I have been working in the financial services industry from the age of 19. This was my first “real” job and I have progressed from an office junior to my current paraplanning role. On 23rd March 2020 I joined Together Financial Solutions and then the country went into lockdown. So I’m always going to remember my first day working here!

My role at Together involves supporting Ally and Rod with their wealth clients, helping with day-to-day administration. If Ally or Rod are not available, please feel free to chat to me and I will be happy to help.

I live in Barnstaple with my husband and our little boy and life with them is never boring! I’ve lived in North Devon my whole life and I can’t see that changing any time soon, especially with all my family living so close by.

I recently set myself a mini challenge to do a little bit of yoga for a week, just 10 minutes or so to see how it goes. At the time of writing this, I am now on day 167 and feeling quite determined to carry on until my 38th birthday – only 198 days to go! I also love cooking at the weekend when I have a bit more time, reading and spending time with family and friends.

  • Certificate in Financial Planning (CertPFS)

Wealth Personal Assistant
Office: 01271 346123
Email: carla.paterson-bell@starstaging.co.uk
WHEN I WAS LITTLE I WANTED TO BE…

A journalist, I was always writing in my notepad when I was younger and my parents gave me the nickname, scoop.

AT THE WEEKEND, YOU WILL FIND ME…

At home or out and about with my husband and son. Part of my weekend is usually spent pretending to be a dinosaur…

MY FAVOURITE PART OF MY JOB IS…

The variety of work, every day is different and there’s never nothing to do (which I like!)

THE THEME SONG OF MY LIFE IS…

Let There Be Love by Nat King Cole – the first dance on our wedding day.

I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT…

My family and friends and life in general

MY DREAM DINNER GUESTS ARE…

I don’t cook well under pressure so dinner parties aren’t really my thing! I just prefer having family over.

MY SUPERPOWER IS…

The ability to multi task!

MY FAVOURITE PLACE IS…

Any beach in North Devon, we’re very lucky to live here!

FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE ME ARE…

Friendly, cheerful (most of the time), a worrier, hardworking, considerate

I AM HAPPIEST WHEN…

Surrounded by my family. If they’re happy then I’m happy!

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