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Our goal is to help you live the fullest life you can. We believe that you deserve to live a secure and fulfilled life, and this belief runs through the core of our business.

We don’t want you to work too long, and we don’t necessarily want you to provide a legacy after you’re gone – we’d rather you saw the benefits of your assets now.

In the past some financial advisers have focussed on selling financial products and confusing clients with the technical details. Our goal is to bring you prosperity, not products with our award winning Financial planning and Wealth Management service called Prosper.

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MEET THE TEAM

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OUR FOUNDER  – DAN WOODRUFF

Dan Woodruff - Certfied Financial Planner & Independent Financial Adviser, Colchester Essex

Dan is our Financial Planner. He is your primary contact for financial advice. He will be in touch regularly to provide advice, so you can achieve your financial goals. He is a Certified Financial Planner, and Chartered Wealth Manager, which are qualifications that put him in the top 5% of UK financial advisers. He originally trained to be a solicitor, and holds legal qualifications from Cardiff University and Nottingham Trent University.

He is a regular contributor to the UK’s top financial publications and often provides comment for local TV and radio. He has recently appeared on ITV Anglia, and BBC Essex radio. In the past he held the role of resident financial expert on the BBC Radio Essex breakfast show. He is also the author of the Financial Planning book: The 7 Figures Plan.

Dan is a keen tennis player, and regularly plays in the Colchester doubles league (winning occasionally). He enjoys amateur astronomy together with his daughter, and they are members of the North Essex Astronomical Society. Dan has had regular involvement in the local community via roles in Colchester Round Table, and now Colchester 41 Club.

Dan Woodruff on BBC Essex - Sadie Nine show

Dan’s passion for financial planning lead him to publish his first book “The 7 Figures Plan” in 2016, enabling him to make a difference to the financial future of people all over the world.

The 7 Figures Plan book by Dan Woodruff
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MAGALI WOODRUFF

DIRECTOR

Magali is a director of the business, and her main role is to develop efficient processes to ensure consistent service delivery. As a result she is involved with continual development of our ‘customer experience’ and the overall delivery of our Prosper service from beginning to end. Magali was educated at the University of Nice in France.

Magali speaks 3 languages (French, English, and Italian). She enjoys baking, and friends regularly ask to meet at her home, so they can enjoy home-cooked goodies! Magali has been involved in community projects regularly through her roles in Colchester Ladies Circle and Colchester Tangent.

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SARAH CHEESEMAN

ADMINISTRATOR

Sarah will keep you informed about progress for work we do on your behalf. She will be your first point of contact for annual reviews, and regular communication from us. Sarah will be in touch if we need to update you on any changes to your financial records. Sarah was educated at the University of Hertfordshire, and grew up in Colchester.

Sarah loves cooking, and likes to try new cuisine. She spends time playing video games, plus is a film fan, and she regularly attends gym classes. Sarah has been a blood donor for many years.

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PARAPLANNER
JOIN OUR TEAM

COLCHESTER
SALARY £35-£45,000

Are you an experienced paraplanner who would like to achieve your potential with a financial planning firm that cares about its clients, staff and local community?
We are a boutique financial planner based in Colchester, offering award-winning financial planning and wealth management services and endeavouring to make the client experience a positive one.

We are seeking an accomplished paraplanner to work closely with our director, a Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Wealth Manager, advising clients on not just their finances but help them achieve their goals and make them a reality. Whatever stage of your career you are joining us at, you will benefit from being guided and mentored by a well-qualified and experienced director. Click here to apply.

Take a look at what our clients have to say about us…

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AWARDS

We are privileged and immensely proud to have been recognised by numerous business and community awards. The awards process is hard work but always provides a welcome opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved as individuals and as a business.

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DAVID NORTON BUILDING EXCELLENCE AWARD

WINNER

This award is presented annually by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) and honours David Norton who was a respected Certified Financial Planner and a pioneer within his field. The award is given to firms which demonstrate a clear vison for their business, and who are ambitious for growth, while maintaining high standards of financial planning and client service.

