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Recognised as Top Financial Advisors on a National Stage

18th April 2016

Two advisers from North Yorkshire independent financial planning and investment management firm Gale and Phillipson have been named among the best in the UK.

Derek Dryden, Wealth Planning Adviser, and Richard Rutherford, Mortgage Manager, both featured in the Sunday Times guides to the UK’s Top 250 financial and mortgage advisers on Sunday, 10 April.

Derek, who is based at Gale and Phillipson’s Northallerton office, was named in the UK’s Top 250 Independent Financial Advisers based on reviews on the independent consumer ratings website
A specialist in holistic financial planning, Derek joined Gale and Phillipson in 1999, having started his financial services career working in London in 1990. Derek is an investment specialist and works with clients in putting together effective and workable financial plans for life, focusing on tax, protection and building/preserving capital.

His colleague Richard, who is based at Gale and Phillipson’s Richmond office, was listed in the Sunday Times among the UK’s Top 250 mortgage advisers, also based on impartial reviews on the website.

Richard joined Gale and Phillipson in 1997, having previously worked as a Building Society Manager, and he has worked in financial services since leaving school. Richard specialises in mortgage and protection advice and obtains most of his clients from referrals and recommendations. He also works closely with local estate agents, solicitors and accountants.

The Top 250 VouchedFor website helps people to find the best financial, legal and accounting advice from local, reputable, independent firms, and features impartial reviews from clients.

Phil Morris, Head of Acquisitions and Distribution at Gale and Phillipson, said: “We are proud, but not at all surprised, that both Derek and Richard have been recognised for their achievements and their great work with clients. We’d also like to thank Derek and Richard’s customers who took the time to share their positive feedback with others.
“We congratulate Derek and Richard on being rated among the Top 250 IFAs and mortgage advisers in the UK. We’re especially pleased that the listing is based on customers’ experience, and this national recognition really is a great endorsement of the service they provide.
“At Gale and Phillipson, we are passionate about providing our clients with excellent financial planning and investment management services which can help to reduce client risk, increase client return, reduce client costs, reduce client tax and save on client administration.”


You can contact Derek Dryden on 01609 760960 or or Richard Rutherford on 01748 825 971 or

You can see Richard’s reviews by going to

You can see Derek’s reviews by going to

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Gale and Phillipson Investment Services Ltd, Gale and Phillipson Advisory Services Ltd, Gale and Phillipson General Financial Services Ltd and Gale and Phillipson (SE London) Ltd are all authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Reference Numbers 431387, 142752, 195080, 195522).  Gale and Phillipson (Herts) Ltd and Gale and Phillipson Consulting Ltd are appointed representatives of Gale and Phillipson Advisory Services Ltd.  Gale and Phillipson (Surrey) Ltd is an appointed representative of Gale and Phillipson Investment Services Ltd. (Reference Numbers 615821, 811525, 703337). All companies trade under the name Gale and Phillipson and are registered in England and Wales numbers 05409822, 02232959, 03751076, 04077157, 08864945 and 04823391.  Registered office for all companies is Gallowfields House, Fairfield Way, Richmond, DL10 4TB.

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