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The Stowmarket Mortgage Centre team comprises some of our most experienced advisers:

Carl Shave the mortgage centre
Carl Shave

Carl has been working in the financial services industry since leaving education, and specifically within the mortgage industry from 1993. Having met Mortgage Centres founder Phil Scott whilst working for a high street bank, Carl decided to join him as a partner. He opened the Stowmarket office in 2001 and also oversees the Bury St Edmunds branch.

Phil Scott the mortgage centre
Phil Scott

Phil has worked in the financial services industry since 1992, having started with a large insurance company. He went self employed in 1996 as an Independent Financial Adviser before setting up his first company, Needham Market Home Financial in 1999.

After four years, he decided to concentrate solely on mortgages and related insurances, and The Mortgage Centres was born. Since then, Phil has been influential in the opening of several new offices as the business continues to grow.

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Suzanne Warnes
Mortgage Adviser

Suzanne began her career in financial services in 1988 at Barclays Bank plc. 3 years later she went to work at the Leeds Building Society as a ‘Home Arranger’ and Assistant Manager, where she gained extensive experience in both mortgages and related insurances. After the Leeds and Halifax merged, Suzanne continued to work as a mortgage adviser before leaving to become self-employed as an Independent Mortgage Adviser in 2003. After 6 years of working on her own, Suzanne joined Stowmarket Mortgage Centre to work alongside ex-colleague Carl Shave and Alison Mark.

“I pride myself on always giving a first-class service to all my customers, both existing and new, at every stage of the process.”

Alison Mark the mortgage centre
Alison Mark
Mortgage Adviser

Alison joined Needham Mortgage Centre in 2001 as an administrator and application processor, which gave her a wealth of knowledge and desire to move into an advising role. Alison moved to Stowmarket Mortgage Centre to join Carl as a mortgage advisor in 2005 and enjoys providing a professional yet personal service to her clients.

Kathryn Hailes the mortgage centre
Kathryn Hailes
Mortgage Adviser

Kathryn became part of the team at Stowmarket Mortgage Centre in September 2015 after graduating from University. Her current role involves administration and management. Having obtained her full CeMap qualifications in 2017 she is now looking to progress in her career and become a mortgage adviser. During her time with the company Kathryn has become a highly regarded team member using her knowledge and skills to assist customers and colleagues alike.

Anna McPherson the mortgage centre
Anna McPherson

Anna joined The Mortgage Centres as an administrator in October 2016 after living abroad for several years. During her time within her job role she has quickly gained an in-depth knowledge of the mortgage industry using this to ensure all customers receive the very best service. An integral and valued member of staff she continues to learn and develop her skills with her future goal to become an administration manager.

Gordon Funnell the mortgage centre
Gordon Funnell
Compliance Manager

Gordon joined the business in June 2017 and has nearly 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He is responsible for the compliance of the company which includes the auditing of the advisers’ activity. All business is conducted under the regulation of the Financial Services Authority and it is Gordon’s remit to ensure that any mortgage, life assurance or any other related arrangement is written in the correct manner. He will always apply the Principal of “Treating Customers Fairly” throughout any activity with our clients.

Emily Scott - the mortgage centre
Emily Scott
HR Manager

Emily trained as a Compliance Officer 15 years ago, working for a large national insurance company. She joined the firm in 2004, taking on the role of Compliance and HR Manager. As the group has expanded, she is now specialising solely in HR and is currently studying for her HR Management Level 5 qualification through the CIPD.

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