Meet the team

People at the of what we do

Alistair Vann

Part of our Client Support Team

Part of our Client Support Team

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Alistair longs to return to Holland for a holiday, almost as much as he longs for a return to the blonde curly hair he had as a toddler. A fan of boxing and gangster films.

Alistair longs to return to Holland for a holiday, almost as much as he longs for a return to the blonde curly hair he had as a toddler. A fan of boxing and gangster films.

Andre Bonner

Part of our Client Support Team

Part of our Client Support Team

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We can’t help but wonder if a younger Andre used his first film as inspiration, Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon, to administer his arts upon the company. Andre says he was a Michelin Man toddler – we disagree. He was far too young to sell tyres.

We can’t help but wonder if a younger Andre used his first film as inspiration, Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon, to administer his arts upon the company. Andre says he was a Michelin Man toddler – we disagree. He was far too young to sell tyres.

Ashleigh Marais

Part of our Client Support Team

Part of our Client Support Team

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Despite sports not really being Ashleigh’s thing, the South African Springbok rugby team would be her specific choice. From a strong team to a strong actress, Ashleigh would have Angelina Jolie play her in the movie of her life.

Despite sports not really being Ashleigh’s thing, the South African Springbok rugby team would be her specific choice. From a strong team to a strong actress, Ashleigh would have Angelina Jolie play her in the movie of her life.

Daniel Parker

Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

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Dan quickly discovered how much fun it was to mess around with his dad’s vinyl and hi-fi speakers – ripping the foam out no less (though to be fair were you even born in the late 80’s or early 90’s if you didn’t do this). If you need to distract Dan, just give him some headphones!

Dan quickly discovered how much fun it was to mess around with his dad’s vinyl and hi-fi speakers – ripping the foam out no less (though to be fair were you even born in the late 80’s or early 90’s if you didn’t do this). If you need to distract Dan, just give him some headphones!

David Hall

Head of our Investment Management & Administration Team

Head of our Investment Management & Administration Team

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As a toddler it was rare anything would be left in his pram, car keys hidden or forever lost, and purses stripped of paper money ready to be quickly consumed. Luckily, David no longer plays fast and loose with people’s money.

As a toddler it was rare anything would be left in his pram, car keys hidden or forever lost, and purses stripped of paper money ready to be quickly consumed. Luckily, David no longer plays fast and loose with people’s money.

Elaine Talbot

Compliance Director

Compliance Director

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Elaine’s first album purchase was the wonderful ABBA, along with their movie being the first film she watched with friends at the cinema. We’re sure Elaine learnt all she knew from ABBA, but mostly Money Money Money – except instead of Monaco, Elaine prefers Majorca.

Elaine’s first album purchase was the wonderful ABBA, along with their movie being the first film she watched with friends at the cinema. We’re sure Elaine learnt all she knew from ABBA, but mostly Money Money Money – except instead of Monaco, Elaine prefers Majorca.

Ellie Bunn

Part of our Mortgage Administration Team

Part of our Mortgage Administration Team

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As a toddler Ellie was always outside usually trying to find a pony to ride, her love of horses remains to this day. The first film she saw was A Bug’s Life which provided a handy preview to her favourite country Australia.

As a toddler Ellie was always outside usually trying to find a pony to ride, her love of horses remains to this day. The first film she saw was A Bug’s Life which provided a handy preview to her favourite country Australia.

Gareth Smith

Part of our Investment Management & Administration Team

Part of our Investment Management & Administration Team

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Proving to be the right man for any job that requires justice and integrity – Gareth began this path of righteousness by serving up ‘rough justice’ to Skeletor, from He-Man, on a regular basis from his childhood garden.

Proving to be the right man for any job that requires justice and integrity – Gareth began this path of righteousness by serving up ‘rough justice’ to Skeletor, from He-Man, on a regular basis from his childhood garden.

Hannah Batterham

Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

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Taking our Investment Bonds seriously, Hannah would choose classy Bond girl, Rosamund Pike to play her in the movie of her life. Hannah is also a fan of The Avengers film.

Taking our Investment Bonds seriously, Hannah would choose classy Bond girl, Rosamund Pike to play her in the movie of her life. Hannah is also a fan of The Avengers film.

Heather Wiltshire

Head of our Client Support Team

Head of our Client Support Team

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Heather would choose Helen Mirren to play her in the movie of her life, as part tribute to her grandmother ‘Minnie’, whom she reminds her of. Heather admires Mirren’s confidence and attitude to her appearance – who doesn’t!

Heather would choose Helen Mirren to play her in the movie of her life, as part tribute to her grandmother ‘Minnie’, whom she reminds her of. Heather admires Mirren’s confidence and attitude to her appearance – who doesn’t!

