Antonio Girardi

Bsc(Hons) DipFA PETR | Director & Financial Advisor

Antonio joined Barfield Financial Advisors in 2014 after graduating from the University of Buckingham in Business Economics. Having worked through his qualifications, from client personal & business protection, his Level 3 Mortgage Advice Certificate through to the Level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisors, and more recently the Level 6 Specialist Pension Transfer (PETR) qualification, he is well equipped to offer holistic financial advice. Injecting his knowledge and expertise in all areas specific to our clients’ needs and circumstances, Antonio continues to study key client areas and is now working towards chartered level.

Antonio became the Managing Director of the firm in its 26th successful year and now splits his time between advising his clients and managing the firm’s strategic planning and long-term business development. In his spare time, Antonio is a keen sport fanatic, and enjoys going to the gym, as well as managing a local youth football team for the last 6 years.

Clare Murdin

CeMAP | Mortgage & Protection Advisor

Clare is a valued, well qualified DipFA member of the team with over 20 years experience in the financial service industry. She has worked with Barfield Financial Advisors for 20 of those years, helping long standing and new clients alike, to meet their mortgage and protection needs.

Clare enjoys building trusted relationships and takes the time to understand individual requirements, employing her extensive market knowledge to ensure they are fulfilled.

At home, she has a supportive family, partner and 3 sporty sons. She enjoys a busy, active lifestyle and regularly runs to keep fit, having completed the London marathon, the Great North Run and other local events.

Nicki Timson

CeMAP CeRER | Mortgage & Protection Advisor

Nicki joined Barfield Financial Advisors in 2016, after a career change from 19 years at a leading credit card company. She has successfully obtained her CeMAP mortgage qualification, and the additional CeRER Equity Release license. Nicki thoroughly enjoys working with all of her clients, developing long standing relationships, helping them all to achieve their desired needs and circumstances.

In her spare time she enjoys nothing more than good food, good gin, with good company, and long walks to try and stay fit!

Eileen Moran

CeMap | Mortgage & Protection Advisor

Eileen has been in the financial services industry for 20 years and has been working at Barfield Financial Advisors since 2015. She started as a trainee Mortgage & Protection Advisor whilst studying to gain her qualifications, successfully completing her CEMAP in 2016.

She enjoys lots of aspects of the job; from helping clients secure their dream home to advising them on appropriate insurance products to protect themselves and their families. “Working with the team at Barfield’s is fantastic and makes work life a pleasant experience.”  Outside of work, she keeps busy with her three year old little boy and her Shih Tzu dog, Bailey.

Mya Mistry

CeMAP | Mortgage & Protection Advisor

Mya has been with us since 2018. In this time Mya, has been working closely with our mortgage and protection advisers, as a case manager, developing her administration skills, ensuring expectations are met throughout all client journeys.

Her experience in this department has set her up, alongside her independent study to gain the CeMap Mortgage Qualification in her own right. Another fantastic in-house achievement we are proud of. She has now transitioned her role to assist our clients whilst building her own clientele for her to advise and assist in their house buying experience.

As a keen traveller she enjoys seeing the world and very much looks forward to lunchtime every day of the week.

Debbie Farr

Administration Manager

Debbie joined Barfield Financial Advisors in 2007 as an Office Junior, after completing her A levels at Wollaston Secondary School. She now manages the whole Administration Department, alongside being a Case Manager for Clare Murdin and Nicki Timson.

Debbie’s time with Barfields has allowed her to develop a vast amount of knowledge which enables her to think outside the box to progress mortgage applications as quickly as possible.
Debbie, devotes herself to providing clients with the best service possible and works aimlessly to ensure the transaction is a smooth as possible.

When not in the office Debbie enjoys spending time with friends and family and adding the finishing touches to her recent home renovation project.

Eleanor Coles


Eleanor spends most of her day liaising with our clients, mortgage lenders, protection providers and solicitors working as a client case manager. Her role is to ensure the client journey is as smooth as possible and will act as the first point of contact post application for her advisors clients. Having once began as an apprentice in the industry she already has over 5 years’ experience in her role and receives satisfaction from positive customer outcomes.

In her spare time Eleanor enjoys creating memories with her partner Nathan and their new family addition Cockapoo, Ralf, whilst having recently purchased their first home together.

Freddie Austin

Administrator Apprentice

Freddie is the youngest member of the team and has been with us since July 2021 studying his apprenticeship. He currently works as a Financial Services Administrator developing his administration skills, ensuring expectations are met throughout all client related activities. Whilst working towards his Apprenticeship qualification he assists the team on a day-to-day basis through high value administrative tasks with the intention of one day becoming a Mortgage and Protection Advisor.

Freddie is into his clothing brands and spends a lot of his leisure time playing sports and socialising with his friends and family. As a very young man interested in financial services he is focussed on saving for his bright future ahead.

Charlie Baker

CeMAP CeRER I Paraplanner Apprentice

Charlie is the newest addition to our team who has joined us in January 2022. Working alongside the whole team, he provides paraplanning and administrative support to the advisors and administrators. Currently Charlie is developing his technical expertise and gaining exposure on all aspects of the business to assist during busy periods. He is currently working hard towards achieving his apprenticeship qualifications for paraplanning and financial advice with the ambition of one day becoming an advisor himself.

Outside of work, Charlie is a big foodie, with his guilty pleasure being anything on Uber Eats. Besides studying, you’ll usually find him on his gaming PC relaxing on a game or planning his next holiday.

How can we help you? Get in touch to arrange a call or appointment with us:

Our advisors are available for office based or home appointments, or alternatively would be happy to speak to you over the phone or video call to you suit your schedule.

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