Mortgage Advisers : Meet the team

 Marcus Robinson

Headshot of Marcus Robinson, MD of Mortgage Style We invite you to meet our team of mortgage advisers. Marcus has been in financial services for 17 years.  He has experience in estate agency and bank environments as well as boutique IFA’s. Many of these clients are high net worth and have different requirements. Previously, he worked with multinational firms. He received a number of awards for best performing adviser.

He has attained his full CeMAP qualification as well as his FPC’s (Financial Planning Certificate).

Marcus set up Mortgage Style Ltd in 2006. His goal has always been to offer the best advice possible with great service and communication.

In what spare time he has, he enjoys the gym, and playing football.  More recently he put himself through an SAS-designed ‘Tough Mudder’ assault course. This included diving into ice filled water and being electrocuted!.

Marcus says “I’d love to be a good golfer and play when I’m retired. But I’m concerned that I’ll have a heart attack very quickly with the frustration at my lack of any consistency or ability!”

On Mortgage Style Marcus said “We love helping people. It is particularly satisfying to say yes to someone when they have been declined by banks and through other independent brokers. I honestly believe that if we can’t find a solution for the client then no-one can.”

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Simon Deeming

Simon DeemingSimon Deeming has worked in a variety of financial service roles since 2007. This includes working as a retail bank manager and commercial bank manager where he arranged finance for small businesses. Simon then moved into mortgage broking where he put his previous experience to good use, finding solutions for clients when their complex circumstances were putting off other banks and brokers from helping.                                                Simon joined Mortgage Style in December 2018 due to the opportunities their wide and loyal customer base provided, especially in areas such as bridging and commercial lending. If there’s a property involved, then Simon should be able to find a lender for you!  If you’re in Bristol in the evening you may bump into Simon playing harmonica at his local blues jam, otherwise he’ll be at home with his wife and young daughter, and once they’ve gone to bed will likely be watching match of the day or re-watching the Sopranos box-set.

Kelly Flanagan

Kelly FlanaganKelly has been working in financial services for 20 years in total, with the last 12 years being in mortgages and protection. Her mortgage experience started within the retail bank industry, until 10 years ago when she became an independent mortgage and protection advisor.
Previously, Kelly was based out of the Ministry of Defence in Bristol and Police Federations all over the South West. Because of this, Kelly has worked a lot with the armed forces and the police as well as other types of clients. She has a full CeMap qualification and in 2016 passed her R07 Advanced Mortgage Qualification.
Kelly is a Mortgage and Protection Advisor here at Mortgage Style and joined us in April 2018. She joined because she wanted to deal with more complicated scenarios which is what Mortgage Style excel in. In addition to this she wanted to be able to access more lenders and exclusive deals.
In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her 2 children, going to the gym, eating out and spending time with friends. Kelly has her own horse and enjoys going horse riding when she can.

Carrie Robinson

Carrie’s role is office manager. She ensures that applications go through as smoothly as possible. She also makes sure that our clients are kept informed of the progress of their mortgage application.

Carrie has come from a corporate background. She is a fully qualified accountant and previously headed up the finance team at Orange – Pay As You Go.

Her spare time is usually taken up by her family and her young son who is always on the go.

Nicola Bright

Nicola Bright of Mortgage Style BristolNicola has been in financial services for over 18 years. She has worked within life offices, banking, independent mortgage brokerages and IFA environments.  During this time, she spent 12 years  in advisory roles. She also spent 6 years managing a team of mortgage advisers. Nicola has provided advice on pensions, investments, protection and mortgages over the years.

Nicola is fully CeMap, Financial Planning Certificate and Diploma in Financial Planning qualified.  In her spare time Nicola enjoys running, and cycling. But most of her spare time is spent with her 2 young daughters and husband.  They enjoy their holidays in the sun just as much as camping trips in the rain!

Nicola was tempted away from working for the big corporate giants. She joined out team of Bristol mortgage advisers in June 2014 as their client/case manager.  ‘I really liked Mortgage Style’s proposition, their attitude towards advice and customer service. I felt I could work well with the team as well as adding value to their customer service’.

Ceri Neale 

Ceri has a diverse skill set, starting out as a receptionist and in a year working up to Site Manager of an indoor karting centre. Moving on to Security Support Manager at the University of Bristol for 9 years. Ceri managed a team of 5 responsible for card entry systems, biometrics and (for her sins) car parking management. After taking some time out, Ceri returned to work for a small but successful company in Clevedon. This included managing relationships with freelance writers, maintaining accounts. She also arranged travel for events as well as the day to day running of the office.

Ceri joined Mortgage Style in July 2017 as Executive Assistant to the Managing Director.

In her spare time Ceri enjoys spending time with her husband, young son and step daughter. Additionally, she enjoys photography and family holidays.

 Lorna Melhuish 

Lorna has been working in the financial industry since 1996 starting at Axa. Here she  worked in Pensions, Mortgages and General Insurance. Most recently she worked at LV for 7 years in Motor and Home Insurance. Lorna worked in the field of mortgage advisers for 4 years at Moneyextra. FPC1 and CeMap qualified.

Lorna joined Mortgage Style Ltd in October 2017 as a Case & Client Manager.

Outside of work, Lorna enjoys married life. She spends her spare time ferrying her two young daughters to their gymnastics, street dance, swimming and rugby activities. Additionally, Lorna enjoys spending weekends away and holidays.

Emma Kondru

Emma spent 7 years working at a local school as a Learning Mentor, supporting children of various ages.  Prior to that she had worked for RBS and Hill House Hammond in their Personal Injury departments.

Emma was looking for a complete change in career when she joined Mortgage Style in February 2018.  Currently she is working as an administrative assistant but is keen to progress and obtain her CeMAP qualification.

Outside of work, Emma is married and has 2 teenage children whom she quite often ferries around to various sporting activities.  Emma enjoys spin classes and running in her spare time.