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About Us

ATEB is one of the few compliance consultancies that has FCA approval to undertake Conduct of Business Skilled Persons (Section 166) reviews. Please see here for more information.

We are one of the earliest compliance consultancies, founded in 1996 to plug a gap in the market. Since then, we have provided pragmatic and hands-on support to IFAs, mortgage brokers and general insurance intermediaries. We have long standing and loyal clients; many have been with us since the start in 1996.

While we can introduce you to third party professionals, we do not receive any form of inducement for doing so and hence we provide a completely unbiased and independent service, focusing solely on your needs.

Over the past 12 months our consultants have completed nearly 1000 on-site client visits.

We pride ourselves on the quality of service provided and have a proven track record of delivering consistently high standards. Don't just take our word for it; see for yourselves what our clients say.

Steve Bailey

Director

e: steve@atebconsulting.co.uk

t: 07703 576951

"Anticipation of FCA requirements and transparent presentation of your methods is fundamental to maintaining a compliant business."

  • Skills:

    Compliance, Technical, Sales and Consultancy

  • Passions:

    Family, Comedy, World Cuisine, Sport and Travel

  • Pet Hates:

    Gossip and lack of common sense.

Huw Reynolds

Director

e: huw@atebconsulting.co.uk

t: 07957 384575

"Think process, process, process"

  • Skills:

    Compliance, Management Consultancy, Risk Management

  • Passions:

    Family, Rugby Union, Dogs, Travel

  • Pet Hates:

    Traffic Jams, Intolerance

Mike Senior

Senior Compliance Consultant

e: mike@atebconsulting.co.uk

t: 07800 791262

"Set time aside, dedicate this time to a task and nothing is impossible"

  • Skills:

    Compliance, People Management/Interaction, T&C, Checking!

  • Passions:

    Young Family, watching Tennis and Motor Sports, Travel

  • Pet Hates:

    Being a slave to technology!

John Begg

Senior Compliance Consultant

e: john@atebconsulting.co.uk

t: 07715 002913

"Plan and work hard"

  • Skills:

    Compliance, Training & Competence, Change Management

  • Passions:

    Family, Football and David Bowie’s music

  • Pet Hates:

    Having to choose between music, films or books

Richard Foster

Senior Compliance Consultant

e: richard@atebconsulting.co.uk

t: 07710 308112

"Work smarter not longer. If you want to play the game learn the rules and play by them."

  • Skills:

    Compliance, Monitoring/Audit, Technical, Sales

  • Passions:

    Sport, Travel and Family

  • Pet Hates:

    Constant moaning, rude and arrogant people

David Anderson

Head of IT

e: david@atebconsulting.co.uk

t: 0844 272 9000

"Buy cheap, buy twice"

  • Skills:

    IT Strategy, Project Management, Software Development, IT Systems

  • Passions:

    Family, Countryside, Sound Engineering, Shooting, Newcastle United

  • Pet Hates:

    Useless Gadgets, Pretence

Paul Caine

Compliance consultant

e: paul@atebconsulting.co.uk

t: 078 034 05971

"CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT YOU WILL FACE – EMBRACE IT"

  • Skills:

    compliance, analytics, technical and communication

  • Passions:

    family, sport, music and travelling

  • Pet Hates:

    small-mindedness, cold-calling and littering

Alistair MacDougall

Technical Manager

e: alistair@atebconsulting.co.uk

t: 07778 652 357

"STOP THINKING “COMPLIANCE” START THINKING “DO THE RIGHT THINGS RIGHT”"

  • Skills:

    Technical, Business Consultancy, Management Skills Training, Process Design

  • Passions:

    Great food, cooking, music, skiing, France

  • Pet Hates:

    Intolerance, incompetence, broccoli

Paul Anderson

Sales Executive

e: paul@atebconsulting.co.uk

t: 0844 272 9000

"Retire @ 55"

  • Skills:

    Listening

  • Passions:

    Family, Community Church, NUFC, Static Caravan in the wilds of Northumberland to escape the aforementioned every now and then.

  • Pet Hates:

    Queues, Automated Answering Services