08:00 – 17:00

Monday to Friday

Pine Grange, Bath Road,

Bournemouth, BH1 2NU

01202 295000

Farley & Thompson | Stockbroking, Investment Management and Probate Services

08:00 – 17:00

Monday to Friday

Pine Grange, Bath Road,

Bournemouth, BH1 2NU

01202 295000

A Proud History…putting clients first since 1938

Farley & Thompson has been a private client stockbroking firm since 1938 and we proudly remain one of the few fully independent corporate members of the London Stock Exchange. Based on the South Coast our success is founded on putting our clients first, helping them to achieve their financial goals and objectives.

We have clients across the UK and others who live overseas. The majority are private individuals and families, some of whom have been clients of the firm since the earliest days. We also advise those who are just starting out investing as well as established business owners and the retired. In addition, we act for charities, trusts and pension funds and are always happy to work in close relationship with third parties. Our professional clients include solicitors and accountants, many of whom trust us to act for them on their own clients’ behalf.

We pride ourselves in offering a very personal service and all clients are welcome to visit us at our Bath Road office.

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…A proven team

Our commitment to building long term relationships with our clients is reflected in the dedication and stability of our partners and senior personnel, several of whom have been with the firm for many years.

For those unfamiliar with the stockmarket any one of the broking team will be happy to help over the telephone or in the comfort and privacy of our Bournemouth office. We will describe what support Farley & Thompson can offer you from our range of services depending on your investment experience and requirements. We will explain your options, help you set investment objectives and work with you to achieve them. Additionally, if you have complex financial planning requirements and need the services of other financial or legal specialists, we will be happy to introduce you to one of our professional contacts.

Many clients enjoy the continuity of working with one particular team member and our intention is always to enable our clients to be comfortable about their investment decisions, and to feel they can seek as much or as little advice as they wish.

Our qualified and experienced professionals are backed up by a dedicated, loyal and client-focused support team all of whom maintain an ethos of service and concern for our clients.

…A prudent approach

We specialise in advice on blue chip equities, fixed interest bonds and collective investment funds but we are always happy to discuss in person any particular investment issues or ideas clients may wish to explore.

For those who would like exposure to global markets or thematic sectors, or for clients with a general preference for pooled investments, we research a wide range of collective investment funds covering both active and passive strategies. These include investment trusts, unit trusts, open-ended investment companies and exchange traded funds. Being independent of any fund manager or financial institution and not running any in-house funds you can be reassured that our preferred investments have been selected for their individual merits, especially a consistent track record of investment performance.

Central to our investment approach is the belief in capital preservation and the importance of dividend income to longer term investor returns. Traditional doesn’t have to mean out-dated and we understand how important your financial security is and seek to provide recommendations or manage your wealth in a measured and risk averse manner.

As an independent provider of both advisory and discretionary services we select and manage investments from across a wide range of opportunities but as we do not advise on all retail products, under the Financial Conduct Authority rules, we are defined as offering a “restricted” service.

Whatever your choice we will explain your options, help set investment aims and objectives and work with you to achieve them.

Meet the team who look after our client relationships

Colin Chalkly-Maber – Senior Partner

Colin read psychology at Aberdeen University. He trained as a chartered accountant, becoming a senior manager with PwC. During his early career, he enjoyed a secondment to manage a leprosy rehabilitation project for TEAR Fund in Kathmandu. Returning to the UK he applied his knowledge as a Finance Director at The Frizzell Group. In 1999, Colin joined Farley & Thompson, becoming the Managing Partner shortly afterwards. During the past 20 years, he has supported the traditional values Farley & Thompson has always espoused, while championing a programme of measured but continuing service improvement through innovative technology.
Colin is passionate about reducing social exclusion, and was for ten years Honorary Treasurer of Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BCHA). He is married with a growing family, is involved with his local church, and hopes to do more travelling as opportunities afford.

Nicholas Chetwood – Managing Partner

Nicholas joined Farley & Thompson in 2015 following fifteen years in various leadership roles across the Lloyds Banking Group. He became a partner in early 2016 and was appointed Managing Partner in 2022 and is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the firm and developing the long-term business strategy. He is very proud of the long history of the firm and is dedicated to ensuring that the traditional values of Farley & Thompson are maintained.
Nicholas has completed the Chartered Securities Institute Investment Advice Diploma and previously studied at Kings College, University of London where he captained the Rugby 1st XV and was named Sportsman of the year. To support his local community, he spent 7 years on the wider board of the Bournemouth Churches Housing Association, where he was instrumental in developing strategies to support local social enterprise. On a personal level Nicholas is a family man and enjoys watching his children play sport, doing DIY and following Preston North End. He was brought up in Lancashire but now lives in Poole with his wife and three children.

