Marston Chief Executive, Gareth Hughes, talks to Fiona Bruce about how the enlarged Group now works for HMCTS, HMRC, the Legal Aid Agency, the Child Support Agency, Transport for London, the Student Loans Company, 196 local authorities and 500 solicitor firms across England & Wales.
He explains how 1.2 million cases received have an integrated compliance and enforcement approach applied that generated £150 million in recoveries for the taxpayer last year – without a penny charged in commission – and how £50 million was recovered for businesses and individuals.
The Group’s ethical audit, expanded Advisory Group and full rollout of body worn videos is also discussed in detail.
Elizabeth Filkin, CBE, Chair of Marston Holdings’ independent Advisory Group, presented one of the Good Scrutiny Awards at the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) annual conference, which took place between 2 – 3 June 2015. The annual conference, sponsored by Marston Holdings, included an evening dedicated to the CfPS Good Scrutiny Awards. Elizabeth presented the Overall Impact Award, which was won by Lincoln City Council. The Councils’ submission was based on their anti-poverty strategy, how they achieved real results and involved many voluntary organisations.
Marston Holdings is pleased to announce that Scott & Co and AA Hutton have joined the Group. Scott & Co is the largest collection and enforcement business in Scotland, and AA Hutton is a long established collection and enforcement firm that is headquartered in Perth. Scott & Co has contracts with the leading Scottish local authorities, including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. It also works on behalf of a wide range of solicitors and businesses, executing warrants and orders emanating from the Courts of Scotland and from civil courts worldwide.
Marston Group has been awarded the Investors in People Gold Standard at the first attempt, following an in-depth assessment in April. Marston joins Rossendales and other top 7 per cent of organisations across the UK that have achieved the Gold Standard.
Marston Holdings (Marston) is pleased to announce it has been awarded Learning & Development Impact Award and Best Use of Credit Technology at the 2015 Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) Credit Awards. CICM is Europe's largest professional association for the credit community.
Marston Holdings (Marston) is pleased to announce the launch of its new, innovative High Court website. It will offer a faster and more user-friendly experience for all clients and customers.
Marston Holdings (Marston) is pleased to announce that Adam Downing has joined as Group Legal and Compliance Director. Adam joins from Capita, where he was Compliance Director for Capita Asset Services (responsible for compliance leadership across seven countries) - and where he received regulatory approval from the UK Financial Services Authority (now the Financial Conduct Authority) and international regulators to act in Approved Person roles.
The Competition and Markets Authority has confirmed that it has unconditionally cleared Marston acquisition of Collectica.
Five Arrows Credit Solutions, a fund managed within the merchant banking division of the Rothschild Group, and Marston have just completed a £63 million funding package.
Marston has received three nominations in respect of the Institute of Credit Management British Credit Awards, which will take place on Wednesday 11 February 2015.
Marston Holdings (Marston) is pleased to announce that Joan Whitehead has joined the Group as Customer Contact Director.