Meet the team

Although your relationship with Mercury Wealth Management is built with an adviser, you also have the support of a whole team of professionals

Directors

Nigel Bourke

Chartered Financial Planner

Nigel is the Managing Director of Mercury Wealth Management and joined the financial services industry in 1978. After training with a large financial institution he joined a local firm of advisers and in 1982 founded independent financial advisers, Nigel Bourke & Company. The firm has now evolved into Mercury Wealth Management Limited to provide fee-based holistic financial planning services to a select group of clients.

As well as specialising in investments, for which he has won a number of national competitions, Nigel has recently qualified as one of the few affiliate members of the family lawyers’ organisation, Resolution, providing specialist advice in matters relating to pensions and divorce. He is also an affiliate member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) specialising in Trusts and Inheritance Tax planning.

Oliver Bourke

Financial Planner

Oliver has spent five years at an industry defining financial services firm in the City of London before joining Mercury Wealth Management as a Director. Already a qualified Financial Planner, he has his sights set on becoming a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute within the next couple of years.

As an individual who doesn’t like to waste money unnecessarily, he found himself coming up with budgeting solutions and reading into Evidence Based Investing before becoming a financial planner. Realising many of his friends were already coming to him to ask for simple financial solutions, he now gets great satisfaction advising them when they are able to retire and be totally financially secure.

Since graduating from Northumbria University with a degree in Estate Management, Oliver has pursued a further degree with the Open University studying Maths, Economics and Strategy modules.

Oliver became a ski instructor in 2008, a passion which he sadly cannot exercise as frequently as he’d like! He also enjoys travelling, reading and hopes to be able to train for his private pilot’s licence in the future.

Financial Planners

Martin McLean

Financial Planner

Martin joined the financial services industry in 1982. After six years working for large financial institutions, Martin spent four years with a local firm of independent financial advisers and two years with national advisers C E Heath, before joining Nigel Bourke & Company in 1994.

Martin has extensive experience in all aspects of financial planning with particular expertise in retirement options, IHT planning and Trusts.

Client Services

Claire Laverick

Adviser Support

Claire began working in the Financial Services Industry in London 2003 and relocated to the North East of England in 2010. Upon joining Mercury Wealth in 2012, she has brought a strong customer services and administration background to ensure that a high quality service is delivered to our clients.  She is currently studying towards achieving a Certificate in Financial Services.

Outside of Mercury Wealth, Claire enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and going to music festivals in the summer.

Lauren French

Adviser Support

Lauren began working in the Financial Services industry in 2011. She brings an enthusiastic work ethic which complements her client support function, as well as maintaining high standards of administration. Lauren is currently studying towards a BA (Hons) degree in Business Finance and for the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.

Outside of Mercury Wealth, Lauren enjoys socialising with friends, exercising and travelling.

Linda Moran

Adviser Support

Linda has worked in the Financial Services and Finance based industry for over 25 years.  She has had extensive Customer Services training, along with Financial Advisory experience and knowledge, and this expertise is continually being used to deliver a high quality of service to Mercury Wealths’ clients since 2005 when she joined the company.  She is presently studying towards her Certificate in Financial Services.

Linda’s interests outside of work include watching sport, having played badminton to county level and also being a qualified hockey referee at one point. Linda also enjoys gardening, DIY, crafts, cooking, baking and eating out.  Any spare time Linda has, she enjoys spending it in the Yorkshire Dales with her dog, and is a keen supporter of wildlife conservation.

Richard Berriman

Adviser Support

Richard has graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Business Administration and an MSc in Banking and Finance from Newcastle University. Richard holds the Investment Management Certificate, and he endeavours to complete the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning in the near future.

Richard began working within financial services in 2016 in London, where he developed a strong understanding of the financial markets and a passionate interest into financial planning. Richard joined Mercury Wealth in 2017 and is bringing his skills to complement the Client Services department.

When not in the office, Richard enjoys cycling and both playing and watching football. In addition, Richard has recently completed the London Marathon, although he states he will not be doing this again any time soon!