Group Directors

Glenys Chatterley

Managing Director of Effective Business Network (UK) Ltd (ebn)

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Glenys has over 30 years of professional management experience, through running her own businesses (interior design, then catering, event management and business networking). Prior to that, she was a senior manager in the Post Office.

She has particular expertise in customer relations, event planning and staff management. She has a BA in Social Science and Politics from the Open University.

Sara Barnes

Baddow Group Director, Chelmsford Group Director

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Sara Barnes studied law at the University of Sheffield attaining an Honours degree in Law before completing her Legal Practice qualifications at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. She trained with a well known large high street practice in Sunderland.

Since qualification in 2002, Sara has practised exclusively in family law, firstly at Archers Law LLP in Stockton on Tees, and later at Lowthian Gray Family Law. Both were highly regarded Legal 500 firms. She has been a member of Resolution for many years and adopts the Resolution Code of Practice when dealing with family disputes.

Sara has a wealth of experience in all areas of private family law, most particularly in divorce/separation and financial disputes, acting in a number of complex matters.

Sara is extremely client focused and acutely aware that each individual client's needs are different. Sara prides herself on being understanding and approachable, and believes in giving realistic and sensible advice.

Sally Laking

Southend Group Director

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Sally's career to date has been client-focused, working with a mixture of corporate companies and private individuals, across a range of industry sectors, on their marketing strategies.

Being in a privileged position, working as a financial adviser has allowed her to nurture good relationships with her clients, by understanding their plans for the future.

Together with each client, they look at the key financial priorities and work at getting the finances on track, so that the client can enjoy being in a better financial position.

Networking has been a vital part of her business as she has been able to get to know, like and trust the people with whom she meets regularly. Each meeting is booked in Sally's diary as a business meeting, and it gives her a wonderful start to her day.

Sally Laking Wealth Management is an Appointed Representative of and represents only St. James's Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group's wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group's website

David Lee

Billericay Group Director

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After an early career in banking, David moved into sales finance and then into the computer industry.

He has always had an interest in computers, from the first Sinclair ZX80 his Dad brought home, to DOS-based machines. He always took the opportunity to learn all he could, taking advantage of any courses and specialist training on offer.

He has worked with and for a number of small and medium sized businesses in various positions, before moving from a position of General Manager of a multi-million pound company into his own business.

David prides himself on being straightforward and honest with clients and suppliers alike.

Asked recently what one word best summed-up his attitude to business, his response was "integrity".

Debbie Glover

Brentwood Group Director

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I help people streamline their utility bills by introducing them to a UW - a multi-utility company committed to giving members savings, simplicity and service.

Utility Warehouse is a British PLC company with its Head Office based in London. With over 30 WHICH? Awards including Utility Brand of the Year 2020, you can be sure your gas, electricity, phone, broadband and mobiles are in safe hands. But that's not all - there are other benefits of being a member such as Cashback on everyday shopping (on the high street and online), FREE LED lightbulbs fitted throughout your house, Gourmet Society membership, our highly competitive green energy tariff (along with our other green initiatives) and unlimited data on our mobile SIMS!

A review to see what savings and benefits you qualify for is FREE.

Are you looking for a Plan B source of income? Then a business with Utility Warehouse could be a fit for you. For recommending essential services that people use on a daily basis, you could earn a residual income forever.

Lee Brown

Rainham Group Director

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Nicholson Brown is a whole of market mortgage and protection brokerage based in Brentwood with industry experience dating back to 1996. I have personally dealt with all aspects of financial advice over the years choosing to specialise in lending some 15 years ago.

My history has seen me covering many areas, with the majority of my clients living in the Romford, Southend and Brentwood postal code areas. However your location does not place a barrier as I have clients living all over the UK and various other countries too.

