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Find out about our professional and experienced team - who they are and how they can help you.

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    Oliver Peace CeFA, DipFA
    Managing Director

    Our Managing Director and founder of James Leighton Financial Services, Ollie is a mortgage specialist with more than a decade of experience.  In his...

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    Oliver Peace CeFA, DipFA

    Managing Director

    Our Managing Director and founder of James Leighton Financial Services, Ollie is a mortgage specialist with more than a decade of experience.  In his spare time, Ollie enjoys cooking and spending time with his family and Border Terrier, Riley.

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    Iwan Price
    Head of Integration

    With over 15 years of experience in his field, Iwan’s role at JLFS is to coordinate all divisions within the organisation and to ensure that they ru...

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    Iwan Price

    Head of Integration

    With over 15 years of experience in his field, Iwan’s role at JLFS is to coordinate all divisions within the organisation and to ensure that they run seamlessly. Iwan joined JLFS in May 2015 after many years’ experience within the telephony based financial services sector.

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    Michelle Chesney
    Head of Operations

    Michelle joined JLFS in January 2014 having worked in the Financial Services sector since 2004. As Head of Operations, Michelle has overall responsibi...

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    Michelle Chesney

    Head of Operations

    Michelle joined JLFS in January 2014 having worked in the Financial Services sector since 2004. As Head of Operations, Michelle has overall responsibility for the Mortgage Advice, Protection Advice and Case Handling Teams.

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    Sharon Weston
    Commercial Director

    Sharon had 15 years prior experience in Financial Services before joining JLFS in 2011.  Now in her recently appointed position of Commercial Directo...

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    Sharon Weston

    Commercial Director

    Sharon had 15 years prior experience in Financial Services before joining JLFS in 2011.  Now in her recently appointed position of Commercial Director, Sharon has helped the business grow and develop into what it is today.

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    Neil Mountjoy CeMAP
    Head of Remortgage & New build / Mortgage Adviser

    Neil has been in the mortgage industry for over 15 years and has been the Head of Remortgages and Newbuild team since 2019. In his spare time Neil enj...

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    Neil Mountjoy CeMAP

    Head of Remortgage & New build / Mortgage Adviser

    Neil has been in the mortgage industry for over 15 years and has been the Head of Remortgages and Newbuild team since 2019. In his spare time Neil enjoys spending time with his children and watching F1.

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    Darren Bradbury
    Head of Protection & Training

    CeMAP An expert of his field, Darren heads up the Protection team and regularly offers training sessions for various sections of the business. ...

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    Darren Bradbury

    Head of Protection & Training

    CeMAP

    An expert of his field, Darren heads up the Protection team and regularly offers training sessions for various sections of the business. Darren is also responsible for recruiting for all areas of the business.

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    Sarah Hill
    Research & Development Manager CF2-CF5

    Sarah has always worked within the Financial Services industry, ranging from mortgages and pensions, to wealth management. Her role at JLFS is heavily...

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    Sarah Hill

    Research & Development Manager CF2-CF5

    Sarah has always worked within the Financial Services industry, ranging from mortgages and pensions, to wealth management. Her role at JLFS is heavily involved in the research, development and streamlining of the processes and systems.

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    Dan Meldrum
    Qualification Manager

    Originally hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Dan wanted to find a job after graduating from DMU and has been in the Financial Service sector ever sinc...

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    Dan Meldrum

    Qualification Manager

    Originally hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Dan wanted to find a job after graduating from DMU and has been in the Financial Service sector ever since. Describing himself as Management Support and a Criteria Guru, Dan heads up the Qualification Team along with Luke Jeffrey.

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    Lili Wickstead
    Qualification Manager

    Lili has been the co-manager of the Qualification team since 2019, she enjoys being a part of the customer’s house-buying journey and helping them t...

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    Lili Wickstead

    Qualification Manager

    Lili has been the co-manager of the Qualification team since 2019, she enjoys being a part of the customer’s house-buying journey and helping them through what could be potentially be a very stressful time, and tries to make it as pleasant and streamlined as possible.

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    Hayley Palmer
    Qualification Manager

    Hayley manages her team alongside Lili, together they are the first point of call for anyone wanting to purchase their own home. Hayley goes through t...

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    Hayley Palmer

    Qualification Manager

    Hayley manages her team alongside Lili, together they are the first point of call for anyone wanting to purchase their own home. Hayley goes through the affordability checks, and if the customer is purchasing a newbuild property, she will get them into a position to reserve their dream home.

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    Lydia Thacker
    Case Handling Manager

    Lydia’s role of Case Handling Manager makes her accountable for delivering a flawless journey for every client from the moment they have an appointm...

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    Lydia Thacker

    Case Handling Manager

    Lydia’s role of Case Handling Manager makes her accountable for delivering a flawless journey for every client from the moment they have an appointment with an Adviser, right through to the day that they complete. Lydia and her team are also responsible for providing fantastic customer service.

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    Stephanie Robins
    Digital Marketing Manager

    Joining the company in May 2019, Steff manages all our social media platforms, often creating unique content, as well as managing the company’s inte...

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    Stephanie Robins

    Digital Marketing Manager

    Joining the company in May 2019, Steff manages all our social media platforms, often creating unique content, as well as managing the company’s internal marketing including charity fundraisers and staff outings.

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    Sarah King
    Diary Control Manager

    Day to day, Sarah and her team make sure the Adviser’s diaries are full of appointments, spot-checks the documents and makes sure everything is pres...

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    Sarah King

    Diary Control Manager

    Day to day, Sarah and her team make sure the Adviser’s diaries are full of appointments, spot-checks the documents and makes sure everything is present and correct ahead of the customer’s conversation with a Mortgage Adviser.