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 option 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 300 organisations, large and small, across the UK.

1800

Satisfied Clients

98

% Client Satisfaction

30

Years Supporting Clients

63

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.
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.
Robert Beckett
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Robert Beckett

Chairman
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Robert has been Chairman since the business was founded in 1988 and 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 1988, and is now a non-executive Director, chairing Board Meetings.

She enjoys spending time with her family, keeping (reasonably) fit and playing golf.
Nicola Prince
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Nicola Payne

Employee Benefits Director
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Nicola is a main Board Director. She joined Beckett 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 is an employee benefit specialist and has overall responsibility for the Employee Benefit team. 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.
Lynne Hobden-Clarke
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Lynne Hobden-Clarke

Director
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Lynne has been a Director since 1999, with extensive experience of motivating and developing teams. She is responsible for all Human Resource policies, and is a keen traveller and enjoys socialising over a good meal.
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!
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 four 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.
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!
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

Senior Consultant
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
 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 Doyle

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 new mum to Poppy and days out with her family.
Nikki Rose
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Nikki Rose

Senior Consultant Support
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Nikki started her career in financial services in 2015 and joined Becketts in 2016. She has successfully completed the Level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA).

Outside of work, Nikki enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.
Samuel Brett
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Samuel Brett

Senior Consultant Support
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Sam joined Becketts at the end of 2016 having moved back to Suffolk from London where he worked for an insurance broker. He supports the Private Client Consultants and he is currently studying for the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.
Adam Borley
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Adam Borley

Senior Consultant Support
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Adam joined Becketts in 2014 after completing his A Levels. He holds the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning DipPFS and the Certificate in Discretionary Investment Management CertCII (DM).

Outside of work, Adam is a keen support of the Chicago Bears American football team, and often visits Wembley Stadium to watch the International Series.
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 teach two classes a week. She has two young children and likes music, Zumba and spending time with friends. She can often be found quizzing!
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.
Lewis Fowler
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Lewis Fowler

Consultant Support
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Lewis joined Becketts in 2015 after finishing his A Levels in IT, Physics, Chemistry and Maths. He is currently studying the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning through the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Outside of work, Lewis likes to play and watch basketball, and he supports the Minnesota Timberwolves.
David Snell
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David Snell

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.
Philippa Roberts
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Philippa Roberts

Private Client Consultant Support
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Philippa started working in Financial Services in 2015 and joined Becketts in 2018 having previously worked for a similar firm. She is currently studying the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning through the CII.

Outside of work, Philippa enjoys going out with friends and she is a member of the National Trust.
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.
Corporate Team
Nicola Payne
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Nicola Payne

Employee Benefits Director
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Nicola is a main Board Director. She 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 is an employee benefit specialist and has overall responsibility for the Employee Benefit team. 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.
Andy Cousins
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Andy Cousins

Associate Director
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Andy began his career in Employee Benefits as a pensions administrator for an insurance company. His career culminated in owning an EB and Wealth Management business which he sold in 2012.

After the sale, 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 the sale to private equity, Andy joined Becketts in July 2018.

Andy will be using Becketts excellent reputation to develop a presence for the business in and around London, with a particular focus on:-
  • Workplace engagement;
  • Employee wellbeing;
  • Education and guidance for workplace pension schemes;
  • Shareholder and key person protection;
  • Excepted and registered group death in service schemes.


Andy lives in Petts Wood, in the London Borough of Bromley, and keeps fit with gardening, riding his cyclocross bike and practising yoga (badly!).

Please contact Andy to discuss your existing employee benefit arrangements and how Becketts can help you.
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.
Val Carroll
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Val Carroll

Director
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Val leads the Private Healthcare team and 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.
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.
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

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.
Austin Brydon
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Austin Brydon

Senior 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'.
Martin Moore
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Martin Moore

Account Manager
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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.
Nicki Oak
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Nicki Oak

Group Risk Manager
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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.
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.
Emma Aston
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Emma Aston

Office Manager
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Emma joined Becketts in 2016 and she supports our Associate Director in Healthcare, Gareth Carroll. She is currently studying the Chartered Insurance Institute's IF7 qualification in healthcare insurance products.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys travelling, nice food and walking her dog.
Sarah Burton
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Sarah Burton

Account Handler
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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.
Clare Singleton
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Clare Singleton

Business Development 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
Leonie Rabey
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Leonie Rabey

Senior Consultant Support
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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.
Kim Johnson
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Kim Johnson

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.
Limara Newson
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Limara Newson

Senior Account Manager
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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.
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.
Rebecca Bindley
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Rebecca Bindley

Employee Benefits Support
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Rebecca joined Becketts healthcare team in 2015 having previously worked in the insurance industry, and for the NHS.

She has four children, 2 girls, 2 boys, and she is currently consumed with wedding planning after her partner recently proposed!
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.
James Alcock
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James Alcock

Team Support
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James joined Becketts in 2018 and currently supports the Corporate Team in delivering Group Risk, Auto-Enrolment and a variety of other employee benefits. He is currently studying the Chartered Insurance Institute's Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.

In his spare time, James a very keen golfer, and enjoys tinkering with cars.
Asset Management Team
Samantha Owen
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Director

Samantha Owen
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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.
Elliot Basford
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Elliot Basford

Investment Analyst
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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.
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 1999 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 Goslin
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Amy Goslin

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.
Jonathan Law
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Jonathan Law

Technical Development
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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 honors. Jonathan's Technical Development role at Becketts focuses on improving internal processes and client service, including the integration of the Personal Finance Portal and the implementation of cash flow modelling. He is currently studying towards the CII Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.

Outside of work Jonathan is a keen golfer, of which he is a member at Ufford Park and he is a long suffering West Ham season ticket holder.

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Bury St Edmunds Office

Dettingen House

Dettingen Way

Bury St. Edmunds

Suffolk

IP33 3TU

Tel: 01284 754500

Our modern ground-floor offices are wheelchair-friendly and provide disabled parking outside the door.

Kibworth Office

8 Nursery Court

Kibworth Business Park

Harborough Road

Kibworth

Leicestershire

LE8 0EX

Tel: 0116 279 1919

Chartered Since 2011

Chartered status is awarded by the industry?s professional body, the Chartered Insurance Institute, and Beckett Financial Services has been granted Chartered status every year since 2011.

Prestigious Award

The CII awards Chartered Status to a limited amount of firms which meet rigorous criteria relating to professionalism and capability. Firms must have a proven record in providing the highest level of service to their clients, demonstrating a culture of integrity, as well as the attainment of and commitment to the Chartered Insurance Institute?s professional qualifications.

Professional Recognition

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.