No matter what your mortgage requirements I can assist:

  • Purchase

  • Re-mortgage

  • Buy to Let

  • First Time Buyer

  • Self Employed Applicants

  • Holiday Homes

  • Air BNB Rentals

  • Student Lets

  • Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO's)

  • Help to Buy

  • Shared Ownership

  • New Build

  • Self-Build

  • Council Right to Buy

  • Bridging Finance

  • Development Finance

For insurance we specialise in offering advice on Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Family Income Benefit, Income Protection, Redundancy Cover and Private Medical Insurance, acting on your behalf to look across a range of insurers.

For businesses we offer company continuity and succession planning. With many of our clients being business owners themselves, we are able to provide assistance in the event of long-term illness or death of a director, owner or key employee. Alongside this we can arrange company benefit schemes including Death in Service, Private Medical Insurance and Income Protection.

With expert mortgage and insurance advisers based from our offices in Brentwood, Oxford and Tring, we are able to offer a face-to-face or, an equally personal, telephone or email service.

Our advisers will always work to Our Service Promise giving you the reassurance of knowing that we always act in your best interests. We will find the most suitable mortgage and related insurance products for your circumstances, whilst aiming to make the process as hassle free as possible.

Please don't hesitate to Contact Us if you require our assistance or have any queries about what we do and offer.

Richard Pickering

Colchester Group Director

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I made a decision just before lockdown, during an NLP Master practitioner course, to bring my two main areas of coaching (personal and running) together to form one business. Although due to COVID that process has been longer than I had expected, I feel as if I have now transitioned into my new world and my work now falls into 3 main areas:

Personal coaching: mainly for athletes to deal with everything that can happen away from the road, track or trails. There could be any number of subjects from 'I get nervous before races' to 'my recent break up is really affect my ability to focus on training'. All are equally important and can directly or indirectly affect an athlete's ability to perform at their best.

Training programmes: I write personalised training programmes for runners who generally fall into two areas. They are either new to running or have signed up for a big event and need some help with their training. Or, they are more experienced athletes who require some support, often over a longer term, to take them to a higher level.

MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator): This is a personality profiling tool. I am a qualified practitioner in Steps 1 and 2 and have started to collaborate with a friend and ex-colleague to promote this in more detail. We can either do 1-1 feedback sessions for people who have competed the MBTI online questionnaire. Or we work with groups of people who may be looking at personality profiling as a development tool or team building exercise along with a number of other modules which we are due to launch next year.

Previously I worked for John Lewis for a long time, and for a good period of that in training and development and coaching type roles. My last role being in head office delivering management training and working as an internal coach. I took redundancy in 2017 following a large re-structure of the Personnel function and for the last few years have enjoyed the opportunity to work for myself, do something different and meet some new people and work with new clients.

I became Group Director at EBN Colchester in October 2019 and am enjoying the challenge of developing the group, particularly through the challenging circumstances we have had to endure during the Corona virus pandemic.

I am a runner myself and have run 17 marathons (although I've slowed down a bit of late). As well as my private work, I also coach the top group at Colchester Harriers as a volunteer and also do some work with a fabulous community club called Running Colchester.

I live in Colchester and have a wonderful 8 year old daughter called Olivia.

Michael Smith

Hornchurch Group Director

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Michael Smith qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant with a provincial accountancy practice before joining a boutique tax consultancy in London's entrepreneurial west end, spending 3 years gaining the Chartered Tax Adviser qualification whilst working with a highly sought-after tax planner and investigations specialist. Subsequently, Michael spent 2 years in 'Blue Chip' industry - employed by Kimberly Clarke as its UK Tax Manager. A period of freelance consultancy followed, advising high net worth and international clients in which time Michael obtained his Trust & Estate Practitioner qualification.

Having relocated to Essex, Michael established his practice - Michael Stuart Associates, which principal office is in Warley.

The firm's clients range from the self-employed sole trader, contractors, through to entrepreneurial companies with annual turnover exceeding £10M. In addition, the firm acts for individuals, trusts, and a substantial number of property investors/ developers - located throughout the UK and overseas.

