Our Team

Management Team

Laurence Venn – Chief Executive Officer

Laurence joined us in 2018 and has worked In financial services for over 30 years, having held senior leadership positions at Cheltenham & Gloucester plc, Lloyds Banking Group, Permanent TSB in Dublin and Yorkshire Building Society where he delivered an industry award winning transformation programme focussed on delivering fair outcomes for customers in arrears, conduct risk management and business efficiency. Laurence is well known in the industry, is a judge for the Credit Strategy Awards and brings a wealth of experience to take our business forward.

Stephen Worrell A.C.I.B - Field Services Director 

Prior to joining Excel in 2000, Steve worked for Barclays Bank PLC for 30 years and has many years of management experience, both in corporate and personal finance.

Philip Read Bsc (Hons) - IT Manager

Phil gained 8 years' experience at Cadbury - Schweppes and as a Senior Analyst with The Heart of England Building Society prior to joining EXCEL in 1995.

Ian Ward A.C.I B - Operations & Compliance Manager

Ian joined EXCEL in 2007, having spent 30 years in the Finance Industry including 12 years at West Bromwich Building Society primarily managing the Collections Department.

Head Office

We have a team of around 14 colleagues in Head Office whose primary responsibilities are to manage instructions from and back to our clients along with oversight of the field force.

Field Force

Our 155+ agents cover the length and breadth of the UK and are largely made up of former banking and financial services professionals whose primary purpose is to deliver a great service to our clients and their customers.