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James Gilchrist Young

 

Director & Founder of JYA

 

Qualifications: MIFS, DipFA, MAQ, CeRER, AIPW

 

Years in industry: 28 years

 

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Phone: 01305 839506

 

After leaving the RAF when his eldest daughter was 6 months old, James joined Pearl Assurance where he trained as a Financial & Mortgage Advisor. He worked his way up to Area Manager and stayed with them for 8 yrs. He then co-founded Eclipse Financial Services where he spent 12 years as Director and IFA. A successful adventure in the Weymouth town centre office led to the set-up of James Young Associates Ltd in 2009 where he is the Director & Founder. Jim still manages his client base as an IFA.

Born in Glasgow, I moved with my parents to Weymouth when I was just 3, so Weymouth has always been home for me. I attended Broadwey School (Now Wey Valley School) then Weymouth Grammar School before I joined the RAF as an Aircraft Engineer when I was 17. A few years later I met my wife, Donna, on a night out in Weymouth. On our first date I offered to drive her home only to realise we lived and had grown up on opposite sides of the same close! We have 2 daughters who are now grown up and we have one grandson, we all live and work in Weymouth.

 

 

 

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Mark Hopkins

 

Director & Independent Financial Advisor

 

Qualifications: MIFS, DipFA, MAQ, CeRER, CeLTCI

 

Years in industry: 27 years

 

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Phone: 01305 839506

 

"I was born in Bristol and moved to Weymouth, Dorset with my parents when I was 12 years old. I attended All Saints C of E School in Wyke Regis.

I started my working career as a clerical assistant with Sealink Ferries. It was here I met my wife Tina. We both continued to work for Sealink until the company left Weymouth. After a short time working for Southern National I took up a clerical position with British Rail.

The start of my financial services career came in 1988 when I joined Refuge Assurance. I stayed with Refuge Assurance and was promoted to Area Manager. I then took a senior role with a larger company, Pearl Assurance as a Area Manager.

I joined James Young at Eclipse Financial Services in 2001, as an Independent Financial Advisor. We moved to Southill in Weymouth to set up James Young Associates in 2009 and I became a Director in 2013."

"My wife and I have 2 grown daughters who both live and work in Weymouth. In my spare time I enjoy walking our two springer spaniels Bella and Tess, which for me is the perfect way to start and finish the day."

 

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Nigel Campbell-Bell

 

Independent Financial Advisor

 

Qualifications: MIFS, DipFA, MAQ, CeRER, CeLTCI

 

Years in industry: 36 years

 

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Phone: 01305 839506

 

Nigel joined Britannic Assurance as a Home Service Rep back in 1979, working in Weymouth, Dorset and the surrounding villages. When Home Service demised, Nigel became an Independent Financial Advisor in 2001, joining Eclipse Financial Services, which later became James Young Associates Ltd.

"I live in Wool, Dorset (where I was born) with my partner Caroline and my grown up children. I played football in local Dorset leagues for 35 years and I am still involved with the local team. I enjoy watching all football and spending time with my 3 year old granddaughter."

 

 

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Samantha Mitchell (Young)

 

Mortgage Broker

 

Qualifications: MIFS, CeMAP

 

Years in industry: 3

 

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Phone: 01305 839506

 

Samantha studied Classical Music and was training to be an opera singer after leaving The Wey Valley School. She lost her voice at 19 and decided to retrain as a Beauty Therapist. This led to working on Cruise Ships such as Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises, being Bannatyne Health Club’s National Operations & Troubleshooter Manager before working with ESPA International as a UK & International Training Manager. 7 years and 37 countries later Samantha decided it was time to come home to Weymouth where she met her other half Carl and settled into a job with Lloyds Bank. Now a qualified Mortgage Broker at JYA she loves being home and being a part of the family business.

Born in Weyport Hospital to Jim & Donna Young, I am there first born! Dad always made us save 10% of what we earned from the moment we started working. My first job was at a local hairdressers and I worked there every Saturday from when I was 11 until I was 15. It’s no real surprise I have ended up working alongside him! I love spending time with my husband, Carl, my stepdaughter, family and friends, I also love being part of Weymouth Operatic Society (WOS).

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Michaela Reid

 

Office Manager

 

Qualifications: A Level Law, Legal Executive Part 1, B-Tec in Business and Finance, Pitman Type-writing qualification - Distinction

 

Years in industry: 25 Years

 

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Phone: 01305 839506

 

After leaving Weymouth College Michaela became a Legal Secretary for the senior partner at Milne & Lyall where she developed her legal skills and trained to a high level through strict working conditions. She then moved to Cooknell Electronics as Office clerk performing all duties related to a busy successful electronic firm, including payroll, for 5 years. Now, a long standing member of the James Young Associates team, (previously Eclipse Financial Services). Performing secretarial duties for 16 years for the 3 IFA’s that work within the family that is James Young Associates.

Born and bred in Weymouth, I am married with two children. I love life and all it has to offer. I work hard and play hard. I believe both are as important as each other for life balance. I am passionate about my family and friends and cherish them all dearly. Always remember a day without a smile is a day wasted.

 

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Donna Young

 

Director & Retired PA

 

Qualifications: Qualified typist

 

Years in industry: 17 years

 

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Phone: 01305 839506

 

Donna went to Broadwey School (now The Wey Valley School), then after completing her typing qualifications went to work for Adams, Rench & Wright in Preston, Weymouth as an Estate Agent. After she met Jim they moved to Barnstaple whilst Jim was based at RAF Chivenor and Donna continued as an Estate Agent. They then moved back to Weymouth where they had their 2 daughters, Samantha & Stefanie. Donna spent the next 12 years at home with them before becoming the Office Manager and PA for Jim at Eclipse Financial Services. Now, still a Director of JYA, she has had to retire from her PA and secretary work due to illness. Click here for more information - www.justgiving.com/jamesyoungassociates.

I grew up in Weymouth with my family at Roundham Gardens. I was a self-proclaimed terrible Air Force Wife as I hated Jim and I being apart! So living and working together at home for the past 17 years has been wonderful. My favourite things to do now are to spend time with my Jim, our girls and grandson or sunbathe on a beach somewhere with a cocktail, or all at the same time!