This month we’re celebrating our 20th anniversary – doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?
2016 has been an eventful year for us so far, with the relocation of our Ipswich branch to larger premises in the town centre, the Felixstowe branch celebrating 10 years in the community, and the announcement of our new branch in Sudbury, which will be opening later this year.
As partner of the Stowmarket branch, it gives me great pleasure to have been part of the town for 15 years now, and I’m very proud that the TMC group is celebrating 20 years in this industry. Many changes have occurred within the financial sector during this time, including the economic downturn in 2007/08, and I believe our understanding of the local community, together with our ethos of customer service, has helped us weather this storm and build a strong reputation.
TMC’s founding director, Phil Scott, echoes that sentiment… “A great deal has changed in the mortgage industry over the last 20 years, with many ups and downs to keep us on our toes; but one thing that’s remained consistent is our commitment to providing the region’s homebuyers and landlords with a friendly, knowledgeable and professional mortgage service.
“It’s incredible to think we opened our first branch in Needham Market way back in 1996, with myself and one administrator, and now we’ll be opening an eighth branch in Sudbury later this year. Our continued growth and expansion, through fairly tumultuous times, is testament to the hard work and dedication of the teams we have brought together and the first-class service they provide.”
The Mortgage Centres has grown from those humble origins and is now an organisation with more than 24 expert mortgage brokers and a similar number of support staff. We’re very proud of the long-lasting relationships we’ve built with our clients and it’s always very flattering when a new customer comes to us via a personal recommendation, which is often the case.
It feels great to have helped so many people get on the property ladder in Suffolk, Essex and beyond. We’ve always strived to deliver our services to an exceptionally high standard and that’s helped us become one of the largest, most recognisable mortgage brokers in the area.
We’re all really excited about what the future holds for The Mortgage Centres and look forward to further growth and expansion, while continuing to provide the excellent service our customers have come to expect. Here’s to another 20 years!