About Becketts

Few firms can offer the breadth and depth of advice like Becketts. Our holistic service means you can benefit from the highest standards of advice whether you are a private individual seeking investment options or an HR Manager looking to provide healthcare cover to your people.

Private Clients
Private Clients

Independent financial advice to make sure you remain on course to achieve your financial objectives.

We help you make sure you're making the right choices for your future.

Corporate Clients
Employee Benefits

Demonstrate your organisation's values by delivering the right employee benefits.

We work in partnership with more than 900 organisations, large and small, across the UK.

2758

Satisfied Clients

98

% Client Satisfaction

32

Years Supporting Clients

75

Members of staff

Our People

Our clients enjoy the advice of some of the most highly qualified and experienced Consultants in the industry. Click on the + sign to view the people in each team.

Management Team
Ian White
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Ian White

Managing Director
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Ian is a Chartered Accountant who was originally Group Finance Director of the Beckett Group until 1999. He is now Managing Director after undertaking finance roles in EDF and DHL and then more latterly as a Director in the healthcare sector for privately owned groups together with private equity.

Ian is passionate about building teams to deliver excellent customer service and developing innovative solutions to meet customer needs.

All of Ian's spare time is taken up driving his two daughters around the country to compete in show jumping competitions.
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John Payne

Key Account Director
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John is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, the highest accreditations awarded by our professional body, the Chartered Insurance Institute. With over thirty years experience in our industry he is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading exponents in providing independent financial advice, whether to businesses concerning their employee benefits programmes and other corporate financial planning requirements, or by way of wealth management solutions for individuals. The quality of his exceedingly loyal client bank is testament to John’s high standards and attention to detail. In his spare time John is a fitness fanatic and he has a keen interest in sport in general.
Robert Beckett
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Robert Beckett

Group Chairman
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Robert has been Chairman since the business was founded in 1988 and is responsible for oversight of the Becketts Group. He has over 40 years experience in Financial Services. He is a past National President of the Chartered Insurance Institute and is qualified to Chartered Status.

In his spare time he enjoys country sports and is a keen golfer.
Sally Austerberry
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Sally Austerberry

Non Executive Director
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Sally has been a Director of the business since its inception in 1988, and is now a non-executive Director, chairing the Group's board meetings.

She enjoys spending time with her family, keeping (reasonably) fit and playing golf.
Andy Cousins
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Andy Cousins

Head of Employee Benefits
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Andy began his career in Employee Benefits as a pensions administrator for an insurance company. Promotions to an EB Consultant and EB Director followed and in 2006 he took the opportunity to buy in to an existing EB and Private Client business.

After a successful trade sale in 2012, Andy became Managing Director of an EB brokerage in central London where he was responsible for the day to day running of the business and 30 staff. Following their sale, Andy joined Becketts in July 2018 with an initial brief to develop a presence for the business in and around London. Andy was then appointed to a newly created role as Head of Employee Benefits, with the challenge to create a strategy of growth for staff and business in our Bury St Edmunds, Kibworth and, most recently, Norwich offices.

As we continue to grow Becketts Employee Benefits to become the premier EB consultancy in East Anglia, Andy is focused on both the career development of his staff and strengthening Becketts position as a dynamic and caring place to work.
Ben Brinkley-Everard
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Ben Brinkley-Everard

Private Clients Director
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Ben joined Becketts in 2010 and was promoted to Director of Private Clients in 2015. He is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and, through examination, is a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and Chartered Financial Planner. He is a Registered Individual with the Financial Conduct Authority and authorised by Beckett Financial Services Limited.As a senior member of BFS Private Client team, he specialises in advising individuals and business owners on wealth management, tax and estate planning matters. With what little spare time Ben has, he spends with his young family and if time permits, and the weather, he plays the odd round of golf – and it is!
Lynne Hobden-Clarke
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Lynne Hobden-Clarke

Director
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Lynne has been a Director since 1999 and has oversight of all Human Resource policies. She has extensive experience of motivating and developing teams.

Lynne is a keen traveller and enjoys socialising over a good meal.
Samantha Owen
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Samantha Owen

Director
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Samantha joined Beckett Asset Management in 1999 and she is well equipped to deal with both recessionary and buoyant economic conditions. Sam is our Portfolio Manager, actively running Beckett Asset Management.

Samantha is currently studying for the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Wealth Management Masters, a globally recognised higher level qualification.

