Helping clients achieve and maintain their desired lifestyle


Prestwood Etheridge & Russell Ltd
Independent Financial Planners & Investment Advisers - established in 1975
Telephone: 01384 872137     Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Paul Etheridge, MBE, TD, JP, MBA: (

  • Founder and Chairman of The Prestwood Group
  • A Certified Financial PlannerCM and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner
  • A Fellow of the Institute of Financial Planning
  • A Fellow of The Chartered Insurance Institute
  • An Associate of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Paul was Honorary President of the Institute of Financial Planning for 10 years and was a member of the Rules Committee of the Personal Investment Authority prior to its merger with The Financial Services Authority. He is a member of the FSA Smaller Businesses Practitioner Panel, a Freeman of the City of London and an Underwriting Member of Lloyd’s. He was an External Examiner for the financial services degree of the University of the West of England for 4 years. A recognised authority on financial planning topics, he has been an invited speaker at conferences in Australia, France, Holland, New Zealand, the USA and (frequently) throughout the UK.

For many years Paul’s principal hobby was the Territorial Army and he commanded the first Home Service Force unit in the Midlands. Having retired after 17 years as Chairman of the Council of Governors of Wycliffe College, a co-educational boarding school in Gloucestershire, he has been elected President of the College for the rest of his life. He has been a Justice of the Peace for Staffordshire since 1982 and was Chairman of his bench for 5 years.

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