Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) in Ringwood, Hampshire

Meet your local independent financial advisers Howard Goodship, Stewart Sims-Handcock and Harry Goodship. We provide local financial advice so you understand your financial options.

Our Ringwood office won the 2023 Ringwood Business Awards for excellence in customer service. Call 01425 208490 for a free financial planning initial consultation.

Financial Planning & Wealth Management

Looking for local independent financial advice in Verwood, Ferndown, and West Moors?


Our advisers help you set up a pension and review your pension contributions, so you remain on track to achieve your retirement goals. We offer retirement savings advice and make recommendations on consolidating existing pension schemes. It’s never too early to start saving into a pension or to review your retirement options.

Tax Planning

We encourage you to consider your financial planning on a family wide basis to avoid your estate paying unnecessary amounts of inheritance tax. Modelling your income and expenditure annually will give you the confidence to pass on accumulated wealth tax efficiently to your dependents or into trust.


Have confidence to fully enjoy life by knowing what you can afford to spend in retirement. Our advisers set up your cashflow model and review the most tax efficient way to take your retirement income. Options include income drawdown, purchasing an annuity, using other investments and savings. Review your income options now.


Howard Goodship and Stewart Sims-Handcock and Harry Goodship offer local, independent, financial advice from our Ringwood office. Customers typically live in Ringwood and the surrounding Dorset and Hampshire towns of Fordingbridge, Burley, Verwood, Ferndown, West Moors, Wimborne and Christchurch. Our independent financial advisers often work alongside your solicitor and accountant, so you receive joined up legal, tax and financial advice.

& Qualified

Howard and Stewart are Fellows of the Personal Finance Society and Chartered Financial Planners. Harry is a qualified, independent financial adviser. They have extensive experience of pensions, investment ISAs, inheritance tax, and investment bonds. Stewart is a STEP affiliate member and often works on financial planning during and after divorce settlements. Howard has over twenty five years financial services experience and provides investment advice to trustees and attorneys.

Why work
with us?

Our experienced financial advisers deliver high quality local financial advice. As our advisers are not biased towards any provider, their cost-effective advice puts your interests first. The team provide an excellent customer experience based on Lonsdale’s core values of integrity, reliability and value. This was recognised when the team won the 2023 Ringwood Business Awards for excellence in customer service.

Ringwood Business Awards 2023 Winner

Howard recently completed a full financial review for myself and my wife. The process was effectively managed from start to finish. Howard’s attention to detail was absolutely thorough without being at all intrusive. He was unfailingly patient, fully attentive to our needs and feelings and professional in his manner at all times. The Cash-Flow projections he supplied to us were particularly helpful and informative for assisting us with our future planning. We would fully recommend Howard - a financial adviser who listens and who is totally impartial!”

Mr & Mrs E, Ferndown, Dorset

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Need financial planning advice?

If you would like a free initial financial planning review, complete the form below, or contact our Ringwood office on 01425 208490.

Financial Adviser in Ringwood

Find the Ringwood office

5 Fridays Court, High Street, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1AB

Professional Award for vulnerable customers outstanding customer care award Top 100 Advisers