Married and living locally, she enjoys the countryside and spending time with family and friends, and aerobics. She was a football referee but, admittedly, is more of an armchair supporter now.
Gavin Wood
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Gavin Wood

Director
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Gavin joined Beckett in 2015 with over seventeen years' experience in financial services. His career began in 1997 at Cook Sheppard Pinhey, Ipswich, where he was mentored in the importance of holistic financial planning. In 2014, Gavin won the 'Prize Committee Award for Excellence' from the Chartered Insurance Institute of Ipswich, Suffolk and North Essex. He is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, the highest accreditations awarded by our professional body, the Chartered Insurance Institute. Gavin is a Registered Individual with the Financial Conduct Authority and authorised by Beckett Financial Services Limited.
Lesley Delaney
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Lesley Delaney

Director
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Lesley has worked for Becketts since 2001. She builds and develops the Bury support teams who work with the consultants and manages the systems and processes.

In her spare time she enjoys travel, particularly to Italy.
Private Client Team
John Payne
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John Payne

Key Account Director
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John is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, the highest accreditations awarded by our professional body, the Chartered Insurance Institute. With over thirty years' experience in our industry he is widely recognised as one of the UK's leading exponents in providing independent financial advice, whether to businesses concerning their employee benefits programmes and other corporate financial planning requirements, or by way of wealth management solutions for individuals. The quality of his exceedingly loyal client bank is testament to John's high standards and attention to detail. In his spare time John is a fitness fanatic and he has a keen interest in sport in general.
Ben Brinkley-Everard
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Ben Brinkley-Everard

Private Clients Director
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Ben joined Becketts in 2010 and was promoted to Director of Private Clients in 2015. He is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and, through examination, is a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and Chartered Financial Planner. He is a Registered Individual with the Financial Conduct Authority and authorised by Beckett Financial Services Limited.

As a senior member of BFS Private Client team, he specialises in advising individuals and business owners on wealth management, tax and estate planning matters. With what little spare time Ben has, he spends with his young family and if time permits, and the weather, he plays the odd round of golf - and it is odd!
Gavin Wood
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Gavin Wood

Director
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Gavin joined Beckett in 2015 with over seventeen years' experience in financial services. His career began in 1997 at Cook Sheppard Pinhey, Ipswich, where he was mentored in the importance of holistic financial planning. In 2014, Gavin won the 'Prize Committee Award for Excellence' from the Chartered Insurance Institute of Ipswich, Suffolk and North Essex. He is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, the highest accreditations awarded by our professional body, the Chartered Insurance Institute. Gavin is a Registered Individual with the Financial Conduct Authority and authorised by Beckett Financial Services Limited.
John Horsman
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John Horsman

Associate Director
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John started working at Becketts over 20 years ago and specialises in providing financial planning for high net worth individuals. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Financial Planner. He was appointed as Associate Director of the Private Clients Team at Becketts and has been involved with the training and development of other advisers, and contributing to technical areas and investment committees. He is a designated Drawdown Specialist and Occupational Pension Transfer Specialist.

John is an enthusiastic fisherman and also enjoys watersports, hiking and cooking.
Peter Gray
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Peter Gray

Associate Director
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Peter joined Becketts in September 2013 and has 15+ years financial services experience working with both commercial and personal clients. He is a Registered Individual with the Financial Conduct Authority and is authorised by Beckett Financial Services Limited to provide independent financial advice to clients with pension, retirement or protection needs.

Outside of work, Peter's time is devoted to his family and enjoys running.
Paul Fisher
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Paul Fisher

Senior Consultant
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Paul entered the financial services profession in 1977 and having spent the first 10 years working with two major insurance companies in London he has been an Independent Financial Adviser for the past 27 years.Paul is a Registered Individual with the Financial Conduct Authority and by examination holds the designation Dip PFS.

Having spent sixteen years with the Beckett Group between 1992 and 2008 Paul has just returned to the company in the role of a Senior Consultant. Although he advises his clients on various aspects of tax and financial planning he has tended to specialise in the area of pensions and retirement planning.

Outside of work Paul’s interests include music – both his sons perform in the same band – cartooning and golf. Indeed it is often said that his golf is a bit Mickey Mouse…
Simon Bonnett
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Simon Bonnett

Senior Consultant
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Simon began his career at an insurance company over thirty years ago administering pensions and, subsequently, held senior positions at leading accountancy firms and private banks in the City.

He established the corporate pensions department at the then largest ethical-focused IFA and maintains a keen interest in ethical investing for clients. More recently, Simon works closely with a homeless charity in Ipswich which complements his interest in ethical investments.

Simon holds a range of Financial Planning Qualifications including those in Advanced subject areas. He is a Registered Individual with the Financial Conduct Authority and is authorised by Beckett Financial Services Limited to provide independent financial advice to clients.

Outside of work Simon is a youth Rugby Coach, infrequent golfer and confirmed petrolhead (aka Taxi to his sport-mad sons).
Jenny Williams
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Jenny Williams

Senior Consultant
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Jenny joined Becketts as a Senior Consultant in August 2018, having over 20 years' financial services experience. She specialises in Retirement and Later Life planning, and is an accredited member of the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA).

