A safe pair of hands

Established by Managing Director, Sharon Sutton in 2000, Thornton is a Chartered Financial Planning Firm providing Multi-jurisdictional Financial Planning Advice and Regulated Investment Advice to private individuals, trustees and business owners on the Isle of Man and in the UK.

We provide good, safe financial advice to motivated clients, who are served by driven and friendly staff.

Our History

Our company history is detailed below. Looking back is always interesting, and we have come a long way from the day Sharon opened the doors in 2000. But of greater importance is how we look to the future, both for our own business and for our clients.

  • 2000

    The doors open

    After a successful career in financial services with Barclays Bank, Sharon launched Thornton in 2000.

  • 2007

    It's a family affair

    Finance Director and Head of Compliance Jools, Sharon’s husband, joins the business, and by 2011 achieves his Diploma in Financial Planning.

  • 2009

    The island’s first Chartered Financial Planner

    Sharon became the Isle of Man’s first Chartered Financial Planner and established the Isle of Man branch of the Personal Finance Society, the UK's professional body for the financial planning profession.

  • 2010

    Building the team

    Kate Brown joins the team as Client Support following a successful career in the finance sector.

  • 2012

    Sharon joins UK National Board

    Sharon appointed to the UK National Board of the Personal Finance Society – followed by an appointment to Director in 2013 and Vice President in 2014.

  • 2014

    Supporting our clients is key

    Clare joins the Thornton team as Client Support, following a Higher National Diploma in Business and Finance and careers at Coutts (IOM) Limited and Barclays Wealth.

  • 2016

    Major growth for Thornton

    John and Natalie join the team, bringing with them a wealth of expertise with both having achieved the coveted Chartered Financial Planner status, along with other professional qualifications.

  • 2017

    Leading from the top

    Sharon accepts the position of UK National President of the Personal Finance Society.

  • 2018

    To support further growth

    John and Beth join the Thornton support team to assist in the effort to provide the best client service possible.

Meet Our Team

Sharon Sutton

Managing Director

Having founded Thornton in 2000, Sharon became the island’s first Chartered Financial Planner in 2009 and…

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John Condon

Chartered Financial Planner

A Chartered Financial Planner and Trust & Estate Practitioner, John spent most of his working life…

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Natalie Bush

Chartered Financial Planner

Natalie entered the finance sector in 2009 with Friends Provident International. Starting in Customer Services, she…

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Julian Sutton

Finance Director and Head of Compliance

Jools joined Sharon in 2007 and studied to achieve the diploma in Financial Planning, Dip PFS.…

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Clare McIlwaine

Office Manager

Achieving a Higher National Diploma in Business and Finance, Clare worked for the Operations Team and…

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Bethany Huddleston

Client Support

Beth joined Thornton in late 2017 following the completion of her A-Levels at Castle Rushen High…

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John Mackellar

Paraplanner

John joined Thornton Chartered Financial Planners in November 2017. During 2017/18 he studied for the Diploma…

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Kate Brown

Business Support Manager

Kate joined Thornton in a key client supporting role in 2010, following four years in the…

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One Island: Our Passion

As a long established and successful Island business, we are committed to giving back to our community, with particular focus on island sport.

Sharon, a competitor in the 2002 Commonwealth Games and Husband Jools, an eight times winner of the Isle of Man Golf Championships, are passionate supporters of sport on the island, with Sharon being Vice Chair of the Sport Aid Committee for 12 years.

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