After graduating with a degree in mathematics from the UEA in Norwich, Michael joined Finance Shop in December 2011. Originally working as a Scanning Assistant, he has subsequently worked in many areas of the business, and is now part of the Wealth Management team based in Norwich.
Outside of work, Michael has a keen interest in aviation and is a qualified Private Pilot.
Wealth Management Team Manager
After graduating with a degree in photography from Norwich University of the Arts, Rebecca joined Finance Shop in February 2016. She was keen on a change of career and to learn more about the financial services industry. Rebecca started with the company as an Administration Assistant in the Investment Operations Team. Since then, Rebecca has developed her skills to earn herself the new role as Andy Parkes’ Personal Assistant. Rebecca is keen on progressing within the company by taking industry qualifications.
Outside of work, Rebecca carries on using her degree to take photos in her spare time
Deputy Team Manager
Nicky joined Finance Shop in 2023 and is a Deputy Team Manager within our Norwich Office. Nicky started her career as a Financial Adviser and after enjoying many successful years, now utilises her extensive experience within the operational side of Financial Services.
Outside of work Nicky enjoys yoga, pilates and spending time with her children Jack and Eva.
Technology and Development Manager
Chris joined Finance Shop in 2016, having spent the majority of his career in IT. Chris originally started his working life as a chef, reaching an AA rosette for his cuisine, before making a career change to IT. Chris earnt a number of Microsoft and CompTIA qualifications in IT whilst working his way up to become the manager of a large IT support team, which he managed for a number of years.
Chris has a strong focus on using technology to make lives easier, so aims to use his wealth of experience to help all areas of the business. His main responsibilities include HR, IT and Business Development.
In Chris’s spare time, he enjoys a number of sports - playing football, pool and golf regularly. Chris also has a young family, so spends the majority of his spare time on family days out.
Samantha joined Finance Shop in July 2010 following an extensive career in banking working successfully in business risk and the retail sector, where she gained a wide range of experience and knowledge. As the Practice Manager she is responsible for the preparation and management of the Accounting and Reporting function of the firm.
Trevor joined Finance Shop in January 2006 following 33 years with a high street bank. During his career in the financial services industry, Trevor has had a number of roles, including Bank Manager, before moving to advising on mortgages, pensions, protection and investment business, and more latterly to compliance for the last 5 years he spent with the bank.
Since joining Finance Shop Trevor has continued to update his knowledge for his compliance role, and has subsequently completed his Diploma in Financial Planning. Trevor’s main aim is the training and development of staff and advisers to ensure an excellent standard of service is given to our clients in this ever changing industry.
Donna joined Finance Shop in September 2010 after several years working as a personal clerk for a large retailer. Donna’s role was originally Accounts Assistant, however she has since progressed to Accounts Manager and has completed a Diploma in Accountancy. Donna manages the Accounts and Commissions team, and deals with the day to day accounts tasks for the company.
Emma started her career in finance working for a mortgage broker, where she gained lots of knowledge within the industry. Emma later joined Finance Shop in September 2011 as Investment Operations Manager, overseeing the administration of client portfolios within the Wealth Management Team. In late 2018 Emma has moved teams to manage Scott's support team, bringing a wealth of experience.
Emma spends the majority of her spare time with her family.
Senior Team Manager
After taking a career break to have children, Louise decided to change direction and in 2008 she took the exams needed to qualify as a Financial Adviser. She joined Finance Shop in January 2009 and, after initially working as an Adviser dealing in investments and pensions, Louise moved to our Norwich office in September 2010 to work as a Personal Assistant to Nick Buchan. Louise is now Team Leader to Nick’s PA’s and administration support staff.
Team Manager (Consultants)
Poppy joined Finance Shop in July 2015 as an Apprentice Administration Assistant after deciding on a change of career path from the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Poppy’s role was originally Apprentice Administration Assistant, however she was promoted to a Trainee Personal Assistant working within Nick Buchan’s team. After completing her training and progressing to Personal Assistant, Poppy was promoted to a team manager and now leads a team of her own.
Poppy enjoys spending time with her family and friends outside of work.