Outside of work, Jenny enjoys spending time with her family. When not ferrying her children around to their activities, she can often be found walking the family dog along Felixstowe Prom.
Matthew Baines
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Matthew Baines

Senior Consultant
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Matthew joined Becketts in September 2018 and has 10+ years of financial services experience. Matthew has worked with personal clients, managing their financial affairs, and also has experience dealing with vulnerable clients, specifically clients who have suffered serious injuries or from medical negligence.

He is a Registered Individual with the Financial Conduct Authority and is authorised by Beckett Financial Services Limited to provide independent financial advice to clients with retirement, investment, inheritance tax or protection needs. He is also qualified to the level of Chartered Financial Planner through the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

Outside work Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children and if time allows playing football and squash.
Ian Hubbard
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Ian Hubbard

Senior Consultant
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Ian has been in financial services all his working life, having joined Sun Life Assurance (long since amalgamated into Axa) from school at age 18.

Ian became an Independent Financial Adviser in 1997 and many of the individuals he looked after are still clients today. He has worked at a number of companies in East Anglia and specialises in investment and retirement planning.

After taking a three month sabbatical, Ian is delighted to be back working in the independent financial advice arena with Becketts, and looking forward to renewing relationships with many ex-clients.

Away from work, Ian has been a keen sportsman throughout his life, although with the passing of the years his involvement has changed from being an active participant to running football teams his two sons were involved with and, latterly, to refereeing. Nowadays, his participation is more of the armchair variety. For his sins, Ian is a staunch West Ham supporter, which brings with it a variety of challenges!
Louise Catton
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Louise Catton

Private Client Consultant
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Louise rejoined Becketts in January 2015 as Consultant Support in the Private Clients Team having worked between 2002 to 2008 as HR/Payroll Office. Louise brought with her 25 years experience working in both finance and administrative roles, and she was promoted to Financial Consultant in 2018.

Outside of work Louise now enjoys gardening, cooking/socialising and reading but previously spent eight years volunteering as a Citizens Advice Bureau Adviser.
 Scott Wright
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Scott Wright

Private Client Consultant
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Scott joined Becketts in 2014 and has since progressed to his current role as a Private Client Consultant, having previously worked closely alongside several of our Associate Directors. He holds the CII Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, Certificate in Equity Release and Award in Long Term Care Insurance.

Outside of work, football is Scott's main interest and he is a long suffering Ipswich Town fan.
Samuel Brett
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Samuel Brett

Private Client Consultant
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Sam joined Becketts at the end of 2016 having moved back to Suffolk from London where he had completed his degree in History & Politics, and worked for an insurance broker. He holds a Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning and is on the way to attaining the Advanced Diploma.

Sam moved into a Private Client Consultant role in 2019 whilst continuing to provide technical support across his team.
Helen Johnson
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Helen Johnson

Team Leader
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Helen joined Becketts in July 2017 as Senior Consultant Support in the Private Clients Team. She has completed her CII Diploma in Regulated Financial Services and brings with her over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Away from work, Helen enjoys running, cooking and spending time with her family.
Jane Drummond
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Jane Drummond

Team Leader
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Jane has worked in financial services for 35 years. She began her career working for an Insurance company in north London and moved to Suffolk in 1987. Her role at Becketts is to support the Private Client Consultants with providing the best services to clients.

Outside of work, she spends her time taking her children to their various activities, and walking her dog.
Dawn Dearlove
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Dawn Dearlove

Team Leader
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Dawn's Financial Services experience spans 25 years and for the last 15 years she has been a member of the Beckett Financial Services in-house administration team. Having gained a range of expertise in both Private Client and Employee Benefit work, her current role is supporting our senior consultants.
 Keri Abbott
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Keri Abbott

Senior Consultant Support
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Keri joined Becketts in 2000 and supports the Private Clients consultants. She holds the Certificate in Financial Planning from the Personal Finance Society.
Jessica Doyle
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Jessica Colson

Senior Consultant Support
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Jess joined Becketts in 2012 and supports the Private Client consultants. She holds the Certificate in Financial Planning from the Personal Finance Society, and is an experienced para-planner.

Jess enjoys being a mum to Poppy and days out with her family.
Kirsty Goodchild
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Kirsty Goodchild

Senior Consultant Support
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Kirsty has worked in Financial Services since 2008. She started in Discretionary Fund Management and moved over to Private Client administration and then to Consultant Support in 2010. She holds the Diploma for Financial Advisers, having qualified in 2012.

