The team

Meet our team

Find out about our professional and experienced team - who they are, how they can help you and how you can contact them.

 

Colin Robinson - BA (Hons) APFSManaging Director - Chartered Financial Planner

Having started in the profession in 1987 as a graduate entrant, I have enjoyed working for a large life insurance company, accountant and solicitor firms - this has given me a breadth of experience in dealing with clients from all areas. My motto 'Excellence is no accident' I believe demonstrates that I take my work seriously, working closely and empathically with my clients, existing and new. Once I have engaged a client, I want the relationship to be interactive and long-lasting.

Whilst happy to consider all areas of Financial Planning, and indeed I do this on a day-day basis, my expertise lies in the investment of lump sum monies in the most risk appropriate and tax-efficient manner appropriate to the situation. Specifically for individuals, pension monies and Trustees. I also like to concentrate on 'protection' for individuals and businesses, in the unforeseen and frequently devastating circumstances of illness or death. I strongly believe that the protection of any financial strategy is a fundamental keystone to providing peace of mind and a firm foundation from which to progress.

I really enjoy the legal side to my activities and regularly work with client's professional advisers, Accountants and Solicitors, to reach the most appropriate and cost-effective solution for all concerned.

I am a Chartered Financial Planner, a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Personal Finance Society as well as holding a degree in Business Studies. Of course, I have an up-to-date license to practice and am committed to ongoing Continuous Professional Development (CPD) - our profession never stands still. 

Outside of work, as former President of Harrogate Round Table, I'm heavily involved (for over 20 years) in fun and Charitable activities for the benefit of the local community. If there's any time left I tinker on my guitar and like to swing a golf club around, but with variable accuracy!

Statement of Professional Standing

ELOISE FLINTAPFS - Senior Financial Planner - Chartered Financial Planner

Eloise has over 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry, beginning her career at the Yorkshire Building Society Head Office in Bradford, before moving to a large life assurance company to concentrate on the areas of investment, pensions and life assurance.  Eloise has worked in a variety of roles including business development, project management and technical specialist with a number of the UK’s leading firms.

Eloise is a Chartered Financial Planner, an Associate of the Personal Finance Society (PFS), and holds the PFS Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning; she joined Robinson Financial Solutions in 2018 to work alongside Colin and the team in offering top quality financial planning advice and service to clients.

Away from the office, Eloise enjoys walking, especially in the stunning Lake District, though more frequently the walk is around the local golf course acting as caddy to her husband.  A keen concert and theatre goer, Eloise does have one “guilty pleasure”; she is a member of the Eurovision Song Contest fan club, travelling each year to the host country to be part of the live audience for what she describes as “the greatest show on earth”.  The rest of the team at RFS are yet to be convinced!

Statement of Professional Standing

 

E: eloise@r-fs.co.uk T: 07881 293 732 ; 01423 858 770
Keith W Woodall BA (Hons) ACII, APFSSenior Paraplanner - Chartered Financial Planner

Since graduating from Newcastle University, Keith has accrued nearly 30 years experience in the Financial Services profession, all of it in the independent sector.

A qualified Chartered Financial Planner, Keith had worked at PFP for 7 years prior to the RFS takeover and in a number of other technical support roles including Technical Support Manager at Yorkshire Bank head office in Leeds. As a Senior Paraplanner at Robinson Financial Solutions, Keith supports Colin and the rest of the Team in producing financial planning reports, research and any other technical related issues and is always happy to help with any client queries. 

Keith is happily married to Kelly, with two children at local St John Fisher High School and at home, two cocker spaniels, to keep him out of mischief! In his spare time he is an ardent Aston Villa fan and regularly drags his son around the country to matches as part of his 'education' process!

Kathryn RoebuckLead Administrator

Kathryn is an experienced PA/Administrator with a wealth of experience gained over many years in a variety of office roles, including 20 years working locally in independent financial services providing a high-quality administration service to her advisers and their clients. Kathryn has a strong work ethic and is committed to providing the highest level of client care and, having joined the team at Robinson Financial Solutions as Lead Administrator in March 2020 (at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic), is enjoying the varied and daily challenges her role brings.

She has quickly embraced our mottos of: ‘Excellent is Standard’ and ‘Everything Matters’.

Away from work Kathryn likes to spend time where possible with her family and friends and is currently slowly renovating her home which she recently moved into.

E: kathryn@r-fs.co.uk T: 01423 535 314
Lynda HamblyAdministrator

Lynda is an experienced administrator working in finance for 30 years in a variety of roles. Our longest serving member of the team, Lynda enjoys working at Robinson Financial Solutions producing financial reports for clients and diligently maintaining the back office client data base.

Out of the office Lynda loves walking in the Dales, Yoga, Pilates and spending time with family and friends. 

Darren Philp BA (HONS) ACIIAdministrator

After leaving Bristol University, Darren has spent over 30 years in Financial Services, in a variety of roles.  He has spent the last 20 years working locally in the independent sector.
Darren is married with 2 grown-up children. Though a Southerner by birth, after 25 years in North Yorkshire, Darren likes to think of himself as an adopted Northerner (time will tell!).
Outside of work, Darren enjoys playing badminton and walking, especially in the scenic Yorkshire Dales.

 

E: darren@r-fs.co.uk T: 01423 535315
Jane WeissAdministrator

Jane is an experienced Administrator having worked for more than 30 years in a wide variety of different industries including a food accreditation body, banking, educational charity and Financial Planning. She delights in her role as part of the administration team at RFS –assisting Colin and Eloise prepare for and document client appointments and reviews along with general financial advice services.

In her spare time Jane enjoys gardening and does some running to keep fit, weather permitting! She also spends as much time as possible with family and friends.

Address: Robinson Financial Solutions Ltd, 3 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1EQ

T: 01423 858 770 E: info@r-fs.co.uk

Robinson Financial Solutions Limited is an appointed representative of Tenetconnect Services Limited which is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Tenetconnect Services Limited is entered on the Financial Services Register (www.fca.org.uk/register) under reference 150643.

Robinson Financial Solutions Limited is Registered in England and Wales under reference 08739152.

Registered office: 2 Mount Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG1 1BX.

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