Aside from ensuring clients meet their statutory accountancy and tax obligations, as a dynamic and client focused practice, Michael Stuart Associates provides a holistic tax planning service. Michael Stuart Associates prides itself on offering holistic advice, considering each option from the personal/commercial angles – together with opportunities for tax efficiency.

The firm also provides Probate activities, provided through our associated practice.

Michael Stuart Associates continues to enjoy strong yet sustained growth. Every client to date has been gained through personal recommendation/referral.

Scott McGlone

Ipswich Group Director

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Scott has been a secondary school teacher for a number of years teaching music. He decided to reduce his teaching hours to focus on building his home based businesses one of which is Utility Warehouse. This has allowed him to spend more time with his family and build a secure and stable financial future. He is passionate about helping other people live the entrepreneurial lifestyle so they have more choices within their lives. He also has a property investment portfolio that he runs alongside his Utility Warehouse business and values helping people save and earn money at the same time.

ebn provides the perfect platform to promote Utility Warehouse.

Graeme Parrett

Witham Group Director

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I specialise in assisting company owners with tax efficient ways of financial planning. As well as this I help people ensure their pensions and investments are performing properly as well as ensuring their lives and businesses are fully protected.

Gregory Mawdsley

South Woodham Ferrers Group Director

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St. James's Place Wealth Management is one of the UK's leading Wealth Management organisations. As a company we specialise in delivering quality, face-to-face wealth management advice with a commitment to building trusted and enduring relationships with clients. The St. James's Place proposition is further enhanced by its distinctive approach to investment management.

Benjamin Agar-Hutton

Braintree Group Director

Keeley Walker

West Malling Group Director

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Audit and Accounts Client Manager at McKenzies Group Chartered Accountants based in Oxted, Surrey.

At McKenzies we pride ourselves on growing with our clients, identifying their needs, and providing an all-encompassing service which meets the changing face of business today. We are able to do this by maintaining contact with the market, ensuring our staff are fully trained, and providing a friendly client care service which is second-to-none, so clients return to us, time and time again. In fact, most of our new clients come from the recommendations of existing clients!

I am passionate about helping clients alleviate the burden of accounts and taxes so they can focus on doing what they do best, running their business. I enjoy working closely with clients so that I can understand their business and endevour to assist them to make efficiencies in their business particularly by improving on existing systems and implementing new systems.

Outside of work, I'm very active to make up for my desk job and enjoy walking the dog, playing football, cycling and rock bouldering.

Shaf. Hussain

Ingatestone Group Director

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I am a financial adviser that helps individuals, family groups and businesses achieve financial freedom.

Although I love what I do, my true passion is in meeting people, building long trusting relationships with them and helping each other to thrive in this weird lovely thing that we call life.

Julian Roberts

Chichester Group Director

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My passion is working with leaders to unlock their potential. Having trained as ICF certified Executive and Leadership Coach with a background in commercial & sales, with a passion for food, business and people.

I have held several senior strategic commercial positions from global multinational corporations including Heinz, Yoplait and Johnson & Johnson to family run businesses and managed global brands to specialist/licensed brands.

After 20 years of success in the business world, I realised I valued watching one of my direct reports win, more than winning business myself. My core driver is and has been the desire to unlock another's potential.


I love working with people and watching them achieve what they can't yet see but deep down really want. So, in 2018, I pivoted into Executive Leadership Coaching to formally learn techniques I could use to replicate for others what I was already doing. As a result, my self-awareness increased. I realised, too, I had limiting beliefs to address. When I finished with the process, my clarity, my purpose, and path were clear.

I have a real passion for senior and emerging leaders in organisations, and ultimately helping organisations thrive.

My big mission is to unlock the leadership potential of 100,000 leaders, do you want to be part of this?

Let connect and have a conversation about those inspiring goals you have and see how I can help you, book a call here.

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