WHO ARE ADVO?

Who are advo

We are an award-winning advisory providing centralised management and advice with our own technology platforms for HR, Payroll, and Employee Benefit & wellbeing solutions.

Designed and priced with SME’s in mind, linked or standalone, our technology platforms and services are delivered by our highly qualified and experienced advisors.

Our history

Established for over 20 years advo has grown rapidly as an organisation...

Starting life as an Employee Benefits intermediary, advo recognised the need for increased efficiency within essential employer support services. The addition of Payroll and HR has resulted in advo being able to offer one solution for all three services. As an Investors-in-People Gold employer, we practice what we preach.

 Managers & Directors

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Alison Gill

HR Manager

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Alison Gill

HR Manager

Alison is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development and has worked in senior positions within the HR profession for 25+ years.

Her broad range of experience has been gained working both in-house for large corporations and SME’s and as an external consultant advising a myriad of businesses in a wide range of industries.

 

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Colin Boxall

Executive Director

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Colin Boxall

Executive Director

Colin has a wealth of sector experience and a prominent industry profile.

As Executive Director and shareholder he has a broad remit reaching into every part of the group to ensure advo’s smooth running and continued growth.

 

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Gill Mateo

Operations Director

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Gill Mateo

Operations Director

Gill provides a wealth of experience, predominately in health insurance – attaining a Diploma from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

She is responsible for the induction insurance training for the Employee Benefits Team, and as Head of Compliance she conducts regular audits and compliance training to the whole company.

A high point of her career was successfully achieving the accreditation of ISO 27001 for advo (in February 2020 with the IT Director)

 

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Kevin Crew

IT Director

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Kevin Crew

IT Director

With 20+ years of IT experience working across multiple industries and sectors, Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to advo. His in-depth knowledge of IT security, application development and user interfaces along with this teams experience enables a relevant, flexible and dynamic structure to support advo, its partners and clients.

 

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Larry Bulmer

CEO

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Larry Bulmer

CEO

Founder of advo group ltd established in 1997, Larry underpins the visions and strategies of the group.

Highly regarded within the industry, Larry has an open door policy with ideas & opinions at all levels being considered and valued.

 

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Lucy Irvine

Account Support Manager

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Lucy Irvine

Account Support Manager

Lucy has a wealth of experience across the range of advo services and internal processes making her perfectly placed to drive forward our team of dedicated account support. Lucy’s holistic approach to refining processes ensures advo maintains its high level of customer service delivery.

 

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Lucy Pearce

Commercial Director

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Lucy Pearce

Commercial Director

With many years business experience, Lucy’s knowledge and abilities are fundamental to advo’s continued success.

Lucy’s role is to lead advo’s connected proposition bringing together the payroll, hr and employee benefits teams ensuring expert advice and use of advo’s connected technology.

 

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Nic Draycott

Hub Administration Manager

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Nic Draycott

Hub Administration Manager

Nic has a meticulous personality with a keen eye for detail, making her perfect to head up our Hub Admin team.

Service delivery is key to advo’s offering and the team managed by Nic are essential to the accuracy of data management across the advo services.

 

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Nadiya Gregory

Business Development Manager

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Nadiya Gregory

Business Development Manager

Nadiya has a number of years’ experience in sales focused roles. Since joining advo in 2012 Nadiya has worked across various departments giving her an in depth knowledge of advo’s proposition and client needs.

Nadiya’s role is to generate and expand new business in particular advo’s connected proposition.

 

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Sue Smith

Head of Private Clients

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Sue Smith

Head of Private Clients

Sue joined advo in 2012 and is well known within the health insurance industry having been confirmed as the UK’s best private clients Intermediary on numerous occasions by her peers.

Sue was a founder member of the Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries (AMII), the organisation that promotes best practice within health insurance.

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