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Meet Peter Butcher

What is your role at Clarion?

I’m an Associate Financial Planner. It’s an extremely varied role with the development and execution of our clients’ financial plans being at its centre.

How did you take your first steps in to Financial Planning?

Having finished my degree, I accepted a role on a graduate development programme for aspiring Financial Planners. Financial Planning appealed to me as it would allow me to develop my knowledge in order to help clients reach their goals.

What do you think Clarion offers its clients that makes us unique?

A genuine focus on our clients’ aspirations. Throughout Clarion, there is a culture of implementing true lifelong financial planning which can only be achieved with an in-depth knowledge of our clients and their goals.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learnt in your role?

It’s all about the detail. The finer points of a client’s financial plan often matter as much to them as the bigger picture goals – it all comes back to understanding what is important to our clients.

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Fireman – didn’t every young boy?!

Who has inspired you in your life and why?

It’s a bit of a cliché, but my family. They have shown me constant support and the value of hard work.

What keeps you awake at night?

Usually either my one-year old daughter crying or if she’s not crying, me worrying that she’s stopped breathing!

Describe your perfect weekend

A lie in (never happens) and watching my beloved Bolton Wanderers win (definitely never happens!)

Spring, summer, autumn or winter?

Summer. No question.

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