Our people

We call on the services of a number of expert tutors. All go through a rigorous quality assessment process before they are allowed to train on behalf of our organisation. In addition, all of the tutors we use, are qualified to a standard at least equivalent to the qualifications or subjects they are teaching. Very often, their qualifications and experience stretch well beyond that level.

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Cris Glascow

Cris has spent the last twenty years in training roles, specializing in training design, face to face and distance delivery and tutoring. In addition to his various commercial roles, He has been a tutor, question writer and examiner, with a number of professional institutes including the CII, CISI and IFS. This has equipped him with an excellent knowledge of the industry and facilitates a successful learning environment.

A key strength is his knowledge and understanding of developments within the industry and the economy as a whole    and how these relate to product providers, investment managers, advisers and clients alike.

Amongst a variety of other assignments, Cris currently trains and designs study material for CII, IFS and CISI qualifications: at Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels.

His record of success in qualifications training in the financial services industry is second to none. Cohorts frequently achieve 100% pass rates in Level 4, 6 and 7 qualifications and many of his students receive prestigious awards for the grades they achieve.

Cris has also completed a number of important financial qualifications himself. He has passed the CISI’s Chartered Wealth Manager qualification, CII’s Diploma and Advanced Diploma subjects. He continues to gain further qualifications as part of his own rigorous continuing professional development programme. He also holds a relevant recognised training qualification.

Outside of work, Cris enjoys relaxing with his family, writing, illustration, comedy, medieval history, railways and most sports.

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Kathryn Glascow

Kathryn is a HR professional and has extensive experience within the field of HR, training and development, working in commercial, consultancy and education roles.

Her teaching experience is in management development, HR, business and economics.

Holding both training and teaching qualifications, her innovative approach to training design is a great benefit to Glascow Consulting Ltd.

Kathryn also oversees administration at Glascow Consulting Ltd and is particularly involved with training needs analysis, design and evaluation.

Kathryn is a Chartered Member of the CIPD, has a BA in Business Studies and a post graduate certificate in education (post 16 years).

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Charles Cattell

Charles is a very experienced consultant within the financial services sector. His particular area of expertise is training, competence and the human aspects of regulation, including the management of people risk.

He has carried out a range of senior level assignments relating to corporate governance, learning, personal development, coaching and leadership.

Significant assignments he has undertaken include:

  • Developing and delivering briefing sessions for boards and individual directors of international groups, listed companies and mutuals on corporate governance issues and board performance.
  • Conducting evaluations and audits of board culture.
  • Designing and facilitating a range of management, supervisory and technical development programmes for managers with supervisory responsibilities and individuals in specialist roles.
  • Benchmarking good practice and running associated workshops on a range of regulatory topics including governance, professionalism, risk management and conduct risk issues.
  • Authoring guidance material on business culture and ethics.
  • Conducting audits of the training and competence arrangements to verify compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • During his career Charles has been Principal of the Chartered Insurance Institute’s College of Insurance, Training and Recruitment Manager with Cazenove and Co, Director of the Insurance Industry Training Council and a Management Adviser for the Financial Services Department of the Industrial Society.

He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

For light relief, Charles enjoys escaping into wild parts to go hill-walking and also tinkering with his elderly Austin car.

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What Clients Say About Us

  • Richard BeardRelationship Director

    The Pension Transfers revision course was highly informative and well structured including time to practice past questions. The mock exam provided was also very useful and very detailed answers. What has also impressed me is the speed and quality of response from Cris to technical questions which I have asked following my attendance on the course. I believe that Cris’s help was instrumental towards me achieving a pass particularly as I had no practical experience in the subject.

  • John RadcliffeRelationship Director

    Cris thanks for your help during and after the CISI Pension Transfers and Planning Advice course, I found the course and your support invaluable.  My understanding and approach to answering the questions was much improved giving me more confidence in approaching the exam.  It was good to be able to have a wider debate and discussion around the aspects of the syllabus for which I needed more clarification particularly when I don’t work in the industry.

  • Mark RobinsonDirector & Chartered Financial Planner

    I attended a 2 day workshop in London with Cris in preparation for the first sitting of the new CISI Level 6 Certificate in Advanced Financial Planning exam (March 2020). Having come from doing CII exams Cris was able to clearly explain how the CISI exams differ and guide me through the key parts of the syllabus. His style of teaching had the right balance of intensity and detail without overloading or confusing me and I left feeling in a much more confident and focused position. As a result I passed the exam with Merit and would have no hesitation in recommending Cris to anyone looking to improve their chances of passing.

  • Charlotte MetcalfeAssistant Investment Manager

    I was lucky enough to have Cris Glascow as my tutor for the Chartered Wealth Masters. I cannot recommend him enough, I really believe there is no other tutor like him.  His approachable and relaxed nature made the whole learning experience really enjoyable. The depth and breadth of his knowledge is truly incredible and unique. I believe this gave us the real X factor to pass. No question was too much trouble for Cris. His clear teaching style with multiple methods, wealth of experience and speed and efficiency in responding to queries really makes him stand out from the industry. Cris played a momentous part in helping me qualify and I am forever grateful to him.

