Meet The Team
Andrew Ian Ritchings has been in Financial Services for most of his career. He took a position with Royal London in 1982 and quickly promoted to Life Specialist in October 1983. He was consistently at the top 10 for UK life sales until redundancy in July 1997. He had already been approached by Allied Dunbar earlier in the year and moved to Allied Dunbar where he passed his Financial Planning Certificate and specialised in working with small to medium-sized businesses, setting up Partnership and Share Holder Agreements which generated very high levels of Key Person and other related sales throughout the following 2 years.
In August 1999, Andrew set up a Mortgage Brokerage in Liverpool, Mortgage Store UK, as the founding partner. He quickly grew the business with the help of Yellow Pages and regular Radio advertising and by early 2000, Mortgage Store UK was placing around 100 residential and Buy to Let Mortgages per month.
Andrew was also very active in raising finance for Developers and Professional Landlords and within 2 years, had opened an Estate Agency. This business gave Andrew invaluable insights into the world of Property and Land Acquisition. Andrew has built a large list of valuable contacts UK wide and has been able to agree collaboration with some well-established Developers across the UK and Europe.
From 2011, after the fallout from the credit crunch, Andrew became active in the structuring and the distribution of various Bonds and Loan Notes and has successfully raised funds for well-known and established players in the marketplace.
Andrew now intends to source outstanding opportunities in Land and Property Acquisition in various locations that have good and improving infrastructure but have yet to be developed with the help of our strategic partners.
Andrew is the Managing Director of Black Castle Property and sits with strong and vastly experienced board.
The Strategy is covered in detail in the Information Memorandum.