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Richard Blackett

Richard Blackett

Richard Blackett

Director (Independent Financial Adviser / NHS Pension)
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Intro

Richard has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years and is passionate about advising businesses, individuals and families on all aspects of wealth management. He acts for a large portfolio of medical professionals and understands the complexities of the NHS Pension which is a specialist area.

Blackett Walker Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Professional Experience

Along with fellow Director Kevin Walker, Richard founded RMT Financial Management Ltd in 1994, after developing his career in a national insurance company.

For two decades Richard and Kevin were the driving force behind the growth of RMT Financial Management Ltd. They completed a management buy-out in 2012 to launch a new brand for their financial management business and Blackett Walker is now a leading independent financial adviser managing >£200 million of client monies and has a specialism in NHS Pensions.

Expertise

As a Director at Blackett Walker, Richard leads on the strategic planning for driving the business forward. With a role that focuses on business development and future growth of the company, Richard works closely with a number of professional connections including solicitors for the benefit of clients.

As an adviser, Richard offers comprehensive and expert advice, helping medical clients devise strategies to fulfil their long-term financial objectives and plan for retirement.

In June 2013 Richard and members of the senior management team set up BW Medical Accountants, of which he is now a Director.

Skills In Focus

  • Wealth Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • NHS Pension
  • Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Portfolio Management
  • Investments
  • Employee Benefits

In Richard's Words

"As a financial services advocate, I try to make what is sometimes perceived as a 'dry' subject a bit more enjoyable and fun and I believe this is embodied across the whole business as we have worked with some clients in the private and corporate sectors for over 20 years on generational financial planning."

"Through our teams knowledge of complex NHS policy we have a large medical client base so creating a niche medical accountancy practice to enable us to deliver truly integrated advice with some of the best medical accountants and tax advisers in the North was a natural progression."

  • Very smooth changeover to BW, with good communication at all times. Very efficient in the production of the accounts (as promised) and the Partners are delighted with the advice received to date.

    Paul Atkinson, Practice Manager
    Netherfield House Surgery, Northumberland
  • BW Medical Accountants have a good working knowledge of General Practice and are keenly aware of the challenges Practices face within the changing environment of the NHS.  Benfield Park have been very impressed by the way BW Medical continue to deliver the range of services they provide from Accounts to Tax and NHS Pension advice. 

    We have found Practice consultation and engagement from BW Medical specifically helpful to shape the future of the Practice.

    Jonathan McCutcheon, Practice Manager
    Benfield Park Medical Group, Newcastle
  • We had no hesitation in moving to BW Medical Accountants.  For any business your accountant is integral, and for us one of the most important factors to this relationship is to have a personal and trusting approach, which BW have undoubtedly achieved. 

    The service we receive and the interest they show in our practice assures us that they have a genuine interest in us and commitment to us.  More importantly they are always helpful and polite to answer even the dumbest of questions!  They give us confidence and reassurance knowing that they are always very up-to-date with all the numerous changes within general practice and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to other practices seeking a professional and personal accountancy service.

    Jackie Rotherham, Practice Manager
    The James Street Family Practice, Lincolnshire
  • We moved to BW Medical Accountants in 2013 and we are delighted that we have.  Having been in the same business for over 20 years it is important to have a relationship with the accountancy team but most importantly you need to have trust.  We made the decision to move our business to BW Medical Accountants and having worked with the Team especially Tina we are very satisfied.  Tina going through the accounts brought to our attention many things that I was not aware of in the past.  The first years' experience can only be described as excellent.

    Customer service is first and foremost with BW and this shines through as each and every one of them are approachable, helpful and most importantly understand and know the business.  General practice is complex and is going to get more complex in the coming years.  We need Accountants who truly understand our business. We as a practice and as individuals would certainly recommend BW Medical Accountants.

    Gloria Middleton, Managing Partner
    Westbourne Medical Group, Sunderland
  • We changed to BW Medical Accountants during this financial year and I would say we have just had the most transparent and understandable end of year meeting and the best planning advice I have ever had in 16 years of practice.

    Dr H Jervis, Partner
    Temple Sowerby Medical Practice, Cumbria

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