South Yorkshire Partners


Western Provident Association (WPA) are a specialist health insurer with a heritage stemming back over 110 years. As a not for profit insurer we choose to commit our interests to improving customer experiences and ensuring that our customers get the right product for their needs. This includes full private medical insurance and cash plans for both companies and individuals. One thing that we believe at WPA is that the customer should have the freedom of choosing when, where, and who to have treatment with making our products an integral part of the ever changing healthcare systems within the UK.

Scott Turner



durhamlane helps organisations of all sizes to increase their sales, profits and revenues in a sustainable way. Their services include consultancy, sales training, coaching & commercial leadership development, outsourced sales & business development and sales recruitment. Core to their business is their own proven sales methodology ‘Selling at a Higher Level’, which has helped the likes of HP, Sage, Symantec, Xero, CrunchBoards, FreeAgent and hundreds of SMEs to spend their time where they can be most successful and amplify their businesses to new customers.

Richard Lane

Co-founder & Partner


Luke Robinson

Sales Performance Consultant & Trainer


Knowles Warwick is a small firm with big ideas. Established in 1985 by Steve Knowles, we have been helping our clients to achieve their dreams and ambitions for over thirty years. Alongside the compliance work we do for our clients, we also offer a Virtual Financial Director service, corporate finance, business advice and financial services. We believe that the modern accounting firm does more than tax returns and annual accounts. We work with our clients to help them grow and succeed, whether that is business strategy and planning, buying or selling a business, mergers and acquisitions, raising finance, or creating an exit strategy. We pride ourselves on our Core Values: excellence, integrity, teamwork, client focus and communication. Building strong open relationships with our clients so that we can help them build for the future. Thanks to modern technology, we work with clients from across the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East. Wherever you are, we are your local accountants.

Steve Knowles

Managing Director


Rob Hanney

Director of Corporate Finance


Benchmark has provided 10 years of recruitment to Sheffield and South Yorkshire businesses. The agency prides themselves in being ethical recruiters who invest in creating longevity in the workplace by matching candidates to clients based on skills and cultural fit. In addition, Benchmark are involved in grass roots projects and advise education providers to shape the curriculum and address the skills shortages. The specialist team recruit for: Creative and Digital, IT, Sales, Commercial, Legal and Financial with temporary , permanent and contract placements.

Louisa Harrison-Walker

Managing Director


Rebecca Morris

Team leader


Taylor Bracewell is a Legal 500 award winning South Yorkshire based law firm with offices in Doncaster and Sheffield. We provide a variety of Business, Personal and Charity services. Our ‘all under one roof’ Business Team has specialists in Commercial Law, Commercial Disputes, Commercial Property and Employment. Our team has helped all nature of clients from small start up companies to large established organisations achieve their goals. The HR Bulletproof Protection Plan we offer is an insurance backed scheme enabling you to safely navigate through ever changing employment law. We cannot recommend Bulletproof strongly enough, suffice to say that we ourselves have our own Bulletproof Plan in place. We also provide legal assistance on Personal Issues, dealing with a variety of Dispute Claims including Personal Injury and Medical Negligence as well as Family Law, Conveyancing and Wills, Probate and Trusts.

Sharon Beck



Local relationship banking 

We are a local relationship bank, built on satisfied customers, financial strength and traditional values. We aim to provide a personal and competitive banking service, giving customers sound advice, making sensible decisions and creating unique solutions to match their individual needs. Handelsbanken has a different perspective from many other banks. We are driven only by our customers, designing tailored solutions to suit their demands. Because we are not target driven, we can take a long-term view, investing time to get to know our customers, their needs and ambitions.

The branch is the bank 

Originally from Sweden, Handelsbanken now has over 800 branches in 20 countries. Over recent years, Handelsbanken has steadily made a name for itself among Yorkshire customers looking for a more personal, long-term relationship with their bank. Demand for Handelsbanken’s modern day take on traditional banking has helped the bank grow, so we now have over 200 branches serving communities across Britain. Handelsbanken’s decentralised model is core to its success, with each branch operating as a local business. Throughout the region, our customers benefit from only dealing with people they know – experienced banking managers who understand the local market, and from swift, clear decisions made within the branch.

South Yorkshire Branches


Brown Shipley offers wealth management services to a diverse range of clients. We provide wealth planning, investment management, banking and lending services, all tailored to suit our clients’ specific requirements. We think that a thorough understanding of a client’s aspirations is fundamental to our business. Brown Shipley is a UK authorised bank with a strong balance sheet and favourable capital adequacy ratios. The bank's business continues to be operated in a measured and conservative manner - an essential strategy in today's challenging markets. Brown Shipley is also a member of the network of private banks known as KBL European Private Bankers which manages over €48.6 billion of client assets (as at 31 December 2015).

David Herdsman

Chartered Wealth Manager


Phil Harris

Client Director