Kit is the founder and Managing Director of County. Also Chairman of the board, he is a chartered accountant with 20 years’ experience in finance, and has combined his business life with a career in politics. In 1998 Kit was elected to Westminster City Council where he rose to be deputy leader and finance chief controlling a budget of over £900 million, delivering one of the lowest council taxes in the country. In 2008 he was elected to the London Assembly was appointed Deputy Mayor for Policing by Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London. He is also currently Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority and in that role has strategic supervision of the Met’s £3.5 billion budget. In parallel he is a founder director of Alpha Strategic PLC, a listed hedge fund consolidator and is on the board of the Association of Police Authorities. Kit chairs the London Hydrogen Partnership and is an Honorary Vice Chairman of the Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity and an Honorary Member of the Passage Day Centre. He is married with three children who completely absorb any spare time.
Director and Company Secretary
Dawn is a Shareholder, Director and Deputy Managing Director. She joined the Company three years after its inception, and has well over 20 years experience in the finance industry. Dawn is responsible for the general operations of the company, including accounting and compliance. Well known to funders and customers alike, she brings rigour and exacting standards to County’s procedures, which have enhanced our reputation immeasurably.
When Dawn is out of the office, she can either be found at the side of a football pitch watching her son play, or planning her next cruise/kitchen.Contact Dawn Tingaydawn@countyfinancegroup.co.uk DDI: 01455 200 158 Mobile: 07703 343 873
Darren joined the Management Team in July 2011 to head up the Merchant Cash Advance division and expand our portfolio of loan products to his extensive network of medical and paper professions clients. He brings over 17 years’ experience from a career with Anglo Irish, British Linen and Close Asset.
Darren is a keen cricketer and well known throughout the South Nottinghamshire Cricket League. He is an ECB Level 2 coach.Contact Darren Shawdarren@countyfinancegroup.co.uk DDI: 01455 200 160 Mobile: 07973 141 691
Joanne is Dawn’s second right hand, working alongside and keeping our administration up to scratch. With County since 1999, she is responsible for compliance and control for all new business, cash receipts and invoicing. Always willing to help, she has become an important and respected member of the County family.
A secret headbanger, Joanne likes Heavy Rock and anything that involves ‘sweets’.Contact Joanne Stonierjo@countyfinancegroup.co.uk DDI: 01455 200 159
IT & Equipment Manager
A relative latecomer to the finance industry, Mark has been with the company for ten years. His HGV license comes in handy for his role assisting in our sales and recovery efforts and he is our main verification man. He also looks after our IT systems, Health & Safety and is our nominated Fire Officer and First Aider.
Mark is an animal lover and a keen steam enthusiast.Contact Mark Tingaymarkt@countyfinancegroup.co.uk DDI: 01455 200 156 Mobile: 07818 091 517
Luke joined the County sales division in 2011 following time in the Aviation Finance Division of Hitachi Capital. He assists Mark and Darren in the sales effort as well as developing his own network of dealers and customers.
Outside of work he is a keen sportsman playing hockey and cricket, and is a lonely Wolverhampton Wanderers supporter.Contact Luke Wardluke@countyfinancegroup.co.uk DDI: 01455 200 154 Mobile: 07710 807 680
Emma joined the County team in August 2012, as a Secretary/Administrator. Changing her role from the Hotel industry, she assists both Dawn and Joanne in areas of general administration and office procedures. She has settled in very well so far and hope she will enjoy assisting and watching the company grow and develop over many years to come. Out of hours Emma likes to spend most of her time meeting with friends and family. In her spare time she likes to shop and is also attempting to learn Portuguese.Contact Emma Farinhaemma@countyassetfinance.com DDI: 01455 200157
Andrew joined the County Group in August 2013 as a New Business Sales Executive, following a successful career working within the bank and bancassurance sectors, and has accreditations from the Institute of Financial Services and a CeFA diploma (Certificate for Financial Advisors). Andrew brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with him to lead new business development.
Having once played football professionally for Derby County youth team and then Burton Albion, Andrew now finds playing a round of golf gentler on his knees. Foremost in his spare time Andrew enjoys spending time with his young daughter.Contact Andrew Derbyshireandrew@countyfinancegroup.co.uk DDI: 01455 200161 Mobile: 07769 270886