Meet the Team
Mark joined C&G in 1982 and managed branches throughout the West Country. He learnt all about the mortgage world before leaving in 2005 to become Financial Services Director with a Wiltshire based estate agency group.
Despite the 2008 credit crunch where lenders and customers were in short supply, Mark’s expertise meant he formed a partnership with 2 chartered financial planners and built a successful business with a great reputation.
In 2015, however, Mark decided to go it alone and work solely in the mortgage field. House and Holiday Home Mortgages was born and is the most successful period of Mark’s business life so far.
Mark has an avid interest in the mortgage world and is always keen to read about industry trends, providing his expert knowledge and opinion. Mark is a people person; he loves to meet new customers and listen to their story, before seeking ways to help.
When he’s not working, Mark spends time with his wife Claire trying out good restaurants, enjoying the garden, trips to the theatre and weekends away. He loves all sports and plays tennis and golf (badly!). He regularly watches his beloved Swindon Town as well as cricket matches and horse racing.
Joe’s early career has seen him work in a more corporate background, successfully fulfilling marketing roles for both Sky and EE.
But in 2017, Joe took the step to join the family business and is now working closely with Mark to grow and build House and Holiday Home Mortgages in line with some challenging targets.
Together, their goal is to help as many people as possible to meet their mortgage needs and secure the best deal for them. With a specific focus on holiday let mortgages, they are determined to remove the stress and hassle from the mortgage process.
In his spare time, Joe loves anything sport with a particular affiliation to Swindon Town, Gloucester Rugby and Gloucestershire Cricket. And if it’s not sport, Joe likes to spend his time socialising with friends and travelling to new places all over the globe.
Lauren has built a great bank of knowledge and expertise having worked in the financial services industry for the last 10 years. She started her working life in banking before progressing her career into mortgage and protection administration.
Lauren prides herself on delivering exceptional customer service time and time again and loves being able to help people through the mortgage and protection process. She is always on hand to provide support and guidance, even if it’s simply to reassure a customer by chatting something through.
Lauren lives in Gloucester with her husband and 1-year old son, so it’s fair to say that her hands are full both in and out of work. In any spare time she has, Lauren is an avid musicals fan, a self-confessed bookworm and loves a good sing song!