Why Group Rapport

Experience shows that it is essential for us to invest time and effort getting to know you, your business and your people. In practice, and depending on the size and structure of the enterprise that may entail working alongside your Chief Executive, Managing Director, Finance Director and/or HR Director for a period of time.

Once we have all the information we need, we can design a practical, appealing and tax-efficient package of benefits on your behalf. As well as implementing the package, we wil also manage it and provide real-time reports to the employer and employees. In addition, we will take responsibility for keeping abreast of new scheme-related products, legislation and industry best practice.

Having created many different schemes, we have a thorough understanding of the financial aspects, human resources issues and the motivational attractions of staff benefit packages. Taking that approach enables us to align your business needs and objectives with those of your key people and develop solutions which will be attractive, in equal measure, to both parties

Group Rapport

The specialist business-to-business brand of Group Rapport – provides corporate financial advice to SME’s. Over the past 7 years, the Group Rapport brand has grown to become one the UK’s most respected benefit consultancies with an excellent reputation within the benefits sector.

Jeremy Martell

Jeremy is one of the UK’s most accomplished IFAs. Having joined Elliott Bayley in 1987, on the sale of the business in 2003 to AEGON Insurance, he worked with Origen AEGON’s IFA brand until late 2007 when he formed Group Rapport with Matthew Russell. Jeremy advises individual and corporate clients (many from the music and film industries) and holds the Diploma qualification.

Matthew Russell

Matthew began his career in financial services with a small firm in west London before moving to Elliott Bayley where he met Jeremy. At Elliott Bayley, Matthew established a successful paraplanning department, quickly progressing to become a qualified financial adviser. He and Jeremy left the firm in 2007 to form Group Rapport. Matthew advises individual and corporate clients and holds the Diploma qualification.

Rachel Lane – Independent Financial Adviser

Rachel qualified in 2008 having graduated from Sheffield University and joined Group Rapport in 2014. Treating each client as an individual and taking time to understand a client’s goals is her main strength, perfectly matching the Group Rapport philosophy.  Rachel was recognised by the Guildford chapter of the Chartered Institute of Insurance and awarded their Young Achiever of the Year for 2015.

Shainita Hamin Corporate Client Administration Manager

Shainita started her career at Friends Life before joining Elliott Bayley in 1997 where she met Jeremy and Matthew. Shainita is an experienced and highly valued member of the team and her depth of technical knowledge and administration ensures that our Corporate clients enjoy the highest level of service and support.

Hayley Syrett – Senior Corporate Consultant

Hayley began her successful career in financial services in 1998 with a small firm in Surrey. Having qualified in 2006 Hayley has recently joined the Group Rapport Team as a Senior Corporate Adviser. Experienced in personal and corporate financial planning Hayley’s expertise is in Employee benefits packages for corporate clients.
Away from the office and in her spare time she is an avid football fan.

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