Doug Bennett – Mortgage Broker and Financial Adviser working in the financial services industry since 1983, Doug is the owner of DB Financial. Having arranged over 2000 mortgages in this time, he has a wealth of experience in this arena. In recent years, Doug has also increased the business’s presence in the Corporate Protection, and Personal Retirement and Investment Planning arena ensuring clients get a fully holistic review of their financial situation.
As a qualifying member of Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the Premier Association of Financial Professionals, Doug works with this organisation to improve his skills and knowledge in Financial Services.
Doug has been married to Bonnie for over 15 years. They have a cat named Mia and Phoebe the dog. Doug has two sons, Jason & Jake.
Apart from playing golf really badly in his spare time, Doug enjoys relaxing with a good book. Occasionally, he adds a bit of excitement into his life, having ridden a 500cc Royal Enfield in the Himalayas and completed a trek up Kilimanjaro in October 2015. He has also completed the London Marathon, if asked in what time? “Before it got dark”… and raises money for a local charity US IN A BUS by completing the occasional sponsored event.
More recently Doug has spoken at Industry Seminars to provide motivation and guidance to other advisers in the Financial Services Industry.
Nikki Fitzsimmons – Nikki has been working in the Financial Services industry as a Mortgage Broker since 2003. Having started as a Broker for a corporate company, she then went self-employed in 2008 and joined the DB Financial team in 2014.
With a wealth of experience in the Mortgage Market which has been built up over the years, Nikki prides herself on building ongoing relationships with her clients, offering an informative step-by-step guide through the house buying process.
Along with keeping fit and active, Nikki loves spending time with her husband and children where they live in West Sussex. She likes nothing more than being surrounded by family, good friends, good food and wine!
Nikki enjoys keeping fit and active and runs several times a week and also pushes herself to run longer distances.
Nina Joslin – Nina is our mortgage administrator. She worked at Nationwide for 27 years and in that time she has gained extensive knowledge in processing mortgages. In 2000, she set up a regional support unit in mortgage packaging and was an initial point of contact within the branch as a cashier, dealing with face-to-face enquiries from the customer.
Nina is married with 2 teenage boys and thoroughly enjoys camping, reading, cycling and swimming. The family also own a house on the Costa Brava that they enjoy visiting together whenever they can.
Cherie Lock – Cherie is a fully qualified PA and started her career with roles in PwC and Ernst & Young in Reading and Windsor. She then went on to roles within construction and the media concentrating her career on events, organising anything from small scale dinners to large award ceremonies.
Cherie’s passions include birdwatching, baking and making bath products. She also thoroughly enjoys extending and improving her garden with her husband David which takes up a lot of their time!
Tony Hammond – Tony is a Mortgage and Protection Advisor. Tony has a keen interest in property development having bought his first house in 1987 and has his own modest property portfolio. His background in Corporate sales provides a great foundation for putting the customer at the centre of everything he does, listening carefully to what is important and making sure he provides the best levels of service. Having a ‘bit of grey’ gives his customers reassurance that they are in safe hands.
Tony is based in Yorkshire and is bilingual in both Southern and Northern dialects! Being a besotted Father of a young Daughter, he only occasional gets out in his spare time to discover the backroads of Yorkshire on his motorcycle. Preferring to play six games of Junior Monopoly in a row!
Suze Taylor – Wealth Planning Coordinator. Suze is our Wealth Planning Co-Ordinator who has over 7 years experience working within the Financial Services industry. Having worked for Baker Tilly and Equiniti within that time, she has gained vast experience in corporate benefits, personal pensions and investment products.
Suze is married with 2 daughters and loves spending time with her family. She also has 2 retired greyhounds who she enjoys taking for long walks, as well as relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine.