SARAH Siddons from Sarah Siddons Financial Planning has recently attained Chartered Financial Planner status from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) after ten years of continuous professional development.

Chartered Status is the profession's gold standard for financial planners. It confirms that every Chartered Financial Planner has completed a suite of professional qualifications equivalent to a bachelor's degree.

It also involves a commitment to continuing professional development and adherence to an industry standard Code of Ethics.

Sarah said: “I am delighted to have achieved chartered status which represents the culmination of ten years of self study whilst juggling running a business and bringing up two young children. Proof that if you set your mind to something, you can achieve your goals. I am very proud to be able to offer my clients a Chartered level of advice and continue to help them secure the financial future they want for themselves and their families.”

Sarah has been running her financial planning practice in Ilkley for a decade. She specialises in providing retirement planning advice and works with her clients to put the right financial plans in place to help them realise the lifestyle they desire in retirement. She also provides advice about the most tax efficient ways of passing assets on to the next generation.