Our Team

WHO WE ARE

The Dream Team

Our strength lies in our relationships with clients. This means we deliver as a team. As we have grown over the years, we have kept many of our original clients and advisors through to today. This is because our team of dedicated advisers and support staff work together to help each of our clients succeed.

Vijay Thakkar Vijay Thakkar

Vijay Thakkar

Founding Director

He passionately believes in financial planning to help people achieve their goals – whether buying a home, paying for their children’s education, expanding their business or saving for their retirements. Vijay’s goal is to continue building a financial planning business entirely focused on clients and employees where they feel secure knowing that they are in capable and trusted hands. That means providing clear, credible, transparent advice and great service.

Vijay is responsible for the overall growth of the business defining best-practices, ensure integrity and accountability, robust compliance, invest in technology and digital tools making our business more efficient and secure against cybercrime.

Vijay's active in raising money to educate underprivileged children to being the Chairman of the local golf club. Personal time revolves around playing golf, spend time with his two adult children when possible, walking in Kew gardens or generally conjuring up some awesome food in his kitchen to be accompanied by nice wine.

Richard Hopkins Richard Hopkins

Richard Hopkins

Founding Director

Richard is a founding director of Blackstone Moregate with considerable experience in financial services.

Apart from holding the highly sought after chartered status, he is also a qualified member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and an accredited member of Resolution (specialists in pensions and divorce).

Richard also has good working relationships with accountants and solicitors and is often invited to speak at professional conferences.

When not working, Richard enjoys walking and cycling in the great outdoors and enjoying time with his family.

He believes in providing a holistic, professional and highly personalised service to help ensure his clients meet their financial objectives.

Andrew Fishtal

Andrew Fishtal

Chartered Financial Planner
David Bright

David Bright

Financial Planner
Janet Atkinson

Janet Atkinson

Head of Administration
Matthew Jordan

Matthew Jordan

Senior Paraplanner
Gary Davidson

Gary Davidson

Administrator
Robert Gow

Robert Gow

Paraplanner

TESTIMONIALS

Kind words from our customers

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Apart from the courtesy and warm greeting I experience each time I speak or meet you or any of your team, I am always impressed by the level of knowledge...

Christian Stanley

I have been a client of Vijay Thakkar and Blackstone Moregate for over twenty years. Throughout this time they have carefully and sympathetically managed my small...

John Branscombe

We had a complex SIPP requirement involving multiple pension schemes and a joint property purchase. Our previous advisor had informed us that the chances...

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