Brian Sneyd - ProprietorBrian Sneyd - Director

Brian Sneyd established Bentley IFA in 1990.

Prior to this he was in a partnership as a Financial Adviser and before that he worked for one of the large providers also advising.

In all he has been in the industry for over 45 years. During this time, he has accumulated experience in all aspects of financial services.

During his career he obtained the qualification available at that time MLIA(Dip), a Member of the Life Insurance Association which became an acceptable qualification by the FSA when it came into being and prior to this Bentley IFA was registered with FIMBRA/LAUTRO from 1988-1994, PIA from 1994-2001 until becoming registered with the FSA, which in April 2013 became the FCA and PRA Authorities.

Sam Sneyd - Chartered MCSI, DIP Financial AdvisorSam Sneyd - Director
Chartered MCSI, DIP Financial Advisor

Sam Sneyd has worked in the Financial Services for over 15 years and joined the family business after working at Brewin Dolphin for 2 and half years as an Investment Manager.

Sam previously spent six years as an assistant vice president with Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management.

He is Diploma qualified, which is a high quality, FCA- approved programme that meets the qualification standard for a financial advisor.

He advises on the full spectrum of financial services. Sam gained a degree with honours in Accounting and Management from Cardiff University.

He qualified in 2008 as a member of the Institute for Securities and Investment.

Grace Hayward – Office ManagerGrace Hayward – Office Manager

Grace joined us in January 2017. She provides valuable administrative support, ensures the smooth running of the office and guarantees our clients experience a smooth, efficient and personalised service.

Grace also assists Sam in compliance issues and Data Protection. Grace obtained a law degree before venturing into the world of hospitality management.

Grace has always worked within a customer focused role with previous experience in the finance and consultancy sectors.

andrea craigAndrea Craig - Office Administrator

Andrea has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, bringing valuable administrative support to the business. 

She has experience dealing within a busy call centre giving her an overall view in all aspects of the financial services. 

Andrea brings many skills to the firm and works in an organised and professional manner, always complying with data protection legislation and customer confidentiality. 

She will continue to provide an excellent customer service to our clients.