Meet the team

Our team are dedicated to helping you

Based in Northampton and Bedford, our small team of professional advisors have clients across Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and beyond. We pride ourselves on providing an expert and transparent service to all our clients while remaining personable and professional.
Barfield Financial Advisors | Mortgage, Investment & Insurance Advice
Barfield Financial Advisors | Mortgage, Investment & Insurance Advice

Antonio Girardi

Bsc(Hons) DipFA PETR | Director & Financial Advisor

Antonio joined Barfield Financial Advisors in 2014 after graduating from the University of Buckingham in Business Economics. Having worked through his qualifications, from client personal & business protection, his Level 3 Mortgage Advice Certificate through to the Level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisors, and more recently the Level 6 Specialist Pension Transfer (PETR) qualification, he is well equipped to offer holistic financial advice. Injecting his knowledge and expertise in all areas specific to our clients’ needs and circumstances, Antonio continues to study key client areas and is now working towards chartered level.

Antonio became the Managing Director of the firm in its 26th successful year and now splits his time between advising his clients and managing the firm’s strategic planning and long-term business development. In his spare time, Antonio is a keen sport fanatic, and enjoys going to the gym, as well as managing a local youth football team for the last 6 years.

Clare Bryant (was Murdin)

CeMAP | Mortgage & Protection Advisor

Clare Murdin, a CeMAP qualified professional, is an indispensable part of the Barfield Financial Advisors team, bringing over 20 years of experience in the financial service industry. Her journey with Barfield spans two decades, during which she has adeptly assisted both long-standing and new clients in navigating their mortgage and protection needs.

Known for her commitment to building lasting, trusted relationships, Clare takes a personalised approach with each client. She meticulously understands their unique needs and leverages her vast market knowledge to ensure these needs are comprehensively met.

Away from work, Clare is grounded by her supportive family, partner, and three sporty sons. She leads an active lifestyle, embodying the vigour she brings to her professional life. A keen runner, Clare has an impressive track record of participating in major events like the London Marathon and the Great North Run, among various local running events, keeping her as fit and focused in her personal life as she is in her professional role.

Nicki Timson

CeMAP CeRER | Mortgage & Protection Advisor

Nicki Timson is a dynamic member of the Barfield Financial Advisors team, having joined us in 2016 after a significant 19-year tenure at a leading credit card company. Her transition to the financial advisory world was marked by her achievement of the CeMAP mortgage qualification and the CeRER Equity Release license. Nicki’s genuine enthusiasm for her role is evident in her dedication to each client. She excels in building long-standing relationships, ensuring that every client’s unique financial goals and circumstances are thoughtfully addressed.

Outside the office, Nicki’s zest for life continues. She is a connoisseur of good food and gin, and she cherishes these joys in the company of good friends. Complementing her social and culinary passions, Nicki enjoys staying active and fit through long, invigorating walks, striking a perfect balance between professional diligence and personal well-being.

Eileen Moran

CeMAP | Mortgage & Protection Advisor

Eileen Moran, a seasoned professional in the financial services industry, has been a key member of the Barfield Financial Advisors team since 2015. With two decades of industry experience, her journey at Barfield Financial Advisors began as a trainee Mortgage & Protection Advisor. Eileen’s commitment to her professional growth was evident when she successfully completed her CeMAP qualification in 2016.

Eileen’s role is multifaceted and deeply fulfilling. She finds joy in various aspects of her job, especially in assisting clients to acquire their dream homes and advising them on insurance products that safeguard their families’ futures. She cherishes the camaraderie and support at Barfield, stating, “Working with the team at Barfield is fantastic and makes work life a pleasant experience.”

Outside the office, Eileen’s life is equally vibrant and busy. She dedicates her time to her energetic little boy and enjoys the companionship of her Shih Tzu, Bailey, creating a balance that fuels her both personally and professionally.

Barfield Financial Advisors | Mortgage, Investment & Insurance Advice

Annie Ryan

CeMAP | Mortgage & Protection Advisor

Being a mortgage and protection advisor draws together Annie’s passions of property and finance. Annie grew up watching all the early 90s property shows before becoming an Estate Agent after university. Annie’s interest in personal finance grew leading to a new role in Pensions for a worldwide shipping company before moving to the Civil Service where she worked in a variety of roles including within estates management.

