Our People

Nick Baldwin FCSI

Director

Investment Manager

Nick has been working in investment management for over 25 years and specialises in the construction and management of bespoke investment portfolios on behalf of private clients, charities and corporate institutions.

Nick is a Chartered Wealth Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute, as well as a founding partner of Hedleys.

Tim Scott FCSI

Director

Investment Manager

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Tony Hedley FCSI

Non-Executive Director

Tim has over 30 years of experience managing investments for charities, private clients, pension funds and associated family trust structures. Whilst his principal role is as a senior investment manager, he is also head of the firm's derivatives dealing capability.

Prior to working at Hedley's Tim was a stockbroker with Capel Cure Myers, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute.

Tony is one of the founding partners of the firm and has worked as a broker and investment manager for 24 years with Hedley & Co.

Tony got his articles as a Chartered Accountant, is a Fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute and is currently a member of the board and trusted adviser to the firm. He is also on the Committee of Management for the Red Rose Friendly Society.

Ian Currie

Non-Executive Director

Ian qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986 with KPMG and has been involved in corporate finance with Peel Hunt & Co, Apax Partners & Co and Altium Capital. He co-founded Zeus Group and at the point of demerger in 2010, the Group had over £350m of assets in a variety of businesses.

 

Ian is a founder and majority shareholder of Liberty SIPP, is a partner of Palatine Private Equity LLP and is on the Board of Trustees for the Lowry Arts Centre in Manchester

Neil Worsley

Investment Strategist

 

Neil has worked in portfolio construction for over 30 years, initially as a portfolio manager at Windsor Trust, followed by Group Head of Equities & Director of Lombard Odier, before becoming a Partner and Portfolio manager at Claremont Capital Management and finally, Chief Investment Officer of UK Equities at LV Asset Management.

 

Neil currently works alongside our team of investment managers providing regular insights into the capital markets as well as individual securities.

Iliyas Patel FCSI

Associate Director

 

Iliyas has over 17 years experience working within private client stockbroking, with a track record for building and nurturing long standing and successful relationships with clients.

Iliyas specialises in dealing and managing portfolios.

 

Iliyas is a Chartered Wealth Manager and Member of the Chartered Securities Institute.

Darren Thornton Chartered MCSI

Investment Manager

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    Chris Harmon

    Associate

     

    Chris Staffa

    Associate

    Darren joined Hedley and Co in 2017 with over 25 years’ experience of equity and traded options dealing as well as portfolio management.

    Darren previously worked at Hargreave Hale where he was the Head Dealer and managed Discretionary and Advisory Managed portfolios. After a brief timeout of stockbroking Darren joined James Brearley and Sons as an Account Executive. Looking for another challenge he joined Hedley and Co where he specialises in building client relationships as well as managing portfolios.

    Darren is a Chartered member of the Securities Institute.

    Chris joined the team in 2014  having had 13 years previous experience within the stockbroking industry, encompassing front and back office operations.  He is currently a trainee broker, and is in the process of completing the CISI qualifications.

    Chris works in support of the investment managers, assisting with portfolio performance reviews and continuing to nurture our long standing client relationships.  He also handles new client set-ups and procedures.

    Chris joined Hedley and Co in 2017 and is an Associate member of the CISI. Having completed the CISI Level 4 Investment Advice Diploma, Chris is now studying for his CISI Level 6 Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice and Management. He also has a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies.

    Chris works in support of the investment managers, assisting with portfolio performance reviews and continuing to nurture our long standing client relationships.

    Grace Bury ACSI

    Stockbroker

     

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    Charlie Higham ACSI

    Stockbroker

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    Grace joined the firm in 2017 and is an Associate member of the CISI. Grace is currently studying for her certificate in Private Client Investment Advice and Management.

     

    Grace works alongside Tim Scott and Charlie Higham, assisting with the management of portfolios and client relationships.

    Charlie joined the team in 2018 and is an Associate member of the CISI.  Having completed his level 4 Investment Advice Diploma, Charlie is now studying for his Chartered Wealth Manager qualification. Prior to joining Hedleys Charlie studied at the University of Liverpool, graduating with a BA Hons in Business Management.

    Charlie works alongside Tim Scott and Grace Bury, assisting with the management of portfolios and client relationships.

    Matthias Turner ACSI

    Stockbroker

     

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    Matt Joined Hedley and Co in 2018, having previously studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southampton, with a year working in experimental manufacturing at Delphi Diesel Systems.

    Matt works alongside Darren Thornton, assisting with portfolio management, and is currently studying for his certificate in Private Client Investment Advice and Management.

    Matthew Bailey

    Compliance Manager

     

    Matt began his career in compliance within the building society sector, working as a Compliance Officer for 3 years with a local building society.

    Matt joined Hedley and Co in 2017 as Compliance Manager working in support of The Compliance Director and Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

    Mark Hopton

    Finance Director

    Mark qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG 1991, prior to becoming head of finance at Raytheon Corporate Jets and finance director of FADS Group. Mark joined Cenkos Fund Managers in 2009 as investment manager.

    Mark joined Hedley & Co in 2011 to assist in the management of the firm's financial dealings. He provides invaluable financial management, analysis and reporting.

    Anthony Lappin

    Compliance Director

     

    Anthony has 19 years compliance experience in Financial Services. He joined WH Ireland Ltd in 1999, and rose to become compliance manager and Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

    Further to this he joined Zeus Group becoming compliance officer for Zeus Capital Corporate Finance and later Seneca Partners. Anthony joined XCAP Securities plc as Head of Compliance, prior to joining Hedleys.

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