Mortgage Brothers

We offer whole of market Mortgage advice, Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover and Income Protection.

We offer advice on Buildings and Contents from a panel of providers.

Kevin and Craig have been mortgage advisers for over 10 years first working at Countrywide Mortgage Services together, both moving to Hayburn Rock Financial Planning in 2012 and 2014 respectively before founding Mortgage Brothers in 2018.

Our company ethos is to go the extra mile for our customers and introducers. We help from the very start of the process until completion. We have a highly trained and experienced administration team who are here to chase and help every step of the way.

We aim to provide a world class service for our clients for the life time of their Mortgage/Financial needs.

Our Management Team
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Kevin Smith, Managing Director

kevin@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07891 367406

Kevin became an advisor in 2007 working for Countrywide Mortgage Services where he was trained by is now business partner, Craig Barnbrook. After 5 very successful years he left to join Hayburn Rock Financial Planning. Feeling it was time to take the next step he founded Mortgage Brothers with Craig in October 2018.

Kevin is also a fully qualified financial adviser and specialises in Pensions and Investments

Kevin is married with two daughters, Ila and Isabel. In his spare time he spends as much time as possible with his family, going out for meals, he loves watching films and follows most sports.

Craig Barnbrook, Managing Director

craig@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07913 402155

Craig has over 16 years experience in financial services starting his career in Banking workings his way up to Savings Specialist before qualifying as a Mortgage Adviser. He then joined Countrywide Mortgage Services working his way up to Senior Executive Consultant before being promoted to Crop Regional Sales Manager. In 2014 Craig left Countrywide to join Hayburn Rock Financial Planning before deciding to launch Mortgage Brothers alongside Kevin Smith with the aim of providing the best level of advice and service on the market.


Outside of work Craig enjoys family time with his wife and two daughters, they enjoy family holidays and days out. Craig is also an avid Liverpool fan following them all of Europe and has even played and scored on the hallowed turf at Anfield.

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Louise Jones, Operations Manager

louise@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07387 975719

Louise has worked in Financial Services for the last 12 years. Louise first started in Mortgage and Protection administration and after a few years of experience began taking exams and gained a Certificate in Financial Planning in 2013. For the last 5 years Louise has worked as a Paraplanner and continued to build her knowledge taking steps to gain a Diploma in Financial Planning.


Louise joined Mortgage Brothers from another advisory firm in April 2019 as an Operations Manager to help oversee the set up of the company and provide administration support to advisers.


In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family. Louise's husband and two sons keep her very busy and they enjoy days out and holidays together. Louise love socialising with friends, eating out and going to concerts.

Our Administration Team 

Sue Forrester, Financial Administrator 

sue@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07407 507730

Gabriella Winning, Financial Administrator 

gabriella@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07585 940968

Sue has over 15 years experience within the finance sector, beginning her career at the age of 18 with Lloyds Banking Group. Sue has covered a number of roles, including Saving Specialist and Branch Manager, before joining the financial administration team at Mortgage Brothers. Sue thoroughly enjoys her role here, helping people achieve their financial goals certainly provides great job satisfaction!

Away from work she's married and a mum to three beautiful children, two boys and a girl.  As a family they enjoy camping and spend many of their weekends during the summer happily pitched in a field, enjoying the simple life with a chilled glass of wine.

Gabriella has worked in Property and Financial Services for the last 6 years, starting as a Negotiator for an Estate Agent then Administrator for a Financial Planning company. She joined Mortgage Brothers in September 2020 and enjoys guiding clients through the Mortgage and Protection process and providing administrative support to Advisers.


Outside of work, Gabriella is a self-confessed crazy cat mom and loves spending time with her husband, family and friends, eating out and travelling to new places.

Sarah James, Financial Administrator 

sarah@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07551 027172

Sarah joins our growing team from a strong background in administration with over 15 years experience and a wealth of customer experience. 

In her spare time her two children keep her very busy and she enjoys days out, socialising with friends and a nice glass of red wine!

Our Advisors

Rob Wood, Mortgage & Protection Advisor 

robert@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07751 496570

Rob joined the team in April 2019, having been employed as a Mortgage Adviser in corporate Estate Agency and New Build since 2006. Robs knowledge, experience and attention to detail is second to none and especially enjoys helping first time buyers get onto the property ladder.


In his spare time he devotes his time to his family, whilst trying to escape from time-to-time by hitting the golf course.  

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Chris Collins, Mortgage & Protection Advisor 

chris@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07800 993221

Chris started working within financial services in 2010. Beginning his career with Birmingham Midshires before in 2015 moving to Precise Mortgages in an underwriting role. His is CeMap qualified and specialises in Mortgages & Protection Planning. Chris has ambitions to complete his Diploma in financial Planning and move into wealth management in the coming years. Chris has also renovated his own property and has a wealth of knowledge in this area.


In his spare time Chris enjoys playing football, he currently plays for the mighty Castle Croft Rangers! He also enjoys travelling. To date, Chris has travelled to 20 countries!

Alex Tonkinson, Mortgage & Protection Advisor 

alex@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07818 813116

Alex recently left HSBC after spending 8 years across a variety of roles, including Mortgage and Protection Advice, Area Management and Proposition Management.  He now specialises in Mortgage and Protection advice and is qualified through the Chartered Insurance Institute.


