A winning team

We’ve been advising our clients on their financial and retirement planning for 20 years now. And many of them have been with us since the start.

We put our success down to building close relationships with our clients, as well as the knowledge and experience of our team.

Here’s a little bit about them:

Hilary Carden

Hilary Carden DipPFS, RLP, ACII, Certified Financial Planner

Managing Director

Hilary founded Cardens in 1993 and Cardens Pension Trustees Ltd in 1995. One of the first women to become a Registered Life PlannerĀ®, Hilary has 30+ years experience of managing pension schemes and is an expert in retirement and financial planning. She is an avid reader, enjoys early mornings and is a keen runner.

Michael Carden

Michael Carden BSc, FRICS, DipPFS

Investment Director

Michael joined Cardens in 1995 having previously qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Michael is an expert in commercial matters and specialises in researching, selecting and managing investment portfolios. He is a Formula 1 enthusiast and keen photographer.

Sharon Redman

Vivienne Cottrell BA (Hons)

Client Services Manager

Viv joined Cardens in 1999 and is responsible for client administration, and internal team and compliance support. She also ensures the smooth running of the office. She loves reading, listening to music, eating out and travelling.

Vivienne Cottrell

Sharon Redman

Client Services Manager

Sharon joined Cardens in 1997. She is responsible for the administration of our SSAS and SIPP clients and provides internal support to the team. She is a keen horsewoman and keeps fit by cycling to work.

Toby Carden

Toby Carden

Office Dog

Toby is a Border Terrier and the newest member of the team. He specialises in sleeping and alerting the office to the arrival of the postman.