Acorn Wealth Management Group

About Us

Ian Howell DipFA MIFS

Director & Independent Financial Planner

Ian Howell has been in the financial services profession since 1989 and has been providing independent financial advice since 1998. Ian is Level 4 Diploma Qualified and has a real passion for the investment side of the business. For 15 years, Ian presented the “Business News” section during the breakfast show on BBC Radio Norfolk. He has submitted editorial comment to the Financial Times, The Mail on Sunday and other publications regarding aspects of financial advice during his career as a financial adviser. Outside of work, Ian is a season ticket holder at Norwich City and he enjoys travel, good food and spending time with friends and family.

James Harrison DipPFS

Director & Independent Financial Planner

James has been a practicing financial adviser since 1998, becoming independent in 2003, with a client portfolio comprising both personal and corporate clients. With over two decades of experience as an adviser James is well placed to advise his clients in all aspects of financial advice. His straightforward manner is highly appreciated by his clients as is his ability to break down the complex side of financial services into understandable plain English. James prides himself on his personal service and is passionate about ensuring client advice is of the highest quality and truly independent. Away from the office James enjoys various sports and has a love of travelling and motorcycles, having toured most of Europe on various motorcycles over the years with the further afield destinations being visited using the slightly more leisurely option of an aeroplane.

Jason Tuttle APFS

Chartered Financial Planner

Jason started his career in financial services as an administrator, has since progressed through a paraplanning (research) role and is now a Chartered Financial Planner. This has given him an in depth understanding of how each individual part of financial planning is structured. As a retirement specialist Jason prides himself on getting to know clients individually, understanding them and their financial situation and aspirations so that he is able to fully advise on what is best for them. He enjoys helping clients on their way to achieving their aspirations but also likes the fact that he can gather ideas for himself on the back of client experiences and lends some of his best travel experiences to the recommendations given to him by his clients. Aside from this he has a young family which he may ‘or may not’ extend in the future although he is not sure he has the choice! Jason is a keen athlete and tries to challenge himself in his own personal life recently setting himself the aim to climb the highest mountain in Europe, Mount Elbrus, and has others such as Denali in North America and Island Peak in the Everest region in his sights.

Maurice Pearce MLIBF AdvDipFA

Chartered Financial Planner

Mo started his career in financial services in 1987 working for Norwich Union, winding up final salary schemes. He has performed various roles over the years including specialist project work and training. His considerable experience has included working as broker representative as well as an independent financial adviser. More recently, Mo looks after large investment portfolios and businesses with complex financial planning needs. Mo demonstrates his expertise to his clients and he has also lectured for the Personal Finance Society. Outside normal office hours, you can find Mo combining business with pleasure as he enjoys attending various business functions and networking groups. Aside from this, he has a busy family life and enjoys reading, playing football, competition ten pin bowling and holidays.

Jack Guyton DipFA

Independent Financial Planner

Jack started his career in financial services at Norwich & Peterborough as a customer advisor/consultant for 2 years before moving into the area of independent financial advice for the last 4 years. Having attained his Level 4 Diploma in financial services Jack has progressed into advising through the administration/management sections of the business, which in turn has provided Jack with in depth knowledge around the different parts of the business and stages of the entire advice process. Outside of the office, aside from spending time with his family and friends, Jack enjoys playing football and has represented Norfolk at U18’s level. He currently plays for Norwich CEYMS who compete in the Anglian Combination Premier Division.

Sean Dyer DipPFS

Senior Paraplanner

After graduating from the University of Plymouth with a first class degree in Mathematics, Sean has found a path in the financial services industry where he has been enjoying his career for the past five years. In this time, Sean has developed into an experienced paraplanner and has attained his Level 4 diploma, with further ambitions to achieving chartered status. Sean takes great pride in supporting advisors to ensure that they offer the best possible solution to meet their client’s needs and objectives. In his spare time Sean enjoys keeping active, going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.

Joshua Bulmer

Office Manager

Josh started his career in the hospitality industry at the one Michelin starred restaurant Morston Hall after 3 years studying catering at Norwich City College. Josh learned key skills to help him in numerous situations, after being in a high pressured and detail orientated environment. Josh then progressed into the financial services profession in 2017 and has ambitions of qualifying as a financial adviser in the not so distant future. Josh is currently in the process of studying for his exams to gain the necessary qualifications to do this. Away from work Josh enjoys going to the gym, motorsport and would like to broaden his travel horizons in the future.

Amy Marshall

Senior Administrator/Paraplanning Assistant

Amy started her career in Financial Services as an apprentice administrator in 2016 working within a firm of Independent Financial Advisers. Following completion of the apprenticeship she has also attained various industry exams gaining her a Certificate in Financial Planning and is working towards attaining her diploma to further her career as a Paraplanner within the profession. Amy is currently renovating her first home and in the little spare time she has she enjoys attending classic car shows and competing in Autosolo rally events, as well as baking and spending time with her family.

Ben Shaw, BSc (Hons) CITS (Open)

Financial Services Administrator

Ben graduated from The Open University (OU) in 2018 with a BSc in Computer Science and Business, whilst working various roles across different industries, including Norwich’s Aviva (twice!). Towards the end of the degree, Ben decided to begin the formal transition into the financial sector, taking a role with an Investment Management Company to further his knowledge and skills learnt in previous finance-based undertakings. Since November 2019, Ben has been studying towards an MSc in Finance at the OU, with the aim of expanding and solidifying his financial knowledge. Away from the office, Ben has interests in reading, computing, cryptology, investing and technology start-ups.