Gareth Smyth

Gareth Smyth

Gareth is one of the founding Directors and owners of the business. Having worked in the Business Sales arena since 2006, he has a wealth of experience in helping buyers and sellers of businesses. Gareth qualified in 2011 with a Law Degree and has completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business program as well as the Certificate in Business Administration at Salford University. Gareth is responsible for performance and strategic growth. 

Away from work, Gareth enjoys cooking and keep fit, is a proud Bolton Wanderers supporter and loves gadgets and technology. 

Craig Graham

Craig Graham

Craig is one of the founding Directors  and owners of the business. Having worked in management, and studying Law at University, Craig joined forces with Gareth keen to offer something new in Business Sales. Craig utilised his passion for customer service and process improvements to ensure an efficient and cost-effective business structure. 

Away from work, Craig enjoys spending time with his friends and family and walking his dog. Craig is also a keen Rugby Fan and armchair Football supporter, and is actively involved with various charitable causes including being Chairman of Primary School Trust. 

Aaron Roberts

Aaron Roberts

With over 12 years experience in the industry Aaron has been with Hilton Smythe since the very beginning. He started by talking to customers about selling their business and worked his way up the ladder from there to be new business manager to operations manager and now to commercial director. Aaron has a wealth of experience and knowledge in all aspects of the business and always there whenever someone needs him. He is now responsible for the day to day running of the business.

Away from work, Aaron is a family man with two Children and he enjoys relaxing with his family.

Natalie Murphy

Natalie Murphy

Natalie first started her career in Accounting upon gaining an apprenticeship studying AAT Level 2 back in 2012. Since then and upon joining Hilton Smythe in July 2014, she has worked in a varied accounting role, starting as an Accounts Assistant and working upwards to Head of Finance.

In addition to her job role evolving over the past few years, she went on to complete AAT Levels 3 & 4 and become AAT qualified.

Whilst striving to become a fully qualified accountant and wanting to gain more business knowledge, Natalie is now studying her ACCA qualification at Bolton University.

Tony Owen

Tony Owen

Tony officially joined the team in 2015, but has been working with Hilton Smythe since the very beginning.

With over 30 years experience in design and brand building for major blue chip clients Tony has wealth of experience and knowledge helping clients to realise their creative potential and deliver effective marketing solutions that produce real results.

 

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Paul joined Hilton Smythe Finance in 2018. He brings with him more than 25 years’ experience in the financial sector. He has previously worked in Management positions in banks including NatWest and Yorkshire Bank, where he specialised in business banking.

Paul is responsible for assessing clients’ needs and obtaining commercial finance on their behalf, on a fully independent basis from a wide panel of lenders, matching those needs to the most appropriate lender. He will support the client until the completion of the deal.

Away from work, Paul enjoys spending time with his family and is a Coffee Connoisseur and skilled Snooker Player.

Alex Heylings

Alex Heylings

Alex has over 10 years’ experience in financial services. He held several banking positions at HSBC in Retail and Commercial Banking where he advised individuals and companies on finance solutions to enable business growth.

Alex prides himself on customer care. He works closely with business owners to understand their business inside and out, the challenges they face and their long-term vision. With extensive commercial banking background, he can assess, advise and assist with sourcing all types of business and property finance.

Belinda Daniels

Belinda Daniels

With over 35 years of Retail Sales, I am passionate in delivering Excellent Customer Service, which is my priority to our clients.

I joined the team in 2018 as the Sales Manager, after having worked in various management positions in Selfridges, Chanel and Jo Malone.

I enjoy building relationships and have a can-do Approach to everything I do. I love to cook and spending time in my garden.

Katie Holt

Katie Holt

Katie began her career at Hilton Smythe in 2014 as a Sales Negotiator.

Katie came from the food industry however, realised her true passion lies in business transfer. Since her career began, Katie has progressed from a Sales Negotiator to now the Assistant Manager of our Sales Department. Katie’s knowledge of the industry and hard work allowed her to progress in a short time and will continue to do so, whilst helping our company grow.

Away from work Katie enjoys spending time with her two young children and loves rock music.

Rebecca Stanworth

Rebecca Stanworth

Rebecca began her career at Hilton Smythe in 2015 after research into the industry helped her find an exciting interest in Business Transfer.

Since Rebecca started with the company she has progressed from a trainee with no experience to now our Senior Sales Negotiator, helping training of new staff members whilst consistently hitting her monthly targets. Rebecca prides herself on providing Customers with excellent service throughout the sale process and a passion to progress her career further. Away from work Rebecca enjoys property development with her partner.