About Us

We are a group of people with expertise in finance and education who came together to solve the major problems in society caused by poor money management skills. 

We are passionate about helping to create a shift in the way people view and make financial decisions.

Our mission

Our mission is to improve lives by giving people confidence in managing money.
Flipside was formed in September 2018 with the following objectives:

to improve the financial competence and money management skills of individuals;

to increase people’s confidence in financial matters, helping them to feel a sense of security, satisfaction and personal fulfilment with personal finances and employment pursuits;

to alleviate poverty by improving people’s knowledge of finance and their ability to make sound economic choices

Our mission

We recognise that many young people whatever their ability or background feel under pressure to be financially “streetwise”. Equally, we know the challenges teachers face in delivering high quality education day in, day out. 

That’s why we started Flipside. A ready-to-go, time-saving, affordable solution you can trust.

The money management modules provide the learner with important fundamental strategies and life skills surrounding personal finance. Whether you are looking for work, starting your own business or reigniting your personal development, this course is a good foundation.

Christopher Olumese, Dominion Training

We have been pleased to work with Stephen and Flipside CIC on a number of projects over the past year. Flipside has been invaluable to us in putting together a business education programme for young people and we know that their input on financial budgeting and planning has been well received and integral to delivering successful outcomes. Stephen's real world and practical approach to budgeting has produced a flexible and important application, as appropriate to business planning as it is to personal budgeting. We look forward to more collaborations in the future.

Malcolm Hall, The Realistic Business Consortium

Ian was my Finance lecturer during my time at UCFB Etihad and provided me with the help and support I needed as his student in order to achieve the best results possible. Ian is reliable, has great professionalism and is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of Finance as a whole.

Poppy Hughes, KPMG

Having worked with Ian for almost half a year now at UCFB, its clear he is a seasoned and experienced HE professional, possessing a strong rapport with staff and students alike. Ian utilises his considerable industry experience to provide a balanced assessment of both finance and football business in the classroom, and is a pleasure to work with.

Christopher Winn, UCFB Global Institute of Sport

Thank you Stephen for your time and knowledge of finance. Really good to hear from a professional.


I found the topics on budgeting to be very useful, as before the session I had quite limited knowledge of the subject. The level of detail was right for me and the technical aspects were explained clearly.


The level of detail was just right, plus the group activity gave us the chance to use the information we had learned.


Our Team

Stephen Flicker
BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance, ACMA

Garry Thickett

Ian Tomlinson
BA(Hons), MA (Merit), PGCE (PCET), MCMI

Rokia Sayed
ACCA Diploma