Our Team

WHO WE ARE

Our Team

Strong teams build lasting client relationships. That’s why we pride ourselves on our collaborative approach. As we’ve grown, we’ve retained many of our original clients, advisors, and support staff. Together,  we support our clients with passion, empathy, and a shared commitment to success. Discover the power of teamwork today.

Vijay Thakkar Vijay Thakkar

Vijay Thakkar

Founding Director

Vijay passionately believes in financial planning to help people achieve their goals, from buying a home to saving for retirement. His mission is to build a client-focused financial planning business that inspires trust, transparency and provides excellent service. He oversees the company's growth, ensuring best practices, integrity, accountability, and compliance. Vijay invests in technology and digital tools to enhance efficiency and protect against cybercrime.

Outside of work, Vijay is active in philanthropy and serves as Chairman of his local golf club. He also enjoys spending time with his two adult children, walking through Kew Gardens, cooking delicious food with a nice glass of wine, and playing golf.

Vijay's dedication to his clients, employees, and the community is apparent in everything he does. He is a respected leader in financial planning, offering clear and transparent advice backed by exceptional service.

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
Colin Thorburn

Colin Thorburn

Financial Adviser

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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