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About Research
Independent Financial Services

Research Independent Financial Services Ltd was established in 1991 by two experienced client focused Directors who are now both enjoying their well-earned retirement.

About Research
Independent Financial Services

Research Independent Financial Services Ltd was established in 1991 by two experienced client focused Directors who are now both enjoying their well-earned retirement.

In 1994 the present Managing Director, Peter Page, joined the firm and in January 2000 we moved into our new offices located in a fine late Victorian town house in a prime location in the west end of Darlington. The office has many period features with a contemporary décor and benefits from its close proximity to major transport links and the added benefit of client parking at the rear of the building, this may be accessed by driving the length of the lane along Woodland Road South Back which is off Vane Terrace. Our staff will be happy to guide any clients trying to find the car park with or without the aid of satellite navigation. As well as being easily accessible from the A1M, Darlington is of course on the main East Coast railway line and a 10 minute taxi drive to the office from the station.

The client focused ethos, which was one of the original cornerstones when Research was established is still a primary objective today, as well as offering our clients a value proposition.

We look forward to welcoming you at your next visit to Research.

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Meet the Team

Peter Page

Peter Page
Managing Director

Peter has been with Research since 1994 prior to that he spent almost 16 years with a leading Scottish Life Assurance society where he joined as junior administrator after leaving the 6th form. Peter became MD in 2003 when his former colleagues retired and has led his team to establish Research as a trusted, well managed company respected by many fellow professionals and also from the Accountancy and Legal professions within Darlington and beyond.

In his spare time, apart from spending time with his family, Peter enjoys cycling and has been a life long supporter of his home city club of Newcastle United.

Peter, like Kevan looks after clients who come from near and far, who find that they soon establish a long term business relationship with a friendly and professional firm of financial advisors.

Peter, like Kevan, looks forward to his next contact with new and of course his many valued established clients.

Kevan Oliphant

Kevan Oliphant
Senior Financial Adviser

Kevan joined the advisory staff at Research in September 2001 and has spent over 30 years in financial services.

Away from the office in addition to spending time with his family Kevan is well known locally to many Rugby fans as he is still very closely involved with West Hartlepool RFC having been a first team player and latterly a coach and in his younger days Kevan played for England Colts.

Kevan has a warm and engaging personality as many of our clients would lay testament to, and like Peter specialises in investment, retirement and tax planning.

Kevan will be delighted to meet and welcome new clients and to see the many that he looks after at present, so please feel free to get in touch.

A good team will only flourish if they work together and support a common goal. I am delighted to say that here at Research we have an experienced support team who value the needs of our clients as much as the financial advisors that the clients have a personal relationship with, many of you already know and have met support team members, for those of you yet to do so I am sure that you will be looked after by who ever you come into contact with.

Carol Pritchard

Carol Pritchard

Accounts Manager

Jo Marriott

Jo Marriott

Admin Assistant

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Admin Assistant

Sarah Raine

Sarah Raine

Admin Assistant

Sue Leonard

Sue Leonard

Admin Assistant

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