Jonathan Hurst APFS – Chartered Financial Planner & Director

Jon (Jonathan) is our lead client advisor, having joined Charles Dean Ltd in 2014 after working for AXA, Mattioli Woods and Talbot & Muir.

Jon possesses a very strong range of experience within Financial Services, with a veritable wealth of experience in the pension arena. Jon has helped clients buy a whole range of pension assets including discretionary portfolios, commercial units, land and golf courses, as well as assisting multiple business owners with using their pension schemes to purchase commercial premises.

Jon is now a Chartered Financial Planner having passed the qualification back in 2019 and became a director of the business shortly afterwards.

In his private life, Jon enjoys spending time with his wife Melissa, and is an ardent supporter of Nottingham Forest Football Club


Megan Hurst – Trainee Paraplanner

Megan (Meg) joined the team in 2019 and works closely with Jon as the Trainee Paraplanner.

Meg is currently working towards a certificate in Financial Services through the CII and hopes to be using her new skills to become a Paraplanner.

In her spare time, Meg enjoys spending time with her family and having wine and cheese nights with her friends.


Melissa Hurst – Director

Melissa Hurst joined the team in 2020 having had experience of working within both smaller and very large businesses in a range of sectors but more recently focused in the financial services sector.

Melissa brings a wealth of administration and customer service experience and uses this to aid the team with the day to day running of the business.

Melissa’s main role within the firm however is in the finance side and is responsible for bookkeeping within the business as well as dealing with invoices.

In Melissa’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband Jon and going on sunny holidays, she also enjoys going back to her hometown London and eating her favourite Eastend’s Pie and Mash.


Demi Thompson – Adminstrator

Demi has recently joined the team and will be taking on the role as Administrator. This is a new venture for Demi as she is a hairdresser by trade. She is keen to learn new skills and looking forward to being a part of the team.

Demi spends her spare time skateboarding with her partner Sam and two children Ava and Arlo.