About Us

About Us

Haworths has been around for many years and our team of experts are always at hand to deal with any financial queries that our clients may have. We have offices in Accrington, Settle and Bentham. We are happy to have meetings at our office, your home or your workplace.

We are professional experts in the fields of:

  • Pension & Retirement Planning
  • Investments
  • Regular Savings
  • Life Assurance
  • Tax planning 

We believe in making any financial decision a straightforward one and look at breaking down the complexities and jargon of the industry. We are approachable and firmly believe in a personal and also professional way of looking after your financial affairs. Whether you are starting out in your working like or looking for advice for retirement we can help you along the way.

Our Financial Advice Team: 

John McGregor, Director (DipPFS) – Independent Financial Adviser

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John was born in Accrington. Started training as an accountant with Haworths before becoming a man from the Pru in 1979. Since then has spent all his working life in the financial services sector. He enjoys his involvement with Padiham Football Club and is Chairman of the East Lancashire Alliance, one of the largest junior football leagues in Lancashire.

John is a Diploma Qualified Financial Planner.


Stuart Walker (DipFA) – Independent Financial Adviser

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Stuart has spent all his working life in the financial services industry.  Originally starting work in 1988 in the financial advice team of Mercers in Manchester, he then went on to gain great experience from working for some of the UK’s largest insurance companies. On relocating to East Lancashire, Stuart moved back to the independent financial advice sector with Haworths in 2007 to help service the needs of our clients. His priority is to understand the needs of clients and deal with them in an open and professional manner.

Stuart is a Diploma Qualified Financial Planner.


Paula Gahan (DipPFS, CeMap) – Independent Financial Adviser

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Paula has over 16 years experience in the Financial Services sector.  She has worked for a number of banks and financial services firms, including working in Marbella, Spain for an overseas mortgage provider.  She joined Haworths in October 2015 and is already a highly valued member of the team.  She lives in West Yorkshire and is ideally positioned to cover clients across the North of England.

Paula is a Diploma Qualified Financial Planner & AF3 Pension Transfer Specialist which enables her to advise on final salary pension plans.


We also have an administration support team of :

Maryam Butt – Financial Services Paraplanner

Caroline Davies – Financial Services Administrator

Please get in touch for a free initial consultation. Telephone 01254 232521 or email enquiries@haworthsfs.co.uk. We looking forward to hearing from you.