We're based in Bolton


6 The Courtyard,
Calvin Street,
The Valley,


Completely Independent

Chancellor provide independent, sophisticated advice to individuals, business owners and trustees. We work with those interested only in the very best.

Experienced staff

Chancellor have been awarded the prestigious Chartered Financial Planners designation by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

Established in 2006

We are proud to be acknowledged as one of the region’s leading firms of independent financial advisers, advising clients across the North West of England and beyond.

  • Back in the dim and distant past when Dave Torkington worked for a different company, he established a group pension arrangement, a Death-In-Service scheme and a Private Medical Insurance plan to make our company attractive to new employees and to help retain the ones that we currently had. This strategy has worked very well for us and we can certainly recommend Chancellor to other companies looking to put a suite of employee arrangements in place.
    Craig Belfield
  • Funeral Partners were introduced to David Torkington by a Director of one of Chancellor’s long-standing corporate clients, who thought that their excellent levels of service and detailed knowledge of the Employee Benefit market would be useful. We provide our staff with a generous package which includes membership of a Group Death in Service which had been insured with the same insurance company for many years, and we wanted reassurance the existing advisers were being pro-active and getting us the most competitive terms. We were delighted that Chancellor were able to deliver significant cost savings for us with the same insurer whilst at the same time introducing some improvements. Since then, we have moved all of our Employee Benefit arrangements to Chancellor and would have no hesitation recommending their services.
    Claire Billington
    Funeral Partners Ltd
  • We can’t speak highly enough about our Company’s business relationship with Chancellor. From the schemes that we offer to members of the Inktech team to the Directors’ own personal arrangements, Chancellor offer us a very professional “one stop shop” approach for all of our pension and financial planning needs.
    Richard Duckworth, Managing Director
    Inktech Ltd
  • My family were advised by our solicitors to seek the services of Chancellor following the death of our Father, who left a complicated legacy and our family potentially exposed to a large IHT liability. On our first introduction to Grant Farnell, he translated the issues we faced into simple statements and made sensible suggestions through staged meetings. We felt in control and at the same time in safe hands. Fortunately we had POA for our Mother and we were able to act on Grant’s advice. Everything Grant had hoped to achieve for our family – was achieved. It is hard to know who to trust in the complex world of finance, but I am so glad we were advised to use Chancellor’s services. Grant’s advice was invaluable and he is now our trusted financial guru who continues to advise our whole family. Our family have been delighted with Chancellor’s advice and I wouldn’t have a moment’s hesitation in recommending them – in fact I regularly pass on Chancellor’s details, together with a glowing testimonial to anyone who will listen.
    Cheryl Patterson
  • My relationship with members of the Chancellor team goes back to the 1980s and I was pleased to continue our relationship when Chancellor was established in 2006. Since this time, they have advised me and my family on a range of financial planning issues. Their technical expertise, down to earth approach and great service levels really help their long standing clients to navigate the financial maze.
    Martin Ainscough CBE
  • Over the years, my wife and I had accumulated a number of investments with different companies and with no particular strategy in mind as to how we would manage during our retirement years. We have been retired for a few years now and our financial planning has really worked out for us. Our regular review meetings ensure that things stay focussed on our goals and on track. With Chancellor looking after us we can concentrate on enjoying ourselves and seeing the world.
    Mr NC
  • I am delighted to recommend the services of Chancellor Financial Management Ltd. The trustees and management have always found the team at Chancellor to be knowledgeable and approachable in areas concerning financial management. They have helped with our investments and company pension scheme and are always willing to meet with employees to discuss their pension choices. We find the fact that Chancellor is not tied to any one product provider or restricted in the advice that they can give to be extremely reassuring.
    Dr Alan Baron, Chief Executive
    Wigan and Leigh Hospice
  • We have known our adviser David Torkington since 2003. David has worked with our family on their own personal finances as well as designing an employee benefits package that helps us to recruit, retain and reward quality staff.

    He is always willing to spend time to help explain complex financial solutions in a straightforward way and we would have no hesitation in recommending  David and the team at Chancellor to other owner managed businesses.
    Nik Basran, Managing Director
    The Authentic Food Company Ltd
  • A change in my circumstances meant that I had to reassess my finances and how best to make use of my pensions going forward, I was introduced to Chancellor and it became clear that they had the expertise needed to help me. Chancellor and the team are knowledgeable and reassuring, and always manage to make complex ideas understandable. I am entirely confident and satisfied that with Chancellor’s input my, and my family’s financial affairs are on the right footing for the future.
    Tony Gentile
  • In 2006 I was hoping to put a financial plan in place for the long term future and after seeking professional advice I was given the name of Grant Farnell at Chancellor. I preferred not to go to a large corporate company and as Chancellor were completely independent and had significant expertise they seemed to fit the bill perfectly. Chancellor have looked after the financial interests of myself and my family since its inception and over the years they have offered a very personal and professional service. My family and I are completely satisfied with the advice and service we receive from Chancellor and would have no hesitation in recommending them as financial advisers.  
    Jim Winrow