Association of Professional Compliance Consultants

The body for compliance consultants who advise firms regulated in the UK.

The APCC is active in enhancing the professional standards of compliance consultants and is recognised as a trade body by the FCA and other regulators. This provides our members with significant benefits in terms of direct access to the Regulators as well as business leads.  The APCC often works in conjunction with the FCA to pilot or test new initiatives, and we also provide with valuable feedback on specific subjects as requested by them.

Professional Office Limited

SanctionsSearch.com was set up in response to the fact that all firms undertaking any sort of financial transaction, or providing advice on any financial transaction, need to ensure that their client is not on the Financial Sanctions list.

Whilst the list is freely available to all who need to see it, SanctionsSearch.com realised that firms would still find it extremely difficult to demonstrate to their regulator, or indeed the HM Treasury, that checks had taken place to ensure that their clients were not on the list.

As such, SanctionsSearch.com is all about evidence. Through the site we aim to provide you with a robust audit trail to allow you to ‘evidence’ and ‘demonstrate’ that you initially checked that clients were not on the Financial Sanctions List and that you regularly screen your client bank against future lists.

Based on the Wirral, SanctionsSearch.com was created by Professional Office Ltd. a company which has traded since 2006 as a Partnership and was subsequently incorporated in August 2008.

Its two directors are Joanne Nock ACCA and Chris Clare, both highly experienced in the fields of financial services and accountancy. Professional Office is a company which specialises in delivering office solutions from software and web development right through to virtual secretaries, call routing, accountancy and book-keeping.

Having worked with many companies over the last few years, Professional Office Ltd. always aims to develop systems that make the process of doing business easy, affordable and seamless. From the development of lead generation and lead management right through to prompt invoicing and data management systems, Professional Office has already made its mark in the field of bespoke software development and has packages currently deployed in many companies under licence agreements.

Initial funding for SanctionsSearch.com was provided entirely by the Directors and as a result, after just two years of trading, Professional Office Ltd. is fortunate to have a positive balance sheet, with no debts or liabilities whatsoever. The (now re-paid) up front funding allowed much time, resource and expertise to be spent on researching and developing the SanctionsSearch.com proposition to the point where our belief is that it not only matches but betters anything else currently available. The company’s agility will also, we believe, allow further ongoing developments that may be required in future, thus we can ensure that it remains cutting edge and ahead of its competitors without negatively impacting the company’s bottom line. Professional Office has a development team lead by one lead programmer with two supporting programmers as well as a full time designer. The programming team is qualified in PHP, Perl, MySQL, ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, HTML, XHTML,CSS, JavaScript and much more.

Address
45 MARKET STREET
WIRRAL
CH47 2BQ

T: 01516332871
E: chris@professionaloffice.co.uk
W: http://www.sanctionssearch.co.uk/
Services Offered
  • IT Software - Compliance, AML, PEPs, Sanctions, CTF, Adverse media
Firms Served
  • APCC member firms
  • Banks and deposit takers
  • Crowdfunding platforms
  • Insurance brokers and insurers
  • Investment industry firms
  • Lloyds
  • Payment Institutions
  • Regulatory Accountants
  • Regulatory Lawyers
  • Retail firms
  • Software and Service Providers
Upcoming Events
  1. Dealing with Vulnerable Customers Webinar

    October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. APCC Virtual Spring Conference 2021

    9th March 2021 @ 10:00 am - 10th March 2021 @ 2:00 pm