An independent financial advisor from Ingleton has raised the bar in his field, by attaining chartered status and becoming fellow of Personal Finance Society.

Roger Kuhlmann, of Storrs Wealth Planning, has studied intensively for the past two years to gain the qualifications. He said: “I believe that in future the public will seek help from those who can demonstrate a clear commitment to providing the highest level of service, which is what I have set out to do.

“People have lost a lot of confidence in the financial services industry after the economic crash of the past few years.”