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.


Brian Talbot


Brian has been involved in pensions for over 40 years, including a stint as Managing Director of a leading national SSAS/SIPP provider. In 1993, together with Graham Muir, he formed Talbot and Muir, creating a specialist pensions consultancy and administration company offering specialist services to owner-manager companies and their advisers.

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.