How do we make life better for you?

icon_number1Keep your firm compliant – You can expect the latest regulatory knowledge provided by sector specialists. We help you take the practical steps required to meet the regulator’s demands.

icon_number2Build highly skilled teams – From executive coaching, CPD events and support for professional qualifications, we provide the best training to help you build the very best teams.

icon_number3Get independent assessment – With an objective eye, we assess your policies, processes, behaviours and leadership, helping you quickly identify and overcome your weaknesses.


Gain valuable peace of mind – Compliance can cause a big headache for your senior management. And rightly so, compliance failures can be disastrous for a firm. We eliminate that worry.

How are we different from other training providers?

We’re an award-winning consultancy

icon_number1Advice that you will value – 80% of our in-house consultancy work comes from repeat business. When four in every five clients returns to us (despite a competitive market), we must be doing something right.

icon_number2Tailored compliance guidance – We don’t just advise you on the latest regulatory developments, we show you exactly how to apply those rules with policies and processes tailored for your firm.

icon_number3You’ll like working with us – People often underestimate the importance of getting on with external consultants. We have the people skills to quickly build rapport and ensure change happens without fuss or friction.

Our training gets first-class results

High quality training – We give your teams the knowledge and skills they need to make a difference back in your office. As well as providing excellent support for professional qualifications; our results consistently beat UK national averages.

icon_number2Small classrooms –Whether it’s a CPD open course, or private study class for professional exams, groups are limited to no more than 14 attendees, so you get personalised attention. Our sessions are practical workshops not PowerPoint lectures.

icon_number3Engaging consultants – You can possess expert knowledge, yet be a poor teacher. We’ve built our team around people that have the required industry expertise, but are also able to grab and hold your attention (on subjects that can be rather dry).

Please get in touch today

0203 178 4230

2014 Best Consulting Firm
of the Year

Thomson Reuters

2014 Best UK Training Company

Wealth & Finance Alternative Investment Awards

2015 Business Partnership of the Year

Debt Resolution Forum (DRF) and Debt Managers Standards Association (DEMSA)

``You pitched the day at a sufficiently high level to be challenging and engaging and without a doubt FSTP are providing training in a way that other companies are not.``

Learning and Development Adviser

Private Client Investment

``One of the best training courses I have been on during my 30 years in the industry.``

Managing Director

Asset Management Firm

Meet the FSTP partners

Julia Kirkland

Senior Partner

I’m the Managing Partner of FSTP and I’ve spent the last decade helping financial services firms respond to regulatory change.

I have over 30 years’ experience in the investment management arena, helping clients with board governance, performance management and training and competence. I also work for the CISI as a chartered MCSI, as well as writing for Citywire (you can blame me for the CPD questions they publish).

Why do I like working for FSTP? When we help clients achieve real change and turn around performance, it’s very rewarding. Also working with such a dedicated and talented bunch of people is a daily pleasure.

Philippa Grocott

Business Development Partner

As former Head of Learning for Barclays, Direct Channels, I have a lot of experience managing a training function. I lead major change projects for FSTP, particularly in the retail sector. I help firms improve the performance levels of their people to achieve meaningful change.

I hold DipPFS, Financial Planning Certificate and Certificate in Mortgage Practice. I’m a qualified Practitioner in Project Management and I’m a NLP Master Practitioner.

Why do I like working for FSTP? Because we don’t just provide training that ticks boxes, we add real value to our clients’ businesses helping them to grow and succeed.

Julia Hough

Managing Partner

I’m a founding partner of FSTP, in charge of operations. I work hard to make sure everything to do with the business, our clients and consultants runs like clockwork.

I love people and numbers. I’m always motivating the team to drive up our standards. While as a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians, I handle the financial management and reporting for the partnership.

Why do I like working for FSTP? I’m proud to work for an organisation where everyone gives 100% commitment and achieves excellent results. It’s a happy, fast-paced environment which keeps us all on our toes. I love it.

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