Press Release


ARMCO is about being smarter together, and making things happen for our clients, partners and communities. We proactively seek positive experienced professionals with a drive for excellence who believe in the power of the working together, integrity and leadership.

Our people are our greatest asset

Russell Martin


Russell is an entrepreneur, investor and adviser. He is the founder of Finance 4 Business, the largest commercial finance business in the UK. As such he has advised on real estate and alternative finance deals worth over £1 billion in aggregate.

He is Chairman of the ARMCO portfolio of companies, who collaboratively deliver clients’ aspirations in the most efficient and beneficial ways possible.

Darryl Eales

Deputy Chairman

Darryl has worked in corporate finance and private equity for over 30 years. He is the former CEO of LDC, which under his leadership, invested over £2.6 billion in more than 150 companies and ultimately delivered capital gains of over £1.2 billion.

An avid football fan, Darryl is the Chairman of Solihull Moors FC. He is passionate about working with management teams, helping all kinds of organisations grow and realise value.

David Totney


David has over 30 years of leveraged finance, alternative finance and corporate finance experience. He has an extensive record of helping businesses access new sources of debt capital and also manage their existing facilities.

He has built and exited his own lending business and held senior positions at global banks and professional services firms.

Phil Moore

Sales & Marketing Director

As Sales & Marketing Director, Phil is responsible for looking after the sales and marketing strategy for ARMCO and its portfolio of companies. Phil oversees all activity across the portfolio, ensuring any opportunity is maximised and that all of the companies work cohesively together to ensure the best results for clients. Phil uses his entrepreneurial skills to support each business, ensuring their success and longevity in the market.

Mike Kelly

Senior Business Development Manager

Mike is the Senior Business Development Manager for ARMCO with over 40 years’ experience in the industry, developing new contacts and introductory sources for the portfolio by engaging with professional services in Birmingham and the greater West Midlands area.

He also sits on the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) Council as well as also being a committee member of West Midlands Irish Business Group.

Sarah Jordan

Head of Marketing

Sarah is Head of Marketing for ARMCO, looking after each company within the portfolio, enabling collaboration and cohesion across all marketing initiatives. She supports with cross referrals, events, PR, branding, CRM, communications, digital, social and general business development.

With over 20 years’ experience in marketing and business development in professional services firms, Sarah has a strong background in communications, events and business development.

David Morrey

Compliance Manager

As ARMCO’s Compliance Manager, David’s experience across risk, compliance and change delivery positions him perfectly to support ARMCO in the ever-changing regulatory landscape.

David previously spent 28 years within Lloyds Banking Group predominantly within the commercial sector, where he was responsible for delivering significant change initiatives within the Commercial Risk division whilst ensuring ongoing compliance.

Caroline Chapman

Accounts Manager

Caroline joined ARMCO as an AAT-qualified Accounts Manager. She has previous experience in the construction and engineering industries.

She is responsible for transactional accounting and the payroll for ARMCO and each of its portfolio companies.

Ian Blakemore

Compliance Officer

Ian support’s the ARMCO portfolio of companies with his strong focus on regulatory requirements.

Working at Lloyds Banking Group for the past 37 years, predominantly with Commercial Banking Risk, he was responsible for managing financial risk and governance and supported the external regulatory reporting of the Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Assets.

Jess Davis

Digital Strategist

As ARMCO’s Digital Strategist, Jess is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing the digital marketing strategy across ARMCO’s portfolio of companies.

Using analytical data, she plans and advises on the execution of marketing campaigns and identifies opportunities, to facilitate the growth and aid the success of each of the businesses.

The ARMCO Companies

  • Corporate Tax
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Land & Planning
  • Property

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