Meet Mike and Marie – the two latest additions to the growing BlueSKY team

Over the last year, the BlueSKY team have worked hard to maintain a high level of service despite the challenges we’ve all faced.

Through working from home and moving to video conferencing, we’ve strived to maintain the first-class service you’ve come to expect. Indeed, when we asked some of our clients for feedback, they highlighted our expertise and level of client care as reasons they like working with us.

We’re always looking for ways that we can deliver great service to you, and having talented, experienced people is a key part of this. So, we’re delighted to introduce you to two brand-new members of the BlueSKY team.

Meet our new financial planner, Mike

In order to grow our client base, and to ensure we retain a high level of personal service, Mike Thompson has joined BlueSKY as a financial planner.

Mike’s career path has not been quite what you’d expect for a financial professional! After leaving school, he studied marine geography at Cardiff University, and then spent a few years working as a seagoing engineer in the oil and gas industry.

Having decided to change his career path, Mike started working in financial services in 2014. He has been a financial adviser since 2017 and now joins the growing BlueSKY team.

Mike specialises in guiding and advising clients through the changes that life brings, from saving for retirement to ensuring the next generation is provided for.

He is a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society (PFS) which is the highest accreditation awarded by the PFS. He is also currently studying for his Resolution qualifications.

Outside the office, as you might have guessed from his degree, Mike loves the sea and is an avid sailor. He has sailed on every ocean except the Southern and is currently making plans to sail a friend’s yacht back to the UK from Turkey.

If England are playing, the chances are you’ll find him in the stands at Twickenham singing badly and cheering loudly (although, clearly, not right now!). Mike is also a strong supporter of local producers, from Barkham Blue to Bond Brews. He lives with his fiancé, Harriet, and their dalmatian, Luna.

Meet our new PA, Marie

As the business grows and the three directors get busier and busier, we wanted to find someone organised and reliable that could manage Rob, Mark, and Liz’s workload.

So, we’re delighted to welcome Marie to the team as PA to the three directors.

Marie’s career began as a hairdresser in Dublin (in her words, “many moons ago”!) before her work took her into the banking, brewing, and hotel sectors. She then joined KPMG where she worked for six years before joining BlueSKY.

Marie has lived in the UK for 35 years, and has two grown-up sons, both of whom work in the music industry. In her spare time, she likes to keep fit, and enjoys live music at gigs and festivals, socialising, and exploring new places.

Marie says: “I have experienced several different industries in my years as sales coordinator and PA, but I joined BlueSKY because I get to talk to real clients and see that what I do, in my capacity as a PA, can really make a difference.”

Get in touch

No doubt you’ll “meet” Mike and Marie in due course. If we can help you with any aspect of financial planning in the meantime, please contact us by email at or call us on 01189 876655.