In this popular monthly feature, IFA Magazine talks to leading advisers about what’s working well for them. This month, Sue Whitbread talks to Richard Hopkins, of London-based Blackstone Moregate, about the development of his innovative financial planning business. Richard, can you talk us through how your business has grown over the past 16 years or so? RH. We started out as a small firm back in 2001 as just a two-man-band, before merging with the financial services company of an accountancy firm.