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Gordon Wilson Biography


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 growing team of 40, includes 12 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 Financial Partners aims to be the very best business it can be. It has achieved national recognition through winning a number of awards including; ‘Chartered Financial Planners of the Year 2015’ and the Gold Standard for Independent Financial Advice from 2013 to 2016.

Gordon is both a Chartered Financial Planner and a Certified 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) and is Membership Chair for Scotland. Gordon has recently become involved in Founders4Schools
which seeks to inspire students by connecting them with business leaders. He has also spoken to senior pupil groups on entrepreneurship and acts as a mentor.

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.