Meet the team

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Elaine Birch FPFS

Founder, Director & Chartered Financial Planner

Elaine started advising in 1979. Along the way she has been fortunate enough to gain diverse work experience including in insurance, tax and accountancy. This enables her to offer pragmatic solutions for our clients.

Elaine’s main motivation lies in making a real difference to the lives of her clients, particularly with regards to their long-term financial security. She specialises in working with families, businesses and trusts.

Qualifications FCA Register

Elaine outside of work

Elaine has lived in the New Forest for 25 years, with a small holding and horses. She regularly rides out into the open forest – a wonderful place to have on the doorstep. Elaine also loves to scuba dive; she’s a warm water diver with a passion for sharks, but also the tiny critters too.

Elaine in the spotlight

My proudest moment as a financial planner was:

Seeing Sara and Lewis do such a great job following in my footsteps

What I love most about my job is:

Making a positive difference to people’s lives

On an ideal weekend you can find me:

Riding my horse

My favourite holiday destination is:

Anywhere with a coral reef that I haven’t been before!

When the dessert menu arrives I’m looking for:

Cheese and biscuits

The best gift I’ve ever received is:

A dog

Hear from our valued clients

Learn more about the value we’ve added to some of our clients’ lives.

All client Stories

"My wife and I worked with Grosvenor Birch to understand and plan our future financial goals. Elaine and Lewis were incredibly helpful in challenging us to clarify our goals and then offered comprehensive advice to help us achieve them. We look forward to working with them in the future."

James Y

"I approached Grosvenor Birch to advise me on pension planning in light of tapered annual allowances and breaching the Lifetime Allowance limit. Lewis was able to explain the implications and recommend a way forward to ensure future transition to retirement can utilise different saving and investment accounts characteristics to their best advantage.

The tailored financial report Grosvenor Birch produced set my mind at rest, and included a cash-flow forecast to help me visualise the path to a comfortable future for our family."

Tim E

"The advice I have received has not only been in the form of potential investment opportunities and paths but has also made me think about the bigger picture. I am now happy that mine and my family’s future is in safe hands and returns to date have exceeded expectations in very uncertain times."

Jason M

"Elaine, and now Sara and Lewis, have advised and guided us through different stages of our life -inheritance, pension planning and now retirement. We have always found Grosvenor Birch to be efficient and very professional, but also very approachable and supportive at times of concern. We cannot recommend them highly enough; it speaks for itself that we have been clients for many years."

Marilyn C

“I have used Elaine & Grosvenor Birch for over 15 years for our SSAS pension scheme, employee pension scheme and my personal investments.

I have always found them to be totally professional and they give me all the relevant information that I need. I receive regular updates on how my investments are performing and they keep us informed of all new pension legislation."

Kevin S

“We would really like to complement Grosvenor Birch on the excellent service they have provided over many years. They have dealt with our staff, business, personal and family issues in a friendly and business-like manner. We have been impressed with their prompt responses and found their advice invaluable.

Elaine and staff are dependable and reliable and we trust them to give us the best and most up to date information available to safeguard our finances and secure our future."

Stamford S

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