Our People

Andrew Tait dipPFSAndrew Tait dipPFS
Financial Adviser

Andrew founded Independent Pilots Financial Services in 1997 and joined forces with Aspect8 in 2013. He provides holistic financial planning for individuals specialising in investment and pre and post retirement advice. Andrew has passed all three elements of the financial planning certificate and also holds the DipFA diploma for financial advisers reflecting his expertise in providing bespoke, holistic financial planning for individuals. Andrew is a martial arts enthusiast and enjoys watching cricket and football. Linked In

Mike Arias FPFSMike Arias FPFS
Financial Adviser

Mike is one of the most highly qualified advisers in the country, a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, and a Chartered Financial Planner with over 15 years’ experience advising clients. Mike is generous in sharing his expertise with other professionals and dedicated to improving standards to elevate the financial advice industry. Away from the office Mike enjoys running and spending time with his young children.

Gaynor Lanaway CII (MP + ER)Gaynor Lanaway
Mortgage Adviser

Gaynor is a qualified mortgage adviser who also advises on protection and equity release products. She has over 20 years industry experience and, having worked for several estate agents and Independent Financial Advisers, Gaynor has a detailed knowledge of the property market, mortgages and mortgage related protection. In her spare time, Gaynor enjoys gardening, walking her dog and spending time with her family.

Nick Upton dipPFSNick Upton dipPFS
Financial Adviser

Nick has many years of experience in financial services having originally worked for General Accident and Lloyds Banking Group. He subsequently became an independent financial adviser in 1998. Nick gives advice to individuals and companies in all aspects of financial planning. In his spare time Nick enjoys going to the gym, playing tennis and windsurfing.

Joseph Taylor dipPFSJoseph Taylor dipPFS
Financial Adviser

Joseph read Economics at the University of Leicester and has since built up over 15 years of financial services industry experience. This started with Legal and General in a support role before becoming an in branch financial adviser at Lloyds Bank.

Joseph subsequently became an independent financial adviser and started JMT Wealth Management in 2010 working together with Henry Bulteel. Joseph joined Aspect8 in 2014.

Joseph is a keen sports fan and follows Brighton and Hove Albion and Sussex County Cricket Club.

Calum BorthwickCalum Borthwick
Financial Adviser

Calum has been with Aspect8 since 2014. During his time in the Financial Services industry, Calum has obtained the Chartered Insurance Institute Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning and is always looking to enhance his skill set further by completing further exams. Outside of work Calum enjoys travelling, is a keen rugby player and likes to go to the gym.

Chris RiggottChris Riggott
Financial Adviser

Chris has been working in financial services since 2010 when he joined Joe Taylor at JMT Wealth Management. Since joining Aspect8 in 2014, Chris has become a Chartered Financial Planner. In his free time, Chris is a keen golfer and previously worked as an Assistant Professional.