“I look back over the last seventeen years and I am immensely proud of what we have built. Paradigm Norton is now widely regarded as the UK’s leading financial planning business and I am always delighted to read and hear stories of the client lives that we have profoundly impacted.”
In 2001 Barry co-founded Paradigm Norton. Some seventeen years later the firm has won over 25 professional awards, employ a team of 60 and clients have entrusted Paradigm Norton with over £1b of their funds to manage and oversee.
Barry has been a Board member of the Institute of Financial Planning [IFP] for eight years, was the President of the IFP between 2008 and 2010 (not exactly an easy time in the world of finance and investments) and is currently chair of the US based Financial Planning Standards Board – the organisation that seeks to benefit the global community by establishing, upholding and promoting worldwide professional standards in financial planning.
As the Chief Executive of Paradigm Norton, it’s Barry’s job to ensure that the firm stays ahead of the curve, constantly innovates, maintains its values-based approach to all that Paradigm Norton do and spread the word of financial planning more broadly. Barry is a regular speaker at financial planning conferences and events both in the UK and internationally.
Outside of work.
Barry has always been a work hard, play hard person. He loves ‘business building’ and growing and leading the team of amazingly talented financial planners and tax professionals. When Barry is not in one of the three offices, he can usually be found either at their family’s second home in the Lake District with his wife, three boys and three dogs, or during the ski season, on the slopes in Chamonix. Barry loves business in all its guises. He spends his free time helping his three sons build their businesses and then takes time out to explore the mountains of Cumbria and the Lake District.