• Our Team

    Our Team

    Having  worked together as a team for many years we aim to provide a first class quality client experience!

     

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    Simon Suffolk

    Client Manager

    simon.suffolk@polearnold.co.uk

    As his role as client manager, Simon Supports and works closely with Mike Pole, his clients and other members of the team to deliver an efficient, personalised experience for our Clients. Simon has brought with him 11 years of valuable experience in Pensions and is working towards his Diploma in financial services.

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    Rachel Gooda

    Senior Advisor

    rachel.gooda@polearnold.co.uk

    Rachel is a strong believer in comprehensive financial planning and building long-term relationships with her clients. She enjoys working with other specialist professional advisers in order to provide a complete service and streamlined solutions to deliver her clients’ goals. Rachel is an associate of the Personal Finance Society (PFS) and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).  Having achieved advanced diplomas status with the CII, Rachel is a Chartered Financial Planner and a Certified Financial Planner with the Institute of Financial Planning. She is also an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practioners (STEP). These advanced technical qualifications enable her to deliver advice to her clients across a broad spectrum of their financial planning needs.

    Prior to joining Pole Arnold, Rachel worked as a senior adviser for the financial planning arms of both a medium (top 50) and large (top 7) sized accountancy practice, providing advice to their private and business clients.

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    Katie Moore

    Client Manager

    katie.moore@polearnold.co.uk

    Katie has been working in financial services since leaving school. She has been involved in the Independent Financial Advice area for the last 9 years providing support as a Financial Services Administrator and client manager.

     

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    Robert Bunting

    Director

    robert.bunting@polearnold.co.uk

    Rob has been providing specialist advice for family businesses, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals for over 15 years.  Rob originally joined Mike Pole in 1999 and continued working as part of the same  national IFA and accountancy business where he was a member of the Investment Committee and managed key relationships with a large Private Banking Group, before returning to Pole Arnold Financial Management in April 2013.

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    Tim Wood

    Head of Risk and Compliance

    Tim has worked within the financial services sector for over 25 years. Having worked within a large life company, a SIPP and SSAS operator, several IFA and wealth management firms, as well as an employee benefits consultancy and a discretionary management firm, Tim has a diverse and varied skill set.

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    Louise Hold

    Client Manager

    louise.hold@polearnold.co.uk

    Louise worked for 8 years in Financial Services as an administrator specialising in life, pensions and Investments before joining the Pole Arnold team.

    Louise is now a Client Manager providing a proactive service to our clients.

     

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    Rhiannon Terrell

    Client Manager

    rhiannon.terrell@polearnold.co.uk

    Rhi joined Pole Arnold straight from University in 2015. Rhi Strives to provide a highly professional service to our clients and this is reflected in the smooth efficiency she brings to her Client Manager role within Mike Pole’s team. Rhi is affectionately known for her warm and friendly manner.

    In her spare time, Rhi is studying for her Diploma in financial services and enjoys spending her evenings running with her friends.

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    Adelle Armstrong

    Client Manager

    adelle.armstrong@polearnold.co.uk

    Adelle has been working in financial services since leaving school. She has been involved in the Independent Financial Advice area providing support as a Financial Services Administrator and Paraplanner.

    Adelle joined the Pole Arnold team as a Client Manager providing a proactive service to our clients and is currently working towards her Diploma in Financial Services.

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    Kathy Chapman

    Reception

    Kathy is your first point of contact on reception when you phone in or visit our City centre office.

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    Stephanie Kidger

    Client Manager

    stephanie.kidger@polearnold.co.uk

    Steph joined Eagle Star straight from school and has been involved in financial services ever since. She moved on to Prudential to act as an IFA Administrator followed by a move to Alliance & Leicester as Business Quality Administrator. Mike Pole recruited Steph in 2001 to join Pole Arnold Limited acting firstly as a Corporate Administrator and then becoming a Client Manager to Mike’s portfolio of clients, a role she still holds in the new organisation.

    Steph’s role is to make sure everything happens when it needs to happen whether in preparation for a client meeting, processing a client request or dealing promptly with any matters arising.

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    Rebecca Kirk

    Client Manager

    rebecca.kirk@polearnold.co.uk

    Becky worked for three years in Financial Services as an administrator specialising in life and pensions before joining the Pole Arnold team.

    Becky is now a Client Manager providing a proactive service to our clients.

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    Julie Morris

    Administration Manager

    julie.morris@polearnold.co.uk

    Julie has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years from first joining Prudential Holborn in 1993 as a financial services administrator.  Julie joined Pole Arnold Ltd in 1998 as a personal administrator and over the years held various roles including Mortgage Consultant, Client Manager and Administration Manager.  Julie joins Pole Arnold as Administration Manager / Paraplanner.

