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Gordon Wilson biography

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Gordon Wilson APFS

Chartered Financial Planner

Gordon Wilson is founder and MD of Carbon Financial Partners, a financial planning and investment business which began trading in June 2011. Carbon has offices in Aberdeen, Perth, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London. The team of 43, includes 13 financial planners.


Prior to Carbon, Gordon was MD and an owner of Perth based Thomson Shepherd which was sold in 2008 to Skipton Building Society. Thomson Shepherd was founded in 1999 and grew by organic growth and acquisition.

Carbon strives to be the very best business it can be, and has quickly achieved national recognition through;

  • Chartered Financial Planners of the Year 2015
  • Gold Standard for Independent Financial Advice 2013 - 2021
  • CISI Recognising Excellence Award Finalist 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Professional Adviser – Adviser Firm of the Year (UK) 2015.

Gordon is a Chartered Financial Planner. He is passionate about openness and transparency and the benefits it brings to clients and businesses alike. A strong advocate of the value of financial planning, Gordon runs an evidence based business where challenge, debate, teamwork and personal development are all strongly supported and encouraged.

Gordon has spoken at seminars and conferences at home and abroad on how to manage and grow ‘new model’ adviser businesses.

He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO).

Gordon is also a High Constable of Perth where he lives with his wife Aileen, daughter Hannah, sons Finlay and Forbes, West Highland Terrier, Flora and Luther the Pug.

In his spare time, Gordon is a keen golfer, fisherman, skier, cyclist, dog walker and rugby fan.