She is married with three children who really keep her on her toes! It was on maternity leave her with her third child that Annie studied for and passed her qualifications to be a mortgage and protection broker.

Annie joined Barfield in October 2023, bringing a strong desire to demystify the mortgage and insurance market for her clients so that they feel comfortable and confident in the solution she finds for them.

“I genuinely love talking to people about mortgages. It can feel really daunting approaching a mortgage, I’m committed to taking clients through every stage of the process, being there to ensure they feel confident in the product I’ve found and why it’s right for them. I know how hard people work for themselves and their family because I’m the same.”

Annie and her family have recently moved back to her hometown of Bedford and in her spare time they are slowly renovating a Victorian house with many quirks! She loves to swim and read and walk whilst listening to podcasts.

Debbie Farr

PA to Antonio | Administration Manager

Debbie Farr has been a cornerstone of Barfield Financial Advisors since her start in 2007 as an Office Junior, following her A-levels at Wollaston Secondary School. Ascending to her current role, she not only manages our administration department but also serves as the Personal Assistant to our director, Antonio. Her support is crucial, allowing Antonio to focus on various high-level projects and strategic initiatives that drive our company forward.

In her role as Administration Manager, Debbie oversees the processing of our clients’ applications and plays an instrumental role in training our new administrators and case managers, ensuring they uphold the exemplary standards Barfield is renowned for.

Her years at Barfield have endowed her with extensive knowledge and the ability to approach mortgage applications with innovative and efficient solutions. Debbie’s dedication to providing outstanding client service is evident in her commitment to ensuring smooth and efficient transactions.

Outside the professional sphere, Debbie enjoys unwinding with friends and family, savouring good food and company, a testament to her belief in the importance of a harmonious work-life balance.

Charlie Baker

CertPFS CeMAP CeRER I Paraplanner

Charlie provides comprehensive paraplanning and administrative support for our team. Over the last few years, Charlie’s achieved his paraplanning and mortgage qualifications including CertPFS, CeMAP & CeRER qualifications. He is working hard to finish his Diploma in Financial Planning which will enable him to become a financial advisor to further put his qualifications to use and add value to our clients.

Outside of work, Charlie is a big foodie, with his guilty pleasure being anything on Uber Eats. When not studying, you’ll usually find him on his gaming PC or catching up on Netflix & Disney. 

Daisy Livingstone

Administrative Apprentice | Trainee Case Handler

Joining us in July 2023, Daisy has quickly become an integral part of the Barfield family. As our Financial Services Administrative Apprentice, she ensures that every client interaction is smooth and efficient. Daisy’s role involves diligently supporting our advisors and case managers, contributing significantly to our commitment to providing outstanding service. She’s not just about work, though; Daisy has a flair for fashion and loves to keep up with the latest trends. Whether it’s finding the perfect pair of designer trainers or exploring new styles, she’s our go-to fashionista. Daisy also enjoys quality time with her loved ones, sharing meals, cocktails, and making the most of life’s celebrations.

Casey Chambers

Content Creator Apprentice | Digital Marketer

Casey, who joined us in August, is the creative force behind Barfield Financial Advisor’s vibrant digital presence. As our Digital Marketer/Content Creator Apprentice, she brings her media, film, and TV background to the forefront, crafting content that captivates and engages our audience. Currently pursuing a content creator apprenticeship, Casey is honing her skills to keep Barfield at the cutting edge of digital marketing.

When she steps away from the screen, Casey loves to unwind by watching films, listening to music, and expressing her creativity through baking. Her warmth and creativity make her a valued member of our team.

Emily Juzyk

Mortgage & Protection Case Handler

Joining the Barfield Financial Advisors team in September 2023, Emily has quickly established herself as a dedicated and focused case handler, working closely with advisors Eileen and Nicki. Her role is pivotal in ensuring that each client’s journey with Barfield is smooth, efficient, and ultimately successful. Emily’s determination to provide top-tier service is driven by her commitment to helping our clients achieve their financial goals.

Emily’s dynamic approach at work is mirrored in her personal life. She enjoys unwinding and catching up with friends over drinks, cherishing these moments of relaxation and camaraderie. A fitness enthusiast, Emily dedicates time to staying fit and healthy at the gym. Her love for animals shines through in her life outside of work, where she enjoys the companionship of her two dogs, Jazz and Toby, bringing balance and joy to her busy life.

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