Howard Bartley

the Founding Father of Howard Bartley Financial


Howard has worked in the industry for over 30 years and has a DIP FA from the London Institute of Banking. Howard joined us recently after merging his company, Howard Anthony Bartley – Financial Planning Consultants, with KBA. Howard has known our Founding Father, Ken Bates since 1997 and our Company Director, Sarah Hogan, since 2007 so it was a natural fit to merge the two companies with them having similar culture and work ethic.


When not at work, you can find Howard walking in beautiful settings, exploring the best of what nature has to offer. After a nice walk in the country, his next port of call will be the pub with real ale and a classic pub lunch.

On an ideal weekend, you can find me:

Walking in the mountains

My favourite holiday destination is:

The French Alps

My favourite song to play in the car is:

‘The Lark Ascending’ – Vaughan Williams

The first album I bought was:

The Beetles first ever album

If I could be any fictional character, I would be:

A Roman legionary

If I could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, I would win a medal in:


When the dessert menu arrives, I’m looking for:

Sticky toffee pudding

The three qualities that draw me to new people are:

Personality, character and appearance

My pet peeve is:


The best gift I’ve ever received is:

High-quality binoculars

The three people at my dream dinner party would be:

Jonny Wilkinson, Prince Charles, Boris Johnson

The three small things that make my day better are:

Coffee, turning the radio on and the first song being ‘Jupiter’ by Gustaf Holst and a lovely spring morning

Three things I haven’t done so far include:

Visit base camp on Everest / the Himalayas, swim in the Caribbean Sea and visit Yellowstone National Park