     

     

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    Mike Nevill

    Director

    mike.nevill@polearnold.co.uk

    Before setting up his Independent Financial Advisory business in 1991, Mike spent 15 years  in a number of Executive Director roles at city financial institutions including Fidelity Investments and a subsidiary of Prudential Assurance.

    The IFA business grew successfully over a period of 11 years before forming the Financial Services division of a quoted national accountancy practice. In 2006 he teamed up with Mike Pole and they continued to build the business as Chairman and Managing Director respectively.

    With over 20 years experience as an IFA, Mike brings a wealth of knowledge to assist clients in achieving their financial objectives particularly in the fields of investment and retirement planning.

    Along with the rest of the team Mike is passionate about delivering a quality service to clients and about building an enduring relationship with them.

     

     

     

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    Moira Page

    Finance Manager

    Moira began her accountancy career almost 25 years ago with Pole Arnold Chartered Accountants.

    Having completed her training and qualifying with them, Moira spent many years heading up their outsourcing service line, providing all manner of accounting support to clients and local businesses.

    Moira now looks after the finance function for Pole Arnold Financial Management on a part time basis, providing management accounts, forecasts and budgets.

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    Jayne Pickett

    Administrator

    jayne.pickett@polearnold.co.uk

     

    Jayne joined the original Pole Arnold Accountants in 1998 as a general administration assistant before moving to the financial management division in 2007 as part of the finance team and acting more recently as a client support administrator. Earlier in her career Jayne worked for Oakland Elevators for 21 years, starting as a receptionist before moving to the accounts department as head of purchase ledger. After the birth of her son she went back into a part time position in the buying department at the same company.

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    Mike Pole

    Managing Director

    mike.pole@polearnold.co.uk

    Mike originally set up his own Independent Financial Advisory business in 1995 which grew to a team of 25 within 5 years, providing a personalised IFA service to corporate and individual clients in the Midlands and South. This became part of a national IFA and accountancy company, and Mike became Managing Director of the enlarged IFA business as well as continuing to look after his clients. Mike was also a member of the Executive Board under the Plc involved in wider business and strategic aspects.

    Mike’s first hand experience of running his own smaller business and operating at a high level in a national company combined with his experience in financial planning, investment and pensions management enables him to provide clients with comprehensive and clear financial advice.

    Mike is passionate about the Pole Arnold culture of providing clients with a first class all round service.

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    Margaret Simpson

    Operations Manager

    margaret.simpson@polearnold.co.uk

    After Graduating from Leicester University Margaret joined the Financial Services profession and specialised in the area of Self Administered Pension Schemes for a number of years. She was involved in both the Administration and Technical side of pensions. Margaret joined Mike Pole in 2000 to help develop the specialist pension offering for Pole Arnold Ltd.

    As the business grew and changed she moved into Management and Procedural roles for the business at a National Level. This role developed further and she became responsible for a number of offices across the East and West Midlands Region until joining Pole Arnold Financial Management Ltd.

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    Richard Todd

    Director

    richard.todd@polearnold.co.uk

    Richard is a highly experienced and skilled IFA with over 20 year’s industry experience. Prior to joining Pole Arnold Financial Management in June 2014 he was predominantly involved with top 10 accountancy firms providing a personalised and individual service to both private and corporate clients.

    In addition Richard held senior positions within the financial management divisions of the accountancy firms as well as heading the relationship with a large UK Private Banking Group where, for over a decade he and the team were responsible for serving clients’ complex pension needs.

    Richard brings with him a significant level of experience and knowledge specifically in the private client arena.

     

     

     

     

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Simon Suffolk

Personal Bio

Outside of work, I have a young family who I enjoy spending lots of time with whether it be going on days out and holidays, watching their swimming lessons or helping them with their homework and reading for school.

I am a sports fanatic. I have played cricket for local teams for nearly 20 years as an all-rounder. I enjoy playing football and the odd round of golf and game of snooker when I can squeeze it in around my family time. My other sporting interests include Darts, Pool, Rugby Union and American Football. I am a lifelong Leicester City fan and have followed the team home and away through the good and bad times with the highlight being when we won the Premier League in 2016.

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Rachel Gooda

Personal Bio

Rachel enjoys living in London for the variety of arts, live music and cultural events to explore on her doorstep.  She has a passion for explorative travel, in particular combining this with active outdoor pursuits where possible (surfing, kayaking, skiing). Most recently, she has focused on various parts of South East Asia but has a long list of destinations yet to uncover!

Rachel also likes to expand her knowledge and through City Lit London she has embarked on various courses, with the most enjoyable being learning to play the piano.