Outside of work, Kirsty is a qualified Exercise-to-Music instructor and teaches two classes a week. She has two young children and likes music, Zumba and spending time with friends. She can often be found quizzing!
Adam Borley
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Adam Borley

Technical Consultant Support
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Adam joined Becketts in 2014 after completing his A Levels. He has recently achieved his CII Advanced Diploma and is currently studying towards CII Fellowship.

Adam’s Technical Consultant Support involves providing a high level support across the Private Client team and to a nominated Private Client Adviser.

Outside of work, Adam likes to keep active. He is also a keen supporter of the Chicago Bears American football team, and often visits Wembley Stadium to watch the International Series. He has recently travelled to America to support his team.
Jonathan Law
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Jonathan Law

Technical Consultant Support
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Jonathan joined Becketts in 2017 after completing his BA (hons) degree in Economics at Nottingham Trent University where he achieved first class honours. Jonathan’s role as Technical Consultant Support involves providing a high level of support across the Private Client team and to a nominated Private Client Adviser. Jonathan also works on a number of different projects within the firm that focuses on improving client service.

He is currently studying towards the CII Advanced Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning having completed the Diploma in February 2020.

Outside of work, Jonathan is a keen golfer, of which he is a member at Ufford Park as well as being a long suffering West Ham season ticket holder.
Joel Brett
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Joel Brett

Consultant Support
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Joel joined Becketts at the beginning of 2017 after spending 18 months at a legal firm in Ipswich where he completed an NVQ in Business & Admin. He is currently studying for his Regulated Diploma in Financial Planning through the CII.
David Snell
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David Snell

Senior Consultant Support
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David joined Becketts in 2016 coming from a final salary pension background. He has a first class honours degree in business management and currently supports the Private Client consultants. He is hoping to pass the Chartered Insurance Institute's Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning in early 2019.

In his spare time, David enjoys playing football and going on holidays skiing when he gets the chance.
Jack Chamberlain
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Jack Chamberlain

Consultant Support
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Jack joined Becketts in 2019, coming from a national financial advisory firm where he worked as a relationship manager for their private wealth management team. At Becketts, he provides administrative support to designated Private Client Consultants and their Senior Support team, Jack is planning to study for the CII’s Level 4 Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning soon.

Outside of work, Jack is a keen swimmer and skier who has fond memories of family skiing holidays around Europe. He and his partner can also usually be found in a new restaurant, as they are both massive foodies, travelling far and wide to try something different!
McCauley Sandry
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McCauley Sandry

Consultant Support
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McCauley joined Becketts in 2017 after graduating from the University of Brighton with a 2:1 in Business. He currently supports some of the Private Client consultants and is currently studying the Chartered Insurance Institute's Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.

In his spare time, McCauley is a keen sports player with a particular affinity with football and American football.
Jessica Saffery
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Jessica Saffery

Team Support
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Jess joined Becketts in July 2018, shortly after completing her A Levels in English Language, Geography and Sociology. She is now studying for her Regulated Diploma in Financial Planning through the CII whilst in a consultant support role.
Scott Buxton
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Scott Buxton

Team Support
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Scott joined Becketts in 2019 shortly after completing his BSc (Hons) degree in International Business Management at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. He hopes to begin studying for his Regulated Diploma in Financial Planning through the CII in the near future. Outside of work Scott enjoys playing and watching football, often travelling to Germany to see his favourite team Borussia Dortmund.
Matthew Earll
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Matthew Earll

Team Support
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Matt joined the Private Clients team at Becketts in January 2020. Prior to that, he spent six years teaching French and German in secondary schools in the UK and abroad, following completion of his degree in Modern Languages from University College London. Matt is currently studying for the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.

In his spare time Matt is a huge rugby fan and a lifelong Saracens supporter. He enjoys travelling and has spent time living and working in France, Austria and Sri Lanka.
Employee Benefits Team
Andy Cousins
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Andy Cousins

Head of Employee Benefits
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Andy began his career in Employee Benefits as a pensions administrator for an insurance company. Promotions to an EB Consultant and EB Director followed and in 2006 he took the opportunity to buy in to an existing EB and Private Client business.

After a successful trade sale in 2012, Andy became Managing Director of an EB brokerage in central London where he was responsible for the day to day running of the business and 30 staff. Following their sale, Andy joined Becketts in July 2018 with an initial brief to develop a presence for the business in and around London. Andy was then appointed to a newly created role as Head of Employee Benefits, with the challenge to create a strategy of growth for staff and business in our Bury St Edmunds, Kibworth and, most recently, Norwich offices.

