in a most friendly manner throughout this difficult year.

I was delighted to learn that you now have an office in Cheltenham and wish you every success in this new venture.

Peter Thomas, Alvescot, Oxfordshire

We were very pleased to be the first clients to be hosted at Kellands’ smart new financial planning office in Cheltenham. As usual the advice from Andrew Jamieson was excellent, and it was especially helpful to hold our meeting in the calm and welcoming atmosphere of Kelland’s new Montpellier location.

John & Patricia Hawkhead

Kellands have been acting as my financial advisor for more than twenty years. Following the decision of my previous advisor to become tied to one company, I looked for a completely independent advisor and selected Kellands on that basis. I am a small investor but the advice and guidance that Nigel and Matt have provided over the years have been invaluable in ensuring peace of mind with regard to my pension arrangements and savings.

Michael Hewett, Cheltenham

For over 20 years Nigel Murphy has provided my wife and I with excellent financial advice. Nigel has a very distinctive yet professional style, always taking the time to understand where we are today and equally important where we would like to be in the future. Whilst we have an Annual Review, Nigel is on hand at short notice and nothing is ever too much trouble and this too is reflected in his ‘outer office’ support.

Andrew Stevens, Cheltenham, Glos

Over the past 25 years, Andrew Jamieson has provided us with excellent advice on investments, pensions and other financial matters. As pensioners this makes our lives much more secure and safe in this ever changing and complex world.We would like to thank both Andrew Jamieson and Louise Smith at Kellands for their ongoing professional advice and support.

Charles & Sue Wheatman, Cheltenham, Glos

Wayne (Neville) has been most helpful over the years we have known him – which is about 20 years. He understands the type of investments we want to make and has given us excellent advice through our changing circumstances. We have recommended him to friends, family and colleagues. Always very measured and explains things very well.

Anne Elyan, Cheltenham, Glos