Apex Mortgage & Protection UK Ltd is an appointed Representative of Primis Mortgage Network. Primis Mortgage Network is a trading name of Advance Mortgage Funding Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered Office: 44a High Street, Market Weighton, York, YO43 3AH. Registered in England number: 10881760

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Lewis Papa

Director

Lewis Papa is a proud Yorkshireman. He went to Pocklington school and then went on to Leeds Metropolitan University to do Business Management. After quickly realising this was not for him, he took a direct sales role for Bohemian Marketing. This role was the steppingstone to his varied sales career. 

 

He went on to work for various companies selling the likes of advertising, gas and electric and all types of insurances such as car, home and travel. This lead his to him getting a role within Barclays Direct Mortgages as a Mortgage and Protection Specialist. His knowledge of mortgages and protection within the Barclays products were second to none.

 

He then had an urge to join the Armed Forces, something he wish he did after leaving school. So made the jump into basic training at Pirbright in 2009. After phase 2 training, Lewis went on to successfully pass the All Arms Commando Course and earn his coveted green beret and be posted to 8 Alma Battery 29 Commando Royal Artillery in Plymouth. His first 6 month in the regiment was pre deployment training ready for Afghanistan. He served on Herrick 14 with 8 Alma Battery. After tour, he moved to 148 Forward Observation Commando Battery based in Poole specialising in Naval Gunfire. He did many things within the Battery such as, artic warfare training in Norway, his UK and US Para course, and his Royal Marine Recce Operator course.

 

Once he had a family and got married to his wife Claire, Lewis didn’t enjoy being a weekend Dad to his son Zack, so decided to leave after 7 years serving. He then had a daughter, Zara and went on to become a Project Manager for Windcare Ltd. He then decided with his brother Josh and his best friend in the UK Special Forces to set up Apex Mortgage & Protection UK Ltd. 

 

With an aim to supply sound advice and help people buy their dream homes or protect their family futures. He is looking to become a brand built on his army values such as integrity and professionalism. Also helping veterans into the financial environment

 
Mortgage & Protection Advisor

Vanessa Buckle

Favourite quote…

Pain, is temporary, whilst it may last a minute, a day or year, eventually it will go and something else will take its place, failure however will last forever.  This kept me going while I was training to run 10 marathons in 10 days, yes 262 miles around Windemere!

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

I am happily married to Ben and we have 2 mad dogs, one is called Eddie and the other is called Squidget.  We are currently renovating our home, so most weekends we are building walls, laying underfloor heating or installing some gismo for the house.  We bought it 3 years ago expecting it to take us a couple of years to finish but 3 years on we are still working on it and its only half way finished. It is a labour of love, but it is very rewarding.

We also enjoy walking the pooches in an attempt to tire them out, which sometimes work, and of course there is always the reward of a nice glass of something at the end of a hard days work.

 

Graham Lamb

Mortgage & Protection Advisor

Graham is an ex-serviceman with a passion for properties and helping people.  Having developed his own small property portfolio he now turns his attention to his passion for helping others and family protection. Teamed with his knowledge and experience of insurance he aims to aid others in order to protect their loved ones if the unexpected happens.

We asked Graham some questions to get to know him a bit better, here’s the highlights…

What’s your role within the company?

To help clients have a better understanding of the type of the protection available to them.

What’s your favourite part about your job?

I feel like I am doing meaningful work by helping families have the correct protection in place.

Favourite quote:

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

Reading, Motorsport racing, Going to the gym

 

Celine Cundall

Business Admin

Celine started her apprenticeship with us in April 2018 and has since discovered that the industry is something she is very passionate about. This has driven her to work in other departments allowing her to grow her knowledge. She has been given a pathway for the next 5 years which will see her undertaking her CEMAP in order for her to commence as a Mortgage and Protection Sales Adviser.

 

Carolyn White

Mortgage & Protection Advisor

Carolyn has over 17 years experience of working in mortgage services and has worked up from a sales consultant to mortgage consultant in that time. Working for leading banks and building societies helps Carolyn with the experience needed to advise clients on the potential mortgage services that they may need.

We are excited to welcome Carolyn to the team and look forward to our clients benefiting from Carolyn’s professional service.

Here’s the highlights from the questions we asked her when getting to know her a bit more…

 

What made you choose a career in the mortgage industry?

I just want to be able to make a difference to people’s lives and help them achieve their goals.  For most people buying a house is the biggest financial debt they will ever have and it can be frightening to a lot of people and they don’t know what to do.  I want to be able to help and guide them through the mortgage maze and make life so much easier for them.  Over the many years of being in the finance industry I have come across all types of people and scenarios and have been passionate in my search to help them achieve their dreams.

Favourite quote…

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them”- Walt Disney

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

My family is very important to me and I love spending time with them. Playing with my grandchildren keeps me young! I also love walking and cycling in our beautiful countryside, holidays in France and eating out.

 

Annie Hyland

Mortgage & Protection Advisor

Annie has over 7 years experience of working in financial services working with 2 mortgage brokers at Area Manager level. We are excited to welcome Annie to the team and look forward to our clients benefiting from Annie’s professional service.

 We asked Annie some questions to get know her a little more, here’s the highlights… 

 

 

What’s your favourite part about your job?

Meeting new clients.

Favourite quote:

Carp’e Diem (Seize the day)

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

Travelling.

 

Anoushka Kree

Personal & Business Protection Advisor

Annie has over 7 years experience of working in financial services working with 2 mortgage brokers at Area Manager level. We are excited to welcome Annie to the team and look forward to our clients benefiting from Annie’s professional service.

 We asked Annie some questions to get know her a little more, here’s the highlights… 

 

 

What’s your favourite part about your job?

Meeting new clients.

Favourite quote:

Carp’e Diem (Seize the day)

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

Travelling.

 

Gemma Newson

Mortgage & Protection Advisor

Hi, I’m Gemma I’m 32, wife to Gary and mum to my two beautiful boys, Rhys and Jack. My family are my world! I started working with the company in December 2018 as admin and have since gone on to be a Life and Protection Advisor. I strive to help people in every possible way and enjoy extending my knowledge to ensure they’re fully protected. I believe in spending time doing something well rather than rushing and needing to do it again. I enjoy socialising, collecting coins and dislike ladybirds and spicy food. Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.

 

Amy Henderson

Mortgage & Protection Advisor

Amy likes to take a thorough approach when protecting her clients and their families. Her satisfaction is in knowing she has helped her clients to obtain the most comprehensive protection cover possible for their budget. Amy understands that every client and their family circumstances are different. She will happily spend time getting to know you and your family so that you can be satisfied that the advice you receive is the very best for your individual circumstances.’