Ivor Skinner

Chartered Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

Chartered Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

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Self-described as a very smiley and happy child with a penchant for garish (some might say outlandish) outfits! Ivor’s first single was ‘Pipes of Peace by Paul McCartney’, which is lovely.

Self-described as a very smiley and happy child with a penchant for garish (some might say outlandish) outfits! Ivor’s first single was ‘Pipes of Peace by Paul McCartney’, which is lovely.

James Clapham

Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

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Proving to be good with inflation numbers, James remembers that his first album/single* purchase was 70p in the 70’s. James was also over the moon when Chelsea won the league for the first time in 50 years. *Heart of Glass by Blondie.

Proving to be good with inflation numbers, James remembers that his first album/single* purchase was 70p in the 70’s. James was also over the moon when Chelsea won the league for the first time in 50 years. *Heart of Glass by Blondie.

Jeremy Henson

Part of our Accounts Team

Part of our Accounts Team

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Having wanted to be a pilot as kid, Jeremy understood quite early on what a smooth high-flyer you needed to be to achieve that. Which is why his first single was ‘have you seen her’ by MC Hammer. A power ballad for the ages.

Having wanted to be a pilot as kid, Jeremy understood quite early on what a smooth high-flyer you needed to be to achieve that. Which is why his first single was ‘have you seen her’ by MC Hammer. A power ballad for the ages.

Karel Jacobs

Joint Managing Director, Chartered Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

Joint Managing Director, Chartered Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

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Even at the age of two he was on the phone doing a deal…..little has changed! Karel could very well have the answer to many of the world’s problems, recommending Monty Python’s Life of Brian as an essential viewing for life education and the banality of humanity.

Even at the age of two he was on the phone doing a deal…..little has changed! Karel could very well have the answer to many of the world’s problems, recommending Monty Python’s Life of Brian as an essential viewing for life education and the banality of humanity.

Kelly McKinna

Part of our Compliance Team

Part of our Compliance Team

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Kelly is no wannabe at Canter Holland, there’s no wasting of her precious time either, which is why we always get our act together… *coughs*. To balance out her Spice Girls first music purchase, her fave film is the serious classic Shawshank Redemption.

Kelly is no wannabe at Canter Holland, there’s no wasting of her precious time either, which is why we always get our act together… *coughs*. To balance out her Spice Girls first music purchase, her fave film is the serious classic Shawshank Redemption.

Lydia Elliott

Part of our Mortgage Administration Team

Part of our Mortgage Administration Team

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It makes sense for Lydia to be part of the financial services sector, after financing her own shoe obsession which started as a youngster – hoarding her mother’s shoes. Her favourite film is The Bodyguard.

It makes sense for Lydia to be part of the financial services sector, after financing her own shoe obsession which started as a youngster – hoarding her mother’s shoes. Her favourite film is The Bodyguard.

Mark Battson

Part of our Mortgage Advice Team

Part of our Mortgage Advice Team

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When reading this play the music ‘eye of the tiger’ in your head. Shortly before his picture was taken Mark had been ‘working’ on his dad’s car and managed to take on his expletive and swaggered up the garden path saying ‘bollops’. The baller.

When reading this play the music ‘eye of the tiger’ in your head. Shortly before his picture was taken Mark had been ‘working’ on his dad’s car and managed to take on his expletive and swaggered up the garden path saying ‘bollops’. The baller.

Mark Gilbey

Head of our Accounts Team

Head of our Accounts Team

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Mark would have Rodger Moore playing him in a movie of his life, because his wife thinks he’s suave, sophisticated and a bit of a silver fox. We’ve not had that verified though. Mark also faced corporal punishment as a kid – after leaving the class to early. He never forgets the time now!

Mark would have Rodger Moore playing him in a movie of his life, because his wife thinks he’s suave, sophisticated and a bit of a silver fox. We’ve not had that verified though. Mark also faced corporal punishment as a kid – after leaving the class to early. He never forgets the time now!

Matthew Worthington

Head of Infrastructure, Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

Head of Infrastructure, Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

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Having survived his childhood, Matthew then went on to support the hugely well-known football team of Kakamega Homeboyz F.C. Clearly Matthew is a person with exceptional knowledge and wisdom to impart.

Having survived his childhood, Matthew then went on to support the hugely well-known football team of Kakamega Homeboyz F.C. Clearly Matthew is a person with exceptional knowledge and wisdom to impart.

Martina Cravotta

Advice Team Co-ordinator

Advice Team Co-ordinator

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Martina Cravotta - Photo

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Jennifer Aniston’s movie roles sum up the things that make Martina an excellent colleague; sociable, selfless and hilarious.

Rumour has it she wasn’t always so good: shortly after her toddler picture was taken, she threw the ball and hit the vase!

Jennifer Aniston’s movie roles sum up the things that make Martina an excellent colleague; sociable, selfless and hilarious.

Rumour has it she wasn’t always so good: shortly after her toddler picture was taken, she threw the ball and hit the vase!

Michael Blundell

Part of our Accounts Team

Part of our Accounts Team

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Though we all agree that Michael is great with numbers, we’re less sure on his unorthodox training; outsmarting local shop keepers and counting the coins out better than them. We have it on good authority that Michael will give the change back.

Though we all agree that Michael is great with numbers, we’re less sure on his unorthodox training; outsmarting local shop keepers and counting the coins out better than them. We have it on good authority that Michael will give the change back.

Nathan Clarke

Part of our Client Support Team

Part of our Client Support Team

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When not attempting to emulate his idol James Hunt in a car, Nathan likes to watch Chelsea or disappearing to Italy on holiday. The cheeky grin in his toddler photo was duly ruined by a chipped tooth shortly after he disappeared from view of the camera!

When not attempting to emulate his idol James Hunt in a car, Nathan likes to watch Chelsea or disappearing to Italy on holiday. The cheeky grin in his toddler photo was duly ruined by a chipped tooth shortly after he disappeared from view of the camera!

Nick Robinson

Part of our Investment Management & Administration Team

Part of our Investment Management & Administration Team

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Nick was not a fussy eater as a child similar to the dinosaurs in the first film he ever saw, Jurassic Park. These days he is a fan of rock music and an avid Aston Villa supporter, to balance the misery of his choice of football team he also enjoys esports.

Nick was not a fussy eater as a child similar to the dinosaurs in the first film he ever saw, Jurassic Park. These days he is a fan of rock music and an avid Aston Villa supporter, to balance the misery of his choice of football team he also enjoys esports.

Philip Thulborn

Part of our Accounts Team

Part of our Accounts Team

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Playing by his dad’s motto of ‘a mucky child shows they’ve had fun’, Philip plays and works hard, reflected in his choice of who would play him in a movie. Quote: ‘Chuck Norris because he can get kicked in the head and still go to work … Steven Seagal would work too on that premise’.

Playing by his dad’s motto of ‘a mucky child shows they’ve had fun’, Philip plays and works hard, reflected in his choice of who would play him in a movie. Quote: ‘Chuck Norris because he can get kicked in the head and still go to work … Steven Seagal would work too on that premise’.

Peter Short

Head of our Mortgage Team

Head of our Mortgage Team

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Just like we’re in it for the long haul – when it comes to your financial life, Peter enjoys a long-haul trip to Las Vegas. We’re sorry we can’t get Ricky Gervais to write the jokes, but hopefully he’ll agree to star in a comedy movie about Peter’s life.

Just like we’re in it for the long haul – when it comes to your financial life, Peter enjoys a long-haul trip to Las Vegas. We’re sorry we can’t get Ricky Gervais to write the jokes, but hopefully he’ll agree to star in a comedy movie about Peter’s life.

Richard Allen

Joint Managing Director

Joint Managing Director

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Richard might liken himself to a bit of a Will Ferrell, with a talent to rival Mike Bassett – England Manager. We think he’s just using this to mask his real-life Bond aspirations. Richard’s favourite destination is Zimbabwe.

Richard might liken himself to a bit of a Will Ferrell, with a talent to rival Mike Bassett – England Manager. We think he’s just using this to mask his real-life Bond aspirations. Richard’s favourite destination is Zimbabwe.

Rebekah Clynch

Part of our Client Support Team

Part of our Client Support Team

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Keeping up with regular swimmer and former marathon runner Rebekah, is difficult! As calm as the water she swims in, when not in the office she can be found planning road trips across America.

Keeping up with regular swimmer and former marathon runner Rebekah, is difficult! As calm as the water she swims in, when not in the office she can be found planning road trips across America.

Rebecca Allen

Head of our Corporate Client Team

Head of our Corporate Client Team

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Rebecca Allen - Photo

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Proving that she is willing to throw herself into a task, Rebecca once split her yellow dungarees doing the twist – who hasn’t! Known for its dramatic landscape, Rebecca’s favourite destination is Nicaragua.

Proving that she is willing to throw herself into a task, Rebecca once split her yellow dungarees doing the twist – who hasn’t! Known for its dramatic landscape, Rebecca’s favourite destination is Nicaragua.

