Jamie Ware, DIP PFS
Before founding Churchill Investments in 1996 Jamie held a Director’s position at Foreign and Colonial Asset Management and before his stint in the city gained experience in the protection space working for Phoenix Assurance. Having been as close to the coal face as one can possibly get when it comes to the construction of retail financial products. Jamie’s knowledge of the investment vehicles used at Churchill is second to none. His knowledge has been built up over a 39 year spell in the industry.
After living in London Monday to Friday for many years Jamie is now based 5 minutes from the office in Churchill with his wife Nikki. Despite being diagnosed with both Asthma and Diabetes Jamie still likes to try his hand at half marathon running and is a 'Gold Card' holder of the Great North Run. Originally from Minehead, at weekends Jamie can often be found on the hills of Exmoor covering great distances with his Labrador, 'Spencer'.
Tom Ware, APFS
Chartered Financial Planner
After graduating from The University of Birmingham with a degree in Economics, Tom started life in the industry as an Investment Analyst; keen to work more closely with private clients, Tom obtained his Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning and has now achieved chartered status. On top of writing the financial planning section of a local magazine, Tom also plays a key role within the company’s research process and given his background in analysis, holds a position on our investment strategy committee.
Those who have visited the office would have met Tom’s dog Dougie, who now spends most of the day with us and takes up most of Tom’s free time with walking and running. Tom is also a keen rugby player although as the years creep by retirement is looking more and more likely.
Michael Pye, APFS
Chartered Financial Planner
Mke has recently completed the exam process and was delighted to receive confirmation in September 2020 that he has become the company’s latest Chartered Financial Planner. Mike re-joined the office in 2018, having previously worked as an intern with the company in the summer of 2015 whilst studying Economics at University. Having grown up locally, Mike was delighted to return to the countryside atmosphere of North Somerset after some time gaining experience in the city.
Away from the office, Mike can usually be found on a cricket pitch during the summer months, captaining the midweek side for Churchill CC and turning out for the first team at the weekends as a spin bowler and bit-part batsman when required..
Dipesh Chudasama DipPFS, IMC
Having obtained an Economics degree from The University of Birmingham, Dipesh has gone on to complete the Diploma in Financial Planning and the Investment Management Certificate. Starting his career at Rational Finance where he played a key role in developing their investment proposition, Dipesh joined Churchill Investments as part of the companies merging in 2020. Dipesh brings with him a wealth of experience both on the financial planning side and has indeed enhanced our centralised investment process through several of his quantitative modelling tools not to mention being our in-house motor racing expert.
During his time at Glamorgan University, studying International Wildlife Biology, Chris was lucky enough to journey to both South Africa and Borneo in the name of research. After graduating in 2013 Chris has held a number of positions across a wide range of professions before deciding that financial services was where he wanted to build a career, confirmed by the fact that he is now working towards his professional exams.
When not studying for his exams, Chris is focused on enjoying all that North Somerset has to offer, be that cycling round the county in the search of fine ale or exploring further afield on his motorcycle.
Jordan holds a degree in Mathematics from Lancaster University and is a recent and welcome addition to our client services team, having previously attended Sidcot School and is now working towards his professional qualifications.
Jordan enjoys rugby, 5 aside football and chess in his free time. Some of Jordan’s achievements outside of work include being a trustee of a charitable trust and completing a Rubics cube in 36 seconds.
David Wootton, DIP PFS
David is our part time administrator having worked in Financial Services for over 40 years. David started his career in Banking (NatWest) before becoming an Independent Financial Adviser and then a Wealth Manager in his early thirties and following a number of successful years, moved into various supporting roles.
Subsequently joined Aviva for 10 years being responsible for Personal Protection Advice Standards, before moving back to RBS and finally employed by Coutts & Co working in similar roles.
Outside of work, David is likely to be keeping fit either at the Gym, Cycling or walking with his dog.
Jayne offers a personable approach utilising the extensive knowledge acquired throughout her career having worked as an administrator within the Financial Services Sector for over 20 years before joining Churchill Investments. Not only does she focus on the fundamental elements of administrative tasks, she ensures she communicates and works with all stakeholders to ensure clients are fully supported.
Outside of work Jayne enjoys travelling and culture. She is often found reading, enhancing her knowledge of latest economic developments. Jayne ’s caring nature has led to her being the heart of the office and her family alike and now playing an active role in her grandchildren’s lives.