Our people

Mark Turkington

Managing Director

Mark Turkington

Mark is the Managing Director of the company and has been in financial services for over thirty years. He became an Independent Financial Adviser in 1985 when he joined John Charcol (Knightsbridge). After five years with a national firm of Chartered Accountants he set up Church’s in April 1993. Mark is married with three sons and is an avid sports fan.

Financial services career history

  • Independent Financial Adviser at John Charcol (Knightsbridge) 1984 – 1988
  • Independent Financial Adviser at Haines Watts Financial Services (Chartered Accountants) 1988 – 1993
  • Established Church’s in 1993
  • Managing Director of Church’s since April 1993

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John Cooper

Financial Planner

John Cooper

John has worked in financial services for just under forty years, joining Church’s in 1998 as an Independent Financial Adviser. John is responsible to providing financial planning advice to our private and corporate clients and their employees. John is married with two children and also has two grandchildren.

Financial services career history

  • Trainee Insurance Inspector at Norwich Union 1980 – 1984
  • Independent Financial Adviser at Berry, Birch & Noble 1984-1992
  • Financial Planner with Abbey National 1992 – 1993
  • Financial Planner at Eagle Star 1993 – 1994
  • Mortgage Manager at Hamptons 1994 – 1996
  • Business Development Manager and Branch Manager at Bristol & West 1996 – 1998
  • Independent Financial Adviser at Church’s since 1998
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Richard Elliott CFP

Certified Financial PlannerCM Practitioner

Richard Elliott CFP

Richard has worked in financial services for over twenty five years. He joined Church’s in April 1998 to become an Independent Financial Adviser. Richard is a passionate advocate of financial planning and qualified as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERCM Practitioner in 2006. He has been instrumental in developing the Church’s Investment Philosophy. Richard is married with a young daughter and son.

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Financial services career history

  • Adviser with Britannic Assurance 1992 – 1998
  • Independent Financial Adviser at Church’s since 1998
  • Qualified as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERCM Practitioner in 2006

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Richard Gross CFP

Certified Financial PlannerCM Practitioner

Richard Gross CFP

Richard has worked in financial services since 1990. Richard believes in the incredible benefit of holistic financial planning and is qualified as both a Chartered and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERCM Practitioner. Outside of work, Richard enjoys cycling and windsurfing and lives with his partner and her two teenage children.

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Financial services career history

  • Lloyds Bank Plc 1990
  • Invesco Perpetual 1999
  • Paraplanner & Independent Financial Adviser at Courtiers Investment Services 2001
  • Paraplanner at EBC Limited 2006
  • Paraplanner & Independent Financial Adviser at Heritage Financial Advisers 2010
  • Qualified as a CHARTERED FINANCIAL PLANNER in 2011
  • Qualified as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERCM Practitioner in 2012
  • Independent Financial Adviser at Bells Solicitors 2014 (becoming KW Wealth through acquisition)
  • Independent Financial Planner at Church’s since 2018
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Support Team

Support Team

The Church’s support team are experienced and qualified to assist the consultants in all aspects of their roles as financial planners. The team also provides a valuable point of contact for clients.

The support team consists of (from left): Kate Collins, Andrea Yates, Sara Lowe, Alexandra Lindgreen and Mandy O’Connor.

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