Philip Harvey – Partner

Philip joined JP Morgan as a graduate in 1987 and spent the next ten years in both London and New York as a securities trader, specialising in fixed interest bonds. Subsequently, he worked as a private client advisor for both Prudential Bache and Barclays Stockbrokers before joining Farley & Thompson as a partner in 2003. As well as advising clients Philip assists with the firm’s dealing and compliance obligations.
He lives in Poole with his wife and three children and is a trained educator for Evaluate, a Christian charity providing relationship education programmes in local secondary schools. Philip enjoys karate and is a keen cyclist.

Caroline Mills – Partner

Caroline joined the firm as a stockbroker in 2012 and became a partner in 2013. She is an experienced investment manager having worked for Thesis Asset Management in Lymington. Caroline began her career in Bristol working for Tyndall Unit Trust Managers and Stock Beech Stockbrokers before moving to Bournemouth and working for Pritchard Stockbrokers for over 10 years.
Caroline qualified with distinction in the industry standard PCIAM (Private Client Investment Advice and Management) examination and runs Farley & Thompson’s Discretionary Management and AIM Inheritance Tax Portfolio services, where the firm’s clients benefit from her interest in quality research and careful, knowledge-based approach to portfolio construction. She also has responsibility for the firm’s compliance monitoring and regulatory reporting.
Caroline lives in Poole and when away from her desk she enjoys watching most motor sports, either trackside or from the armchair. She also has an interest and appreciation of art deco design and glassware.
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Skye Chalkly-Maber – Partner

Skye trained as a Chartered Accountant with Smith & Williamson working as an Auditor across a breadth of clients around the country. She is also an experienced Chartered Tax Adviser, who has worked with high net worth individuals and landed estates, helping them to manage their tax affairs. Skye joined Farley & Thompson as a stockbroker and Financial Controller in 2019, becoming a partner in early 2020. She has completed the Chartered Securities Institute Investment Advice Diploma and as well as advising clients, Skye has responsibility for the firm’s finance function and reporting.
Skye is passionate about skiing and maximises her annual leave in the mountains each year by utilising her BASI 2 ski instructor qualification to volunteer as an instructor. Skye lives in Southampton and in addition to her zeal for skiing, she is a committed member of Christ Church Southampton, enjoys DIY projects, attending live music events and partaking in water sports.
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Matthew Walker – Partner

Matthew joined Farley & Thompson in May 2021 bringing a wide range of experience to the firm in stockbroking, investment management and financial advice. He began his stockbroking career with WH Ireland, moving on to work as an Investment Manager for a large family office and more recently with a financial advisory firm. Matthew was appointed a Partner in 2022 and as well as looking after private clients and managing our relationships with the wider investment community, Matthew leads the firm’s Investment and Research Committee, helping to set the investment strategy for our Discretionary and Advisory Managed clients. He holds both the CISI Investment Advice Diploma and CII Diploma in Financial Planning.
In his spare time, Matthew loves exploring the New Forest with his young family and enjoys most sports, particularly football and tennis.

Martin Poole – Senior Investment Manager

Martin joined Nat West bank from school, moving to the Middlesex financial services team at Black Horse (part of The Lloyds Banking Group). There he widened his experience before moving to the City. Martin advised on equities for a further twelve years, before he moved to the South Coast to join Farley & Thompson. Like each of our stockbroking team, Martin has a number of private clients, but he also oversees Farley & Thompson’s relationships with professional partners, including solicitors and accountants, and advises on the firm’s comprehensive probate service.
The Poole family live in Christchurch and they are enthusiastic season ticket holders at AFC Bournemouth.
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Chris James – Investment Administrator/Trainee Investment Manager

Following the completion of his A-levels, Chris joined Farley & Thompson in 2019 as a trainee investment administrator. He has undertaken the Chartered Securities Institute Introduction to Investment and is now working closely alongside the Partners, developing his skills and knowledge whilst studying for the Investment Advice Diploma with the ambition of becoming a qualified investment manager.
Chris lives in Christchurch and enjoys walking on the beach or riding his bike in the New Forest. In his free time he can also be found playing golf at one of the many local courses or watching a range of sports from football to motor racing.
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George Symes – Investment Administrator / Trainee Investment Manager

George joined Farley & Thompson in 2018 as a Trainee in the Settlements Department. His learning covered all aspects of the administration and settlement of stock market trading and he has built up an in-depth knowledge of our client operating system. As well as training on the job he completed the Chartered Securities Institute Investment Operations Certificate and now brings his wealth of processing knowledge to the Front Office to assist the Partners in investment administration while studying for the Investment Advice Diploma.
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