Our people

We’re proud of our team at Flying Colours. We only hire passionate, dedicated and friendly professionals. We continually invest in training and support so that they get even better. That means we can be confident we are delivering the best possible service to you at all times. If you ever have a question then please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call.

Advice team Personable and experienced. Our independent financial advisers are fully qualified and regulated by the FCA.

John Drakes

Independent Financial Adviser
DipPFS, Certs CII (MP & ER), LLAA

John has over 28 years experience as a financial adviser, having held posts with some of the UKs largest & well respected financial institutions. He holds the Diploma in Financial Planning as well as a number of specialist qualifications linked to his work with elderly and vulnerable clients. John is a member of the Personal Finances Society, Chartered Insurance Institute and is most proud of being an accredited member of the Society of Later Life Advisers John  deals with higher net worth clients, clients facing the financial challenges of later life, trusts and wealth management as well as clients needing advice following financial settlements.

John Fielding

Independent Financial Adviser

John is a fully qualified financial adviser and holds a diploma in financial planning with both the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Institute of Financial Services. He has worked in the financial sector for over 27 years and has a wealth of experience across Pensions, Investments, Protection and Tax Planning. John specialises in helping clients with their retirement planning and investment needs but he also is able to provide comprehensive advice across all areas of financial planning. He takes great pride in maintaining long term relationships with clients and considers the on-going service just as important as the initial transaction. Outside of work he is married to Anne-marie and has two daughters and his beloved black Labrador, Bella. John’s main passion is cycling and he can often be seen riding around the Lincolnshire countryside with his friends.

Nigel Wvendth

Independent Financial Adviser
MCSI, DipPFS, Certs CII (MP & ER), CeMAP

Nigel is a fully qualified Financial Adviser holding the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning, and Private Client Investment Advice and Management qualifications. With 20 years’ experience advising private clients across the broad range of investments, pensions, tax-planning, mortgages and protection, he also works closely with business clients, providing advice to support the financial goals of their business. Achieving clients’ financial aims and providing excellent customer service are at the core of Nigel’s approach.  He prides himself on building strong, long lasting, trusted relationships with clients, helping them turn their goals into reality.

Mathew Burrows

Independent Financial Adviser

Mathew is a diploma qualified independent financial adviser with a wealth of experience gained over 25 years. His expertise includes advice on pensions, investment management, personal protection, business protection and inheritance tax planning (including the use of trusts). Over the years, Mathew has helped many clients from all walks of life achieve their financial objects in a clear and understandable way. Mathew is a guest financial speaker on BBC radio, he is also a keen road cyclist.

John Varley

Independent Financial Adviser

John is a fully qualified financial adviser with 30 years experience gained across all areas of financial planning. He is passionate about providing high quality great value independent advice. For over ten years he has particularly specialised in providing expert advice to elderly and vulnerable members of society, their families and legal representatives. During his career John has held various senior management positions with large household name financial institutions. Outside of work John lives in a picturesque village on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and enjoys spending his spare time with family and friends.

John Munton

Independent Financial Adviser

John is a diploma-qualified Independent Financial Adviser and has been working in financial services for eleven years. John's specialist areas include investments and retirement planning, with a strong background in investment analysis and performance reporting. He is also able to provide advice across all areas of financial planning. Outside of work, John and wife, Sara, have just recently celebrated the birth of their first child, Noah. John's passions include football and golf, although he admits to being a bit of a fair weather golfer. After an around-the-world trip, John also loves to travel. This may have to be put on hold with the arrival of baby Noah.

Ross Evans

Independent Financial Adviser

Ross is a fully qualified Independent Financial Adviser and holds the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). Ross started in Financial Services working within a team of Paraplanners offering technical and specialist support to his colleagues and gained a wealth of knowledge and experience before progressing to direct client work . Ross focusses on providing quality financial advice and can assist clients in many areas such as investments, retirement and pensions, tax planning and financial protection. During his spare time, you will find Ross making his way around the local golf course in a constant effort to get his handicap down.

Nick Tattersall

Regional Operations Manager & Independent Financial Adviser
DipPFS, B.Sc (Hons)

Nick is a fully qualified financial adviser with over 15 years experience in the finance and banking sectors and working towards Chartered Status. He is also the regional operations manager for Flying Colours Lincoln office providing support to the Head of Region and the wider team. Nick also leads the team of paraplanners and administrators who provide support to the financial advisers. Nick lives in the north of Lincolnshire with a young family and enjoys playing golf in his spare time. He can often be found walking a slightly bonkers cockapoo around the village!

Adviser support Our Paraplanners and Adminstrators work side-by-side with our Financial Advisers. They research products, prepare reports and help to ensure we always provide an excellent level of service to each and every one of our clients.

Lucy Cooper


Lucy has recently joined the world of Financial advice after graduating from the University of Lincoln’s Law School. Lucy joined the Lincoln team to provide administrative support and is eager to learn from the experienced professionals around her. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys volunteering for the Ark Animal Rescue Centre.