Vidett, a leading UK professional trustee and pension governance firm, is expanding its business with the appointment of three highly skilled professional in its Finance and HR teams.
Adam Taylor (pictured above) joins as Financial Controller and brings a wealth of experience, including eighteen years spent at the Punter Southall Group, firstly as a management accountant, and later as deputy financial controller. Adam’s responsibilities include the smooth running of the finance operations, building the finance team, implementing new systems, overseeing financial reporting, tax compliance, and managing cash flow. He holds qualifications from CIMA and CGMA and earned a BA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford.
Joining Adam in the finance team is management accountant Alex Francis. Previously, Alex worked as an associate consolidation accountant for Waterlogic International, after graduating from the University of Reading in 2021. Alex will be supporting Adam and helping to implement Vidett’s new accounting system. At University, Alex worked as a part time finance intern, gaining knowledge and experience in a variety of roles, including accounts revenue, accounts payable, credit control and financial reporting. He is currently studying for his ACCA Chartered Accountant qualification.
In HR, Gemma Stevens joins as an HR Associate, a role that will cover various aspects of the employee lifecycle, including support for recruitment, onboarding, and payroll. Gemma’s HR career started in 2021 at Park Holidays UK, where she gained experience in recruitment, employee relations, and employee branding and engagement. She also has a background in marketing and has strong experience in social media and content writing. Gemma has a degree in Music and Technology from Liverpool University, and a HR support at level 3 qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Wayne Phelan, Co-Chief Executive at Vidett, stated: “We’re pleased to welcome Adam, Alex, and Gemma who bring some fantastic experience to our finance and HR teams at a time when we are expanding rapidly.
“Adam will not only provide financial analysis, reporting and strategic planning; he will work with senior management to deliver our business’ growth plans. His in-depth experience and expertise in all areas of financial management will be a real asset.”
“Alex was responsible in his previous role for collating financial information from over 75 subsidiaries worldwide, ensuring group consolidation met key deadlines, whilst working closely with the financial directors and reporting teams. These skills will be invaluable in his new role.”
“Gemma has great relationship building, HR and marketing skills. She also brings creativity and organisational strengths to the team which she used in her previous role to create her employer’s brand, developing a hub portal, and fostering overall employee engagement. We wish Adam, Alex, and Gemma all the very best in their new roles.”
Vidett is a privately owned business, independent from any other provider of services to corporate pension and employee benefit schemes. With an unrivalled knowledge bank to support client needs, Vidett currently looks after over 475 clients with total assets in excess of £142bn and over 2.5 million scheme members.