Rhiannon Burkinshaw

Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

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Rhiannon  Burkinshaw - Photo

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Rhiannon loves the movie Clueless and to be honest we’re clueless why so many of our employees would have Reece Witherspoon in Legally Blonde play them – but we hope Reece is ready for the phone call.

Rhiannon loves the movie Clueless and to be honest we’re clueless why so many of our employees would have Reece Witherspoon in Legally Blonde play them – but we hope Reece is ready for the phone call.

Samantha Hayes

Part of our Client Support Team

Part of our Client Support Team

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Sam spent much of her childhood around horses and attempting to clean out stables often resulting in her being covered in horse muck due to wheelbarrow failures! A world away from the Disney princesses she watched at the time. Her favourite country is China, a place she’d happily visit of only to avoid having to watch Manchester united.

Sam spent much of her childhood around horses and attempting to clean out stables often resulting in her being covered in horse muck due to wheelbarrow failures! A world away from the Disney princesses she watched at the time. Her favourite country is China, a place she’d happily visit of only to avoid having to watch Manchester united.

Stacey Smith

Part of our Client Support Team

Part of our Client Support Team

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We are lucky to have a photo of Stacey on her own, as a youth she was inseparable from her brother (they both work for Canter Holland now too!) Fortunately, unlike her favourite film, she was never home alone. Longing to be in New York she feels Kate Winslet would be ideal to act out her life story.

We are lucky to have a photo of Stacey on her own, as a youth she was inseparable from her brother (they both work for Canter Holland now too!) Fortunately, unlike her favourite film, she was never home alone. Longing to be in New York she feels Kate Winslet would be ideal to act out her life story.

Steven Clark

Joint Operations Director, Chartered Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

Joint Operations Director, Chartered Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

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Unfortunately, Steve didn’t get to play off his roller-skate incident with as much aplomb as his favourite movie characters in Pulp Fiction. Instead he was left reeling from trying to get his laces undone before being caught skating in the house. We don’t think it ended well – a bit like his team Arsenal.

Unfortunately, Steve didn’t get to play off his roller-skate incident with as much aplomb as his favourite movie characters in Pulp Fiction. Instead he was left reeling from trying to get his laces undone before being caught skating in the house. We don’t think it ended well – a bit like his team Arsenal.

Tom Randall

Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

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Tom  Randall - Photo

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Having blossomed from his ‘Jabba the baby’ days, you can trust Tom to not sink your plans, having learnt everything he knows from his first film viewing of Titanic (the 1953 release – of course).

Having blossomed from his ‘Jabba the baby’ days, you can trust Tom to not sink your plans, having learnt everything he knows from his first film viewing of Titanic (the 1953 release – of course).

Tony Wootton

Part of our Client Support Team

Part of our Client Support Team

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Tony is considered to be one of the greatest and most successful managers of all time. Wait…oh we meant to put his lookalike Pep Guardiola in that sentence. Tony is also a fan of the film Back to the Future.

Tony is considered to be one of the greatest and most successful managers of all time. Wait…oh we meant to put his lookalike Pep Guardiola in that sentence. Tony is also a fan of the film Back to the Future.

Sam Maryon

Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

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Sam sees himself as a bit of a Rowan Atkinson, the perfect balance of sarcasm and serious. So, with that in mind we’ll leave you with Sam’s final thoughts: ‘why join the navy, if you can be a pirate’.

Sam sees himself as a bit of a Rowan Atkinson, the perfect balance of sarcasm and serious. So, with that in mind we’ll leave you with Sam’s final thoughts: ‘why join the navy, if you can be a pirate’.

William Puttergill

Joint Operations Director, Chartered Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

Joint Operations Director, Chartered Financial Planner and part of our Client Advice Team

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Living life in the fast lane, Will went over the handlebars of that bike and many others, several times. Proving to be adaptable, Will likes to take on roles – like Leo Dicaprio, he’s good in many situations.

Living life in the fast lane, Will went over the handlebars of that bike and many others, several times. Proving to be adaptable, Will likes to take on roles – like Leo Dicaprio, he’s good in many situations.

Yensan Choi

Part of our Client Support Team

Part of our Client Support Team

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When not looking after her beautiful German Shepherd,  Yensan can often be found watching boxing….her colleagues hope never to find out if she has boxing skills of her own. Yensan also likes the odd romantic comedy, which is useful should Man Utd disappoint her at the weekend.

 

When not looking after her beautiful German Shepherd,  Yensan can often be found watching boxing….her colleagues hope never to find out if she has boxing skills of her own. Yensan also likes the odd romantic comedy, which is useful should Man Utd disappoint her at the weekend.