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The Thistle Group welcomes Exevion

The Thistle Group is delighted to announce that Exevion, a consultancy specialising in, transformation, operations and acquisition strategy has joined its portfolio of businesses.

Commenting on Exevion joining the Thistle Group, Sophie Long, CEO said: "We are thrilled to welcome Exevion to the group, this development aligns with the company's vision for expanding its market presence and diversifying its services, underpinning the commitment to exceeding client expectations and delivering excellence across the board.”

Darren Schindler, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Exevion, said: “We are delighted to be joining the Thistle Group at an exciting time for both businesses. We complement each other well and can see many benefits for our clients from the combination of our people and services.”

Exevion was set up by Darren Schindler and Pete Brown in Spring 2021. It was born from an abundance of opportunities in both the Financial Services and Retail & Consumer industries. Serving some of the biggest names and growing scale-ups in their sectors. Exevion’s industry expertise ranges from transformation, across operations and into post-merger integration.

Pete Brown, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Exevion, said: “Our focus on offering the best service to our clients aligns directly with what Thistle Group has established in the regulation and compliance space. We are excited to see how we can grow together, giving a more diverse offering to the market”

The Thistle Group is an award-winning organisation offering the full breadth of trusted compliance services, systems, and support any business in the Financial Services sector might need. The Thistle Group consists of separate entities, each focusing on a different area of compliance, to help clients navigate through their regulatory journey. These include Thistle Initiatives and ATEB compliance, multi-award-winning compliance consultancies, Absolute Cover, a specialist insurance broker, and ATEB Suitability, a suitability report writing platform. Since launching in 2012, The Thistle Group now has a portfolio of over 1000 Financial Services clients. In that time, we have helped firms with:

  • Direct authorisations with the FCA,
  • Ongoing day-to-day compliance advice and guidance,
  • The implementation of new and changing regulation,
  • Regulatory, compliance and financial crime audits,
  • Regulatory due diligence as part of the acquisition process, and
  • FCA supervision and dealing with enforcement action.

For more information, please call 0207 436 0630 or email

Absolute Cover Limited is an Appointed Representative (FRN 976981) of Resolution Compliance Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 574048).