John Ditchfield is one of the UKs leading advisers on environmental investment funds. He advises a number of large charitable trusts (please see our trustee investment service) and is frequently quoted in print, and on radio and television. He is also Chair of the Ethical Investment Association (EIA), a board member of UKSIF (the sustainable finance association for the UK) and Unbiased Media Group Responsible IFA of the Year 2015.
John graduated from Liverpool University in 1995 with a B.A. Hons degree in Philosophy and Politics. For the next three years he worked for Oxfam campaigns in the development and promotion of the Basic Rights Campaign.
After leaving Oxfam in 1998 John spent the next six years as a Project Manager for the Single Regeneration Budget and European Social Fund developing community based micro-credit schemes in Leeds, Birmingham and London. He trained as an Independent Financial Adviser during 2000 with Ethical Money Ltd before working in the promotion of film tax planning partnerships and enterprise investment schemes (EIS).
In 2003 John joined Barchester Green Investment (now Castlefield), the UKs longest established investment specialist IFA, to support the growing number of clients seeking specialist financial planning advice on ethical and environmental investments in the London area.
Now a Director of Barchester Green Investment, John continues to work with clients both nationally and internationally; identifying financial planning strategies which serve clients financial needs without compromising their values.
John’s hobbies include triathlon and distance running. His personal best for London’s Olympic Triathlon is 2 hours 29 minutes.