Flexible, tailored advice

Our team of trusted, experienced and highly qualified advisers are here to help you with your future planning. We offer a high-quality, tailored service that always suits you, for every stage of life that you (and your family) reach.

Retirement Planning


This really is a key area for most people when considering their financial future. It’s also one that’s continually evolving. Since 2014, the Government has made a particular focus of changing, in fact we’d go so far as to say revolutionising, the pensions landscape.

With such fundamental and far‐reaching changes ‐ not to mention the fact that we are, on average living longer and therefore need to make our money work even harder ‐ it more than pays to have access to first‐hand and up‐to‐the‐minute knowledge of the pension scene.

With the new freedoms, pension pots have been made easier to access, but that doesn’t mean it’s straightforward, particularly in view of all the tax changes in recent Budgets.

"What we want to avoid, naturally, is for people to strip out their pension fund too quickly, so they’re left with nothing. What’s important is that we keep people in the loop, letting them know what the rules are, and how their decisions will impact them further down the line."‐ Stuart Willson, CEO

Tax Planning/Inheritance Tax Mitigation

This is definitely an area that all adults should be considering when planning their finances. The days when Inheritance Tax (IHT) could reasonably be regarded as affecting only the very wealthy are sadly long gone. These days, property prices alone mean that a good proportion of people in the UK would fall within the liability threshold ‐ officially known as the ‘nil rate band’ ‐ even before the rest of their estate (investments, businesses, life‐insurance payouts, etc.) is counted.

Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce your liability, and with clever management you can find ways that benefit your family both before and after you die ‐ and satisfy your tax obligations, too.

Our specialist knowledge and experience in all areas of tax planning and mitigation means you can rest assured that what’s yours stays, as far as possible, within the family. After all, that’s just how you’d want it, and how it should be.

The levels and bases of taxation and reliefs from taxation can change at any time and are dependent on individual circumstances.

Wealth and Asset Management

Wealth management addresses a wide range of issues, from investment planning to deciding how much you need to save in order to retire comfortably. It can also be about dividing up pension entitlements on a divorce or separation, getting the right types and amounts of life and health insurance or estate planning.

With average life expectancy in the UK rising from 70.8 to 79.1 (male) and 79.1 to 82.8 (female) years since 1982*, it’s essential for people to plan their finances so they know they won’t run out of their hard‐earned money as they get older.

As wealth managers, we take a holistic view of your finances ‐ reviewing your situation at regular intervals, taking current needs into account and planning for future eventualities.

It’s a continual process that takes all kinds of variables into account, from global events to tax and legislation changes and even the impact of future Brexit negotiations, offering you protection and a reassurance that your finances will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Perhaps the most distinctive of our services is our highly successful approach to asset and investment management. For those who are looking for the potential for capital growth on their life savings or a retirement lump sum, we can offer highly specialised advice from professionals who know the markets inside out.
  • We also have the added advantage of access to the exclusive range of St. James’s Place products, which offer many important benefits. For details of products, visit the Group website at www.sjp.co.uk/products.

National Life Tables, United Kingdom: 2012-2014

Saving for your children’s future

If you’re thinking about putting some savings by for your children’s or grandchildren’s future, it makes sense to be as tax-efficient as possible, and to start as early as you can. There are a number of ways to make the most of your hard‐earned cash to give them a head start in life.

Our financial advisers will guide you through the options available, whether it’s opening a Junior ISA, setting up a pension or a trust fund, or perhaps making a gift on behalf of a niece, nephew or godchild. We will advise you on the most effective and efficient ways to see your money not only reaches the next generation intact, but that it has the potential to grow in time for when they need it.

The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds selected and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than the amount invested.

Looking after you and yours

As one of the UK’s most professional, experienced and highly qualified financial planning teams, Willson Grange Limited are here to help you enjoy a secure and worry‐free future. Our service has, since 2000, centred around ‘wealth management’ ‐ offering financial advice that suits your circumstances as your needs change over time. This means we take a completely holistic view of your finances ‐ reviewing your own, personal situation at regular intervals, taking your current needs into account and planning for future eventualities. It’s a continual process that adapts to every stage of your life.

So whether you’re starting a family, running a business, beginning a new venture or thinking about retirement ‐ we can help you to plan for your future and achieve your goals.

How our distinctive approach benefits you

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As a Principal Partner Practice of FTSE 100 St. James’s Place Wealth Management group, Willson Grange is able to provide clients with high‐quality advice to clients investing for the medium to long term.

Through daily data analysis and by evaluating your situation, we will be able to see whether your resources are working most effectively and appropriately for you.

Seasoned experts continuously review the performance of funds worldwide, and the fund managers’ ability to achieve consistent returns. These reviews can make all the difference… helping you to absorb the effects of uncertainty and increasing the likelihood of you achieving your financial goals.

Some (or all) of the following areas will be used in the mix to tailor a portfolio that’s a perfect match for you:

  • Your risk profile
  • Family protection
  • Savings
  • Investment strategy
  • Tax planning
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Retirement planning
  • Saving for your children’s future
  • Life assurance
  • Long‐term care
  • Portfolio management
  • Lifetime cashflow forecast

"With so many different factors affecting stability around the world, having a solid, respectable company like St. James’s Place behind us has been crucial. Their analytical back‐up, top‐quality fund managers and meticulous monitoring of funds means we have the ultimate package for anyone making an investment." ‐ Stuart Willson, CEO Willson Grange.

The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds you select and the value can therefore go down as well as up. You may get back less than you invested.

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’Willson Grange have provided my family with a reliable and trustworthy service in IHT planning and the associated investment decisions. I have no hesitation in recommending them to others looking for advice in these areas.’ - P Willan