Partner | Algarve and Southern Portugal
Educated and raised in Cheltenham, Adrian left the UK in his early twenties to explore the world. Starting in Europe and North Africa, he spent time living and working in Sweden before travelling around Southeast Asia. On his return to Gloucestershire in 1997, he joined the financial services industry and has been advising clients ever since.
Before joining Blevins Franks, Adrian ran his own financial consultancy business in Bristol. Initially meeting Gavin Scott, Blevins Franks’ Senior Partner, in Portugal in 1998, Adrian was eventually recruited to Gavin’s team and the Portuguese way of life in 2007.
Based in the Algarve office, Adrian has in-depth knowledge of the technical issues that high net worth clients face when living or retiring in Portugal. Being an expatriate himself, he has an excellent understanding of the cross-border planning opportunities that moving abroad can offer.
Adrian’s industry qualifications include the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP) and the Certificate in Financial Planning (FPC 1,2 and 3). He also holds the Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA).
In his spare time Adrian enjoys travelling with his family and playing music. Once a very keen scuba diver, he now mostly stays on dry land, having swapped his diving gear for a golf bag. Adrian lives near Estoi in the Algarve but regularly travels back and forth to his Scottish home, where his wife and family are based.