Meet The Team

There are currently 16 members of the growing team at GP3 – our 9 Independent Financial Advisers work alongside paraplanners and office staff.

Amongst them, we are also investing in a new generation of advisers to work in partnership with our cherished clients for years to come.

Paul Gent DipFA

About Paul

Wealth Manager / Director

Chris Parker DipPFS

About Chris

Wealth Manager / Director

Hussein Pirbhai DipFA

About Hussein

Wealth Manager / Director

Nick Bates DipPFS

About Nick

Wealth Manager

John Steptoe DipPFS

About John

Wealth Manager

John is a qualified Wealth Manager specialising in retirement planning, investment advice and estate planning.

Having joined GP3 in December 2012, he obtained his Level 4 Diploma whilst assisting in the company’s transition to become directly regulated. Since then, he has rapidly expanded his portfolio of private individuals and companies – in the local area and further afield.

John is married to Joanna. They have 2 young boys, Sam and Matty. Outside of work, he’s a keen sportsman, musician and a member of a local church.

Joel Pither Chartered MCSI

About Joel

Wealth Manager 

Joel is a qualified Wealth Manager who has a detailed knowledge of helping clients to understand and realise their financial goals.

With a personable approach and a keen eye for detail, Joel is a well-respected member of the team. Joel has a wealth of knowledge having previously attained the Level 4 Investment Advice Diploma qualification from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment in order to expand his knowledge.

With his past experience of fostering successful client relationships, alongside his excellent analytical skills, Joel is a key part to an experienced team who have been helping individuals and business owners for over 17 years in the local area.

Joel specialises in providing individually focused investment and retirement planning advice, whilst looking after clients’ overall wealth with the most appropriate investment recommendations for their pre- and post- retirement planning needs.

Jake Mann Chartered MCSI

About Jake

Wealth & Process Manager 

Jake joined GP3 in March 2017 as a trainee Paraplanner. In the short time that Jake has been with GP3, he has made his mark, by passing his level 4 exams and becoming a qualified Financial Adviser, in which he also obtained the highest mark in the country in his last exam. The CISI not only awarded him a certificate for his outstanding result, but also invited him to join the East Midlands Regional Committee. Using his IT skills, Jake has helped in building a robust review process at GP3, and in doing so, in June 2018, he was promoted to a newly created post of GP3’s Process Manager.

Since then, Jake and his team have continued to develop the processes at GP3, always looking for ways to improve the way in which we work. From January 2020, Jake became a Wealth Manager at GP3 and began advising clients himself whilst continuing to act as Process Manger.

Alessio Savignano

About Alessio

Administration Manager 

Alessio began at GP3 as a Trainee Administrator/Paraplanner in March 2016. By the end of the year he was promoted to become GP3’s new Practice Manager. With the significant increase of business at GP3 over the next year and a half, Alessio was appointed the new title of Administration Manager in June 2018.

With an emphasis on both the strategic view and the finer details, Alessio maintains the day-to-day operational management of the office, whilst continuing to provide support functions to both Advisers and Staff, in addition to recruitment and assisting with compliance.

Kathryn Parker

About Kathryn

Administrator / Paraplanner

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