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Founded in 1976 by former Liverpool Stock Exchange Chairman Michael Blankstone and business partner Reggie Sington, find out about how we have evolved over the past few decades..

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Meet the Blankstone Sington team:

Vanessa Doyle


Investment Administrator

Vanessa joined Blankstone Sington in September 2018 having worked in financial services for 25 years.  Vanessa assists with the Management Portfolio Service and provides administration support to the Investment Managers.

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Sally Greenwood


Chartered Wealth Manager https://www.linkedin.com/in/sally-greenwood-chartered-fcsi-655a4840/

Sally is an investment manager

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Nicola Sharkey


Investment Administrator

Nicola joined Blankstone Sington in December 2018 with 19 years experience in the financial services industry. Nicola assists with the administration and disposal of the estates of deceased persons and is also involved with monitoring corporate actions. 

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Paul Williams


Director https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-williams-14186413/

Paul is the head of the Research Department responsible for Blankstone Singtons’s research and investment recommendations. He also leads the team managing the firm’s Model Portfolio Service. Previously he worked in derivatives for a major commodity importer, and then a Dutch merchant bank.

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William Palmer


Compliance Officer https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamjamespalmer/

Will is the Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO). His career began with Bank of America followed by a spell at investment bank Merrill Lynch. Will is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (CISI) and a Member of the Personal Finance Society (PFS).

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Chris D’Souza


Director

Chris is the company’s Finance Director and has responsibility for CASS oversight . He qualified as a chartered accountant with the local office of a national accountancy firm and gained experience in their tax department before joining Blankstone Sington in 1995.

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Stephen English


Director – Head of AIM https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-english-cfa-chtd-fcsi-32a04718/

Stephen has managed our award-winning AIM IHT service since inception in 2010. An avid student of markets, authoring his own 12-page investment philosophy, he believes that investing is more ‘art than science’. Stephen is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (CISI) and a CFA Charterholder.

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Joe Stanley


Tax Manager

Having started working in HMRC, Joe then gained valuable tax experience in various local and national accountancy firms over a career spanning over 50 years, progressing from a tax senior to a tax manager before becoming a self-employed tax consultant in 1990 attached to a number of accountancy firms.

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Neil Turner


Chief Executive

Neil joined Blankstone Sington in 1999 as a trainee Investment Manager. He manages discretionary and advisory portfolios for a broad range of clients, including individuals, trusts, charities and pension funds. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) and was appointed Chief Executive in 2017.

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Jane Drake


Research Analyst

Jane joined the firm in 2019 and has 19 years industry experience across various research, fund management and unit trust management roles. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (CISI).

 

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Peter Ellwood


Director

Peter joined the company in 1986 and became a member of the Board in 1997. Having initially worked in the Investment Department, his principal responsibilities currently relate to the maintenance and development of the firms computer systems

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