"Our Partners have decades worth of experience between them in compliance and Financial Services."

Our corporate philosophy is based upon the concept that a few “grey hairs” are essential to having insight into the more difficult areas of financial services compliance and regulation.

All our clients have the direct and personal involvement of a senior consultant, thereby benefiting from their acumen, experience and personal networks.

Our aim is not to be the biggest compliance advisory firm in the market place. We have previously owned and run larger consulting firms, and now prefer to offer a more bespoke, tailored service for our clients. Our business is focused on you. We intend never to forget this approach and place it at the heart of our firm.

Gary Dixon

Partner

Gary is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. After qualifying and spending 7 years with PwC, he moved into financial services in 1994 where he has worked ever since. Gary has been individually regulated by FCA, PRA, FSA, IMRO, SFA, PRA, IBRC, Lloyd's of London and the Bank of England and has held many Executive and Non-Executive operational and board level positions in risk, compliance and finance.

He formed his first regulatory compliance consultancy in 2001 and, after growing it organically and by acquisition to 30 specialist staff, he exited to a NASDAQ quoted firm based in the USA in 2007. Gary’s sector experience encompasses banking, insurance, broking, wealth management, home reversions, building societies and others. He has interest in defending contentious situations for firms under regulatory pressure as well as assisting acquisitive companies with combined regulatory and financial due diligence assurance.

Academically, Gary holds a Degree in Astrophysics and a Masters in Business Administration.

Gary has a keen interest in philanthropy and has Trustee roles within a Top 20 University and a major regional theatre as well as an African foster care charity. He quotes his times in West and East Africa visiting charity projects as being the most humbling and inspiring time of his life.

Alison Beeston

Senior Consultant - Compliance & Regulation

Alison has over 25 years’ experience in financial services in a wide range of organisations. These include banking operations, mortgage lending and advice, personal insurance provision, life assurance and investments, a mortgage network, an equity release provider and a property company. She successfully held frontline advisory roles before focusing on training and competence and then moved into risk and compliance. Having designed and implemented compliance, training & competence frameworks and risk management frameworks for a number of organisations, she most recently held the Group Risk & Compliance Director role for a FTSE 250 group of companies with responsibility as CF10 compliance officer and MLRO of a number of regulated entities.

Qualified in compliance, risk management, insurance, mortgages, equity release, general pensions and investments with a background in human resource management, she was a founding member of the Society of Later Life Advisers Advisory Board when it first set up its enhanced qualification for advisers working in the older client market. She is passionate about people development and has worked closely with organisations to improve their competency assessments and testing approaches and board development approaches.

She has operated at Board level of regulated entities and is presently a Non Executive Director for the Funeral Planning Authority.