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Mike Darby

Associate Protection Adviser

Bristol, United Kingdom
Financial Services
  1. Crystal Wealth Management LLP,
  2. Bristol Archive Records,
  3. Sugar Shack Records
  1. Redcliffe Associates,
  2. Prudential,
  3. Prudential Assurance
  1. Ridings High School

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Crystal Wealth Management LLP

Crystal Wealth Management LLP

Associate Protection Adviser

– Present

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Having spent 22 years with the Prudential in various roles Advisor, Customer Service Manager, Sales Manager and Assistant Branch Manager I decided to move into the Independent sector. An IFA for 11 years, I joined Crystal Wealth Management in July 2012 and specialise in Music Industry clients and Teachers.

Outside of work I have been Chairman of Chipping Sodbury Golf Club for nine years, and am also a past President and past Captain of the Gloucestershire Golf Union.

I also own three record labels and a music publishing company.


Associate Protection Adviser

Crystal Wealth Management LLP
– Present (2 years 6 months)Bristol


Bristol Archive Records


Bristol Archive Records
– Present (7 years)

Bristol Archive Records is a record label dealing in Bristol post punk 1977 onwards.
We aim to showcase music from the diverse Bristol Music scene and provide a historical account / document of all things Bristol that should never be forgotten. Many of the artists and releases are rare, unknown or never before released. The material has been lovingly digitally remastered from vinyl, ¼ inch tape, dat or cassette. The original vinyl releases would generally have been limited to runs of 1000 copies or less.

We would like to thank the original label owners and/or the artists for allowing us to share with you their forgotten works and provide a statement of how brilliant bands have always been from the city of Bristol and the surrounding areas.


Sugar Shack Records
– Present (29 years)

Sugar Shack Records was originally set up in 1985 and is the brain child of Mike Darby, a veteran of the Bristol Music Scene. The label has developed over the years into a National but predominantly Rock influenced label and has enjoyed much critical success with Redefine, Left Side Brain, Midasuno to name but a few.

We love music and love releasing records however the industry and the world economy is changing and therefore we may well see more Download Only releases in the Discography going forwards.


Redcliffe Associates
(5 years)

Sales Manager

(10 years)

Sales Manager

Prudential Assurance
(11 years)


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Ridings High School

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