As we continue to grow Becketts Employee Benefits to become the premier EB consultancy in East Anglia, Andy is focused on both the career development of his staff and strengthening Becketts position as a dynamic and caring place to work.
Nicola Payne
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Nicola Payne

Key Account Consultant
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Nicola joined Becketts in 2001 having worked in financial services since 1996. She has a Business Management degree from Aston University and is a Chartered Financial Planner. Nicola completed nine and half years as a Main Board Director with Becketts before changing focus to concentrate on her passion for client/consultancy work and proposition development. She has a vast amount of experience advising companies both large and small, and she has a particular interest in group companies that have grown through acquisition and need to harmonise benefits.

Out of work, Nicola is a busy mother of two.
Gareth Carroll
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Gareth Carroll

Associate Director
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Gareth has been with Becketts working in employee benefits for over ten years and specialises in medical insurance. He is well qualified in his field and is a member of the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries. Gareth has developed excellent relationships with providers, and has amassed plenty of experience working with clients of all sizes and sectors.
Graham Sibley
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Graham Sibley

Senior Employee Benefits Consultant
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Graham joined Becketts in July 2020 as a Senior Employee Benefits Consultant. He is able to assist businesses with the implementation and ongoing management of their Employee Benefits arrangements, including the running of pension clinics for the employees. Graham can also assist with solutions to protect a business in the event that a Key employee, partner, or shareholder should die.

Graham has worked locally within the financial services profession for over 40 years. He holds the Diploma in Financial Planning and is an associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (both by examination). Graham has also achieved the profession’s “G60” pension qualification.

Graham is married with 2 adult children. He enjoys watching most sports, but football is his main love. He and his wife walk a lot, if only to keep their crazy golden doodle as calm as possible!
Richard Jones
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Richard Jones

Senior Health & Protection Consultant
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Richard joined Beckett Financial Services in September 2010 and he advises on, and manages, company and individual private medical insurance policies. Prior to joining Becketts, Richard worked as a key account manager for AXA PPP Healthcare for over four years.

In his spare time Richard is a keen rock climber and mountaineer, and he can usually be found in the Lake or Peak District climbing and hiking.
Brett Hollick
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Brett Hollick

Senior Employee Benefits Consultant
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Brett joined Beckett in November 2017 as an Employee Benefits Consultant to assist companies with pensions auto-enrolment and their employee benefit schemes.

He has over 3o years of experience in the financial services industry and holds the Level 4 Diploma in Financial Planning, Dip PFS, and the Certificate in Auto-Enrolment.

Outside of work Brett enjoys time cycling, walking and travelling with his family, and is a keen snooker player.
Austin Brydon
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Austin Brydon

Employee Benefits New Business Consultant
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Austin joined Becketts in 2014 as an employee benefit consultant, principally to help with pensions auto enrolment and assist companies with their employee benefit solutions. He has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry which is enhanced with a CII Level 4 Diploma in Financial Planning, including G60 Pensions.

A keen golfer, Austin has twice been Norfolk County Champion and also won the Norfolk Open. He currently plays 'off scratch'.
Karen Hubbard
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Karen Hubbard

Team Manager
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Karen joined the Becketts Employee Benefits team in August 2020 during the Covid19 pandemic and working from home. She has worked in the financial services sector since 1987 for insurance companies, IFAs, mortgage broker and for a large accountancy firm. Although mainly administrative roles she has her Financial Planning Certificate as well as her ATT tax exams.

Now her children are grown up she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, walking her labradoodle Sasha on the fens, going on holiday and gardening. She also works as a volunteer for Open Door helping at the Newmarket hostel for homeless for vulnerable young adults.
Caroline Pepper
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Caroline Pepper

Senior Employee Benefits Consultant
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Caroline joined the Becketts team in July 2020 as a Senior Employee Benefits Consultant following the acquisition of NW Brown.

Caroline holds the CII Level 4 Diploma in Financial Services, Group Risk(GR1), Long Term Care Insurance(CF8) and pensions(G60) qualifications.

She believes an important aspect of her role is to understand and work with clients to ensure they have ongoing flexible and cost effective workplace employee benefit solutions. Her industry pension and workplace employee benefit experience has enabled her to build strong long lasting relationships with a wide range of clients across a broad sector of industries, both small and large in size. She is also passionate in supporting the need for financial education to next generation.

In her spare time, as well as a busy family life, Caroline is a keen gardener, enjoys cycling, exploring new places, holds a volunteer Trustee position for a local educational trust and is a member of her local WI.
Tracy Beadnell
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Tracy Beadnell

Senior Employee Benefits Consultant
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Tracy is a Senior Employee Benefits Consultant. She joined Becketts in July 2020 when they acquired the Employee Benefits business of Brown Shipley in Norwich. She has a wealth of experience having worked for Brown Shipley (previously NW Brown) as an Employee Benefits Consultant for the last 18 years dealing with Corporate Clients of all sizes. She holds the Diploma in Financial Services. Prior to this she had worked as a sales consultant for Prudential (formerly Scottish Amicable), Guardian Royal Exchange and Friends Provident.

