An Associate Partner Practice of St. James's Place Wealth Management

Skentelbery Financial Planning

Will Skentelbery

Dip CII, M.Sc, B.Sc
My goal is to enable clients to achieve a stronger and healthier financial status than prior to receiving advice, and help maintain this going forward.


Based in Hertfordshire, I provide wealth management advice to clients across a wide geographical area. I realise the importance of meeting clients regularly and always making myself available for contact be it in person or via telephone to help.

Prior to joining St. James's Place, I spent 12 years in the financial industry. As a consequence, I have now established many working relationships with individuals within this sector due, in part, to the insight and understanding that I have for their specific financial requirements. Working for one of the major high street banks I have trained with some the best Finance teams in the industry and gained numerous qualifications to provide quality advice.

I am committed to ensuring that my industry knowledge remains relevant and current by placing strong emphasis on my personal development. This, along with the pride and dedication that I place on developing solid personal relationships with my clients, ensures that am I able to offer a rounded, professional and principled service.

My advice is based on values of the utmost professionalism, excellence of service and most importantly integrity.

I focus on the development of lifelong relationships with clients built on mutual trust, helping them secure a financial future for themselves and their loved ones through a wealth of tailored financial planning services.

My clients can expect to receive the most comprehensive and appropriate advice at all times. Having the analytical tools available to me to explain complex investments to my clients is a great advantage working with St. James's Place. Equally though I pride myself on having access to these tools but making financial planning very straight forward and explaining advice in simple and understandable terms that benefits my clients.

Outside of my business, I enjoy time with my family – wife Claire and son Max born in January 2013, and whenever possible visiting North Devon (where I grew up) spending time by the sea. I attend the gym, and regularly play football although much less now than in my younger years.

Charity is also important and I regularly support and participate in events. I climbed Kilimanjaro in 2011 raising £8500 for Alzheimer’s a charity close to my heart. More recently I have been raising money for the Lister Neonatal Unit for babies with issues requiring special care, who looked after our son fantastically well when he was born. Along with Claire we aim to raise considerable funds to help them obtain a second specialist care cot which supported Max but is currently the only one in existence at the hospital.

The value of an investment with St. James's Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds you select and the value can therefore go down as well as up. You may get back less than you invested.
Will Skentelbery

Letchworth Garden City, SG6 2SH

9am to 5pm
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Will Skentelbery

St. James's Place House, 5 Oaks Court, Warwick Road, Borehamwood, WD6 1GS

9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm

Advice & Services

We offer an excellent wealth management service which will help you achieve your goals

Investment planning
Whatever your financial goals, create an investment strategy that helps meet your needs.
Protecting you and your finances
Insurance and protection products to help safeguard all that you hold dear.
Retirement planning
Careful pension planning is vital for a long and comfortable retirement. Learn more about your options.
Banking and mortgages
Make your finances work harder with mortgages and access to specialist banking services.
Corporate services
Helping entrepreneurs and corporate directors manage their personal, business and employees’ financial security.
Other specialist services
A network of professional specialists is on hand to provide all the help and support you’ll need.
Exploring Intergenerational Wealth Management
Intergenerational wealth management helps families use their collective wealth to support each other across their lifetimes.
Here to support you and help to provide peace of mind in this uncertain time.
Our investment management approach
A number of carefully selected external managers of outstanding ability manage our client funds.

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We have known Will Skentelbery for around 10 years. He has always put our interests first by giving sound and trustworthy advice. The service and support has always been exceptional. Since we moved 150 miles away to the South Coast, Will has continued to keep in regular contact, including visiting when appropriate. I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone.
David Barrett
Will has always been really professional in everything we have had. He is very clear about his products explains all aspects so I can understand everything. Never pressures me into making decisions which is the main reason I went with St. James's Place, I have and will continue to mention Will and St. James's to friends, family.
Name Supplied | Retired, Harrow
We have been very pleased with the informed and insightful professional advice from Skentelbery Financial Planning. This had usefully transformed the way we approach our family portfolio.
Prof and Mrs B
Will helped sort out some less than 'standard' financial situations, putting them together in one place and making it grow! I'd recommend his services, very thorough; helpful and approachable.
Alan Rawlins | Chartered Surveyor
Will is always professional and approachable. His advice is always well considered and well researched. I am very pleased with the investment product I have in place now as a result of meeting Will and I have already recommended his services to many friends & colleagues and will continue to do so.
Thomas Wonnacott | Quantity Surveyor, Letchworth
We have always found Mr Skentelbery to be very helpful and polite. He always takes time to explain everything in detail. We are both very happy with his service.
I Bluemel | Retired, St Albans
Will is a pleasure to deal with. He is fair and trustworthy. The service and support Will offers is professional and sound. I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone.
J A. Millar | Research Manager, Knebworth
I have complete satisfaction with the professional service provided. Professional in attitude and knowledge but friendly and understanding my needs. The trustworthy advice always gives a peace of mind in an area of finance that I am not experienced in. I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone.
Name Supplied | Retired, Caddington
I believe that you always give me sound advice tailored to my needs. Your support is very much appreciated and the fact that you are always contactable is very reassuring. I would recommend you to anyone without hesitation.
Name Supplied | Harpenden
The service provided by our Partner has always been of a very high standard and I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone.
B Bluemel | St. Albans
Will is honest and trustworthy and we value his sound advice, we never feel pressured into making decisions. He is always available to chat and regularly keeps in touch whilst not intruding. I would recommend him with confidence.
L. Dallimore | Teacher, Harpenden
I have found Will to be very on the ball and is always willing to take the time to run through everything. He has a true interest in my financial wellbeing and is always at the end of the phone to answer my questions.
R Andrews | Online Marketing Manager
Will is always very friendly and more than happy to explain things to us thoroughly and make sure we fully understand his advice. We benefit from regular review meetings with Will and importantly both feel we can trust him.
Mrs E Moon | Assistant Manager
Having been our financial advisor for several years now, he is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and always takes the time to listen to what is important to us. Will has provided us with advice on lump sum investments and protecting ourselves and family. We have always found him to be very trustworthy and genuinely interested in helping us achieve both our long and short term financial goals. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Will to our friends and family.
L Fleming | Teacher (HOD)

Why Choose St. James's place?

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Our investment management approach
A number of carefully selected external managers of outstanding ability manage our client funds.
St. James's Place Charitable Foundation
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Will Skentelbery
Skentelbery Financial Planning
07955 310249