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Darren Booth DipPFS

Director and IFA at D&G Independent Ltd

Tel: 01352 754272

Mobile: 07949 270169

Email: darren.booth@dandgifa.co.uk

Areas of expertise

Prior to founding D&G Independent Ltd with colleague Gary Slater in 2012, Darren’s solid career in financial services began at Britannic Assurance in 1997 where he served his apprenticeship as a trainee financial adviser. After a short time with Britannic Assurance, Darren was offered the role of Financial Adviser in London & Manchester Assurance. A takeover by Friends Provident resulted in Darren being offered the role of Financial Consultant where he remained for three years before moving to a Branch Manager’s role at Barclays and then Financial Planning Manager with Barclays Wealth.

In 2007 Darren briefly left the financial services industry to become Business Development Director with an International Company, gaining him invaluable international business experience. During this time Darren was based in Shandong Province, although this also included frequent visits to Beijing, Dalian and Guangzhou. In 2010 Darren returned to the role of an Independent Financial Adviser in Chester before co- founding D&G Independent Ltd.

Despite the tremendous change recently in the financial industry and the impact of fluctuations in global markets on client savings, pensions and investments Darren strongly believes there is a positive future for the financial services sector.

Outside work:

Darren lives in Wrexham and enjoys numerous hobbies that include playing keyboards, soprano cornet in the Royal Buckley Town Band and a variety of sports including football, tennis, squash, golf and visits to the gym.





Gary Slater DipIP AwPETR

Director and IFA at D&G Independent Ltd

Tel: 01352 754272

Mobile: 07788 177076

Email: gary.slater@dandgifa.co.uk

Areas of expertise

Prior to forming D&G Independent Ltd in October 2012 Gary worked at Barclays Bank for 23 years, was a Financial Planning Manager for 12 of those years and has been an IFA now for the past 4 years.

As an Independent Financial Advisor Gary offers impartial advice from the whole of the market on a wide range of financial products. His many years experience in financial services means that Gary has developed long-term relationships with his existing clients and continues this work practice with all new customers.

Qualifications:

  • Financial Advice - ceFA
  • Diploma in Investment Planning QCF Level 4
  • Mortgages - ceMAP
  • Regulated Equity Release - ceRER
  • Long Term Care - CF8
  • Pension Transfers & Opt Outs - AwPETR

Outside work:

Gary is originally from Holywell but has lived in Ruthin for 20 years. Married to Nicky with two children, Robert & Holly. Interests include foreign holidays, sport and his vegetable garden.





Peter Chappell 

BA Hons. Whole of Market Mortgage Consultant at D&G Independent Ltd.

Tel: 01352 754272

Mobile: 07961 946744

Email: pete.chappell@dandgifa.co.uk

Areas of expertise

Peter is a highly experienced Whole of Market Mortgage Consultant having been directly authorised by the Financial Services Authority (now Financial Conduct Authority) for 16 years, specialising in the mortgage sector for the last 14. He has experience in all the main sectors: helping many First Time Buyers buy their first homes; Remortgaging their existing mortgages; buying investment properties through Buy To Let mortgages, and advising on all areas of mortgage and mortgage protection. He has experience of the new Government sponsored schemes including Help To Buy and New Buy and all his recommendations are on a 100% advised basis. Peter offers a free initial Home visit or Office consultation.

Peter has Financial Planning Certificates levels 1, 2 & 3 and the industry recognized Mortgage Advice Qualification.

Outside work:

Peter is a West London boy happily transplanted to the Wirral in 1990, married to Clare with a son, Michael (24) who lives in Aberystwyth. He has a Joint Honours degree in History & Political Studies from Stirling University and studied in Washington D.C. for 12 months from August 1979 where he met and later married his wife Clare. Hobbies include travel and all team sports including playing cricket for The Windfallers Cricket Club.






Testimonial

“The services provided by D & G were excellent. The presentation given by Darren was comprehensive, informative, friendly and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble. I would have no hesitation in recommending their expertise to other colleagues”
John & Jean Gregg, Cheshire