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Desmond Gray DipPFS, Managing Director
I have worked in Financial Services for over 30 years and became Managing Director in 1997 when our founder Maud Gray retired. Our company ethos is to provide professional financial planning built on close personal relationships with clients and I work with generations of families. As well as having vast experience in advising and arranging mortgages, protection and pensions, I also provide specialist advice in more complex tax efficient schemes.
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Julie McCrory BA (Hons) DipFS, Operations Director
I joined E M Gray in 2009 as a Financial Consultant and Business Quality Manager. In 2018 I took on the role of Operations Director with responsibility for managing the business processing and client servicing function. With over 20 years experience in the financial services industry I enjoy working with our team of advisers and administrators to provide our clients with an exceptional customer service and achieving high regulatory standards.
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David Jenkins DipPFS, Financial Planning Consultant

I have been in the Financial Services Industry for over 35 years. After spending a few years with Liberty Life I joined Allied Dunbar in September 1985. I have remained within the same organisation as it has evolved through many changes as the Zurich Advice Network in the early 1990’s and then to the present Openwork Partnership in 2005. I formed my own practice in 2004 with my former Allied Dunbar colleague Stephen Henry and set up the Henry Jenkins Practice before being acquired by E M Gray & Co in 2010. Over the years I have mainly dealt with small self employed and Limited Company businesses providing advice on all aspects of financial planning.

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Stephen Henry DipPFS, Financial Planning Consultant
My challenge is to secure firm foundations that provide peace of mind, building sound financial futures for individuals like you, your family and your business if you have one, my area of expertise. My passion is to empower you to make the right decisions whilst creating a lasting relationship that makes a positive difference to your life, your family and your business through Trusted face to face valued advice.

Engage your aspirations…. I’m there when it matters bringing insight and expertise since 1980.

I love music if it’s not Country or Rap, must have a couple of hundred CD’s and LP’s – showing my age! When there’s good weather I love to get into the mountains or out on my bike for some fresh air and not forgetting spending quality time with my better half eating out and travelling preferably to the sun.
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Lesley Black Stringer DipPFS, Financial Planning Consultant
With 20 years experience in Financial Services I started my career at Lloyds Bank and also spent time at Prudential and Abbey National. Over the years I have gained a wealth of knowledge of the industry and understand how much clients value advice and my relationships with clients is at the heart of everything I do.

I joined the team at E M Gray & Co in January 2019 having previously been an owner/director at one of Northern Irelands largest mortgage and insurance businesses for 15 years. Looking for a new challenge, I completed the Diploma in Financial Planning , expanding my advice portfolio to include investments, pensions and tax planning.

I am very proud to be part of such a long established business with a reputation of integrity, professionalism and service and it helps to work with such a great team!
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David T V Franklin FCA, DipPFS, Financial Planning Consultant

As a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland my early career was in the profession and senior positions in industry and commerce. I have been in Financial Services for more than 30 years and hold The Diploma in Financial Planning. I specialize in the particular requirements of the corporate world including continuity matters, pensions and individual estate/retirement planning.

In 2006 my personal practice integrated with the then E M Gray practice to ensure ongoing service and advice for my established clients in step with the highest professional standards and to contribute to the continuing expansion of E M Gray Ltd in all its aspects.

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Raymond McCurdy CertPFS, Financial Adviser
I have been part of the team at EM Gray since 2006 following a career in teaching until 1994. My role as a Client Relationship Manager is about working with existing and new clients in identifying financial planning priorities and maintaining ongoing servicing. I am a Protection Specialist with vast experience arranging life and serious illness cover, helping businesses and families safeguard their financial futures.
 
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Gary McKinstry DipPFS, Financial Planning Consultant

Since starting my career with Pearl assurance I have over 30 years experience in Financial Services. I worked with Premier Financial Planning for 17 years until I joined the team at E M Gray in 2019 where I specialise in investment and retirement planning. I have longstanding client relationships, guiding them throughout the financial journey of life with an emphasis on a face to face personal approach and a commitment to regular reviews and excellent servicing.

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Yvonne McVeigh Cemap, Mortgage Consultant

Since starting in Alliance & Leicester in 1988 I progressed from cashier to mortgage adviser in 1994 and after leaving the bank in 2006 I became a self employed adviser working across NI. Leaving the bank meant I was able to source from lenders across the market and offer a wider choice in insurance providers. Since then I have built a strong client base which is still growing due to recommendations from existing clients.

With 29 years experience of advising on Mortgages and Protection my priority is finding the best deal for my clients circumstances and helping to make the home buying process as easy as possible.

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Chris Anderson Cert CII (MP), Financial Adviser
 
I help families and business owners secure their financial foundations to provide long term security, by learning where you’re at today, where you want to be in the future and what’s important to you.
You and your needs are unique and by building long lasting relationships I can provide tailored advice to help you achieve your goals.
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Tracey OReilly-Johnston DipPFS, Financial Planning Consultant
 

I joined E M Gray & Company in January 2023 as a Financial Adviser bringing over 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry.  I hold the level 4 Diploma in Regulated Advice and am currently working towards attaining Chartered status. 

I specialise in retirement planning, personal wealth management and protection planning.  I work closely with you to create holistic financial plans focusing on your individual goals and objectives which are at the core of any advice given. By looking after the complex investment and financial planning decisions with you, my aim is to provide peace of mind and ensure you have the opportunity to enjoy a successful long term investment experience. This ultimately allows you to focus on what really matters to you; enjoying your life and achieving your unique goals and objectives. 

In my spare time I like keeping fit through running and regularly attending my local gym.  I enjoy long county walks with my family and I have a keen interest in literature, film, interior design & travel.

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Benny McClure, DipPFS BAcc (Hons), Financial Planning Consultant
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Emma Anderson DipFA, Paraplanner
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Doreen Kerr CeMap, Customer Support Administrator
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Gillian Potter, Customer Support Administrator
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Lynsey Gault CeMAP DipFA, Paraplanner
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Levi Forbes, Customer Support Administrator