Outside of work Tracy is married with twin adult daughters and two cats. Her passions are: golf, running, gym and Norwich City Football Club.
Tracey Gloyne
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Tracey Gloyne

Senior Employee Benefits Consultant
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Tracey has over 25 years experience working in the employee benefits sector. Her role at Becketts is to assist clients with implementing and managing their employee benefits packages which includes guiding clients through the pensions maze, and ensuring employees understand their benefit packages.

Tracey holds the Level 4 Diploma in Financial Planning (Dip PFS) and the Certificate in Auto-Enrolment. She has significant experience in Pensions, Group Life, Group Income Protection and Business Protection.

Tracey is a CII Education Champion which delivers financial awareness sessions to schools and colleges across the UK. Tracey is married with two children and, in her limited spare time, enjoys travelling and interior design.
Donna Roberts
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Donna Roberts

Senior Health & Protection Consultant
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Donna has worked in the employee benefits market for nearly 20 years and has advised many clients during that time. She has also achieved her Cert CII in Health & Protection. Building strong relationships based on trust and integrity is Donna's driving force. She particularly enjoys holding the hands of clients looking to implement and promote benefits for maximum engagement.

Outside of work Donna enjoys music, yoga, travel, and is currently studying mindfulness.
Clare Mayhew
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Clare Mayhew

Health & Protection Consultant
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Clare joined Becketts in May 2013 in a Business Support role, to help with the development of clients within the Healthcare and Employee Benefit Team. More recently, she has become a Consultant in the Healthcare team.

Clare enjoys spending time with her family and travel. She also likes to keep fit and takes a keen interest in clothes and fashion.
Martin Moore
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Martin Moore

Employee Benefits Consultant
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Martin has been working in employee benefits since October 2012 and his current focus is supporting Becketts high quality auto enrolment proposition as an Account Manager.

Martin currently holds a Level 3 NVQ in Financial Planning and Services, and the Certificate in Financial Services, Cert CII (FS). He is working towards his Diploma in Financial Services and aims to complete it soon. Outside of work, Martin spends his time participating in charity events, film, video games and the sciences.
Val Carroll
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Val Carroll

Senior Manager
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Val has been in the private medical insurance industry for over twenty years. Most of that time has been with Becketts. While at work, she is passionate about offering the best advice to clients backed up by excellent customer service.

In her time off she just loves to be working in her garden.
Nicki Oak
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Nicki Oak

Group Risk Consultant
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Nicki joined Beckett in April 2010 and brought with her the experience and knowledge in Financial Services having previously worked for a major national mortgage provider.

Nicki's current role entails working with our Group Risk Clients, where attention to detail is a necessary requirement, and including liaising with insurers for the benefit of our valued clients.

Nicki enjoys socialising and getting involved in local events.
Frankie Campling
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Frankie Campling

Employee Benefits Manager
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Frankie started his working career at Norwich City Football Club as ‘Saturday boy’ and worked his way up to store supervisor. He is still employed by NCFC currently as a Matchday Supervisor.

He started working at Aviva in 2011 in Group Personal Pensions, then moved to Defined Benefit Pensions, before moving to the defined contribution staff scheme. Frankie joined NW Brown & Company in 2016 as a pensions administrator, then became the Pensions Manager, eventually taking on the group risk department before becoming Employee Benefits Manager. He has knowledge of pensions, life, income protection, critical illness and private medical products.

In his spare time, Frankie enjoys gaming, from the Nintendo entertainment system to current consoles. He also enjoys eating out, watching movies and socialising. He spends a lot of time with his family.
Stephen Welford
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Stephen Welford

Account Manager
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Stephen joined Becketts as a Trainee Account Manager in the Employee Benefits team in January 2019. His professional and enthusiastic approach has helped him gain a good working knowledge of group risk products, business protection and other areas of Employee Benefits.

In his spare time, Stephen likes to snowboard, play football, watch Tottenham Hotspur and play league poker.
Emma Aston
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Emma Aston

Account Handler
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Emma joined Becketts in 2016 and she supports our Associate Director in Healthcare, Gareth Carroll. She holds the Chartered Insurance Institute's IF7 qualification in Healthcare Insurance products and is currently studying towards GR1.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys travelling, nice food and walking her dog.
Tina Varambhia
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Tina Varambhia

Account Handler
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Tina has 22 years of experience in the insurance industry: sixteen years working as a Claims Handler and six years as a Commercial Trading Underwriter. She is married with two teenage boys, and loves spending her free time with her family, going to the movies and travelling abroad as much as possible.
Sarah Burton
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Sarah Burton

Office Manager
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Sarah joined Becketts in July 2017 as an Account Handler in the Healthcare Division. She had worked in financial services in the past but, more recently, she worked in other managerial and administrative roles.

