Our Team

Our Advisers

James Hyde
Managing Director
James joined Forrester-Hyde full time on 6 October 2003, has achieved his Diploma in Financial Planning and is closing in on Chartered status. James assumed the role of Managing Director on 1 December 2018, is Head of Corporate Client and sits on the Investment Committee.
Matthew Barber
Chief Executive
Matt joined Forrester-Hyde on 1 November 1988 and is both a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Financial Planner. Alongside being Chief Executive Officer of Forrester-Hyde, Matthew is also Head of Private Client and chairs the Investment Committee.
James Dear
Director
James joined Forrester-Hyde on 16 July 2007 and is both a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Financial Planner. James advises both Corporate and Individual Clients and sits on the Investment Committee.
Jonathan Gray
Chartered Financial Planner
Jonathan joined Forrester-Hyde on 29 March 1999 and is both a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Financial Planner. Jonathan specialises in Retirement Planning, SIPP Property and all aspects of Technical Pension. Jonathan also sits on the Investment Committee.
Howard Imbert
Director
Howard joined Forrester-Hyde on 1 August 1995 and achieved the Diploma in Financial Planning, and is close to attaining Chartered Status. Before joining Forrester-Hyde, Howard worked at UNUM Limited, a leading provider of Corporate Risk Benefits. Howard is mainly involved in the research, recommendation and ongoing servicing of Corporate Risk Benefit Schemes, and also working alongside Jan Burton, sourcing and recommending Individual Financial Protection and Mortgages.
Jan Burton
Mortgage Adviser
Jan joined Forrester-Hyde on 7 August 2006 and works with Howard Imbert in the management of our Corporate Risk Schemes. In addition, having worked for eleven years with HSBC and Barclays as a Mortgage Adviser, lends her significant expertise as a Mortgage Adviser and in the administration of Individual Protection.
Ray Turner
Financial Adviser
Ray joined Forrester-Hyde on 21 August 2017, after graduating from the University of Exeter with a First Class degree in History and Politics. Ray has since achieved the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning and is at present working towards Chartered Status.
Hayley Jarvis
Chartered Financial Planner
Hayley joined Forrester-Hyde in January 2020 and is both a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Financial Planner. Hayley has worked in the Financial Services Industry since October 1996 and advises both Corporate and Individual clients. She has spent the last few years working with Companies to implement a Wellness & Financial Education Programme.
Grant Gushlow
Financial Adviser
Grant joined Forrester-Hyde on 9th September 2019. He has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, having worked for M&G, Aviva and Metlife during that time. Grant has achieved the CFA Investment Management Certificate and the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning. At present, he is working towards Chartered Status.
Lauren Plumley
Trainee Financial Adviser
Lauren joined Forrester-Hyde on 3rd July 2019. After graduating from the University of Surrey with a degree in Law, she spent 2 years working in administration for Defined Benefit schemes. Lauren is currently studying towards her Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning, and is supporting our team of advisers as part of her training programme.

Our Investment Team

Jakob Payne
Head of Investments
Jakob joined Forrester-Hyde on 1 July 2014 and holds Fellow Chartered Financial Planner status through the Chartered Insurance Institute. Alongside this, he has obtained the level 7 Chartered Wealth Manager title, awarded by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, and the CFA ESG Diploma in Investment Management. He is the winner of the prestigious Investment Week Trail Blazer Award (2019) and manages our Model Portfolios whilst sitting on the Investment Committee.
Lauren Dunn
Investment Analyst
Lauren joined Forrester-Hyde on 2nd November 2020, after graduating from the University of Surrey with a degree in Business Management and French. During her studies, Lauren spent a year in France teaching English. Lauren has begun studying towards the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning and works alongside Luke in supporting Jakob, Head of Investments. Lauren is also helping to develop dedicated research into the ESG aspect within our Model Portfolio Service.
Luke Long
Investment Analyst
Luke joined Forrester-Hyde on 2nd August 2021, after graduating from the University of York with a Masters degree in Finance. He is currently studying the CFA Program and works in tandem with Lauren in supporting Jakob, providing research, due diligence and analysis required to run our Model Portfolios.

Our Support Team

Amber Walters – Paraplanner, Forrester Hyde
Amber Walters
Paraplanner
Amber joined Forrester-Hyde on 1 October 2012 and is currently working towards her Certificate in Financial Planning. Amber’s time is currently split between supporting our team of advisers, working primarily alongside James Hyde and James Dear, and assisting in the day to day running of our Client Portfolios.
Alison Scott – Paraplanner, Forrester Hyde
Alison Scott
Paraplanner
Alison joined Forrester-Hyde on 6 July 1992 and holds the Certificate in Financial Planning. Alison has extensive experience in supporting our team of advisers, particularly in relation to SIPP and SSAS Property related aspects of Retirement Planning.
Meryl Crossley
Paraplanner
Meryl joined Forrester-Hyde on 1 March 2017 and is currently working towards her Certificate in Financial Planning. Meryl provides full support to our team of advisers for all pension and investment related tasks.
Julie Darby – Senior Administrator, Forrester Hyde
Julie Darby
Corporate Pensions Administrator
Julie joined Forrester-Hyde on 9 October 1989 and has achieved the Certificate in Financial Planning. Julie works in tandem with Cheryl in the management of Corporate Pension Schemes.
Cheryl Shrimplin – Senior Administrator, Forrester Hyde
Cheryl Shrimplin
Corporate Pensions & Financial Administrator
Cheryl joined Forrester-Hyde on 28 March 1994 and specialises in the administration of Corporate Pension Schemes, working alongside Julie Darby. Cheryl also assists Rebecca, our Financial Controller, with managing the finances of Forrester-Hyde.
Susan Simpson – Typist, Forrester Hyde
Susan Simpson
Typist
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Christine Hayday – Typist, Forrester Hyde
Christine Hayday
Typist
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Our Accounts Team

Rebecca Barnes
Financial Controller
Rebecca joined Forrester-Hyde on the 7th September 2020. Rebecca became AAT qualified in 2013 and has over 20 years’ experience working in finance and accountancy. Rebecca works alongside Cheryl looking after the company finances, and also manages HR functions.
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