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Lighthouse Platinum

About Us

Founded in 2001, Lighthouse Platinum Wealth Management Ltd is a family owned business based in Ipswich Suffolk, striving for long-term client relationships based on providing the best independent financial advice. Our recommendations draw from the whole of the market and we are committed to treating our clients fairly. Since 2009 we have a sister company, Kerseys Wealth Management Ltd that serves as the in-house IFA for Kerseys Solicitors clients and staff.

The cornerstones of our service are:

Education: Nick is qualified to the Financial Conduct Authority’s latest benchmark for financial advisers: QCF Level 4. While Mike is qualified to the benchmark for mortgage and Equity Release advice.

Continuous Professional Development through regular attendance of industry seminars and training held by product providers and the Personal Finance Society. 

Personal Development through our membership of the Personal Finance Society, the Equity Release Council and professional networking organisations BNI and Avanti.

Feedback from our clients and professional contacts is encouraged, welcomed and acted upon. 


Contact us now for clear concise financial advice

Nick Hodgetts Cert PFS Dip FA CeLTCI IFA


I joined the financial services industry in February 1980 as an impressionable 18 year- old working in Ipswich for a large Canadian life insurance company. I went on to serve that company all over the UK until redundancy in February 2001 when the company closed its UK marketing operation.

The experience I gained in administration, client service and sales during those two decades cannot be bought and continues to serve me well in this ever-changing industry.

Happily married since 1982, my wife and I have three grown up children who are now pursuing their own careers as a lawyer, a Mortgage and Protection Adviser and a recruitment consultant respectively.

When I’m not working I indulge my passion for motorbikes and like to socialise with friends and family. I am also a trustee for a charity, Autism Anglia.

Michael Hodgetts CeMAP CeRER

Mortgage, Protection and Equity Release Advisor

 Having run my own business as a Tree Surgeon for the best part of 10 years, the birth of my son in 2015 prompted a career progression to something less hazardous. I gained qualifications in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP) and in Equity Release (CeRER) and took up my new role in 2016.

Understanding a client’s circumstances and requirements is key to giving the best advice and is the first step in our process.  My past experience helps and our research tools allow us to search the whole of the market to find the most suitable mortgage and Equity Release products.

Out of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing and watching football.

Lynn Laws

I joined a large Canadian life insurance Company in 1983 where I met and worked with Nick in a local branch office. We have been good friends ever since.

After having my first son, I took a career break and tried other things including running my own very successful children’s clothing business for 10 years. I started working with Nick again at Lighthouse Platinum Wealth Management in 2004 as his PA, initially on an ad-hoc basis but quickly found our growing business demanded more of my time so moved across permanently.

Married to Martin with three children, two of whom are making their own way in the world and a new addition to our family, Harry born in 2009.

Life is very busy as a working Mum but when I have the time, my passions are dancing, walking and gardening.  I am a Parish Councillor for the village where I live, a post I took up in May 2015 and I also belong to a local fundraising group who raise money to benefit the children of our village.

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Lighthouse Platinum Wealth Management

4 Constable Court
The Street
Ipswich IP8 3LY
Tel. 01473 730999

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