About Us


David Carter

David Carter – Partner

Since graduating from Lancaster University with a Degree in History & Politics, David has gained over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry.  Having started his career working for Provident Mutual, Scottish Life and Friends Provident, he qualified as an Independent Financial Adviser in 2001 and joined Arden Associates in July 2002 to work alongside his father Richard (one of the founding partners) who retired in 2009.

David is married to Debbie and they have two daughters, Sophie and Emily.  He is a regular squash player, an active Worcester Warriors supporter, a perpetually disappointed Liverpool fan and an avid reader of anything Historical or Political.

Email: davidc@ardenassoc.co.uk


Steve Marks

Steve Marks – Partner

Steve has been providing independent financial advice since joining Barclays Insurance Services (a subsidiary of Barclays Bank) in 1977.  He moved to the Midlands in 1991 to continue his career with Barclays before forming Arden Associates with two former colleagues, Bill Groom and Richard Carter.

Steve is married to Babs and they have two children, Shelley & Christian. He is a keen golfer and a member of Shirley Golf Club where he plays regularly.   He has recently taken up running and can be seen out on the pavements of Shirley with the local running club.  He is a long suffering season ticket holder at Cardiff City Football Club.

Email: stevem@ardenassoc.co.uk