Reliable and trustworthy

Between them, the Principals of Talbot and Muir have over 100 years of experience in the self administered pension scheme marketplace.

Our business is built on the calibre of staff that we employ, and their ongoing training and development. Of paramount importance are the service levels that our Introducers and their clients experience when dealing with us and this is where we differentiate ourselves from the competition.


Graham Muir


Graham originally trained as a Chartered Accountant before embarking on a career within the pensions industry. Graham draws upon this experience now when dealing with many of his professional connection and their clients. After six years of working in the SSAS/SIPP administration industry, during which Graham undertook a number of roles ranging from consultancy to discretionary fund management, Graham joined forces with Brian Talbot to establish Talbot and Muir in 1993 and TM SIPP Services in 2000.

David Bonneywell


David brings a wealth of experience in working within the self invested pensions market. He was previously involved in the banking sector and, since moving into the pensions industry, has held senior positions with some of the most well-known and highly-regarded organisations in the market. David joined Brian Talbot and Graham Muir in 2003, when Southall Asset Management was acquired by Talbot and Muir.

Paul Darvill

Administration and Technical Director

Paul has been involved in the financial services industry for all of his working life. After spending nine years gaining experience with life assurance companies, he joined Talbot and Muir in 1995 as a SSAS Administrator. Paul now heads up the firm’s entire administration function, and during his many years with us has gained considerable knowledge and technical expertise in the SSAS and SIPP fields.

Jacqueline Lane

Compliance Officer

Jacqui’s career in financial services started at Standard Life where she worked for over a decade. Her last role at Standard Life, as Branch Office Manager, included providing technical and administrative support for professional advisers focusing on pensions. In 1987, she joined an adviser firm and continued her specialism in pensions and undertook a variety of roles, culminating in being appointed Technical & Compliance Director. Jacqui is now Talbot and Muir’s Compliance Officer, and has responsibility for all regulatory and compliance issues.

Peter Moran

Head of SIPP

Pete has worked in pensions administration for many years. He spent five years at Prudential where he worked in numerous back office roles before joining Talbot and Muir in 2002 as a SIPP Administrator. Pete now manages the firm’s SIPP administration function, supervising and training our team of SIPP Administrators.

Thomas Hickling

Head of SSAS

Tom started his career in the pensions industry at Winterthur Life (now AXA Wealth), where he was later selected to develop their SIPP product. He joined Talbot and Muir in 2009 as a SIPP Administrator, and moved to the SSAS department after several years to gain further experience in the self-administered pensions field. Tom now manages the firm’s SSAS administration function, overseeing SSAS establishments and takeovers as well as supervising our team of SSAS Administrators.

Christopher Hall

Head of Adviser Support

Chris joined Talbot and Muir in 2013, bringing with him 30 years experience in Life and Pensions. His career has mostly been within the branch networks of Clerical Medical and more recently Aegon UK, where he was a Sales Support Manager responsible for new business sales support. Chris also spent several years working within the IFA side of the industry and so is fully aware of the importance of good service. Chris now heads up the Adviser Support function at Talbot and Muir.

Gemma Fenton

Business Development Consultant

Gemma joined Talbot and Muir in 2016, bringing with her 15 plus years experience in Pensions.  Her career has mostly been within the SIPP and SSAS industry, growing relationships and supporting advisers and also gaining considerable knowledge and technical expertise in this field.  Gemma continues to develop adviser and introducer relationships throughout Wales and South West for Talbot and Muir.

In her spare time Gemma can be found on the golf course working on her handicap.

Michael Hurley

Business Development Consultant

Michael joined Talbot and Muir in 2016, following 30 years of working with 3 of the UK’s leading life offices, supporting the London region intermediary adviser market place.

Michael has a wealth of experience in SIPP and SSAS and enjoys building strong relationships and providing dedicated support and technical expertise to his London Adviser firms.

Outside work, Michael enjoys long country walks followed by a beer or two!

David Erentz

Business Development Consultant

After graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Masters in Mathematics, David had a brief spell as a Data Analyst at Boots before joining Talbot and Muir in February 2015. Two years spent as a SSAS administrator, where he developed his working knowledge of SSAS, was followed by a promotion to the firm’s Adviser Support Team. David has continued to build his technical knowledge of the SIPP and SSAS market and holds the CII Diploma in Financial Planning.

David’s role now sees him working with advisers throughout the East of England to assist with their SIPP and SSAS clients.

Away from work, David enjoys watching and playing sport, most notably football, squash and golf.

Nick Parkes

Business Development Consultant

Nick has worked at Talbot and Muir for his whole professional career, initially training as a SSAS Administrator where he developed an excellent understanding and knowledge of self-invested pensions.

Nick’s technical expertise led to him being promoted to a Senior Administrator, before a further promotion in 2018 to Business Development Consultant. Nick’s role includes providing technical support to new and existing Financial Advisers, as well as providing bespoke SIPP & SSAS technical presentations throughout the North of England and Northern Ireland.

In his spare time, Nick enjoys following his beloved Tranmere Rovers, playing golf, and spending time with his young family.