I’ve always been fascinated by money and numbers, which is convenient given that I earn a living looking at them! But it wasn’t until I started working in a bank as a cashier at the age of 16 that I discovered the number of different ways money can transform people’s lives.
After this realisation, I immediately fell in love with the world of finance, and I’ve never looked back. Seventeen years later and I’m now Britain’s first female black financial planner. I’ve partnered with multi-million-pound companies like John Lewis, Waitrose and Metro Bank and featured in the Financial Times, Huffington Post, Yahoo Finance and on BBC Radio– and I’ve also worked with a number of A-list actors, artists and athletes. It’s been one hell of a ride.
I love my job and (almost) everything that comes with it, BUT I recognise my industry paints itself as overly complex and somewhat exclusive. I absolutely resent this because it prevents so many people from reaching their financial potential to live the life they’ve always dreamed of.
I’ve worked with different clients from various backgrounds, and all of them share similar apprehensions about financial planning.
I don’t believe this is right and is something that I’m determined to change!