Away from work, Alex loves spending time with his Fiancee and Daughter. He is a season tickets holder at Wolves and enjoys a round of golf.

Charlotte Stanbridge, Mortgage & Protection Advisor 

charlotte@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07734 957941

Charlotte is CeMAP qualified and specialises in whole of market mortgage and protection advice. She began her career at the Mortgage Advice Bureau before joining us here at Mortgage Brothers. Charlotte loves getting to know new people and prides herself on her friendly and approachable attitude.

In her spare time, she enjoys taking her son on exciting days out, particularly to theme parks where they share a love for rollercoasters. She also enjoys spending time with her partner, holidays abroad and socialising with her friends.

Adam Smith, Mortgage & Protection Advisor 

adam@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07955007267

Adam has over 18 years’ experience working within Financial Services, 14 of those dedicated to mortgages, working as both a Mortgage Adviser and Area Manager. After 10 years with HSBC, he now specialises in providing Mortgage and Protection advice and is CeMAP qualified. 


Adam is a Shropshire based adviser and lives in Shrewsbury with his wife and three Children. He is passionate about making the house buying process a happy one for his clients, simplifying things and taking the stress away.


When not working, he enjoys the simple things in life, walking the Shropshire Hills with his Pug, film nights with the kids and spending time with family and friends. He loves the summer, a cold beer and is a keen BBQ chef. He is also partial to spa day with the wife!

Andrew Docherty, Mortgage & Protection Advisor
andrew@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07535 440181

Faye Thompson, Mortgage & Protection Advisor 

faye@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07493 437 848

Faye has over fourteen years experience within financial services, starting her career at the Coventry Building Society and moving to the Dudley Building Society, where she managed the Mortgage Servicing Team.


Faye is CeMAP qualified, specialising in whole of market Mortgage and Mortgage Protection advice, priding herself on delivering the highest customer service.


In her spare time, Faye likes to play netball and enjoys the theatre, in particular musicals, her favourite being Mamma Mia! She loves animals and likes taking time out to travel with her husband.


Amy Dyble, Mortgage & Protection Advisor 

amy@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07368 990432

Amy is married & a mother to daughter Olive, with also a stepson and stepdaughter, a dog called Brian, two rabbits and a pond of fish which is enough to keep anyone busy. She enjoys walking and gardening, live music and a bottle of wine at the weekend. She has a large social circle and love getting together with friends and family.

Amy is highly motivated and prides herself on her customer service. Her professional, friendly approach coupled with her exceptional knowledge of mortgages and protection has seen Amy excel in her role of advisor.


Claire Broome, Mortgage & Protection Advisor

claire@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07861 696505

Claire has nearly 17 years of experience working in Financial services at HSBC bank, 15 of which has been dedicated to providing advice in the areas of mortgages, protection as well as financial planning. 


She now specialises in providing Mortgage and Protection Advice and is CeMAP, CeFA and Dip CII accredited. 


Claire is a Sutton Coldfield based adviser and lives in Sutton Coldfield with her husband and 2 boys. Away from work she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and keeping fit. 

Waseem Zaman, Mortgage & Protection Advisor 

waseem@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07789 058513

Waseem has worked in various roles within financial services over the last 9 years and has a wealth of knowledge in mortgages.


Waseem is CeMAP qualified, specialising in whole of market Mortgage and Mortgage Protection advice, offering a bespoke service to his clients.


In his spare time, Waseem likes to spend time with his wife and 2 young children as well as travelling abroad whenever the opportunity arises!

Andrew has worked in financial services for 11 years having previously worked as an adviser for Barclays and NatWest. He is CeMap qualified and specialises in all types of mortgage finance and protection, especially helping people with adverse credit. 

In his spare time he enjoys playing snooker, football and a round of golf - this is of course when he has spare time from looking after his 4 children!


Emma Day, Mortgage & Protection Advisor 

emma@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07861 890065

Adrian Seymour, Mortgage & Protection Advisor 

adrian@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07444 006293

Emma has worked in estate agency since 2011, moving to Manchester to work in a larger agency then moved back to Nottingham. She enjoys days out, holidays with her husband and spending time with my family in the garden.

Emma's experience and knowledge of the house buying process is second to none which proves invaluable when helping her clients.

Adrian worked as a Social Worker for a number of years before deciding to make a career change into working in financial services. Adrian has a passion for customer service and really enjoys building relationships with his clients. 

In his spare time Adrian enjoys going to the gym, socialising and taking his dog on long country walks. Adrian has a big passion for travelling and has travelled to over 20 countries.

Samantha Hems, Mortgage & Protection Advisor 
samantha@mortgagebrothers.co.uk | Phone: 07531 047301

Sam joined Mortgage Brothers in 2021. She is an experienced broker having worked for another mortgage brokers in an employed role. Sam specialises in all types of mortgage finance from first time buyers to limited company buy to lets. 

Before working in financial services Sam was a Primary School Teacher and in her spare time she enjoys seeing her friends, spending time with her family and is a keen poker player. 

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