Our people

Our people

It’s possible to buy expertise, but it’s impossible to buy experience.

Our team have both these qualities in abundance, bound together by their professionalism and adopting our values of honesty, integrity and transparency

We treat our people and our clients with respect and not only do we rise to the challenges of working in a busy practice, we embrace it, going that extra mile to try and make a real difference.

Whether you are looking for a new financial adviser, investment adviser or wealth manager, or if you are working in financial services and considering a career move, we would welcome a call to discuss your requirements.

We believe that people are the most important asset of any business and our team of people is top notch.

Below is a very brief resume of each member of our team.


Christine Aston is our group risk specialist handling a range of group risk schemes, including group life, private medical insurance and group income protection.


Philip Bowden-Pickstock specialises in care planning and Court of Protection clients. He is also accredited by the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA).


Oliver Bridgman is a Chartered Financial Planner and Wealth Manager specialising in financial planning, investments, pensions and retirement planning.


Sandra Claydon works in our client services team and is responsible for providing day to day administration and client support to our financial advisers.


Malcolm Coury is the founder, principal shareholder and managing director of Dartington Wealth Management Limited. He specialises in dealing with business clients and entrepreneurs.


 Assunta Coutinho is responsible for our employee benefits team and our workplace pension specialist handling a wide portfolio of workplace pensions for both large and smaller employers.


Jacqui Crow is responsible for organising our ongoing client servicing and deals with a wide range of client, adviser and office administration functions.


Chris Galpin  is our mortgage specialist and deals with a range of life and pensions clients. He has an MBA in finance and over 25 years financial services experience.


Matthew Walder is a paraplanner and responsible for our client services team who provide day to day support to our independent financial advisers.


Sam Pettican-Runnicles recently graduated with an Honours Degree in Economics. He joined our client services team in July 2018 and wants to become a financial adviser.

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