In her spare time she likes to run and cycle, and also enjoys live music. She enjoys travelling and exploring new countries; her favourite places are Australia and the Greek Islands.
Leonie Rabey
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Leonie Rabey

Team Leader
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Leonie has a BA (Hons) in Business Management and joined Becketts in 2016. She is currently studying the Chartered Insurance Institute's Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.

Outside of work, Leonie enjoys skiing when the opportunity arises, and spending time with family.
Charlotte Griffin
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Charlotte Griffin

Employee Benefits Administrator
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Charlotte worked for Aviva for 14 years prior to joining NW Brown and, subsequently, Becketts. While at Aviva she worked in Final Salary Pensions, followed by the Staff Pensions team (Defined Contribution Pensions.) She joined NW Brown and joined a blended team of pensions & corporate benefits advisers. She has mostly worked on the Group Risk schemes for the past year and a half and is in the process of taking the CII GR1.

In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys spending time with her family and going for walks. She loves baking and enjoys reading and films.
Kayleigh Bezance
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Kayleigh Bezance

Employee Benefits Administrator
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Kayleigh has been working in the financial services industry since 2013, starting out at N&P Building Society. She has a CeMap qualification and recently passed RO1. She is keen to progress in this sector but this has been placed on pause because she is expecting her first baby!

Kayleigh is an avid runner and, in the past, she would have been found at a race most weekends. She also loves gigs, with her genre of choice being rock/metal. This choice is a surprise to most people!
Katie Morphew
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Katie Morphew

Employee Benefits Administrator
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Katie started her working life at Nationwide Building Society when she was 18 and has been in finance ever since. She moved into corporate pensions in 2018 after working at Moneyfacts, a publication company that compared various pension information.

Outside of work, Katie enjoys running, eating out when possible, an occasional baking session and spending time with her family, especially her ever growing nephew!
Mel Veness
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Mel Veness

Employee Benefits Administrator
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Mel has worked in employee benefits for 17 years, starting her career at Aviva within the Group Money Purchase Pension team. She moved to a local IFA firm in 2006 working within the Employee Benefits team. During this time Mel got married and had her 2 children. She has worked supporting IFA’s across both private client and employee benefits; in the last few years, she has specialised in Group Life, Income Protection and Private Medical Schemes.

Mel has recently passed the FA1 exam and is studying towards the GR1.

Outside of work Mel can be found sewing, baking or trying to become green fingered in the garden. Together with their dog, Mel and her family love exploring the countryside.
Clare Singleton
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Clare Singleton

Senior Business Team Leader
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Clare joined Becketts in February 2014 in a Business Development role and currently supports the Healthcare & Employee Benefit Team at Kibworth.

Graduating from a Textile Degree her previous roles evolved through Colourist, Designer, Senior Buyer and Product Manager. Her experiences give her a commercial outlook and she enjoys speaking to prospective new clients in a supportive role.

Away from the office, Clare is kept busy with family life and enjoys skiing, sailing, live music and craft
Kim Cardy
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Kim Cardy

Senior Consultant Support
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Kim joined Becketts in 2018 with a long career in financial services; she worked for Lloyds Bank for 27 years, and Santander for 12 years. Kim supports our Employee Benefit consultants in delivering solutions to Becketts corporate clients.

Outside of work, Kim enjoys Tudor and Stuart history, and regularly visits places of historical interest.
Liz McNeish
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Liz McNeish

Employee Benefits Support
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Liz began working at Becketts in 1997, primarily in a sales support role along with five years spent organising and managing events. When not in the office Liz cooks, swims, walks and bikes as much as possible, and she loves to spend as much time as possible with her two young grandsons and huge extended family.
Lucy Ananda
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Lucy Ananda

Business Development Support
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Lucy joined Becketts in 2018 as Business Development Support with the Healthcare & Employee Benefit Team.

She is a BA (Hons) Business graduate and has worked in product development and project management roles before taking a family career break and a relocation from the south. During this time she deepened her love of practising and teaching yoga and meditation, and has more recently developed her skills in the legal conveyancing sector.

Outside of work, Lucy loves to explore the great outdoors with her family and is a keen experimental vegetarian cook.
Carole Lauder
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Carole Lauder

Consultant Support
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Carole has been working in financial services since the 1980s when she joined Norwich Union as support to the Employee Benefit consultant, eventually working her way up to Sales Support Team Leader. After taking time out to have a family, Carole worked for two different local IFA firms as their Auto-Enrolment Project Manager assisting clients through the entire AE process. More recently, Carole spent a year working within Private Clients for an IFA based in Cumbria.

