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Nicola Layland

I just wanted to thank you for help, you fully understood the issues from the very first meeting, after which you were always available to answer in detail the many questions I asked. My company had been facing creditor pressures and after instructing Portland I was able to concentrate on my future rather than trying to manage the past. Thanks again for all your help.

Director Carpet Fitter Andover

If attention to detail and efficiency are important to you, you have come to the right place

With the right mix of practical experience and technical knowledge, I work with advisors and clients to get the job done right. When it comes to financial matters, I believe that it is important that clients have someone they can trust to ensure that the agreed strategy is implemented fully, properly, on time and very importantly on budget. Getting things right does not mean doing it slowly, with over 10 years of experience, I know that time is often of the essence and efficiency is key.

Who I am

I enjoy new challenges as well as learning and excelling at new skills. I act as treasurer for a local charity, ensuring that the charity complies with the many rules and regulations governing the proper administration of trust funds. I also help organise fundraising events ranging from Family Fun Days to Beer Festivals.  I enjoy dipping my toes into “extreme sports”. In the last few years I have learned to ski as well as developed an enthusiasm for sky diving. My last skydive raised money for charity, whilst a bungee jump was just for fun!

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