A successful regional business man, Richard co-founded Coleman James. Richard provides a supportive strategic role as part of the board. He is a shareholder and Director in the business but his main interest lies in the financial services sector. Richard owns his own independent wealth management company, Blackett Walker which he founded with fellow Director Kevin Walker in 1994.
Blackett Walker is an Independent Financial Adviser and Employee Benefits Consultant company. Independently owned and with no ties to any one investment or financial product supplier, therefore completely impartial and able to provide the best independent financial planning advice to individuals, companies, and pension scheme trustees.
The firm has two main departments; Private Client Services, providing wealth management services to individuals, families and trusts (£220million under management to date) and Corporate Services providing expertise to employers and pension scheme trustees.
While the company has grown significantly since its inception in 1994, the original core team continues to operate at the heart of the business and the vision remains the same - to become the leading wealth management company in the North.