Ainsworths Panacea was formed in 2000 to provide independent financial advice to people across the North West.

‘Panacea’ means remedy; our name echoes our roots in supporting business owners and medical professionals. Whilst we have broadened the types of clients we work with, we still firmly believe in finding holistic solutions that better your financial health.

Our beginnings can be traced back to 1926 through Messrs Holliday & Pickup in Glossop and 1974 to Messrs Ainsworth, Ridehalgh & McMahon in Nelson.

Today, we work closely with our sister company, Ainsworths Chartered Accountants. Both our Financial Planners and our clients benefit from the support and expertise they provide.

Meet the team

Between them, our Financial Planners have more than 100 years of financial services experience.

They are supported by a dedicated team of managers and administrators.

Ian Duffy

Ian Duffy

Managing Director & Financial Planner

Meet Ian
David Boothman

David Boothman

Director & Financial Planner

Meet David
Paul Griffin

Paul Griffin

Director & Financial Planner

Meet Paul
Ian Atkinson

Ian Atkinson

Financial Planner

Meet Ian
Brian Douglas

Brian Douglas

Practice Manager

Meet Brian
Andrew Hynes

Andrew Hynes

Adviser Support

Meet Andrew
Dianne Parker

Dianne Parker

Administrator

Meet Dianne

Hear from our clients

“During the seven or so years that I have been with Ainsworths, Ian Duffy has been in regular contact. He is keen to ensure that I am getting maximum value and benefit from my investments. I could not ask for a better service. Highly recommended.”

Leonie, Southport

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“Having never previously received financial planning advice, I was somewhat sceptical. However, I am now delighted that we had that first meeting. It’s great to have an experienced adviser looking after my portfolio. I can leave it to the expert.”

Peter, Blackpool

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“As I have been so focused on saving money over the years, it’s refreshing to be told it's okay to spend some! I feel more confident in managing my financial affairs. It's good to know that the same advice will continue over the years to come.”

Hilary, Lancashire

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“We have been very pleased with the financial services provided by Panacea. Their financial experts are very hands-on and take a structured approach to personal wealth management. From the initial analysis of our finances and ongoing needs, through a comprehensive planning process, Panacea have managed our funds well, consistently outperforming alternative services to optimise our financial requirements.”

C & B Pearson

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"David was recommended to us by an accountant friend and I have been extremely pleased with the financial investment and advice offered. David is a knowledgeable professional who is able to give informed advice on investments, financial planning and a range of other personal planning issues i.e. Wills, Power of Attorney etc."

Mr & Mrs Bould

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Get in touch

If you’d like to book an initial meeting or find out more about our services, please get in touch.