Adams, Wiltshire – October 2016
I would like to state that the works carried out by Professional Deputies has been first class. They have provided an efficient service, answered all our queries promptly and had our son's case completed with the Courts in excellent time.
Singh, Middlesex – August 2016
“I would like to thank you for the quick and efficient service offered”
& Mrs Martin, Leicester – March 2016
We can’t thank Andy Riddle enough for guiding us through what was a complex and emotional situation for us. He handled it with care and sensitivity, nothing was too much trouble. We can’t recommend Professional Deputies enough and especially Andy. Thank you again for all your hard work.
Samuels, London – February 2016
Thank you very much Andy Riddle for a very fast and professional service. It was always easy to get hold of Andy and he always got back to me promptly whenever I left a message. Andy was extremely patient and took the worry out of applying for a deputyship. I would definitely recommend Professional Deputies to friends, family and colleagues.
Mrs Thompson, Liverpool – January 2016
We found Andy Riddle to be very helpful, easily contactable (via text or phone) and was always able to answer our queries.
Slater, West Sussex – August 2015
Apologies for the delay in acknowledging the receipt of the court orders. I was taken by surprise by the speed that they have been obtained. Thank you for processing the whole procedure and for your offer to help with any queries I might have in the future. Needless to say, I will be very pleased to recommend Professional Deputies to anyone finding themselves in a similar situation.
Lawson, Liverpool – August 2015
I wish to thank Andy Riddle of Professional Deputies for the excellent and professional way he handled my Court of Protection claim.
Mr Sharvell, London – December 2014
I can say I was fully satisfied with the service provided, clear explanations were given at each stage of the process, and the work was carried out efficiently and effectively.
Burn, Derbyshire – August 2014
I approached Professional Deputies to manage my application to the Court of Protection on behalf of my parents. I found Andy and his company's approach very professional and efficient. At the outset he explained the process and then monitored the application through the Court of Protection sorting any problems on the way. He was able to give clear advice throughout and his knowledge of the process is extensive. Without the help of Professional Deputies the process would have been very difficult and it was a relief to have their support at a time of family crisis. I would have no hesitation in recommending professional deputies.
Stokes, Hertfordshire – May 2014
Thank you for your very efficient and helpful service. As a complete novice in these matters I found your guidance and advice a real godsend. Will definitely recommend your services to others in the future.
& Mrs Simons, Middlesex – April 2014
“We were introduced to Professional Deputies to act on our behalf to secure Court of Protection to deal with the affairs of our son Michael. During the time Professional Deputies have been involved with this, we have found them to be both polite, helpful and communicative every step of the way and a pleasure to deal with. Although we have encountered some hurdles along the way causing delays to completion, this has in no way been their fault and we are grateful for the relatively easy route this has taken. We would have no hesitation in recommending Professional Deputies in future if we encounter anyone who may be in need of such services this company has to offer. With our thanks to Professional Deputies once again”.
Mr Amorelli, London – March 2014
Andy Riddle dealt with our application for Court of Protection for my mother who is coping with dementia. He dealt with us with great sensitivity. He was available to contact with ease and always replied promptly. He kept us up to date throughout the lengthy process and was always professional.
Mrs Kemp, London – January 2014
We would like to thank you for the excellent and prompt work that you carried out for my family and myself recently. Thank you for dealing with my son’s case efficiently as you recently had. Your time and effort put into our case overall, certainly proved your company to be well recommended and worthy re your good work. Your deputyship company was recommended to us and am very glad for this, as your assistance and time put into our case resulted in a successful outcome. So with our sincere appreciation we would not only come to your company in the future should the need arise, but would certainly recommend your company to all other people.
Phil Lewis - Assistant Operations Director
Dimensions (UK) Ltd
On the 15th December 2011 Andy Riddle, Director of Professional Deputies, was invited to Dimensions’ South West regional office in Bath to give a presentation to 4 of my managers on the topic of deputyships, appointeeships and general management of finances for adults with learning difficulties who have varying degrees of capability in this area.
This is a complex issue for managers who can sometimes be left feeling quite vulnerable when dealing with other people’s finances. Andy’s power point presentation was very professional and extremely useful as it cut through the jargon and got to the point succinctly and coherently. At the same time it was thorough and informative and I personally left the presentation feeling much better informed of the intricate issues involved. I now feel that I know what can be done, what can’t be done and where to go in the future should I require further information.
One of the managers present on the 15th December has told me that he found the presentation “very useful and should be taken to higher management for their consideration. Andy was impartial, full of good advice and didn’t ask for anything in return”.
Another manager said “I found it very helpful and informative. For most of the people I support in Bristol finances are an issue and I feel both managers and support staff should have more training. We need to know more about what options are available to people who struggle with managing their own finances so we can signpost them early on before they get into debt. I have already passed copies of the leaflet we were given (by Andy) to families and Social Workers who had no idea this facility was available”.
I would highly recommend Andy’s presentation on this topic to every
organisation within the social care sector which has to deal with
the finances of vulnerable people.
Paul Young – Head of Transformation & Modernisation
London Borough of Hounslow
Andy has a passion for what he does! He has shown a great level of ingenuity and creativity in delivering results within the parameters set by the scope for the project. He is very personable, easy to communicate with and has a great level of integrity and honesty. It was a pleasure to work with Andy, and I would have no hesitation working with him again. He is a credit to his profession.
Stuart Renshaw – Head of Business Development
London Borough of Southwark
We commissioned Andy at the London Borough of Southwark, as a consultant to implement a system that fulfilled the future regulations around the council's handling of client's money within Social Services. Andy was able to both work on his own and with other people with minimal supervision and if there were issues he would either come to myself the Head of Business Development and/or his supervisor a manager that reported directly to myself. While Andy likes to get on with the work, he does understand that things within a local council do not always go to plan and is very accommodating when issues outside his control arise. Andy is very professional and endeavors to provide the best job he possibly can.
Paul Nicholls – Owner
Andy, is very experienced in this field and is clearly passionate about what he does. With the scope for financial abuse so great against some of the most vulnerable in society, we need people like Andy to open our eyes and give us the help we need to irradiate the potential for abuse. I can highly recommend that you talk to Andy about managing the property and financial affairs of vulnerable adults.
Sam Wallace – Project Coordinator
Bishop Creighton House
Andy has done fantastic work as a mentor to a young man with learning disabilities. He has helped him identify and achieve goals, supporting him to develop and become more independent.