Key People

At ECP we are dedicated to making sure we can support your company’s activities ranging from corporate finance to auto-enrolment to capital raising and even including HR support. In all of these areas, we excel and we will always make sure we deliver an excellent service with solutions that are in place and implemented within a time frame that suits. Our experienced team will always go out of their way to make sure you are more than satisfied with the solutions that are put in place. Our extraordinary growth is based on repeat and referred business and this is only possible because we deliver.

Ben Armstrong

Director, Head of International Investment

Ben has been involved in helping a vast array of multinational companies increase their exposure and foot holdings in some of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

As founder of Cavendish Group International in 1998, Ben established a unique platform through which companies across the industry could increase their export activities to rapidly emerging economies such as Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC). Therefore, it was an entirely logical step to join and head the team here at ECP in April 2010. This time, however, Ben is operating in reverse and helping high-net-worth investors from these countries find relevant companies in which to invest here in the UK.

Jane King

HR Manager

Jane has worked in a variety of management and directorate roles within Human Resource Management for over 30 years and joined ECP in 2016 within the Corporate Team.

Jane is passionate about ensuring HR services are transparent and accessible for both the Employer and Employee.

Jane is a HR specialist providing bespoke HR services to Corporate clients.  At ECP Jane’s aim is to support companies by taking away all those time-consuming, mundane but necessary, tasks of HR management.

Kirsten Richardson

Head of Corporate Planning

Kirsten is a specialist in a variety of areas within corporate planning, such as auto-enrolment, payroll, group protection and specialist corporate pension schemes.

Kirsten has a passion for learning and she has completed various exams over the last five years, including a diploma in Regulated Financial Planning and a certificate in Advanced Mortgage Advice. She now has plans to reach chartered status. Kirsten says her personal aim is to: ‘Provide transparent and easy-to-understand financial advice to anybody that needs it, no matter their budget. I appreciate and understand that some aspects of corporate advice can be confusing, so I am more than happy to talk through any areas of concern in as much detail as required.

Amanda Reid

Commercial Borrowing

Amanda has worked with our sister company Independent Financial Solutions for over 16 years, developing and managing their personal mortgage department and now incorporating the commercial borrowing facility we offer at ECP.

Amanda is fully CeMap qualified, has invaluable knowledge and experience and has built solid relationships with both high street and specialist lenders which means she is best placed to offer a tailored approach to your requirements leaving you to successfully continue to run and build your business.

Amel Chetibi

Specialist Investment Coordinator

Amel graduated from the University of London with a PhD in Economics, and has over eight years of lecturing and research experience in Economics and Finance. Following this, she looked to apply her academic economic and financial knowledge to a practical setting in early 2017, joining ECP as Specialist Investment Coordinator.

Her role at ECP is principally to gather due diligence and analyse data to ascertain the company’s potential, match clients with investee companies, manage relationships and deal with ongoing investments.

Robert Stamp

Specialist Investment Coordinator

Robert has worked in the financial sector since 2012, where he started his career as a case manager for several financial advisers. A major part of this role was running in-house due diligence on EIS and SEIS companies, and it was during this period that Robert began to refine his investment knowledge and skills.

Following this, he left the financial advisory industry to work for ECP as Specialist Investment Coordinator. His role at ECP is predominantly to assess companies and identify the most suitable sources of investment and capital raising through Tier 1, EIS, SEIS and direct investment.

Vanessa Scheuber

Business Development Manager (China)

Lawyer and London expert Vanessa Scheuber was born in Beijing, but has divided her time between the UK and China since she was 14 years old. Vanessa studied Law at Warwick University.

After qualifying as a lawyer in New York, Vanessa worked in corporate law in Beijing before joining London & Partners, the official agency of the Mayor of London, where she was in charge of attracting Chinese investors to London. In 2014, Vanessa moved back to the UK and joined ECP as Business Development Manager, using her specialist knowledge of London to provide expert advice in all areas of UK and international investments.

Emma Ankers

Corporate Administrator

Emma joined the Emsworth Corporate Planning team 2 years ago having commenced in our personal business team. Emma provides full administrative support for our corporate department working alongside the advisers to care for our client’s needs in auto enrolment, group protection and payroll.

She is often the first port of call for day to day needs as well as being a key systems superuser. She is currently studying for her BIAB Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration (QCF).

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