Our Managing Director and founder, Paul Barton, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants with over 25 years commercial experience within Financial Services where he has worked in a variety of roles within insurance, banking & professional services. He has gained substantial experience across a wide range of technical disciplines and commercial situations which help to underpin the comprehensive service coverage we can offer our clients.
In particular, Paul has developed significant corporate restructuring & regulatory expertise, including Part VII transfers, having been involved in 17 major transfer projects covering a wide range of business types and technical issues. He has provided advisory services on project design, on-going quality assurance monitoring as well as day to day programme and project management.
Early career - After a short spell as a computer consultant, he trained with KPMG before moving into Life Assurance in 1991 with Prolific Life & Pensions where he gained wide-ranging & hands-on knowledge of a fast-growing life company.
He strengthened and extended his technical & operational knowledge during his time with Countrywide Assured (now part of Chesnara plc), developing signifcant skills across Finance, Investments, Unit Pricing, Tax, Treasury, Actuarial, Legal & Regulatory. Paul also gained significant acquisition experience during this time with the acquisition, integration & rationalisation of a group of 12 companies, including a Life & Pensions operation.
Recognising the significant changes & challenges faced within the Life Assurance sector, particularly the increase in closed fund consolidation & outsourcing, Paul founded Avanti Consulting in 2003 to provide a range of high quality consultancy, project and interim management services. Subsequent successful and timely delivery has resulted in repeat work from a number of blue chip clients.
Paul brings an extensive range of technical and professional expertise to assignments and has a wealth of commercial, project and change management experience which clients have found invaluable in achieving successful delivery. His high level of Financial Services knowledge, coupled with an ability to collaborate with, and direct, technical and professional teams has enabled clients to more effectively utilise their key resources and their professional advisors as well as significantly reducing project risk and cost.
Client satisfaction and risk mitigation are key to Paul's successufl delivery approach as illustrated by his many Client Testimonials.
Our company is built on the principles of :
High quality service delivery Client satisfaction
Extensive technical expertise Risk reduction
Value creation Professional collaboration
Creative solutions Flexibility
Our unique skills & delivery capability have established our credentials & enabled us to make a significant impact for our clients.
If you have a key project to deliver, a skills or resource shortage, and require a creative, robust & professional solution, we have the expertise to take your business forward & deliver results