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Mark Cooper

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Mark has worked within the self-administered pension arena since 1994, having devoted his entire career to the pensions industry since 1985.

He has extensive knowledge of both defined benefit and defined contribution pension arrangements including statutory and large corporate pension schemes, in addition to the smaller private company employee pension arrangements.  More recently, he has also presented seminars on the Government proposed Workplace Pensions Legislation via the Automatic Enrolment initiative.

Mark holds the Diploma in financial services and is also a qualified pension transfer specialist. Whilst also advising business owners on their statutory responsibilities, Mark has previously been a corporate trustee working together with scheme trustees and company directors on administering SSAS and SIPP pension arrangements.

Mark now incorporates all of this extensive knowledge in advising business owners and their employees respectively as an authorised financial adviser.

​Whilst Mark has previously worked with Michael Norris, they teamed up once again at Mike Norris Financial Services which runs alongside the pension administration company, MDP Administration Services LLP​​.

​​Michael Norris


Michael has worked within the self-administered pension arena since 1984 working prior to that in the accountancy and taxation field. This experience and expertise provides Michael with a mixture of skills and understanding that is unique in this field. 

Michael has extensive knowledge of defined contribution pension arrangements including the smaller private company employee pension arrangements. 

Michael's experience have included serving as a committee member of the APT (Association of Pensioneer Trustees) and then serving as Chairman for 3 years becoming the youngest chairman to serve in this capacity. Following the amalgamation of APT with the SPG to form AMPS Michael has also served on that committee as well working with the tax and legislation sub committee.

​As a result of this dedication to the Industry, Michael was awarded a lifetime membership of AMPS. 

​Michael is an authorised adviser and holds a diploma in financial sevices (DipPFS) and a Certificate in Life and Pensions Cert CII (Life & Pensions).