“I had a particularly complex situation which needed the expertise of someone who could achieve what I wanted from the pension arrangements I had built up over the years.  I was referred to David and I am delighted the introduction was made.  I now have everything organised and he couldn’t have been more helpful.  I really appreciate the efforts he made on my behalf.”

H Emmerson – Private Client

“Advice and implementation of a Group Personal Pension scheme.  David has guided us through the whole process from start to finish and demonstrated great product knowledge.”

P Fairless, Director – Corporate Client

“I found David Hardman to be available for advice at all times.  He was not patronising in any way – just carefully explained the minefield of auto enrolment.  He is the only person in the Financial Services sector, I have met, who truly has the customer requirements as his priority.”

J Redpath, Director – Corporate Client

“David has taken care of sourcing and setting up a new pension scheme for us in readiness for auto enrolment.  We had a poor uptake in our previous scheme, but since working with David, the majority of our employees have already joined the pension scheme ahead of auto enrolment.  Staff found David helpful and easy to understand.”

Julie, Durham, Financial Director – Corporate Client

“David Hardman of Argent was a big help to me and my wife.  He discussed options and helped me make a decision based on what was best for us.  David gave me plenty of advice and got me all the information I needed and asked for quickly, whilst keeping me up to date at all times. He was always available and helped me from the start to the end of the process and am very satisfied with the results.  I would recommend Argent to anyone.”

Mr A Pugh – Private Client

Argent Wealth Ltd

0191 517 3344



Corporate and Private Client Advisers

At Argent we offer a unique and bespoke financial, commercial and business service for both individuals and companies of high net worth or those wishing to achieve that status.  Our team’s experience and expertise in specific areas aids our clients in solidifying and improving their aims and ambitions, both personally and professionally, as well as having the wherewithal to reach them.

We are also active in identifying specialist planning and investment opportunities for our clients and distributors, often on an exclusive basis. We pride ourselves, not only on our high performance, but our close personal client relationships and discretion, which leads to maximisation and realisation of your personal and professional wealth base.

Collectively the directors have over 50 years experience, specialising in bespoke corporate structuring, strategic business planning and exclusive wealth creation opportunities.  Business reviews are undertaken to establish key owner requirements and priorities.  This will enable owners to maximise their value both inside and outside of their companies and/or other business interests, to provide the ability for efficient future wealth, ensuring tax-efficient use of available opportunities.

About Us

The directors of Argent have been providing specialist advice to their clients for over 20 years.

They have grown the business to become one of the most respected private client practices in the North East and expansion of the business to their new location on Rainton Bridge Business Park seemed to be a logical, natural progression.  The purpose-built development plays host to a number of high profile businesses.

Led by David and John Hardman the company provides innovative financial solutions for high net worth clients and their families. The directors each have over 20 years experience in their specialist fields and working together their skill sets combine for the benefit of the client. The seven existing advisers are in turn supported by the same number of administrators.

Planning is very much bespoke, as a solution for one client never tends to be the same for another.  Over the years the advisers and support staff have have combined to source effective solutions for clients and the structure allows them to provide a complete and quality service to clients, ensuring sound advice and high standards.

Our Services

A forward looking company with traditional values

Specialists in wealth creation and protection for entrepreneurs and business owners, we provide bespoke financial solutions for high net worth clients and their families.  Areas of speciality include:

  • Structural business/financial planning
  • Asset protection
  • Wealth management
  • Cash management
  • Lifestyle financial planning
  • Innovative investment solutions
  • Income in retirement solutions


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Our Address

Evolve Building,
Rainton Bridge
Business Park.
Houghton le Spring,
Tyne & Wear,