Our Team

The real people at H.J.Scott & Co.

Because we are small, we are personal. We build long-lasting relationships with our clients, so if you are considering becoming a client you had better see what you are getting yourself in to. We will get to know you to be able to advise you, and you get to know us and to trust us.

On the phone you will never be asked to dial 1 for this or 2 for that. Unlike large firms we promise you will never be dealt with by an overseas telephone call centre.

From left to right:

Lucas Gaynor


Only just arrived in August 2011. Graduate in Business Management with a slant on Economics. Like all his age group, he was able to converse with an electronic device before he could walk. He is the researcher and analyst so when clients find something Howard can’t answer straight away, Lucas springs to action to help find the answer. His role will continue to develop as he gets a better understanding of our culture and finds the area in which he can excel.

Lesley Scott

Director, Business Manager

Howard’s boss. Qualified nurse and ex-air cabin crew with British Airways. She was taught to ensure that jumbo jet 1st class passengers received the highest level of service. She ensures an ongoing culture of exemplary customer service within the business. The day to day administration that is needed to run a small business is handled by Lesley.

Lesley also is a regular skier and runner and is heavily involved in an equestrian support role. She is driver, organiser and part-time groom for a teenage daughter who competes in local events. If she could be anywhere it would involve a cruise ship of some type.

Howard Scott

Director, Investment Adviser & Financial Planner

Bags of letters after his name which denotes his ability to advise with the best on all matters financial. You can quiz him on anything relating to tax, pensions, investments, ISAs etc. In fact if you have a question about any subject where you can put a £ sign in front of it, he is the man to ask. With over 25 years experience of looking after hundreds of individual’s life savings. Cynical of Life Insurance Companies that skim profits for shareholders from policyholder funds in return for mediocre service.

A self-confessed techie and devotee of all things Apple. Regular skier, runner and road cyclist. He is a pilot but only manages to fly the minimum hours necessary each year due to the time constraints of running a small business and being a member of a very active family.

If you feel the need to read all the detail on Howard as an investment and financial planning professional you can find it on Wikipedia.

Melissa Horrocks

Paraplanner, Client Services Manager

Holder of the majority of the exams necessary to be an adviser currently, she runs the engine room. She understands that we look after your money. Her job is simple, she has to exceed your expectations. If you want something she will tap the keys or pick up the phone to ensure it happens. She can teach Google a thing or two when it comes to storing data and retrieving it quickly. Our database has been designed by her from the ground up to ensure we can operate a lean and mean business.