MEET THE TEAM
Suzanne Bradshaw – Managing Director
Head of operations at Derby’s Mortgage and Finance Arena, Suzanne has over 15 years of experience in helping people to find the very best mortgage deal.
Passionate about helping people whether that’s in getting their first family home, starting a business or building a portfolio of investment properties she has a wealth of knowledge and insists on going above and beyond to make sure clients get the very best service.
“I love to be able to help businesses and families grow. It is important that in everything we do here we are able to get people the very best deal and offer financial advice which will benefit them, their families and business.”
Starting out as an estate agent and then going on to become a mortgage adviser Suzanne then turned to commercial mortgages meaning she has experience across the whole spectrum of property purchases.
Ian Cooper – Director, Financial Adviser
Having worked in financial services since 1988 Ian has spent most of his career as an independent financial adviser within banks offering personal finance.
This wealth of experience means he thrives on finding the right deal in even the most challenging of cases.
“I am proud to say many clients are repeat business or recommendations as they value my knowledge and ability to go the extra mile to deliver.”
Specialising in finding the best deals for the self-employed, Buy to Let investors and those struggling to secure finance either through previous bad debt or poor credit ratings Ian supports individuals and businesses looking for mortgage or finance advice.
Clare Eaton – Mortgage and Equity Release Adviser
Clare prides herself in helping clients save money, whether that is on reducing monthly outgoings or improving long term finance.
With over 20 years of experience working in financial services Clare has carried out a number of roles, including Bank Manager, which give her a wealth of experience to support clients in getting the very best deal.
“No two days are the same and I really enjoy the variety of people, locations and situations my clients are in. The ultimate goal being for me to not just meet but exceed their expectations.”
As Mortgage and Protection Adviser Clare helps families find the best solutions for everything from consolidating debts, planning for retirement, funding children’s education or carrying out home improvements.
Valerie Ettles – Mortgage administrator
Working behind the scenes Valerie is the person that pulls all of the applications together to make those mortgage and finance dreams a reality.
With over three decades in the industry she is highly motivated and organised bringing a wealth of experience in the sector having worked in High Street estate agents, as a mortgage adviser and office co-ordinator.
“I often feel I have the best job as I am the one that gets to make those dreams a reality by helping clients pull together the paperwork and complete the details needed.”
Valerie oversees applications from start to finish and will be there to support you during the process.
Michelle Mackenzie-Cooper – Director, Business and Finance Consultant
Michelle brings with her a unique blend of both banking and accountancy knowledge offering a completely rounded insight to business finance.
With over 30 years of experience her cross disciplinary approach means she can not only offer exceptional advice but also look at how this will impact on business’ balance sheets and tax position as well.
“I have a unique mixture of skills having worked in various financial roles and love to help clients make the very most out of their finances.”
As Mortgage and Finance Adviser Michelle has access to exclusive providers and can offer support with everything from personal mortgages and self builds to commercial loans, overdrafts, asset finance and bridging loans.