Meet the team

We are a friendly, close-knit team at Macbeth Scott & Co Life and Pensions. We have a range of expertise and experience, but no matter who you work with you will always be guaranteed excellent customer service and the top quality advice you would expect.

Charles Scott


Charles’s career started as a management trainee with a large insurance company, and moved to Insurance Broking in 1973.  He founded Macbeth Scott & Co in 1986, following the introduction of new legislation, and is qualified both as an insurance broker and a level 4 Independent Financial Adviser.

When not at work he is likely to be found near a rugby ground, or listening to live music.  Sometimes as with Status Quo’s gig at Kendal Rugby Club, he’s doing both at the same time!

Angela Pooley


Since 1986 Angela has specialised in Financial Services, in particular, Corporate Financial Planning, Investments and Inheritance Tax Planning.  Having originally worked in the Corporate Sector of one of the UK’s largest clearing banks, Angela joined Macbeth Scott & Company Life and Pension Services Ltd in 1995.  She maintains and develops our business relationships with legal and accountancy professionals, as well as maintaining on-going relationships with our clients.  In addition, Angela mentors members of our team who see their long term future careers with our company.

Isobel Hales

Practice Manager

With a background in the administration of final salary pension schemes, Isobel has worked in financial services for nearly 20 years.  She heads up our team as Practice Manager, working with advisers and the client servicing teams to ensure the highest possible service to our clients, particularly with respect to Corporate clients, SIPPs and SSASs. 

Hugh Morton


Having switched from a career in teaching, Hugh’s first role in financial services was with Colonial Mutual. He worked as an Independent Financial Adviser before setting up his own company in 2004.  At the end of 2015 Hugh joined Macbeth Scott thereby ensuring his clients have a home once he decides to retire. Hugh largely concentrates on Investments, Pensions and Tax Planning, particularly Inheritance Tax.  He enjoys playing bridge, tennis, dancing and visiting different parts of the UK. 

Jon Orton


Prior to joining the Financial Services Industry Jon served in the British Army and spent six years working for the Red Cross as a Medical Technician.

Jon has a wealth of experience in his nearly 20 years within Financial Services advising both private and corporate clients, and has also worked in Spain and Gibraltar for an international advice firm.  

In his spare time Jon enjoys spending time with his family, and is a long suffering Morecambe FC season ticket holder.

Quentin Walshe


Quentin’s career began in London in the late 1980s, later to qualify and specialise in Investments and Pension advice which enables him to advise clients throughout their lives, from their first mortgage right through to retirement planning.

Helena Nolan

Financial Planning Assistant

Helena brings many years of experience in the industry to our team, having worked for a large Discretionary fund management company in her home city of Liverpool.

After joining our firm in early 2018, Helena has enjoyed working closely with both our Independent Financial Advisers and our clients, also preparing client reports where her qualifications and experience is absolutely vital.

Helena is now studying to become a fully qualified Financial Planner, and her appointment is an important part of our company’s continued development for our future.  Most importantly, both Helena and Helen are totally committed to their future careers and the continued high level of service and advice provided to our valued clients.

Helen Crawford

Financial Planning Assistant

Helen joined the team in December 2018 bringing eight years of industry experience with her.  Since joining the company, Helen has decided to further her career and is now studying to become a fully qualified Financial Planner. As part of this journey, she will be working closely with our team of advisers, gaining further experience and building client relationships.

Helen’s appointment is an important part of our company’s continued development for our future.  More importantly, both Helen and Helena are totally committed to their future careers and the continued high level of service and advice provided to our valued clients.

Liz Rock

Research and Review Administrator

Our longest-serving team member, Liz Rock has been with us since 2009 and is responsible for research and the preparation of reviews.  She arranges up to date information for each client meeting and review, and obtains policy specific information on legacy accounts. Liz is also our resident expert on researching investments and portfolio performance.

Kelly Bonson

Client Services Administrator

Kelly has been part of the admin team since March 2014. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her young family and taking her dog on long walks. In her spare time Kelly loves cooking and watching old films.

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Macbeth Scott & Co Life and Pension Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.   You can find Macbeth Scott & Co Life and Pension Services Limited on the FCA register at

The guidance and/or advice contained in this website is subject to the UK regulatory regime and is therefore restricted to consumers based in the UK.  The FCA does not regulate tax or estate planning.  Please note that the value of investments may go down as well as up and investors may get back less than they invest.  Where these pages refer to investment performance it should be remembered that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

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Macbeth Scott & Co Life and Pension Services Limited is registered in England & Wales. Company number: 01144365. Registered Office: 3 New Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4AY.