I launched FPW in 2005 because I was frustrated with the financial advice industry's focus on sales and generating commission.

I believe that working on a fee basis gives you value for money and the reassurance of knowing that I don't rely on selling products to generate an income.

I have worked in financial services since 1996 and have developed a specialism and expertise in divorce and finance.

I developed the only dedicated qualification for advisers who specialise in divorce and separation, in conjunction with Resolution (which represents family lawyers who are committed to dealing with divorce and breakup constructively).

Although I have extensive experience of dealing with the financial issues around divorce, many of my clients want advice about savings, investments, retirement, budgeting and insuring their family against unforeseen events.

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A Message from Karen Ritchie, Founder:

As I have decided to take full time maternity leave to raise my family, it was crucial that I found a firm to take on the mantle and vision I had started out with to ensure my clients continued to receive the service and advice that they had come to expect.

A young dynamic team with excellent technical knowledge and as one of my colleagues put it 'their hearts in the right place' Blackstone Moregate were my first choice when finding a firm to head up Financial Planning for Women in my absence.

Blackstone Moregate are large enough to be able to weather the current economic storm and small enough to continue the personal service Financial Planning for Women is known for.