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The Ainsworths Panacea Team
You can contact our advisers directly by email by simply clicking on the photo of the adviser below.
Directors:
  • Ian Duffy
  • Paul Griffin
  • Chris Robson
  • Ian Dugmore
  • David Boothman
Financial Planning Team:
  • Ian Atkinson
Paul Griffin Cert PFS
Paul joined Panacea as a Director and IFA from January 1st 2007 after a merger with the financial services arm of Holliday & Pickup Insurances where he also remains as a Partner. He has been a financial adviser since 1984 and is passionate about investments and pension planning.

Paul GriffinPaul is married to Michelle, has two children, Michael & Danielle, and lives in Ashton-under-Lyne. Paul is a keen golfer and used to play the euphonium in a brass band with Ian Atkinson. He is a season ticket holder at Manchester City where he also works in the Commercial Dept on Saturdays!

The contact details for Paul Griffin CertPFS, FPC are as follows. You can also get in touch with this adviser using the on-line form, or send us a message asking us to phone you back.

Contact Info  
Panacea House
100 Manchester Road
Denton
Manchester
M34 3PR
Phone 0161 336 4550
Fax 0161 336 5186
Email paulg@afsl.info
Mobile 07939 244649
Ian Dugmore ACA, ATII, LLB
Ian DugmoreIan is a Non Executive Director of AFSL and also the Managing Director of our associated company, Ainsworths Ltd, a firm of Chartered Accountants. Ian is an Associate of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales as well as the Institute of Tax Advisers. He is also a qualified lawyer! Outside of work Ian is married to Trish, has two daughters and does a lot of charitable work, most notably by being a keen Burnley FC fan!
Contact Info  
Charter House
Stansfield Street
Nelson
Lancashire
BB9 9XY
Phone 01282 695111
Fax 01282 697734
Email dugmore_i@ainsworths.co.uk
Mobile 07979 757168
Chris Robson BA (Hons), Cert PFS
Chris RobsonChris joined us on January 1st 2007 as a Non Executive Director after the merger with the IFA arm of Holliday & Pickup. Chris has a BA (Honours) in Business Studies and has been involved in insurance and financial services for over 20 years. He is also a Chartered Insurance Practicioner and a Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Chris is married to Jane, who is a Chartered Accountant, and lives in Poynton, Cheshire with their two daughters. He is a keen skiier and enjoys all types of motor sports.

Contact Info  
Henry Street
Norfolk Square
Glossop
Derbyshire
SK13 8BW
Phone 01457 862431
Fax 01457 861476
Email chrisr@afsl.info
Mobile 07801 222878
Paula Kershaw BA (Hons)
Paula KershawPaula is a our Operations Director at Denton and is responsible for finance, human resources and the administration team. Paula holds the full Financial Planning Certificate and has a BA (Hons) degree in 'Business Management'. She is married to David, lives in Cheadle Heath and they have a son called Dylan who is almost 5 and baby daughter called Ella Mae. Paula is a keen Port Vale fan, which makes two with Robbie Williams! Each year she does the 'Run For Life' charity run with Julie Priest in aid of Cancer Research but assures us she won't be entering the London Marathon in the near future.
Contact Info  
Panacea House
100 Manchester Road
Denton
Manchester
M34 3PR
Phone 0161 336 4550
Fax 0161 336 5186
Email paulak@afsl.info
Mobile 07872 601832
Mark Jones Cert PFS, AIPW
Mark Jones Mark joined Panacea as an IFA in December 2009 after spending two years as an investment advisor with Edward Jones Investments, based in Liverpool.

He holds a stockbroking certificate and takes his investment experience into all client meetings. In addition to bespoke wealth management, he offers advice on pensions, investments and protection advice.

After 12 years as a retail commercial manager, he joined financial services and is passionate about offering all of his clients the same level of service that his commercial clients received.

He is the practice Business Protection Specialist, helping Directors and business owners protect themselves and their families from potential loss.  His working knowledge of business allows him to empathise with this group. Partnership & Shareholder Agreements, Keyperson Insurance and all associated business matters come as second nature to him.

He is also now an Associate of the Institute of Professional Will Writers enabling him to take will instructions and give estate planning advice.

