Our Team

Experienced, approachable, professional  

We have a dedicated team of 45 staff, including 9 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

Mark began his career within Financial services back in August 1988, having left school to join National Westminster Bank (as it was known then) as an office junior. He spent the next seven years working his way up the ladder, carrying out various back office / customer facing roles before securing his first managerial position as an Assistant Branch Manager.

His career within NatWest/RBS spanned 29 years, with his last role being a Team Quality and Development Manager. Responsibilities included managing a team of twelve desk-based mortgage advisers, ensuring they remained compliant, managing their day to day training and development, as well as managing their performance to achieve their objectives. Thankfully the opportunity presented itself to take voluntary redundancy and ‘escape the corporate world’.

As Business Development Manager at Ring Associates, Mark’s responsibilities include working closely with the board of directors to improve market position, achieve sustained financial growth through the acquisition of new business, networking, building strong relationships with existing and prospective new clients, as well as focusing on achieving first class customer satisfaction.

In order to further aid his knowledge, Mark is keen to embark on his study of The Chartered Insurance Institute exams, which will assist him in his understanding of the industry.

Mark is married to Julie and has two growing daughters aged nine and twelve. When he is not acting as a referee to all of the arguments, he is a keen racquet sportsman, enjoying playing tennis, squash and badminton. Cycling also features amongst his pastimes as well as meeting up with his pal’s to put the world to rights whilst undertaking a spot of rambling within the countryside.

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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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Thomas Murray

Thomas Murray

Tom’s career in financial services began in March 2007, working for Lloyds TSB. After a brief break, Tom returned to Lloyds Banking Group in November 2009 and held numerous positions, from Branch Manager to Personal Adviser.

Mortgages are Tom’s specialist area and he is able to assist with first-time buyers, remortgages, residential mortgages, buy-to-lets, and commercial lending, advising from the whole of market.

Tom is married to Laura, whom he has been with for ten years and married to for four. They have three beautiful children in Finlay, Martha and Fergus.

Tom’s father was in the Armed Forces so he travelled around a lot growing up, not only within the UK but also to Germany and Oman. He’s now settled down in Norfolk and has lived here for thirteen years.

Outside of work, Tom is a keen rugby player and has played for Swaffham Rugby Club for the past 11 years.

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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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George Rawlings

George Rawlings

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 King’s 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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Paul Stone

Paul Stone

Paul has worked in the financial services industry since 2010, working for Santander as a Personal Banker initially, before progressing into the role of relationship manager for high net worth clients.

Paul is a fully qualified Mortgage Adviser.

He has been married for 4 years and has a young daughter called Nina. He’s a big football fan (supporting Spurs) and likes playing at weekends. He also stays active by going to the gym.

Outside of work, Paul enjoys listening to music and socialising with his friends and family.

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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
Thomas Murray
Adrian Nicholls
George Rawlings
Simon Ring
Martin Setchell
Paul Stone
Steven Watling

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