Outside of work, Carole enjoys walking, photography, gardening, going to the cinema and spending time with her family.
Limara Newson
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Limara Newson

Senior Administrator
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Limara joined Beckett's in 2015 and supports the Healthcare consultants. She holds a NVQ level 3 in customer services and has over nine years of customer service experience.
Asset Management Team
Samantha Owen
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Samantha Owen

Director
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Samantha joined Beckett Asset Management in 1999 and she is well equipped to deal with both recessionary and buoyant economic conditions. Sam is our Portfolio Manager, actively running Beckett Asset Management's six portfolios.

Samantha is currently studying for the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Wealth Management Masters, a globally recognised higher level qualification. She is CF30 (Investment Management) registered with the FCA. Married and living locally, she enjoys the countryside and spending time with family and friends, and aerobics. She was a football referee but, admittedly, is more of an armchair supporter now.
Tony Yousefian
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Tony Yousefian

Portfolio Manager
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Tony joined Beckett Asset Management in January 2019. He has more than 25 years’ experience in managing private client portfolios and collective investment schemes.

Before joining BAM, Tony ran his own consultancy business advising on investment management as well as working for a ratings agency. He holds the Investment Management Certificate of the Institute of Investment Management and Research and is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

In his spare time, Tony enjoys walking and shooting. He is also a keen motor racing fan.
Elliot Basford
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Elliot Basford

Assistant Portfolio Manager
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Graduating in 2018 with a first class degree in International Finance and Investment, Elliot joined Beckett Asset Management as an Investment Analyst. He was previously employed by BAM for six months as part of his degree studies.

He holds the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment) Investment Advice Diploma in Derivatives and is currently working towards the Chartered Financial Analyst certification.

In his spare time, Elliot is an avid golfer playing to a handicap of six. He also has a passion for skiing.
Central Service Team
Lesley Delaney
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Lesley Delaney

Director
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Lesley has worked for Becketts since 2001. She builds and develops the Bury support teams who work with the consultants and manages the systems and processes.

In her spare time she enjoys travel, particularly to Italy.
Jessica Jones
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Jessica Jones

Systems Management & Development
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Jessica joined in July 2000 and has worked in a variety of roles within Becketts from Junior Typist to Team Leader before settling into a role of systems management and development.

Outside of work she is kept busy with her 3 boys and their various activities. When she does get a moment to herself she enjoys a good book.
Mark Hall
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Mark Hall

Manager
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Mark began his career in financial services in 2000 at a large national insurance company after leaving full time education. He found that he enjoyed working with all types of clients and expanded his knowledge whilst also achieving the CII Diploma in Insurance, and the Diploma in Financial Planning.

Mark joined Becketts in 2015 and supports our overall objective to provide clients with a comprehensive financial planning service that meets their individual aims.

He lives in the Bury St Edmunds area and enjoys taking part in a range of sporting activities including keeping fit.
Caroline Southgate
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Caroline Southgate

HR Officer
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Caroline joined Becketts in 2001 as PA to the Chairman and Managing Director. She became responsible for HR in 2015 and is Becketts HR Officer. She passed the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice in 2017.

Out of work, Caroline is busy with her 12 year old and volunteers as a secretary to her local library's fund raising committee and is also administrator for her local Cub Scout group.
Claire Cross
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Claire Cross

Head of Finance
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Claire joined Becketts in 1997 and has worked in variety of different finance roles before becoming Head of Finance. Claire is AAT qualified and is part way through studying the CIMA qualifications.

Outside of work, most of Claire's time is taken up with her two little boys. When she does have some down time, she likes to relax by socialising with friends & touring the countryside in the family's trusty campervan!
Amy Grayson
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Amy Grayson

Finance Support
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Amy joined in February 2016 from a background in administration. She took on a Finance support role in December 2016 and is currently completing the AAT accounting qualification.

In her free time, she likes to socialise with friends, go to Zumba and take her large dog for walks.
Philip James
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Philip James

Marketing Manager
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Philip's career in marketing began in 1990 at a marketing agency and he has worked in a variety of different roles covering all marketing disciplines.

He joined Becketts in 2013 and has completed the CII's Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.

Outside of work, Philip enjoys walking and any kind of travel.
Michaela Cooper
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Michaela Cooper

Receptionist
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Michaela joined Becketts in February 2018 as our Receptionist/Administrator. She comes from a background of secretarial and reception/customer care.

She enjoys her holidays and exploring new places, reading and spending time socialising with her family and friends.

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Chartered status is awarded by the CII using a points-based system with a minimum entry requirement of 50 and Beckett Financial Services achieved 120 points. All Chartered Financial Planners commit to the CII's Code of Ethics, reinforcing the highest standards of professional practice in their business dealings.