Mark has a teenage daughter Sophie and lives in Didsbury. He is an avid traveller. He is also another keen Manchester United fan.

Contact Info  
Panacea House
100 Manchester Road
Denton
Manchester
M34 3PR
Phone 0161 336 4550
Fax 0161 336 5186
Email markj@afsl.info
Mobile 07912 259928
Richard Nicholson MPFS, G60, CeMAP
Richard NicholsonRichard has been a financial adviser for the past eight years and has previously worked within the financial services arm of a large solicitor alongside their private client department. His areas of specialism are in investing personal injury trust settlements, trust investment advice, inheritance tax and pension planning, including dealing with pension sharing orders on divorce. Given his experience in these areas, Richard is responsible for developing business from other professional connections, mainly in the legal profession.

Richard has the appropriate advanced qualifications to give advice in these areas, namely in taxation and trusts, G10, investment portfolio planning, G20 and the advanced pension qualification, G60. He has the Diploma in Financial Planning (Dip PFS) and is keen to progress to chartered status. He is also undertaking training with Resolution to act as a financial intermediary in collaborative law cases.

Outside of work, Richard plays cricket for Urmston in the Cheshire County League and is an Everton fan. He still also makes the odd appearance in Manchester as a DJ!
David Boothman
David BoothmanDavid joined the practice in September 2010 and has worked in the Financial Services Sector since 1993.

Prior to joining the company, David was a practicing IFA with a large firm in Blackburn. He has also run his own business and has a lot of empathy with small business owners and their financial needs. David is committed to explaining financial planning issues in a clear and concise way, avoiding the usual jargon whenever possible.

David holds the financial planning certificate as well as qualifications in taxation and trusts. He is currently part way through his diploma in Advanced Financial Advice.

He lives in Blackburn with his wife Stella and their three children, 16, 15 & 8 who seem to occupy what free time he has available. When he is allowed out his interests include Golf, sailing and walking. His philosophy for life is live for today but plan for tomorrow.

Julie Priest
Julie PriestJulie is our Senior Administrator and is based alongside Paula and the rest of the new business team at Denton. Formerly a Pensions Review Manager with Paula Kershaw at Royal London's Head Office in Wilmslow, more recently Julie was PA to one of the Directors at an IT company in Gatley.

Julie's hobbies include reading, live music and, strangely enough, shopping! Working alongside supporters of Liverpool, Man Utd, Man City, Burnley and Port Vale, Julie insists she has no interest in football whatsoever which must mean she's an Everton fan!

Contact Info  
Panacea House
100 Manchester Road
Denton
Manchester
M34 3PR
Phone 0161 336 4550
Fax 0161 336 5186
Email juliep@afsl.info
Vicky Lomas AIPW
Vicky LomasVicky is our new Events Co-ordinator and is responsible for organising seminars, workshops and other events for the Panacea team. She is also now an Associate of the Institute of Professional Will Writers enabling him to take will instructions and give estate planning advice. Vicky worked for Axa for over 22 years and lives in Worsley with her husband and two children.
Ian Atkinson
Ian Atkinson
Contact Info  
Panacea House
100 Manchester Road
Denton
Manchester
M34 3PR
Phone 0161 336 4550
Fax 0161 336 5186
Mobile 07932 059625
Ian Duffy Dip PFS
Ian DuffyIan joined Panacea as a Financial Planning Consultant in September 2011. He has been a financial adviser since 2002 and has specialised in providing financial advice and planning to Doctors and Dentists since 2006 when he joined a well known mutual organisation.

Ian holds the diploma in financial planning and has achieved passes in personal taxation, trust planning, and financial planning for business as well as long term care. He is currently part way through his studies to become a Chartered Financial Planner.

He lives in Denton with his wife Claire and their daughter Isobel who seem to occupy what free time he has available. Ian’s knees still allow him to play football on a regular basis and he is a keen collector of gym memberships!

Contact Info  
Panacea House
100 Manchester Road
Denton
Manchester
M34 3PR
Phone 0161 336 4550
Fax 0161 336 5186
Mobile 07936 468567
Email IanD@panacea-financial.co.uk
Ainsworths Panacea is a trading style of Ainsworths Financial Services Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
We are entered in the FCA's register under reference 192807. Registered in England Reg number 4000799.