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

“This year’s winner demonstrated strong business acumen and had ambitious plans to grow whilst maintaining a clear philosophy of how financial planning should be delivered. Their communication with clients was innovative and was evidence of their client-focussed approach.”

In the video below, The CISI interviewed Dan Woodruff (and the award winner from 2019) to find out what winning the David Norton ‘Building Excellence’ Award meant to them.

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EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE

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JUDGES' COMMENTS

“This outstanding company has demonstrated a thorough and rigorous approach to its customer service policy and practice. Punching above its weight, this small team delivers an excellent level of service, every time, in all things and to the highest professional standards. They truly listen to the needs of their clients, always keeping them informed and adjusting their own practices and offerings to suit the clients’ needs. Supreme attention is paid to all systems and processes, striving for accuracy and efficiency. Constant improvement and ‘small changes every day’ is key to the company’s success and its high level of client satisfaction and referrals.”

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BUILDING EXCELLENCE

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SALES & MARKETING

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BEST SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE

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EXCELLENT CUSTOMER FOCUS

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EXCELLENCE IN MARKETING

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North Essex Business Awards 2016 finalist growing business

GROWING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

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Essex Business Excellence Awards 2016 finalist best growing business

BEST GROWING BUSINESS

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Essex Countywide Business Awards 2015 finalist contribution to the community

CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY

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Essex Countywide Business Awards 2015 finalist small business of the year

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – 2015

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Colchester Business Awards 2014 finalist small business of the year

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – 2014

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Essex Countywide Business Awards 2014 finalist small business of the year

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR -2014

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Colchester Business Awards 2013 winner Growing business of the year

GROWING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – 2013

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CLICK TO HEAR WHY DAN STARTED WOODRUFF FINANCIAL PLANNING

OUR STORY

Woodruff Financial Planning Seven Figures Plan book

The 7 Figures Plan by Dan Woodruff

The 7 Figures Plan is a simple system to achieve clarity in your finances: take action now to secure the future you want. Planning a secure financial future is easy if you focus only on what is important.

Click below to read more about the book.

OUR COMPANY VALUES

WE DELIVER EXCELLENT SERVICE

  • Our primary goal is to create the best outcome for our clients
  • We want to understand our clients’ needs
  • We make it easy for our clients
  • We aim to be responsive and proactive

WE DO THINGS PROPERLY

  • We do things right the first time, to the highest possible standard
  • Accuracy is paramount, closely followed by timeliness and consistency
  • We take the right action, not the easy one
  • We take personal responsibility
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CLARITY OF COMMUNICATION

  • Clear communication requires an understanding of your needs
  • We make it easy for you to take action
  • We provide clear insight to deliver better results
  • We keep you informed with regular, timely, and precise updates

ALWAYS IMPROVING

  • We constantly take action to improve our process to deliver better results
  • We embrace change – we are flexible,open-minded and eager to learn
  • We always work towards the long-term vision
  • We improve and innovate at every opportunity

WE SHOW WE CARE

  • Our clients are like our family
  • We make a difference & participate in our society
  • We involve ourselves personally and build genuine relationships
  • We show appreciation

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY

Dan and Magali Woodruff have a philosophy of participation in their local community. They have both been trustees of local charities. In particular, for 6 years they were key members of the committee which brought back Colchester Carnival, after over 15 years of absence in the town.

From a standing start, they set up a thriving free community event, which attracted 15,000 annual spectators, with 1,000 performers, from 50 local groups. The event provided a fun outlet for many local performance groups, and raised around £40,000 for local good causes during their tenure.

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Dan Woodruff. Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Wealth Manager, Colchester, Essex

Unit 5, Park Lane Business Centre, Park Lane, Langham, Colchester, Essex CO4 5WR

A DIFFERENT APPROACH

We focus on so much more than just your financial planning. We aim to help you reach your full potential, achieve your goals and help you live the life of your dreams.

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