  • Jonathan DilleyAssociate Investment Manager

    I had the pleasure of learning from Cris as I was studying towards my CISI Level 7 Diploma in Wealth Management. Whilst studying with Cris I was continually impressed by his depth of knowledge, his wealth of experience as well as his ability to teach and encourage everyone on his courses. He adapts his tuition and material to the groups strengths and weaknesses which I feel is crucial when undertaking such qualifications that require a depth of understanding beyond that which most candidates would possess when begging the qualification.

    I would give Cris and Glascow consulting my highest recommendation, I not only completed my qualification in a timely manner but also learned gleaned valuable skills from Cris that without his tutelage I certainly wouldn’t possess today.

  • Kevin Bray, FPFSFinancial Planning Director

    Having recruited two trainee advisers for the company I wanted to be sure they were given the best possible training for their level 4  qualification. The decision was taken to find the budget to bring in someone who could help them get through this first time. I had concerns that a centrally organised workshop may not be the answer from previous experience as larger groups are not always effective for every individuals learning style it also meant I could not dovetail the training with their work commitments. I needed something bespoke and I needed the right trainer with the right attitude. 

    I ascertained that Cris Glascow came with CISI approval so that satisfied my due diligence. I made contact with him and found him to have a flexible attitude and a professional approach. We agreed that he deliver bespoke training events for my trainees as part of their exam preparations. 

    I never had any doubt in the fact they would pass all elements required first time with the expert help of Cris. They are now level 4 qualified with an embedded knowledge of financial services which they could not have gained from just reading the workbook.

    I was sufficiently impressed with Cris that I subsequently asked him to train myself and a newly hired Senior Adviser colleague in the new CISI Pension Transfer & Planning Advice exam. This presented a fresh challenge as it was a new exam and he had to teach us in a subject neither of us had experience in ( DB Pension Transfers) With his help we both passed this exam at the first time of asking which just goes to show " you can teach old dogs new tricks!

    Cris Glascow is an excellent financial services trainer. He has had a 100% success rate with our team and I cannot recommend him highly enough.

  • Victoria YungPerformance Measurement

    Cris Glascow was my tutor when studying for the CISI Level 7, Chartered Wealth Manager qualification, which I achieved in 2014. Cris was a brilliant tutor, not only did he cover relevant topics but he explained them in a very clear and concise manner. One of the most valuable parts of the support were the mock exams provided. They were set at the appropriate level, they were marked quickly and relevant feedback was provided. To have a well prepared, approachable and knowledgeable tutor is so important when studying for the CISI exams especially at higher levels and as such I would strongly recommend Cris as a tutor to anyone studying for CISI qualifications. He is an excellent tutor.

  • Robert ClarkeInvestment Advisor

    I am very grateful to Cris for helping me with my studies for the Applied Wealth Management CISI exam. Cris is an expert in all areas of course material and I have no doubt in recommending him to anyone looking to pursue financial qualifications.

    Cris was also very approachable outside of teaching hours which showed his genuine passion for teaching.

  • Samuel TaylorAssistant Investment Manager

    Cris tutored me through the CISI Wealth Management program and under his guidance I passed all three modules on first attempt. His advice and tutoring were invaluable, and he made himself available to answer questions and help out at all times of day. His customised questions and detailed answers were particularly useful. Thanks Cris, I'm sure I couldn't have done it without you

  • Matt DickinsonInvestment Manager

    Cris stands out as someone that genuinely understands both the content of his training material and the individual needs of those taking the course. His training sessions are well paced and flow naturally between topics, with sufficient time reserved for open conversations and individual questions. Cris succeeds in creating an engaging learning environment which is supported by an impressive pass rate. I would happily recommend him to anyone and will certainly be working with him again.

  • Neil WinkworthSenior Manager 

    I was fortunate enough to have Cris deliver training to me for a number of CFP modules to me at a big 4 consultancy. Cris was fantastic from start to finish - most notably he knows his subject matter inside-out, delivers this knowledge and responds to questions in a logical and methodical manner - breaking complex concepts down into manageable chunks - and with a sense of humour. I highly recommend Cris to anyone considering training within his fields of expertise.

  • Katherine TaskerInvestment Manager

    I had the pleasure of being taught by Cris for my Chartered Wealth Manager Qualification. Cris is enthusiastic, incredibly knowledgeable on his subject matters and teaches in a way that is easily understood. He is incredibly supportive, not only whilst in the training session but also by responding to questions on the material in personal study time. I felt well prepared for each of the exams I sat having been taught by Cris. Cris’ achievement record speaks for itself and I would be happy to recommend him to anyone who is looking for an excellent trainer for financial services exams

  • Sebastian TaylorInvestment Adviser

    I was fortunate enough to be taught by Cris for the revision course for Portfolio Construction Theory and the Applied Management course. His level of knowledge was second to none and I found his teaching methods to be very clear and easy to understand. Any questions I had out of class were answered very thoroughly and timely, even late at night and also on the weekends. I have no doubt that my pass success was attributable to Cris. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to study towards a financial exam.

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