The team

People you can talk to, who know what they’re talking about

Kirk Newsholme – Clearly defined Independent Financial Advice
Accountants Leeds Advisor or adviser n 1. A person who offer counselling or recommends certain courses of action; one who advises. 2. A subject specialist who is qualified to give professional advice through knowledge, education or experience.

Led by Peter Blinkhorn and Richard Leonard, Chartered Financial Planners, our team will provide you with independent advice that stays firmly focused on your objectives and your needs. Together, we’ll help you identify the most tax-efficient approach for you in your financial planning, allowing you to maximise your investments and reduce, wherever possible, your tax liability.

We also think you’ll find us good to work with… we’ll be there when you want us, and we’ll take the time to get to know you. You’ll enjoy a productive relationship between real people, not just ‘clients’ and ‘named contacts’!

A bit of history… In 2006 Kirk Newsholme Chartered Accountants (which was established in 1992) decided to form a new business – Kirk Newsholme Financial Planning Ltd – to offer services complementary to their own. The combined business now employs a team of more than 40 professionals.

Neill RaylandPeter Blinkhorn – Director of Kirk Newsholme Financial Planning Ltd

As a highly qualified Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and Chartered Financial Planner, Peter offers advice aimed at maximising clients’ investments and where possible, reducing tax liabilities. His skill lies in identifying and carefully considering benefits to both businesses and individuals.

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Telephone Direct Line: 0113 204 4214
Email peter.blinkhorn@knfp.co.uk
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Graham KirkRichard Leonard – Director of Kirk Newsholme Financial Planning Ltd

A highly qualified Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, Richard provides investment advice and strategic financial planning solutions to individuals and families (private clients), businesses and the trustees of private trusts to help them to build, manage and protect their wealth.

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Telephone Direct Line: 0113 2044215
Email richard.leonard@knfp.co.uk
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Carol CoulterCarol Coulter – Administration Manager

The continual growth of the firm opened up a need for someone to manage the existing admin team and Carol has taken on this role with ease. Having worked previously with Peter and Richard, Carol is an invaluable asset to the team.

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Telephone 03332 401 333
Email carol.coulter@knfp.co.uk
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Melanie PlaceMelanie Place – Administrator

Mel is the most recent addition to the Kirk Newsholme team, having joined us in 2015. She has settled in quickly and is popular with clients and colleagues. Mel brings with her 10 years experience in financial services and she works closely with Richard and Peter to help provide a first class service to our clients.

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Telephone 03332 401 333
Email melanie.place@knfp.co.uk
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Tom KirkTom Kirk – Trainee Paraplanner

Tom has a great working relationship with all the team and has been quick to learn from Peter and Richard. Tom takes responsibility for report and valuation preparation as well as being in control of KNFP’s online presence.

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Telephone 03332 401 333
Email thomas.kirk@knfp.co.uk
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Real people. Not just names…
“Richard and Peter are frank, honest blokes who quickly gain your trust. If your previous experience of financial advisors has been a progression of faceless names, you’ll notice the difference straight away. I did.”

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