Neil Armour

Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: 0774 063 1871

Email: neil@eagleorchid.com

Jane Armour

Head of Client Support Services

Telephone: 0774 8787 003

Email: jane@eagleorchid.com

Louise Forbes

Senior Manager

Email: louise@eagleorchid.com

Caris Doig

Head of Compliance  /

Client Services Manager

Email: caris@eagleorchid.com

Neil has over 25 years' experience of working with 'Big 4' international accounting firms, latterly as Associate Partner with responsibilities as UK Sector Head of Oil & Gas.

In that time he has acted in both advisory and hands-on executive roles, designing and implementing growth, recovery, cash generation and business-sales strategies and policies for businesses ranging from SMEs to listed PLCs. He has also worked for and with many branches of the public sector.

 

More recently Neil has acted as Interim / Part-Time Finance Director, and Non-Executive Director, in a number of companies.  He has also acted as a consultant or corporate financial adviser to a wide range of businesses, and as a professional adviser in a raft of scenarios (often on a multi-disciplinary basis with eg corporate or personal lawyers).

 

Neil's in-depth sectoral experience includes - many aspects of the oil & gas industry, construction, retail, fish processing, manufacturing, printing (large-scale commercial, and small-scale local), shipping and food processing & production.

 

For further details, see Neil's profile on LinkedIn

Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Jane has spent over 25 years working in 'Big 4' international accounting firms and in industry, where her roles have ranged from financial controller of an independent radio station to group accountant (with particular responsibility for pensions accounting) in a $1Bn turnover group of food processing businesses.

 

She also has extensive experience of working in a range of oil & gas service businesses including a boutique investment fund, shipping, materials & records logistics and offshore installation support.

 

Jane has recently acted as temporary experienced support in the finance teams of a number of clients, involving for example US/UK GAAP consolidations, multi-national group tax accounting and control, and data-room building, maintenance and control during a sizeable corporate takeover.

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London in 1998, Louise has significant experience working exclusively within the ‘Big 4’ international accounting firms across a broad base of clients from listed PLCs to SMEs.

 

Her breadth of experience covers a range of client service areas including corporate finance advisory, financial modelling, due diligence, audit assurance and management reviews such as strategic and operational planning, financial processes & controls and management reporting.

 

In addition to client secondment work Louise has recently been involved in a number of specialist financial review (eg diligence) assignments as well as statutory review and court reporting.

Caris qualified as a solicitor with an established legal firm in Aberdeen, where she advised in a variety of areas including corporate property development, local authority planning, grant applications, charitable trusts, establishing land ownership, and immigration & residency issues.

 

She then specialised in corporate tax compliance and advisory work  in 'Big 4' international accounting firms, covering small family companies to large corporate groups.  Her work included one-off advisory exercises to aid corporate tax planning and the management of disputes with HMRC.  This involved detailed research on subjects as diverse as double taxation treaties and grant aid.

 

She has over 25 years' experience of working in client centric organisations large and small, across sectors including, oil & gas, shipping, food processing, property development and investment companies.  More recently Caris' work has included project managing the successful development of companies requiring OFT Consumer Credit Licences, from advising and overseeing the process of making and submitting of applications to the OFT through to the drawing up and putting in place of the relevant policies and procedures.

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