Create Financial Management - Independant Financial Advisors, Creating and protecting wealth
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Our Advisers


Our highly qualified and experienced team of Financial Advisers and Mortgage Brokers are ready to help you to “Create and Protect Your Wealth”



Peter Baker APFS, Chartered Financial Planner

Peter is a Chartered Financial Planner with 15 years of experience and specialises in investment and pension planning including defined benefit pension schemes and personal pensions. He offers a friendly yet professional service and always talks in easy to understand language.

In his spare time Peter enjoys spending time with his family which often includes camping and cycling. He also enjoys fell running.


Roger Smith DipPFS, Independent Financial Adviser

Roger has worked in financial services for over 20 years having joined Prudential in 1992. Roger has since worked for R&SA and Natwest before becoming an independent financial adviser in 2001. Roger provides advice on many aspects of wealth management, helping individuals of widely differing financial resources or life stages. Roger also provides professional advice on pension requirements, helping clients to make the most of their retirement opportunities.

Outside of work, Roger is the commercial chairman of OBCC (Ockbrook & Borrowash Cricket Club) and can be found in and around the club during the cricket season.


Stephen Burrows APFS, Chartered Financial Planner

Stephen is a Chartered Financial Planner and has worked in the Financial Services industry for over 12 years, after completing a degree in Business Studies at University. His previous positions include working as a Financial Adviser and Stockbroker for an international financial services provider.

Outside of work Stephen enjoys spending time with his young family, as well as watching and taking part in several sports including football, badminton and cricket.


David Guard DipPFS, Independent Financial Adviser

David has worked in the Financial Services Industry for a number of years. He worked with Pearl and Prudential before becoming an Independent Financial Adviser. David specialises in Pensions and Investments. His interests include Badminton and watching football.


Matt Newberry DipPFS, Independent Financial Adviser

Matt has over 20 years experience working within the Financial Services Industry. This includes 8 years of employment with the Lloyds TSB Banking Group where he covered many roles. Since leaving the Bank at the end of 2003, he became an Independent Financial Adviser and now specialises in pensions and investments. Matt is very passionate about his work and enjoys building long term relationships with his clients. Matt is currently working towards Chartered status and hopes to achieve this within the near future.

Outside of work, Matt likes to spend time with his wife and 2 young boys taking them on adventures, which normally involves a National Trust location. Matt also enjoys playing golf when he has the time.


Jo Highton, FPFS, Chartered Financial Planner

Jo is a Chartered Financial Planner and has worked in the financial services industry for over 15 years, helping clients make the most of their money, creating and protecting their wealth.

She enjoys working closely with clients to help them achieve their financial goals and maintain long term relationships, whilst guiding them through their different life stages.

Outside of work, Jo enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter as well as learning different creative crafts and interior design.



Stephen Waite BSc (Hons) DipPFS, Independent Financial Adviser

Stephen holds the Diploma in Financial Services and has worked for Create Financial Management for over 10 years.  He has been a Financial Adviser for just over two years.  Prior to that he was involved in the research and report writing for the other advisers in Create.  Stephen has an excellent technical and product knowledge of pensions, investments and mortgages due to his background with Create. 

Away from work Stephen is a keen follower of many sports and also enjoys time on his bicycle.  He also enjoys time at home with his two young girls.


Scott Woodford DipPFS, Independent Financial Adviser

Scott has worked in financial services for over 20 years having joined Hearts of Oak Insurance Group in 1989 as a sales support administrator. In 1999 Scott then joined a small IFA business in Leicester and began advising clients on both a corporate and individual basis.

He then joined Oval Financial Services in 2007 following a Company takeover and became a specialist in corporate financial planning as well as continuing to advise clients on an individual basis.  He has been heavily involved in auto enrolment as well as advising companies on the wide range of employee benefits available in the marketplace.

Scott joined Create in June 2015 and continues to provide advice to both corporate and individual clients.

He enjoys a wide range of sports outside of work including golf, football and running.


Vince Savidge DipPFS CeMap, Corporate, Pension & Investment Specialist

Vince has worked in Financial Services for over 20 years, and holds the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.  Prior to joining Create Financial Management, he worked for Standard Life and Legal & General.  Vince was the Business Development Director for Oval Financial Services, who were later acquired by Gallagher Risk and Reward.

Over the last few years, he has Advised and helped  many businesses of all sizes through Auto-Enrolment, including a number of charities.   Vince enjoys making complex issues easy to understand, and enjoys reviewing clients Individual Pension and Investment plans, and for the Employer, their Employee Benefits plans.

Away from work, Vince likes to Travel and Scuba Dive.   In the summer, he can be found riding his classic Motorbike.

Luke Baker APFS, Chartered Financial Planner

Luke is a chartered financial advisor and has over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is one of our pension transfer specialists, and is also our Equity Release specialist. Luke started his financial services career at the tender age of 16 as a cashier at Lloyds TSB. Over the years, he worked his way up into management and then moved over into advising customers on their finances in 2013, joining Create in 2017.

In his spare time, Luke is a keen musician and enjoys gigging at local bars, weddings and birthday parties. He also enjoys keeping fit by playing badminton and 6-a-side football.




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