Our Advisers

Martin Richard Houghton

Director

Martin has over 30 years experience in Financial Services and like most financial advisers he started his career working for one of the big financial companies at the time, Refuge Assurance. The world of financial services is constantly changing and Martin has been a company director for 8 years. Martin has a keen interest in the Ethical market. Most of Martin’s clients have remained loyal to him throughout his career. With his relaxed style Martin builds long lasting relationships with his clients.

Away from work Martin is a family man, he is married with two charming children. It seems that his children have also inherited their dad’s love of sport, his son plays football with Martin cheering him on and his daughter plays netball also supported by her dad. Martin loves watching most sports and also enjoys a round of golf when he gets chance.

Specialist professional qualifications
Financial Planning Certificate (papers 1, 2 & 3)
Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice
Diploma in Financial Planning – JO1 Personal taxation
Diploma in Financial Planning – JO2 Trusts
Diploma in Financial Planning – RO1 Financial Services Regulation and Ethics
Diploma in Financial Planning – RO2 Investment Principles & Risk
Diploma in Financial Planning – RO4 Pensions & Retirement Planning

 

William Pinder

Financial Planner

William is the youngest adviser of our team but has over 12 years experience in Financial Services. He has always worked within the financial advisor side of financial services and he prides himself on strong customer service and has good long-term relationships with his clients. He often receives personal recommendations from his existing clients and professional connections alike.

The grandson of a local dairy farmer, William has a number of clients in the agricultural background and takes an interest in all things farming. Away from work William enjoys spending time with his family, running with his dogs and helping his fiancée with her dog training and agility classes. He likes anything with four wheels and looks forward to watching Formula One on a Sunday afternoon when time permits!

Specialist professional qualifications
Certificate in Financial Planning (CF1,2,3,4 & 5)
Diploma in Financial Planning – JO1 Personal taxation
Diploma in Financial Planning – JO2 Trusts
Diploma in Financial Planning – RO1 Financial Services Regulation and Ethics
Diploma in Financial Planning – RO2 Investment Principles & Risk
Diploma in Financial Planning – RO4 Pensions & Retirement Planning

 

Ian James Trafford

Director

Ian has spent his entire working life in Financial Services working for well known financial institutions such as the Halifax and Prudential. He left the comfort and security of employment to become a self employed financial adviser in 2000 and has enjoyed every minute of it. Forming Trafford and Houghton with Martin Houghton in 2008 was natural progression. The business is built on trust and understanding. He has known many of his clients since he began working for Prudential in 1994 and the majority of them have referred him to their friends and family. Ian has long standing professional working relationships with local solicitors and accountants.

Ian is a family man, married with two lovely children and he enjoys getting away from it all and is becoming a regular visitor to all things Disney.

Specialist professional qualifications
Financial Planning Certificate (papers 1, 2 & 3)
Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice
Diploma in Financial Planning – JO1 Personal taxation
Diploma in Financial Planning – JO2 Trusts
Diploma in Financial Planning – RO1 Financial Services Regulation and Ethics
Diploma in Financial Planning – RO2 Investment Principles & Risk
Diploma in Financial Planning – RO4 Pensions & Retirement Planning

 

Contact Us:

Tel: 01772 825755    Email: admin@traffordandhoughton.com

25-27 Ribblesdale House, 14 Ribblesdale Place, Preston, PR1 3NA