Our Financial Experts

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Phillip Pennick

Phillip Pennick

CEO & Financial Adviser

Phillip Pennick has spent all of his working life in the financial industry. Phill gained a BA Hons in Business & Law at Luton University, graduating in 2001.
He then completed his CeMAP qualification before returning to his family in Costa Blanca, Spain.
His career started as a mortgage broker in 2002, and for the last decade he has worked as a qualified Independent Financial Adviser both in the UK and Spain. His knowledge goes across the board including QROPS, insurance, investments and mortgages.
Phill is a Director & CEO of Pennick Blackwell, he lives on the Costa Blanca with his wife and daughters. He spends his free time playing cricket in Albir for Sporting Alfas cricket club or trying to raise awareness of local charities.

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Kristoffer Taft

Kristoffer Taft

Financial Planner

Originally a bar manager of a large chain of public houses in the UK, Kris’ desire to travel led him to the Costa Blanca 12 years ago.
Kris quickly graduated through the system in Spain, reaching the position of company manager for a very successful sales company. However, his passion for people has subsequently taken him into the very personal world of financial services.

Kris has a genuine desire to help people and builds up very strong relationships with his clients, many of which go on to become close friends.
Kris is also a huge fan of any and all sports and is a member of 2 local football clubs within his community for over 10 years now.

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Harry Sykes

Harry Sykes

Financial Palnner

A Costa Blanca resident of more than 13 years, Harry forged a successful career in financial marketing before joining Pennick Blackwell, as a client advisor in 2013.
He now specialises in the planning of QROPS and the provision of individually tailored pension and investment services.
A keen traveller, Harry has travelled extensively and relishes the opportunity to engage with new clients throughout Europe, gaining local knowledge and experience in order to better advise future clients on their specific wants and needs. In the constantly evolving financial services industry,
Harry is poised to react quickly to any changes in the market and is consistently developing new skills to help the financial planning of existing and potential clients through the complex and often ‘confusing’ world of expatriate finance.

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Ian Byrne

Ian Byrne

Office Manager

Having worked in 4 different Banks in 3 different countries, Ian brings with him a good experience of the financial world and Banking practises. Having worked in Fund Management and dealt with the Stock Market, he has gained a thorough understanding of how these funds work which he has brought to Pennick Blackwell. Having this understanding allows Ian to speak with clients about their investments and explain how they work and what they can expect. Having also worked in Insurance, Ian is the chief administrator of Pennick Blackwell’s Insurance division, in conjunction with Liberty Seguros. In a further effort to assist our clients save money as well as earn it, our competitive insurance quotes on Car, Motorbike, Home, Office and Life policies continue to prove beneficial to whomever we can assist .
Lilly Mason

Lilly Mason

Customer Services

Lilly Mason has lived and worked in Spain for the past 11 years. Lilly’s excellent administration and customer service skills have been developed from and extensive legal/banking background. Before moving to Spain, she worked in London for 20 years. Firstly as a legal PA and then moved into desktop publishing for large corporate banks. Lilly has experienced firsthand in moving her pension from the UK to a QROPS and is enjoying the benefits thereof. Lilly is based in our Albir office fulltime and she is available and more than happy to help with any financial queries or questions that Pennick Blackwell clients or prospective clients may have.

Recently awarded to our senior adviser and CEO, Phill Pennick at the AES annual conference in Dubai


Registered Address;
Pennick Blackwell S.L.
Avda. Del Albir 73,
03581 ALBIR,

General Enquires: customerservices@pennickblackwell.com
Tel: +34 672 32 13 19