Francis Clark Financial Planning (FCFP) has appointed a new director to its senior management team.

Stuart Budgen is a highly qualified and experienced financial planner and was the co-founder of a successful independent financial advisory firm that was sold in July 2013.

Based at FCFP's Plymouth office,  41 year-old Stuart has experience as an effective and capable Operations Director/Chief Operating Officer with over 15 years accomplishment in customer-focused Independent Financial Services organisations. 

His impressive qualifications include a Diploma in Financial Planning and the Advanced Diploma in Tax & Trusts. Stuart also holds certificates in Life & Pensions, Financial Planning & Long Term Care Insurance, Mortgage Advice, Equity Release and Discretionary Investment Management.

Mike Wilson, FCFP managing director, said: "We are delighted to welcome Stuart to the Senior Management Team.  He has previously operated at board level combining high levels of business acuity and strong tactical leadership skills. As a result of this he has a wealth of experience in a range of management functions. 

Stuart Budgen added: "It's an honour to take on a significant managerial role at FCFP in addition to my financial planning services. FCFP have assembled an impressive team of highly qualified financial planners as well as technical services and client liaison teams. They are all committed to making sure every client is given exemplary service and receives exceptional advice."