Our Team

We couldn’t achieve our mission without the right people behind us.

As part of The Verve Group, Apricity was formed from understanding the frustrations advisers have with regulation, and wanting to do something to change that. The Apricity team blend finance and compliance expertise, with a practical and common-sense attitude. You can meet some of them below.

Our Story

Grown from our sister company, Para-Sols, and now part of The Verve Group, the Apricity team has grown steadily over the years, evolving as a business and developing the latest technology to support the financial services industry. As the saying goes, ‘from tiny acorns, mighty oaks grow’.

We're proud of our history and take great pleasure in sharing our journey so far.

  1. Our Team

    After running Para-Sols for 7 years, Cathi felt the frustrations her adviser clients were feeling, navigating compliance needs, and decided to create a new service to support them.

  2. Our Team

    The year was spent speaking to the FCA, advisers and compliance consultants to design a unique service, as well as scoping out and building the initial Apricity system.

  3. Our Team

    After a soft launch at the PFS Festival at the end of 2017, Apricity Compliance was launched to the adviser world.

  4. Our Team

    We launched our Events calendar, incorporating TALK webinars, GROW events, and MASTER classes, which have since trained and educated hundreds of advisers and other finance peeps!

  5. Our Team

    Cathi was awarded the Most Inspiring Returner at the Professional Adviser Women in Finance awards, recognising her commitment to changing financial services even while on maternity leave.

  6. Our Team

    Apricity was Highly Commended at the Money Marketing awards for the adviser support service, and identified as one to watch…

  7. Our Team

    To bring our technology dreams to life, we brought our development in house, with the hires of a number of software developers.

    With our events now available either remotely or in person, our services fully developed and our system evolving day by day, we have built a solid base, in a short space of time, for some very exciting future growth…

  8. Our Team

    In October 2020 we hosted our very first hackathon! Our dev team spent 12 hours cracking the code on a brand new CPD tool, as requested by our clients. Fuelled by copious amounts of coffee, pizza and early 00s jams, the team nailed it! Check out our live blog for more details.

  9. Our Team

    We scaled the team and as part of The Verve Group, appointed our Chief Technology Officer, Peter Calvert.

    Peter heads up the tech team and is in charge of accelerating our technology to the next level.

  10. Our Team

    To show our commitment to making the industry a better place for all, we decided to put our money where our mouth is and give access to our software, for the whole of 2022, for just £1 per month.

    This will help inspire a more positive culture and create confidence in the financial services industry overall – which will ultimately benefit everyone.

Want to be part of a revolution?

Our Team

If so, pop your CV to us and let us know why you think you
could help us change the compliance world.

We're looking for a wide range of team members, initially based in our Darlington office. Having compliance experience would be great - as long as you know how to take your knowledge and apply it in a whole new way. No traditional, box ticking, suit wearing, android needed here.

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No compliance experience?

We know how hard it can be to get into a new role without experience - and without the role, how can you get the experience?! Which is why we developed our trainee programme "The Grad Scheme". If you can demonstrate you have what it takes, we'll train you up from 'newbie' to 'superstar', supporting you and paying for your qualifications along the way!

Take a look at some success stories, the vacancies and the application process now. we love hearing form the new and enthused!

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