Press Release

At ARMCO, a next generation advisory business, we have the aim of creating integrated opportunities for everyone with a forward-looking approach to finance and property-based services.

Launched just recently by Russell Martin, a renowned business founder based in Birmingham, ARMCO is ready to assist businesses in the ‘new normal’.

With five other successful businesses and vast amounts of knowledge and experience, Russell Martin has created a company that merges corporate support, specialist landing, insurance services and land procurement and development to provide clients with solutions that are truly tailored to their needs.

Jon Preston has been appointed chief operating officer at ARMCO

Having previously worked as a titled leading independent and private equity investment manager at a UK-based lender, Jon Preston accompanies a wealth of experience.

ARMCO founder Russell Martin said: “We are living in uncertain times and a post-pandemic world looks very different for a lot of businesses. Overcoming challenges such as access to business finance, sourcing sector-based specialist risk and insurance solutions or navigating land procurement and development opportunities will have presented complexity before Covid, but the ‘new normal’ will be more challenging for many.

“The combination of expertise at ARMCO means we can deliver bespoke solutions for our clients to help them maximise growth opportunities and give them an exceptional experience.

“Our adept approach ensures that even the most complex of transactions are navigated with integrity, proficiency and pace.

“The combination of a human approach, passion and commitment of strong leaders and highly collaborative partnerships, combined with a central services approach, presents an unrivalled proposition in the UK – particularly with Jon at the helm, leading and propelling the group.”

Innovation 4 Business, Finance 4 Business, Walker Doble and Liquidity Club make up the ARMCO group with new firms Debrett’s Private Finance, Cape Insurance, Atlas Land & Planning and Chordis Capital completing the ARMCO offering.

Expertise on numerous financial solutions are offered by the group including: tax solutions, asset, bridging and development finance and MBOs. This allows us to help SMEs in various sectors, investors, and property developers.

With the need to expand into numerous specialist sub sectors and the requirement of finance provision, Fitzpatrick Group Ltd is a housing delivery service provider that benefits from ARMCO’s proficiency.

Mark Fitzpatrick, the firm’s Managing Director, explained: “I have worked with Russell for more than a decade, initially through Finance 4 Business (F4B), through which I have had in excess of 25 loans arranged for me, across many disciplines and through a multitude of different lenders, from commercial mortgages, Buy-To-Let and bridging loans, to development and asset finance.

“The attention to detail, end-to-end service and dedication has been a staple feature of the service.”

Russell concluded: “Success in any business involves being able to navigate a market, identify business opportunities and be agile enough to be able to plug gaps in the market.

“I have applied that formula to my businesses, and the ARMCO offering can now support businesses in realising their ambitions, as we all try to navigate our way through these turbulent times.

“We are a group of companies built on strong relationships, not transactions, and I’m delighted to have such robust and proven expertise on board at ARMCO We have ambitious expansion plans and will be adding more companies to provide further synergy within the group.”

If you are interested in finding out more information about ARMCO, call us on 0121 309 0777 or email us at


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The ARMCO Companies

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