Our People

A business such as ours is built on the reputation and integrity of its people:  

Martin Andrews DipPFS - Managing Partner/Adviser

Martin is married to Andrea with two boys, Edward & Toby and their current dog Bubbles. They attend St Peter's Church in Hextable. Martin has been an Independent Financial Adviser since 1986. Having worked for several other organisations, he established his own advisory firm in 1996. The firm he established was continued and strengthened in 2010 when he joined forces with Gary Wilson to establish AW Financial Management LLP. Gary retired from the firm in November 2012.

In terms of interests, Martin thoroughly enjoys all sport, even a bit of running now and then, but most often practices his golf. He is a Trustee of CRIBS. (Christian Resources in Bexley Schools) At weekends and on summer evenings Martin can often be found working in the extensive grounds of the old Victorian house the family share with Martin's parents in Crockenhill.

Martin's Christian life story can be found by clicking here 

Testimonies from Martin's clients can be found by clicking here

Jon French DipPFS BA (Hons) - Partner/Adviser

Jon joined the firm in November 2010 and became a registered Independent Financial Adviser and Partner in the firm on 1st July 2013. He has obtained the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning and is a Long Term Care, Pension Transfer and Investment specialist.

Jon is married to Helen and has a son called David. They live in Bexleyheath and are heavily involved in the work of Trinity Baptist Church, Bexleyheath where Jon is a Trustee.

Music has always been a passion of Jon's but he also enjoys biking, golf, bird watching, walking and spending time with his family. 

Testimonies from Jon's clients can be found by clicking here.

Sean Knights Chartered MCSI, Chartered Wealth Manager, DipPFS - Partner/Adviser

Sean spent 31 years with one of the UK’s leading private banks – latterly as a Wealth Manager assisting successful entrepreneurs in realising their personal financial goals. During that time, he became professionally accredited as a Chartered Wealth Manager by the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) having attained their Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice & Management (PCIAM) with merit. Prior to this (Level 6) qualification, he was awarded by the Personal Finance Society (PFS) their Diploma in Financial Planning (DipPFS).

He was invited to join AW Financial Management in November 2016 after a short break from work - relishing the move to an independent practice and being part of the new team with, also, a much shorter commute!

Sean also gives time to local schools as an Education Champion on behalf of the PFS and is a Trustee and Volunteer at the Bexley Winter Shelter charity helping the homeless in the Borough. He lives in Sidcup with his wife, Debra, teenage daughter and their various pets and, as well as spending time with them, he enjoys a diverse range of sport, music and food – the latter both consuming and preparing! Together with his family, Sean also attends Trinity Baptist Church, Bexleyheath.

Nicola Henderson - PA/Administrator

Main role : To liaise with clients and to manage Adviser's diaries, to establish review meetings and provide general administrative and secretarial support to the Advisers.

Background: Nicola is married to Andrew and they have two boys. Nicola has worked with Martin since September 2001 - her first job after taking a career break to look after the family. Hobbies include keeping fit and socialising with friends and family. 

Kiki Smart - Administrator

Main role: To provide general administrative support to the Advisers & Team.

Background: Kiki joined us in February 2019 having recently finished studying at Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy.  Kiki attends New Generation Church in Bexleyheath with her younger brother and younger sister. In her spare time Kiki likes to style her hair, watch movies on Netflix & go shopping. 

Harin Fernando BA (Hons), CIMA ADV MA, MAAT - Business Manager

Main role: As an Accountant first and foremost, Harin now has the main responsibility of running the business accounts and dealing with other issues related to the overall management of the business.

Background: Harin joined AWFM in July 2019 seeking a change of direction in his working life having previously worked in the charity & commercial sector. Harin is married to Surajni and they have two sons. He has a BA (Hons) in Sustainable Performance Management from the Manchester Metropolitan University, an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and is a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Harin attends Hillsong Tonbridge and in his spare time enjoys running, cycling, listening to music, classic cars, reading & spending time with his family. 

Laura Barnard - Administrator

Main role: To provide general administrative support to the Advisers & Team.

Background: Laura joined AWFM in March 2023 after taking a career break to have a family. She is married to Dan, and they have 3 children. Laura volunteers with the local Brownie group and is on the school PTA. She enjoys spending time with her family.

Harry Barnett - Trainee Paraplanner

Main role: To provide administrative & techical support to the Advisers & Team.

Background: Harry joined us in April 2023 as a Trainee IFA Administrator and is now working towards qualifications to achieve his goal in becoming a fully qualified Independent Financial Adviser. Harry is a lifelong Arsenal fan, values spending quality time with his family, and enjoys sunny beach holidays with his girlfriend. In his spare time he enjoys playing squash, going to the gym (when he feels like it!) and sipping a nice glass of wine. 

Lisa Robbins - Administrator

Main role: To provide general administrative support to the Advisers & Team.

Background: Lisa joined us in May 2023 after working in Healthcare Administration for 8 years. She is married to Tony, and they have two grown up sons. Lisa enjoys travelling, rollercoasters, walking, going to the theatre & cinema, & socialising with friends.