David has been an Independent Financial Adviser since 1990, having worked for large and small firms before setting up his own company, David Hopkinson IFA Ltd, in 2010.
David qualified as a Chartered Financial Planner in 2005 and also holds the higher Fellowship qualification. He has particular expertise in advising older people on their financial planning needs, including care fees planning, equity release and the choices available with pensions at retirement.
David enjoys his role as a financial planner, helping to guide clients through the financial aspects of their life. Over the past 33 years, he has seen the incredibly positive effect this has for his clients which brings immense job satisfaction.
Outside of the office, David likes to spend time fell walking and has almost completed the Wainwright's. He also enjoys good food and wine, photography and spending time with his family and friends. He also tries to squeeze in a game of squash 2-3 times a week to keep fit.