About Us

Goodacre UK is a leading specialist business and technology consultancy working exclusively with regulated companies and suppliers in the Financial Services sector.

We provide services through our team of highly qualified and experienced consultants and subject matter experts. Our client base has grown significantly since our inception in 1998 and includes many of the leading market participants, banks, regulators, stock exchanges, data providers and system suppliers.

Goodacre’s business consists of 4 main elements; Management Consultancy, Recruitment, Training and Event Management. All of these elements are designed to support firms operating within the securities markets and service/system suppliers to the same.

Goodacre has extensive industry knowledge and contacts within the business and maintains a close working relationship with a large number of organisations to enhance their profiles, extend their reach and provide practical support. Goodacre therefore has a reliable contact network and a sound appreciation of current trends.

Goodacre has a database of 25,000+ named city professionals, the majority of which consists of; Senior representatives of FCA authorised firms, Suppliers to the FCA authorised firms, Regulators and Exchanges.

Goodacre is an accredited provider of the CISI CPD Scheme.

Stephen Pinner
Managing Director

Stephen is Goodacre’s Managing Director has established several businesses on behalf of Goodacre UK's clients, including one of the largest share dealing companies in Europe, two private client Stockbrokers and an Institutional trading firm. Prior to establishing Goodacre UK, Stephen held board positions at Extel, Hoare Govett, Societe Generale Security Settlements and Cater Allen. Stephen project manages many of Goodacre’s senior consultancy assignments and has a team of highly skilled subject matter experts. He is a regular presenter on business development and operational issues and features regularly in the media on the full range of Securities Industry issues. Stephen is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), Director of the Securities Industry Management Association (SIMA), Trustee of the Stock Exchange veterans Charity and a Freeman of the City of London.

Angela Knight

Angela Knight has been appointed an Associate for Goodacre. Angela is currently a Board member for Transport for London and a Senior Independent Director at Brewin Dolphin and Tullet Prebon. Previously Angela was the Chief Executive of Energy UK, Chief Executive at the BBA for 5 years and Chief Executive of the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers. She was honoured with a CBE for services to the financial services industry in 2007. Angela was MP for Erewash from 1992 – 1997 and Economic Secretary to the Treasury from 1995- 1997, after being Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP.

Vanessa Palmer

Vanessa Palmer is our Project Coordinator. Her background is in project management, event coordination, and training program execution. Vanessa has honed her skills at reputable institutions like UK Finance and the British Bankers Association.

Noteworthy for her dedication and professionalism, Vanessa transitioned to Goodacre from Worksmart, where her colleagues admired her loyalty and commitment to deliver the highest levels of service quality.

Emma Healy
Director, Training & Events

Emma is responsible for all accredited training programmes and events organised on behalf of Goodacre’s clients. This includes all conferences and award ceremonies such as the annual Securities Industry Conference and the City of London Wealth Management Awards. Emma previously worked with Boris Johnson during his Mayor of London appointment.