Novus Leisure and gpfm


Tanya Sullivan is Payroll and Productivity Manager for Novus Leisure Ltd. Novus operates bars and nightclubs across the UK, though mainly focussed around London. The staff bring a lot to the table at Novus Leisure, and Tanya is very happy she works at such a forward-thinking, sociable organisation.

Tanya has worked in the hospitality business her whole career, starting with operations and then moving into payroll and accounts 12 years ago. Before heading up Novus’s payroll department, she was self-employed for many years, and in her current role, Tanya runs payroll for 2,500 employees.

She inherited gpfm when she started at Novus, and we have been working with her for many years.

Key Challenges

Initially, the main challenges for our client were that she required private, knowledgeable advice regarding pensions and employee benefits. Working in such a large company, it was vital to have answers to questions quickly, and in complete confidentiality.

A second challenge Tanya faced was a requirement for a structured financial plan around the implementation of the new, legally required automatic enrolment policy which affects all businesses. Tanya was ultimately in need of a financial planner who could help Novus Leisure navigate through the murky corporate legislature and simplify their finances.


Tanya was introduced to financial planner Scott Atkinson and the gpfm team when she started at Novus Leisure. In the first instance, Scott efficiently addressed the client’s pension and benefits requirements with knowledgeable advice, setting in place a process-driven structure that could be followed easily. When this was complete, he progressed onto the second challenge, developing a strategic plan to help Novus through the implementation of auto-enrolment.

The client is delighted with Scott and the gpfm team’s efforts over the years and will continue to use their services in the years to come. They are especially pleased with the high level of discreet, respectful service delivered and the knowledge across the team.

A quote from the client:

“gpfm know their products and are easy to talk to. Any time I want to speak with somebody, I know I can pick up the phone at any time and get answers to questions. I cannot fault Scott and the team; they are professional, knowledgeable and totally reliable. And I’m not just talking about Scott and Simon. The staff at gpfm are all helpful and efficient. I would recommend gpfm completely.”

About gpfm

gpfm are an independent financial planning company dedicated to the provision of personal, professional and objectively-driven advice for our clients. We have been awarded the Chartered Financial Planners title by the Chartered Insurance Institute for offering high quality, independent and informed advice that meets the needs of our corporate clients.

If you are seeking corporate financial planning advice, get in touch with us today at or call 01992 500 261 now, and see how we can help address your organisation’s financial future.