Investment Management

A wide range of services where you can choose your level of involvement in managing your investments. You can make all the investment decisions yourself and simply give us your instructions, you can access our expert advice for your portfolio or entrust the decisions to your dedicated investment managers.

As an independent investment manager, not tied to any funds, products or large institutions, we offer you transparency and flexibility to ensure that your objectives are met efficiently and successfully.

About us

Making investment rewarding

Our philosophy

At Walker Crips, our mission is to make investment rewarding for our clients, our shareholders and our staff, and give our customers a fair deal.

We support our investment managers and our staff by being a technology driven financial services company.

Our values

Founded on traditional values of integrity, courtesy, fairness and loyalty, we have maintained these ideals and remain committed to serve our clients and to deliver good customer outcomes.

Our expertise

Walker Crips provides a range of financial products and services to our customers; namely investment management, financial planning, pensions, share dealing and structured investments.

We also leverage our technological competence by delivering cloud-based regulation technology solutions to the financial services industry through our FinTech company, EnOC Technologies.

Client testimonials

“...a friendly, helpful yet professional approach”
Ms. Warner
“...understood my needs perfectly and provided peace of mind knowing my family and business are protected for the future.”
Mr. Olley
“Excellent service on my pensions to provide a clear roadmap to retirement.”
Mr. Chilton
“...made some brilliant suggestions for a new life insurance policy, all of which we went with."
Mr. Woodcock

Our people

Wesley Coultas
Director, Private Clients

Chris Darbyshire
Chief Investment Officer

Wendy Eastwood
Managing Director, Pensions

Nick Hansen
Chief Executive Officer, Investment Management

Chris Kitchenham
Director, Private Clients

Dominic Martin
Managing Director, Financial Planning (York)

Geoff Wright
Managing Director, Financial Planning (London)

James Chalmers-Smith
Head of Group Risk

Glenn Cooper
Chief Operations Officer

Sanath Dandeniya
Group Finance Director

Chris Darbyshire
Chief Investment Officer

Wendy Eastwood
Managing Director, Pensions

Nick Hansen
Chief Executive Officer, Investment Management

James Hiett
Head of Group Compliance

Valentina Kang
Head of Group HR

Sean Lam
Group Chief Executive & Chief Technology Officer

Dominic Martin
Managing Director, Financial Planning (York)

Geoff Wright
Managing Director, Financial Planning (London)

Our history

1914
Founding

1914

The stockbroking firm of Weddle Beck & Company was formed in June 1914 by Dudley Weddle and Gerald Beck, two months before the start of the first World War. During the war, Gerald Beck, unfortunately, passed in service of his country, leaving the business in the hands of his colleague and friend Dudley Weddle.

1920s

In the early days of the firm a brisk arbitrage business was conducted with Paris and there was a business venture with the joint stock banks consisting of Barclays, Lloyds, Midland and National Provincial Banks.

1920s
Early Years
1930s
Wartime

1930s

In 1933, Walker Crips acted as official stockbrokers to a number of established companies brought to the Stock Exchange for quotation. Amongst the established companies were well-known enterprises Westland Aircraft and Weyburn Engineering, as well as pottery manufacturers, steel makers, timber merchants and clothing makers. Throughout wartime, the business was shepherded by Dudley Weddle as senior partner, and John Roper, W.F.M. Sedgwick and Norman Weddle as partners. Major Norman Weddle defended British territory for the duration of the war as a Battery Commander.

1960s

After decades of friendship, the firm’s founding partner Dudley Weddle merged Weddle Beck and Company with Walker Crips, the firm of his fellow stockbroker and friend. The amalgamation of the two firms was effected on 28th November 1966.

1960s
Merger
1996
Listing

1996

Admitted to the London Stock Exchange as a fully listed plc.

2001

Acquisition of Keith, Bayley, Rogers & Co stockbroking business.

2001
Acquisition
2002
Acquisition

2002

Acquisition of Southard Gilbey McNish & Co.

2005

Acquisition of London York Group providing financial planning and pension management services.

2005
Acquisition
2015
Acquisition

2015

Acquisition of Barker Poland Asset Management discretionary, advisory and financial planning business.

2020

Acquisition of clients from Yorkshire-based IFA, Mark Heap.

2020
Acquisition
Present
Today

Present

Today, Walker Crips Group PLC is a public limited company, listed on the London Stock Exchange. After more than a century, Walker Crips’ core value remains unchanged; to serve our clients and to deliver good customer outcomes.

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