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Find out about our professional and experienced team - who they are and how they can help you.

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    Tony Bishop
    Managing Director

    Tony commenced his career in Financial Services in 1986 where he trained with an accountancy practice in Westbury on Trym and has witnessed many chang...

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    Our Team

    Tony Bishop

    Managing Director

    Tony commenced his career in Financial Services in 1986 where he trained with an accountancy practice in Westbury on Trym and has witnessed many changes to our industry over the years. All of this experience has provided him with an invaluable level of expertise which he puts to use on a daily basis to help support his staff.

    His personal approach has enabled him to establish long-lasting relationships with a wide variety of clients, from helping them purchase their first home to planning for retirement.

    Over the years, Tony has built up strong business relationships with estate agents and solicitors which helps to provide a reliable service.

    As the business continues to grow from strength to strength, Tony is keen for his team to maintain a personal but professional approach with the emphasis that the client is always at the forefront of everything we do.

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    Shirley Ford
    Assistant to the Director

    Shirley has worked in an Office Manager/HR capacity for the majority of her career but joined the Bishop & Company team in 2019 keen to take on th...

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    Shirley Ford

    Assistant to the Director

    Shirley has worked in an Office Manager/HR capacity for the majority of her career but joined the Bishop & Company team in 2019 keen to take on the new challenge of working within Financial Services.

    She is responsible for working closely with Tony running the office and ensuring our business operates in a smooth and professional way, as well as providing paraplanning support on his client’s cases.

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    Elyse Church-Ford
    Mortgage & Protection Adviser

    Elyse joined Bishop & Company in 2016 as an Administrator and quickly proved herself to be a valuable member of the team. Since then, she has qual...

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    Elyse Church-Ford

    Mortgage & Protection Adviser

    Elyse joined Bishop & Company in 2016 as an Administrator and quickly proved herself to be a valuable member of the team. Since then, she has qualified as a Mortgage & Protection Adviser and has already established a great relationship with her own ever-growing client base.

    Her professionalism, patience and efficiency enables her clients to relax knowing that she has everything under control and will always act with their best interests in mind. She prides herself on making sure she fully understands a client’s individual circumstances to ensure she is able to advise on the most suitable and cost-effective mortgage and protection products.

    Whether it’s a first time buyer looking to get on the property ladder, a homeowner looking to re-mortgage or move house, or someone looking to expand their property portfolio, Elyse is always happy to help.

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    Barry Platten
    Financial Adviser

    Barry’s career within Financial Services started when he joined Bishop & Company as a Mortgage & Protection Adviser. He was always intereste...

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    Barry Platten

    Financial Adviser

    Barry’s career within Financial Services started when he joined Bishop & Company as a Mortgage & Protection Adviser. He was always interested in progressing and expanding his career and, after much study, became a fully qualified Financial Adviser. Barry is responsible for growing and managing our Pension & Investment business and his goal is to provide financial advice that adds value. He tailors his advice to each individual in order to meet their needs and requirements whilst also providing an ongoing review service to ensure their financial goals remain on track throughout their lives.

    His hard work, attention to detail, and genuine care for his clients has made him a valuable asset to the team.