Jerry joined Blackfinch in 2013 to focus on strategic account management

and has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry which has

ranged from direct sales, management training and managing an IFA network.

Jerry is well known and highly respected for the depth of his knowledge and

understanding of the challenges advisers face both at an individual and

corporate level.

Jerry R. Price

Director of Distribution

Having almost 30 years’ experience in Financial Services, Steve started his

career as a Life Inspector for Scottish Life before joining The Hartford as Key

Accounts Director in 2008. Subsequently held senior positions with a number

of large distributors leading professional sales teams and creating opportunities

to develop new business initiatives. Steve returned to Strategic Account

Management in 2014 when he joined MetLife as Strategic Account lead. Steve is

delighted to be joining Blackfinch, as Head of Strategic Partnerships and looking

forward to driving strategic relationships with the UK’s largest Distributors.

Steve is married with two grown up children, lives in The Midlands and enjoys

travelling as well as being keen follower of Motor Sport.

Steve Edgington

Head Of Strategic Partnerships

Dominique joined Blackfinch in October 2016 as Senior Business

Development Manager bringing over 27 years’ experience in Financial

Services bringing her extensive knowledge and experience to the

organisation. Dominique’s career began in Lloyds Bank in 1989 where

she was an adviser for 10 years before moving to Towry Law as an IFA.

She then spent 5 years at Clerical Medical specialising in IHT planning

and finally 8 years at Octopus Investments.  Dominique is well known

and highly respected for her technical knowledge and openness in

helping advisers work effectively with their professional connections.

Dominique really enjoys baking cakes but loves eating them even more!

Dominique Butters

Senior Business Development Manager

Gordon Pugh

Senior Business Development Manager


Gordon brings extensive experience working in the tax efficient

investment sector. He started his career in the Enterprise Investment

Scheme team at Close Brothers Investment where he was involved with

a number of technology, pub and film EIS companies as well as VCTs

and inheritance tax mitigating trading companies. He then joined

Octopus distributing VCTs, IHT portfolios and EIS products.

Subsequently, he helped to start up Stellar Asset Management and was

involved with forestry, hotel, farming, EIS funds and their trading

companies for IHT. He has also been involved with investment within

the media sector since 2002, including numerous films for UK

television. Gordon has the IMC and completed the first stage of the



Sarah joined Blackfinch in December 2014 bringing with her over 25

years’ experience in the commercial and financial services sectors.

Sarah started her career in banking before joining the public relations

department at the UK’s leading flight simulator company. After a

period overseas, Sarah then spent 12 years working in London in the

property and media sectors before focusing her career on business

and relationship development.

Sarah Hendy

Business Development Manager


Stuart has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Services ranging from

internal support roles, external Business Development for various

organisations, including a Private Wealth Manager for expatriates.

His wealth of experience and knowledge will help Blackfinch drive

business going forward as he manages the Internal Business

Development Team. Stuart is FPC and IIQE qualified and is currently

studying for his Investment Advice Diploma.


Stuart Warwick

Distribution Development Manager

Barry joined Blackfinch as Senior Business Development Manager in

August 2016, bringing a real breadth of knowledge and experience. He

has worked in financial services for over 30 years and spent the

previous 8 years with Octopus Investments, recommending EIS, VCT

and BPR products. Barry lives in Edinburgh and is responsible for

building business relationships with advisers and their introducers

across Scotland, Northern  Ireland, Carlisle & Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Barry has recently enjoyed a ‘gap’ year on advice from his 3 children

which has allowed him to indulge his passions of cycling, golf, travel

and organic vegetable growing – You heard it here first!


Barry Lynas

Senior Business Development Manager

Over 20 years of experience in Business Development and Customer

Service.  Lee has effectively created numerous long-term business

relationships and enjoyed success in developing projects within the

Public, Private and Voluntary sectors. Lee enjoys interacting with

people and particularly the challenge of creating new opportunities

whilst delivering high standards of support to both clients and

colleagues alike. In his spare time, he loves to illustrate and frequently

undertakes commissioned work.


Lee Franklin

Internal Business Development Manager


Danielle joined Blackfinch in April 2017 as an Internal Business

Development Manager for the South West. She is an experienced Retail

and Commercial Business Manager, previously based in both the

Petroleum and the Leisure sectors.  Danielle has an award-winning

background in customer service and delights in developing and

maintaining business relationships. In her spare time she enjoys

property development and interior design.

Danielle Trow

Internal Business Development Manager



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