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Mike Gent DipPFS

Financial Planner

Michael’s career in financial services began in 1979 working for Midland Bank as a Business Development Manager before joining the Prudential and becoming Sales Manager; he became an Independent Financial Adviser in 1999.

He is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Personal Finance Society.

Michael lives in Darlington and has two children, Ashley and David. He is a keen Golfer with a 13 handicap, is a member of Blackwell Grange Golf Club and administers the ‘Mikeles Trophy Golf Society’ which has been running for 11 years

e: mike.gent@ellisbates.com

 t: ​0191 244 2538

m: ​07956 502 619


Ellis Bates is a privately owned, independent financial planning company (IFA). As one of the longest established IFA firms operating in the UK, we provide individuals, families and corporate clients with financial solutions that you can trust. Our business was founded by Peter Bates and Grant Ellis, who, 35 years on, still have a significant presence on the Board.

Whether you’re looking for a robust financial solution, investment advice or simply aren’t sure what to do about a specific financial matter, we’re here to help you.