About Us

The Blacktower Group was formed in 1986 to provide independent wealth management advice and a bespoke service for both individual and corporate clients.






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We are one of the most comprehensive and experienced wealth management companies around and our range of holistic financial planning services covers all your needs whether you are in the UK or further afield.

– John Westwood, Group Chairman

Having celebrated more than 35 years in business, our independent financial advisers continually keep pace with the changing needs of our customers, regulations and legislation. They are led at Group Level, by Chairman, John Westwood, one of the founders of the firm and long-term colleague Ritchie Salkeld, UK Managing Director.

Blacktower Financial Management’s UK operation was the first piece of the puzzle and remains an integral part of the Group; engaging clients based in and around the Surrey HQ, many of whom continue to be clients to this day.

A major change for the UK took place in 2010, when Ritchie Salkeld, who had owned and managed his own successful practice for over 20 years, consolidated his business with Blacktower Financial Management Ltd.  At that time Ritchie was appointed UK Managing Director.

Navigating the Business and its clients through the ever-changing and challenging financial services landscape in a “post-Great Recession” world has allowed the business to focus on client care and provided greater opportunity to add value to our clients’ finances. 

The Retail Distribution Review (2013 RDR) allowed Blacktower Financial Management in the UK to look within and establish where we could focus our specialist knowledge. The focus in the UK is all about providing a personal service to clients and helping them to achieve financial aspirations. Blacktower Financial Management offers a service which can provide a truly long-term approach to client finances, as we can support our clients both now and in the future due to our already successful internal training system. 

Our forward thinking approach to financial services encourages client interaction, engagement and education across the generations.

The world of investment and financial planning services is complex and, even if you are financially aware, finding the right solutions is time consuming. That’s why we are here. With our knowledge and expertise, we can save you time, money and bring you peace of mind.

There for you at all the key moments

We want to help you achieve your financial aspirations, and realise some dreams. So, we’re there for you at all the key moments in your life. We believe our role is to listen and understand your needs. Then we use our experience to find the right outcome for your circumstances, whether that’s personal or business, at home or abroad.

We guarantee, whatever financial planning services you require, you’ll get the same high level of professionalism and attention from every member of our team.

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