Managing Director - 01623 821549
Darren started his career in pensions in 1996 and has been helping UK Insolvency Practitioners and businesses with complex pension and insurance related matters ever since. He is passionate, empathetic and positive about his work, particularly when creating cost effective compliant solutions that can offer minimal involvement and risk exposure for his clients.
Having permanently lived within close proximity of Clumber Park in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Darren is excited about building a business that can create local job opportunities and investment for the local environment.
In his spare time, Darren is an avid football fan and enjoys playing golf and regularly turning out at his local gym. Darren also enjoys spending time with his young family either at home, on holiday or exploring the local countryside.
Operations Director - 01623 821551
Jo joined Clumber Consultancy in 2015, bringing with her 23 years of pensions experience, having worked her way up from pension administrator for the NAAFI pension scheme, to Associate Director at Alexander Forbes Trustee Services.
Her experience spans live, paid-up defined benefit and defined contribution pensions, in addition to winding up pension schemes inclusive of dealing with the Pension Protection Fund and the Financial Assistance Scheme. As Director and Head of Operations at Clumber Consultancy, she enjoys the more personal relationship that working for a smaller company enables her to have with clients, trustees and insolvency practitioners and values the service that Clumber Consultancy provides and the clients we work with. Her responsibilities include taking appointments from liquidators, monitoring pension and insolvency legislation to ensure our services and clients remain compliant and ensure delivery excellence whilst managing an increasing number of staff.
Jo also completed the Award in Pension Trusteeship in 2008.
Jo is very family orientated, with two sons and a daughter, who have finished their studying and are now starting out on their careers. In her spare time, Jo enjoys going to the gym and overseas holidays.
Team Leader - 01623 821552
Paul arrived at Clumber Consultancy in May 2017 and brings with him a wealth of pension’s knowledge.
With over 10 years dealing with defined benefit, defined contribution and CARE schemes, he is extremely familiar with handling large amounts of data and diligently resolving member benefit issues.
Outside work, Paul is a qualified football referee – his favourite colours are yellow and red – and he runs a local Sunday league football team. Family life is very important to Paul, his 15-month-old son keeps him on his toes, and his current ambition in life is to have a lie in beyond 6am!
Senior Pensions Administrator - 01623 821547
Emma joined Clumber Consultancy in February 2017 as Senior Pensions Administrator from a large pension administration provider in Sheffield where she most recently worked on Defined Contribution, Defined Benefit and CARE arrangements. Prior to this Emma gained in-depth experience of SSAS schemes at Talbot & Muir.
The prospect of gaining more experience of pensions in insolvency attracted Emma to the role at the company and coupled with the team ethos and spirit, she is thoroughly enjoying being part of the Clumber Consultancy team.
Away from work, Emma is a new mummy to baby Isla, the apple of her eye. She loves holidaying in faraway places, spending time with her partner and socialising with friends.
Junior Pensions Administrator - 01623 821544
Melissa joined Clumber Consultancy in January 2018 with a strong background in administration. She is an integral part of the team at Clumber Consultancy and she is relishing the opportunity of getting to know more about the pension’s and insolvency market.
Outside of work, Melissa enjoys nothing more than a good shopping spree, preferably combining this with another of her favourite pastimes, holidays! Closer to home, she loves watching ice hockey and motorsports. Who knows, once she has passed her driving test – which she is currently working towards – we may find her on the grid!
Director - ERA Services - 01623 821556/0776 7864874
Heading up our ERA services, Karen’s career started with KPMG where she led ERA activities during the insolvency of several companies. Moving onto Deloitte, she developed further skills and supported many more insolvencies. At both consultancies, Karen represented her organisations at the ERAC forum and worked closely with the HMRC and the Insolvency Service. Most recently Karen has presented at the R3 new starters course.
Senior Pensions Administrator - 01623 821553
Conrad joined Clumber Consultancy in December 2018 and has over 20 year’s pensions experience. Most recently he worked in a Pension’s Analyst role with a focus on reviewing member data and Scheme Rules to facilitate automated pensions calculations. It follows that he enjoys problem solving and associated challenges, all the while providing high levels of service.
Away from work, Conrad enjoys getting out in the fresh air and long walks in the open countryside. An avid follower of Formula 1 and travel addict, he is currently planning a road trip with his 16-year-old son.
Senior Pensions Administrator - 01623 821552
Jane joined Clumber Consultancy in February 2019. Her previous position was as Pensions Administrator for a large haulage firm, where she was solely responsible for looking after the benefits of around 1200 employees. Prior to this Jane worked for an Independent Financial Adviser managing a small admin team and her 20 plus years’ experience in financial services is of obvious benefit to Clumber and our clients.
In her time away from work, Jane is kept busy with two children and enjoys the company of friends. Holidays are a welcome treat and glamping it up in her touring caravan is top of the agenda when it comes to getting away from it all.
Colin is Clumber Consultancy's latest recruit having joined the company in March 2019 to assist Karen in the ERA services team based in the Ilkeston office.
Colin has spent the last 10 years providing Care in the Community to clients in there own home and is enjoying the challenge of dealing with employees within insolvency.
Away from the office Colin enjoys spending quality time with his children and grandchildren as well as indulging in foreign holidays - especially if the hotel serves cocktails and plays 1950’s music!