Our Team

*We’re currently trying to organise all our staff pictures for our website, as you can imagine this is quite the task… it’s like herding cows!

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for our new pictures coming soon but in the meantime feel free to read their bios below*

Experienced, approachable, professional  

We have a dedicated team of 42 staff, including 7 advisers who have a wide range of experience and different specialisms

Meet some of them here.

Leanne Berycz

Leanne Berycz

Leanne began her career in Financial Services as an Office Assistant in 1998. She spent a few years working in general administration roles before becoming Personal Assistant to Simon Ring.

After a few years away from the industry, she returned to work with Simon, as his personal assistant once again. She was promoted to Practice Manager fours year ago and then to Director. Leanne holds the Institute of Leadership and Management’s Level 5 Certificate.  

Part of Leanne’s role is to develop policies and processes which shape the customer service offering. She also holds regular staff training sessions. A firm believer in personal and professional development, she is always reading or studying towards something.

Leanne is married to Rob and they have two young football mad boys so she can often be found standing on the sideline on a Sunday cheering them on. When she’s not watching her children play football, Leanne enjoys walking her labrador Daisy, baking, gardening or entertaining family and friends.

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Lee Calton

Lee Calton

Lee started his career in Financial Services sixteen years ago when he joined a large, local insurance company. He then proceeded to work for Lloyds Banking Group and had a successful career there for ten years, working in various roles including Personal Banking Manager, Branch Manager, Financial Consultant and Business Sales Manager.

In 2016, Lee joined Ring Associates as a Mortgage Adviser and has recently made the move to Trainee Independent Financial Adviser. He mainly sees clients who are either existing members of our Workplace Pension Schemes or who are looking to join, ensuring they are fully aware of the pension regulations and most importantly helping them plan for retirement. He is also working towards a Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning so is currently spending part of his time in the office shadowing the other advisers.


Lee is married to Claire and they live in the centre of King’s Lynn. He is a huge football fan and, for his sins, supports Arsenal! He also enjoys cricket, running and the occasional game of squash. When not involved with sport, he enjoys socialising with friends, meals out and sampling gin!

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Tim Gilbert

Tim Gilbert

Tim joined Lloyds Bank straight from school and became interested in working in pension and investment services, which he started in about 1988. He left the bank early in 1995 to become an Independent Financial Adviser, and a few months later joined Simon Ring with whom he has worked ever since.

Much of Tim’s role is involved with wealth management, looking after pension and investment clients, equity release and long term care planning. He enjoys being able to make a difference to people’s financial planning.  

He has three adult children, two dogs, six guitars (five too many, according to his wife!) and some koi carp. He likes to tour Europe with his wife on their motorbike, and to walk the Lake District fells with his son.

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Mark Juniper

Mark Juniper

Bio coming soon!

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Simon Legg

Simon Legg

Simon started working for Lloyds Bank in 1976 after leaving school and worked in various branches across the area before leaving in 2007 to change tack and work for Volkswagen until the end of 2016. He returned to finance at this point and joined Ring Associates.

His specialist area is mortgage advice and Simon works with all types of client, from first time buyers to landlords with a portfolio of rental properties. He has also recently qualified in the area of equity release, allowing people to access the value tied up in their home to provide additional income, to help their family or improve their home. The second part of his job is dealing with people’s protection requirements such as life assurance and critical illness cover.

Simon is married with two grown up boys and enjoys outdoor activities, especially cycling and walking as well as caravanning both here and in France. Classical music is becoming an increasingly important part of family life, with their youngest son studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire.

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Adrian Nicholls

Adrian Nicholls

Adrian has worked in the Financial Services industry since 1988, spending a large proportion of this time with a couple of major banks looking after their highest value clients, directors and shareholders.

Following the bank’s decision to stop offering independent financial advice, he worked for a large accountancy practice before moving to Ring Associates. Adrian specialises in business protection, advising firms on how to minimise the financial impact should they lose a business owner or keyperson due to death or serious illness.

Married to Sarah for over 30 years, with two children, Jack and Georgina, Adrian has a passion for motorsport and skiing. The icing on the cake has been seeing Jack become a commentator for Formula 1 for the BBC and Georgina get a job for a specialist ski holiday company! When not on two wheels, either cycling or on his Harley Davidson, Adrian can be found walking at the coast with his German Shepherd, Libby.

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Simon Ring

Simon Ring

Simon started his career as a Trainee Building Society Manager at the Nationwide in Kings Lynn in 1985, at the age of 19. He was soon promoted to manager in 1987, taking over a branch office in St Albans. He later decided that he wanted to be able to give advice of a more general nature to people and to raise a family in his home town of Kings Lynn, so he sought out wider experience than just lending and got a job working for Standard Life.

In 1989, Simon set up as an Independent Financial Adviser. After being a sole trader for a while and running a successful partnership, he joined other advisers locally to create Fenton Financial Services Ltd. Five years later, Simon left to establish Ring Associates Ltd on the 20th October 2002. The ethos then and now is very much about putting client needs at the heart of all advice and delivering a service which offers real value for money.  

Simon tries hard to find the time to study for exams to obtain Chartered status as an adviser. He also packs in a lot of historical reading,  a true passion of his. He’s become a big Bath rugby fan after years of travelling through the city on the way to Cornish holiday breaks. Simon also tries to practise what he preaches in terms of working through a bucket list and has recently completed the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

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Martin Setchell

Martin Setchell

Martin began his career in Financial Services as an Office Junior and progressed through various roles of Admin Assistant, Admin Team Leader, Paraplanner and Paraplanner Manager before becoming a Financial Adviser. He has also been awarded Chartered Financial Planner status.

The main part of Martin’s role is concerned with providing advice on retirement planning, investments and pension transfers. He works with trustees, attorneys and deputies.

Married for eight years with three young children, Martin enjoys swimming, running and travelling as well as being a family man.

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Victoria Taylor

Victoria Taylor

Vicky started her career in banking on a Youth Training Scheme and worked in various roles, dealing with all types of banking queries, before becoming a Mortgage Adviser. In 2000, she became a Financial Adviser and subsequently took on responsibility for training new advisers. She is currently studying for her Advanced Diploma in Financial Advice.   

In her role at Ring Associates, Vicky enjoys working with people who are right at the beginning of their financial journey as she sets them on the path to financial security and also helping those who have already accumulated wealth.

Away from the office, Vicky spends most of her free time enjoying life with her young son.

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Steven Watling

Steven Watling

Steven’s career in financial services began when he joined an IFA practice in 1998 as an office junior. He worked his way through various admin roles until he reached a senior admin position at the age of 21. In 2003, he joined Ring Associates as Office Manager and was subsequently appointed a Director in 2012.

His current role predominantly involves IT, compliance, anti-money laundering and marketing. He particularly enjoys the challenge of finding creative solutions that take advantage of the latest advances in technology.

Steven and his wife are the proud owners of two crazy Cocker Spaniels (Ralphie & Phoebe) who rule the household! Outside of work, he enjoys football (watching & playing), listening to music of all genres and socialising with friends.

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Leanne Berycz
Lee Calton
Tim Gilbert
Mark Juniper
Simon Legg
Adrian Nicholls
Simon Ring
Martin Setchell
Victoria Taylor
Steven Watling

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