Our Team

Kevin Slack - FCA, FCCA
(Managing Director & Corporate Finance)

Kevin is also Managing Partner of Mabe Allen LLP Chartered Accountants with over 30 years experience. Kevin specialises in advising the SME (Small & Medium Enterprises) sector on a range of commercial issues including acquisitions, strategic planning and disposals of businesses. A member of the Institute of Directors and a Governor of Derby College, Kevin is Past President of the Nottingham, Derby & Lincoln Society of Chartered Accountants and is a member of the Audit, Corporate Finance and Tax Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Kevin Edwards - APFS
(Operations Director & Chartered Financial Planner)

A founding member of Midland Financial Solutions, Kevin qualified as a regulated adviser more than 15 years ago. He is a member of the Personal Finance Society (by Advanced Diploma) and holds the prestigious ‘Chartered Financial Planner’ status.

Always based in the East Midlands, Kevin’s career as an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) has stretched across the accountancy, legal and banking sectors, working in prominent local firms such as BDO Stoy Hayward, Flint Bishop and the Derbyshire Building Society.

Born in Nottingham, Kevin has chosen to raise his family in Derbyshire. An active member of the local community, keen football player Kevin has recently swopped his football boots for running shoes and ran the Robin Hood half marathon to raise money for the local charity Treetops Hospice. Kevin is a member of the Personal Finance Society and holds the following qualifications:

• APFS Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning
• AF3 Pensions (Advanced Diploma)
• AF4 Investments (Advanced Diploma)
• G10 Taxation & Trusts
• CF8 Long-Term Care
• Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) Certificate for Financial Services
(Trusts & Estates Planning)


John Allen - FCA, FCCA, MABRP

John is also the Senior Partner at Mabe Allen LLP Chartered Accountants in Derby with over 40 years practice experience, joining Arthur Mabe to create Mabe Allen in 1973. A member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals, he specialises in bankruptcy, audit, taxation and tax investigations. John is the Treasurer and a Past President of the Derby Society of Chartered Accountants.


David Allen - FCA, FCCA, BA (Hons)

An Old Reptonian, David gained an Honours Degree in Birmingham before training with Robson Rhodes in Leicester. Qualifying with distinction in 1991 he joined Mabe Allen LLP Chartered Accountants a year later concentrating on Audit, Accountancy and Taxation Areas. David has since developed information technology skills used in both internal and external systems installations. Based at Ripley he also acts as Treasurer for a local sports club.


Chris Hopkinson - FCA, FCCA

Chris is also a Partner at Mabe Allen LLP Chartered Accountants in Ripley and specialises in dealing with sole traders, partnerships and family companies including the preparation of accounts, audit and taxation. Chris is a Past President and current Committee Member of the Derby Society of Chartered Accountants.



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