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Katie Moore

Personal Bio

 

Outside of the office I enjoy different crafts, whether its baking, drawing, sewing or making jewellery.

I also like to spend quality time relaxing with my hubby Sam as we get over the chaos of our recent wedding and honeymoon, as well as spending time with our friends and family.

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Robert Bunting

Personal Bio

The playground of my youth was the Mountains and I am very glad to say they still are today.

I spend much of my free time Mountain Biking, Ski-ing and climbing and when I am not doing one of these activities I am trying to convince my wife and two young children that this is how they would like to spend their free time too!

For relaxation I am a keen photographer and have been known to make short films for the entertainment of friends and family.

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Tim Wood

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Louise Hold

Personal Bio

Outside of working, my main passion is my horse. We are still a relatively new partnership having only imported him from Holland as a 3 year old 18 months ago. Our aims for this year are to qualify for the Shearwater Young Horse Class and British Dressage Regional Finals. Our Long term goal is to one day compete in top hat and Tails!

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Rhiannon Terrell

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Adelle Armstrong

Personal Bio

 

Outside the office I enjoy spending time with my friends and walks with my dog ‘Bug the Pug’.  He is a very cheeky character and likes to keep me on my toes!

I also take part in a Pole Fitness class and have been doing this for over three years.

 

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Kathy Chapman

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Stephanie Kidger

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I was born in Leicester and live locally with my twenty year old son. I love spending time with my family and friends and enjoy the odd evening bowling.  I also enjoy watching football and will often go to see Leicester City on a Saturday afternoon.

 

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Rebecca Kirk

Personal Bio

My life outside the office is quite busy. Horse riding is my passion and looking after my horse and keeping him fit for team chasing takes up a lot of my spare time.

I am also planning my wedding to Rob, who is a farmer, and when possible we enjoy spending time together in the countryside.

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Julie Morris

Personal Bio

Much of my spare time is spent agility training with my 17 month old border collie and all being well we’ll start competing later this year.

I also enjoy skiing and horse riding and have a passion for travel having visited many countries around the world including India, South Africa, Costa Rica and China.

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Mike Nevill

Personal Bio

I am an activity fanatic and two or three nights a week training allows me to spend every weekend cycling, running or trekking.

My philosophy is that there is always a new goal to set and to achieve, regardless of age.

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Moira Page

Personal Bio

Outside of the office you’re most likely to find me on a golf course.

My current handicap is scratch.

I have competed both at county and national level. I have held the Ladies County Championship title four times and have captained the county ladies first team twice. I’ve finished in the top twenty of the British Amateur Championships on three occasions, my best finish being 7th but that was a while ago now!

I’m also a season ticket holder at the Leicester Tigers. I used to enjoy a Saturday afternoon proudly standing in the cold and often rain to watch them play but I’m ashamed to admit its happened and I’ve succumbed. I now sit in the stands with a seat cushion, a blanket and a flask of coffee.

Much more civilised!!

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Jayne Pickett

Personal Bio

 

I was born in Stamford Lincolnshire and moved to Leicester at the age of eleven.  I am married to Stephen who enjoys restoring Lambretta scooters. We have a 22 year old son called Sam who is an ardent Liverpool FC supporter.

In my spare time I enjoy gardening, zumba lessons and holidays with my family. This year I did my first para-sail which I am very proud of.

I have been known to go to the occasional football match at Liverpool and to see England play at Wembley.

 

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Mike Pole

Personal Bio

I have spent much of my free time involved in various sports and activities. Horse riding was my main sport when younger, competing mainly in Working Hunter and Team Chasing events, followed by a spell of forest rally driving in the late 90’s.

More recently I swim, bike and run in triathlons, as well as other activities such as snowboarding, 3 Peaks Challenge, the London Marathon and a few bungee jumps.

 

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Margaret Simpson

Personal Bio

Life is busy outside the office. I have 2 young children who take up much of my time with homework or various activities that always seem to be in the diary. We are members of the National Trust who host many childrens’ weekend  activities throughout the year, usually involving a picnic.

I enjoy running and spend a few evenings (and early mornings) each week pounding the pavement training for the next race. This is in the hope that I can shave off the odd few seconds per mile. I also enjoy walking the hills and camping although it is difficult to fit this in around other commitments.

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Richard Todd

Personal Bio

I have always had a keen interest in sport and in the last couple of years have focused my attention back on golf which I started playing in junior school. I have got my handicap down to single figures again and the challenge is now maintaining it. A golfing ambition of mine is to shoot a gross under par score…..I’ve been close on a few occasions.

As well as golfing, when the weather is favorable I like to get out on my road bike a couple of evenings a week.

With two teenage daughters I also spend a lot of time as a taxi service!

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