There was a time when Financial Progression was just Adrian Jenkins, its founder. Now, Adrian is supported by a team of commercially savvy, qualified, experienced senior finance professionals from audit, media, FMCG and retail backgrounds. We have the experience and the bandwidth to work with very big advertisers.

We know that finance professionals have a reputation for being — well, a bit financial rather than social (we’ve done a bit of quiet place-card shuffling at formal dinners ourselves!).

A big selector for anyone wishing to join the Financial Progression team, in fact, is the whole human factors thing… approachability, sociability and the ability to handle delicate situations and relationships with sensitivity. We’re there to count the apples… not to upset the applecart.

We’re confident that we can put our audit leaders in front of any agency’s FD and know they can ask the right questions and manage sometimes difficult conversations. After all, this is what those team members have done many times in the past in their previous roles.

Some key people at Financial Progression:

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Adrian Jenkins

Adrian founded and built Financial Progression as the very first boutique firm of Chartered Accountants specialising solely in contract compliance audits of marketing services agencies. Read more »

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Deborah East

Deborah is our Marketing & Operations Manager with over 20 years’ experience in the corporate world. Read more »

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Gemma Collings

Gemma is a qualified Chartered Accountant who gained her audit experience with PwC in Glasgow. Read more »

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Zicong Lin

Zicong is a Chartered Accountant and experienced auditor (at EY Manchester) with extensive experience of auditing in both the private and public sectors. Read more »

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Rachel Lloyd

Rachel is a qualified and experienced chartered accountant who gained her audit experience within Grant Thornton, having worked in external audits focusing on the public and charity sectors. Read more »

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Kristen Blackshaw

Kristen Blackshaw is a qualified chartered accountant, a Big 4 Senior audit professional with over 5 years’ experience across a vast array of internal and external audit clients, including global FTSE100 businesses. Read more »

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Wendy Miller

Wendy, our media industry expert, is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 25 years’ experience across the Media and FMCG sectors. Read more »