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.

Lucas Gaynor

Chartered Wealth Manager

Lucas joined us 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 continued to expanded over the years and now he helps Howard each day with all of the investment decisions.

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 is a regular skier and runner.  Although married to Howard for donkeys years, she now shares a new man in her life with Charlotte.   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 almost 35 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. He can usually be found using or recharging his Apple Watch, air pods, iPhone, iPad, MacBook, iMac and Apple TV.  He’s got an app for everything.  Regular skier and runner.

Ex road cyclist, ex private pilot, ex football supporter trying very hard to keep off his Apple goodies so not to end up ex husband.

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 all 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.