About Us

Alex Benson Dip PFS

Director and Financial Consultant


Alex is a highly experienced and professional financial adviser, who has been part of the team at J M Taylor since just after its inception. He has been a Director for over a decade and has operated as Compliance Officer in that time too. As well as overseeing the J M Taylor internal training and compliance programs, Alex continues to provide high quality advice to new and existing clients and delights in helping them achieve their financial goals. When away from the office Alex likes to relax by playing golf, spending time with his family and strutting his stuff on the 5 a side pitch.

Scott Middleton APFS, BA (Hons)

Chartered Financial Planner and Director


Scott is an experienced and highly professional financial adviser with over 20 years in the financial services sector. He has been with the firm since 2010, serving as a Director from 2015. As well as being a Chartered Financial Planner, he is also one of J M Taylor’s two Pension Transfer Specialists and provides both personal and corporate clients with top quality advice. When not at work Scott can be found indulging his passions for golf, cricket and rugby.

John E Waddell FPFS MCSI

Chartered Financial Planner


John is our Senior Chartered Financial Planner and a Pension Transfer Specialist with more than 30 years experience in financial services, holding management positions with several major Life Assurance companies before becoming an Independent Financial Adviser in 2002. John is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of The Personal Finance Society, is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments, specialising in investments, pensions, retirement planning and estate planning, providing high level financial planning advice for our clients. When he is not busy working, John loves to be outdoors; running, cycling and walking (although not all at once), as well as the occasional round of golf.

Kenny Fairbairn DipFA

Financial Consultant


Kenny has served within the financial services sector for over 33 years, working within the banking sector for 22 years before qualifying as a financial adviser. He joined J M Taylor in 2014 and enjoys interacting with clients and helping them plan for the future. When away from work Kenny loves spending time with his family and undertaking charity work.

Doug Blanchard Dip PFS, Cert CII (MP)

Financial Consultant


Doug has over 30 years experience in finance, working in various banking, insurance and financial services roles. During that time he has worked closely with accountants and solicitors in providing sound financial planning advice to personal and corporate clients. Away from work, Doug is a sports enthusiast when not spending time with his family.