Cranwell Wealth Solutions Limited

Partner Practice of St. James's Place Wealth Management


Stephen Palmer, Director

I have been offering advice ‘that makes a difference’ (so my clients tell me) for almost two decades, firstly with Natwest, Business and Commercial Clients and later with HSBC Premier clients as an Independent Financial Adviser.

Everyone is different and therefore has differing financial planning needs. As such, I feel very strongly that holistic financial planning should always be carried out. This means that my advice will absolutely be tailored for your individual needs and objectives. It also means that even if no immediate action is taken in a specific area you will have a complete picture of all your financial needs.

My expertise covers a broad range of financial planning and I appreciate that all types of financial matters are extremely personal and whether it is buying a new home, investing for the future or ensuring longer-term security for an elderly relative, these issues are the driver for a conversation with me. I take every one of my clients outcomes as personally as they do - offering a high level of client care and service.

As my business has grown I realise that much of that growth is as a result of introductions and referrals from my existing clients. Building relationships founded on trust matter most to me and I would hope that all my clients could come to rely on me in this way.


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



Peter Morris, Financial Adviser

I have been working in Financial Services for sixteen years and along the way I have found that I get the greatest pleasure from making a real difference to my clients' lives and futures by sitting down with them to work out bespoke plans. I have recently joined Cranwell Wealth Solutions, from HSBC, to me give me freedom to provide a wide range of financial solutions.

Cranwell Wealth Solutions is a fast growing practice, mainly down to word of mouth and recommendations, and with the new office in Uckfield I will bring my background of excelling in client service to build trust with both existing and new clients.

I personally believe that everyone’s circumstances are different and that they will also be constantly evolving and that is why it’s vital to meet with my clients and keep in touch regularly. This enables me to tailor all advice to be both timely and relevant. Even if that means no action is taken at that point, it gives all involved peace of mind that we are perfectly positioned.

My experience and expertise covers a broad range of financial planning including:

Covering your plans and the future plans of your family and dependants to ensure that in the unfortunate event of death, critical illness or long term sickness you can still afford your commitments.

Investing either for growth or to generate additional income in the most tax efficient manner. Either through a lump sum or regular savings towards a future goal with an aim to achieve more than you can in a cash account. This could be for a new purpose or reviewing existing plans to make sure they are best placed to achieve your goal.

Planning for or living in retirement. The best made plans start as early as possible and are continually reviewed throughout their growth period to give you the best retirement possible. When the time comes to turn that hard earned money into sufficient income to achieve retirement aspirations, I enjoy working with clients to make this a reality.



Steven Sanders, Financial Adviser

Steve has over 17 years' experience working in the Financial Services industry. He worked for Nationwide Building Society for 14 years, as a Mortgage Adviser, Branch Manager and Financial Adviser and for the last 3 years with a HSBC bank, as a Premier Relationship Manager.

Based in Bexhill on Sea, he provides Wealth Management advice to clients in Sussex, Kent and other Counties in South East England.

In line with his professional background and as a representative of St. James's Place Wealth Management, his service is enhanced and complemented by the provision of advice covering the areas of investment planning, Inheritance Tax planning and retirement strategies.

Fundamentally his approach is to be problem-solving for the client - rather than product-selling. As a result, his clients can expect to receive the most comprehensive and appropriate advice at all times.

He also enjoys playing football, whilst following the fortunes of Bath Rugby Club and Somerset Cricket Club. You will also find him at the local gymnastics club, where his daughter spends most of her spare time in their Women's Artistic Squad.



Becks Abbott, Office Manager

Since raising my Children, I have worked as a Prescription Clerk at a GP Surgery, and then more recently as a Contract Coordinator for an International Entrance Control Company.

My role here at Cranwell Wealth Solutions is to ensure that each and every Customer receives exemplary customer service in all matters, either by dealing with customers directly, or by providing support to colleagues as and when required.

In my spare time, besides spending time with my Husband and 2 Children I love to get involved in raising money for charity, whether it’s running or putting my love of baking to good use!

I am a regular at the Gym and Keeping fit is a real passion (which counter balances my love of baking!)



Christine Goddard, Personal Assistant

I joined Cranwell Wealth in January 2015 as Personal Assistant and Office Manager.

My background has been in various aspects of the Financial Services industry, for over 30 years. During this time I have carried out various roles, Office Management, Client Service and Financial Analysis being a just few of the positions I have undertaken in both Banking and Financial Advice.

Office Management and excellent client service is the key to running an effective business and we feel at Cranwell Wealth we have the correct balance.

Taking care of our clients and ensuring they receive the utmost care and service is something I take pride in and have been able to nurture with the help of my previous experience in the financial services industry.



Anneka Poel, Administrator

Anneka joined the team in 2016. Anneka's core focus is in supporting the adviser team by ensuring prompt responses from ceding companies where clients hold policies elsewhere.

In addition she provides the main support in ensuring client records are updated accurately post business, ensuring comprehensive tracking of works carried out by the Practice as a whole.

Anneka has lived in Uckfield all her life. She is married to Anthony and they have two children Ruby and Harry. She enjoys family days out and theatre trips.



Mae Ixer, Relationship Manager

I have recently joined Cranwell Wealth Solutions Ltd in January 2017, as a Relationship Manager. I have worked within the financial services industries for the majority of my career in Customer Services and Relationship Management and am now looking forward to developing my skills and learning new ones to add value to the existing team and look forward to delivering excellent service to our clients.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and enjoy taking holidays to new destinations.