How it works

Initial meeting

Our first contact can either be over the phone, email or in person. Once a school identifies the year group it wants to benefit from our workshops or seminars we are happy to discuss the topics which the school and students have identified as being most useful. The number of topics really depends on the time available - each topic takes about 30 minutes to present. 

Writing and delivering the workshops

As soon as the year groups, duration and topics have been decided the whole day is written especially for the school and the audience. For younger students we may well use a more practical approach with lots of activities. Older students may well feel the available time is better used with more facts. Either way we will keep schools in the loop and guarantee to hit the right note.  

After our visit

We continue to support schools, teachers and students either through this website which is kept up to date, or through personal contact. They are welcome to email or call with questions.

Our Sponsors

Hinckley and Rugby Building Society

The Hinckley & Rugby Building Society is a building society based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK, with origins dating back to 1861. It is a member of the Building Societies Association.

Penrith Building Society

The Penrith Building Society is a UK building society based in Penrith, Cumbria. It is a member of the Building Societies Association.

‘Working with WizeUp has been a great experience and has allowed us as a business reach another area and demographic of our community here in Penrith. Being able to activley support financial education is essential for a Mutually owned organisation like Penrith Building Society to be able to fulfil its social purpose to its members and the community it serves.’

Tim Bowen - C.E.O.

The Melton Building Society

The Melton is a building society based in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire in the East Midlands. The Melton was established in 1875 and is one of the oldest surviving building societies in the United Kingdom. It is a member of the Building Societies Association.

"We have worked with WizeUp for over two years to help us deliver our financial education programme to local secondary schools.  The feedback from schools has been fantastic and they find the sessions invaluable.  Ed delivers a combination of professional, informative and engaging workshops that really seem to hit the spot with pupils!" 

Jane Gilhespy - Communications Manager

GreenSky Wealth

GreenSky Wealth provides independent financial advice for individuals and businesses. They are based in Norwich, Norfolk.

At Greenskywealth we are extremely happy with our association with Ed Flack and Wizeup.

The schools we sponsor, Reepham and Anglo European are delighted with the tailored workshops their students are getting and are already rebooking for next year.

Ed has dedicated himself to delivering financial education directly to the students, in plain no-nonsense English. Giving them all the knowledge and tools, they will need to navigate the big financial decisions they will be making moving forward. 

Why no one else is doing this we simply don’t understand. 

If each Company sponsored 1 or 2 local schools our children would be so much better equipped to avoid costly mistakes. 

Keep up the great work Ed!

Andy Crawford  -  Director 

Teachers Building Society

Teachers Building Society is a mutual British financial institution founded in 1966 by the National Union of Teachers. It is based in Wimborne, Dorset and is a member of the Building Societies Association.

Newbury Building Society

Newbury Building Society is a building society based in Newbury, Berkshire in the south of England. 'The Newbury' (as it is affectionately known) was established in 1856 and is one of the oldest surviving socities. It is a member of the Building Societies Association.

Who We Are

Ed Flack

Ed has over 34 years experience in the City of London.
He has been in financial markets all of his working life - having long spells with HSBC, Handelsbanken, ING and most recently, Director of Corporate Treasury and Investment for Deutsche Postbank.
Ed has also worked for four years in Singapore as Treasurer for BHF bank and specialises in Foreign Exchange, money markets and derivatives.
He has a first class honours degree from the OU in maths and natural sciences.
Ed is married to Susan and they have three children.
The idea to form WizeUp came from first hand experience of the trials and tribulations of his own children as they moved through adolescence and into adulthood.

Mike Spooner

Like Ed, Mike has spent all of his working life in financial markets with Nat. West., Continental Illinois, ING and lately as Assistant Director of Corporate Treasury and Investment at Deutsche Postbank. 

He is now a Director at Greensky Wealth.

Outside of business Mike coaches both football and cricket to young people.
He lives and Essex, is married to Jayne and they have three children.

Mike Flack

Mike is a graduate of the London Film Academy where he gained a diploma in film making. He now teaches film and media studies at Portland Place School in London and also runs his own business making films. Like the young people we speak to he has encountered many of the obstacles that independence throws up.  He has overcome them and is ideally placed to share his experiences with them.

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