Meet the team


Graham Shields
Advisor / Director

Graham has been working in the financial services industry since 1975 and was made a director of ABS in 1994, attaining his Diploma in Financial Planning in 2012.

He has been a trustee of Autism Hampshire since 1990 and is currently the Secretary taking an active role in the policy making and oversight of this deserving cause.

Married with five grown up children and five grandchildren.

He has recently moved to the town of Lymington to enable him to spend more time walking and cycling in the New Forest.


Piers Clarkson
Advisor / Director

Piers has been working with ABS since 2001 following in his Mother’s (Andrea) and his Grandmother’s footsteps and is qualified to diploma level.

Piers is a single father with three grown up children, and a mad cat!

His hobbies include DIY, golf, cycling and maintaining old BMW’s.


Andrea Sutcliffe
Director, formerly an Adviser

Andrea has been working in the industry as a qualified adviser from 1986 until January 2013.

She continues to help her son Piers with their clients, and with the compliance and administration of the company.

With most of her five grandchildren now young adults, Andrea has enjoyed extra time on the fairways.


Jane Sandy
Personal Assistant

Jane started working for Graham and Ruth (Andrea’s mum) at the age of 19 and has worked for them on and off ever since.

She recently gained her LIFB Level 3 Certificate in Paraplanning and Financial Administration which means she is well qualified to support us and make sure our clients are in safe hands.

Married with two sons and a daughter, she loves living in an 18th century converted Mill House on the River Test.


Trudy Flintoft
Administration Assistant

Trudy is our administration assistant and has been working with us since 2012.

Trudy is mainly responsible for keeping our client records up to date and helping out with general day to day admin duties.

Married with two girls, she especially loves walking the family Labrador Chester.


Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Should you have cause to complain, and you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, you may be able to refer it to the Financial Ombudsman Service, which can be contacted as follows: The Financial Ombudsman Service, Exchange Tower, London, E14 9SR or

Financial Conduct Authority number 150285

The information contained within the website is subject to the UK regulatory regime and is therefore primarily targeted at customers in the UK.

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ABS Financial Planning Ltd

Registered in England No. 2658254

Registered Address

ABS Financial Planning Ltd
184 Portswood Road
SO17 2NJ

T: 023 8033 3099