Chris Schutrups

Chris Schutrups

Chairman & Founder
Chris founded The Mortgage Hut in 2011 following a career in Stockbroking and latterly as a bank manager for Natwest/RBS.

His colleagues would describe him as customer centric, Chris grew The Mortgage Hut to become an award winning brokerage focused on giving his clients the best experience possible.

Chris handed day to day running of the business over to Nicola Arbon in 2018, although still the majority shareholder he is currently working on a project in the Middle East, where mortgages are a relativity new concept.
Managing Director Nicola Arbon

Nicola Arbon

Managing Director
Nicola has over 12 years of experience working in high street banking and has recently joined The Mortgage Hut team. She has a great passion for reliable customer service and her previous experience allows her to apply this to her role as a mortgage adviser. Outside of work Nicola enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.
Giacomo Stevens

Giacomo Stevens

Operations Director
Giacomo has worked in finance for over 10 years with a strong passion for finance within the property market. He has worked across the world and now as part of The Mortgage Hut team, enjoys helping customers find mortgages that they couldn't find beforehand. As the Operations Director Giacomo masters all the stats and figures and never has a man loved a spreadsheet as much as him. Outside of work Giacomo enjoys keeping fit and spending time with friends.
Wayne Danks

Wayne Danks

Mortgage and Protection Consultant
Towards the end of his military career, Wayne helped many of his fellow soldiers with their financial affairs, including helping them move out of military accommodation and into their own homes. A natural communicator, it was only natural for Wayne to progress into financial and mortgage advice after leaving the army. 

His wealth of knowledge and willingness to help others are just a couple of reasons why Wayne is an advisor who can be depended on and he’s not just a military man. His skills also lie in finding mortgage solutions for first-time buyers and equity release too. 


Mortgage Specialist Cliff Smith

Cliff Lee

Lender Relationship Director
After studying technical subjects at Southampton University and the Open University, Cliff decided to work in an industry where he can help make a significant difference to people’s lives. The positive experience of financing his first home through a mortgage adviser is what attracted Cliff to the industry. Having worked for Chris in the past, Cliff joined The Mortgage Hut team in 2013 bringing with him an extensive range of knowledge and experience in the financial sector. Cliff deals with both residential and buy-to-let mortgages, and associated protection policies. His business and finance expertise allow him to provide exceptional financial advice to his clients. Outside of work Cliff is a qualified Taekwondo instructor and also enjoys cycling and photography.
Stuart Bruce

Stuart Bruce

Associate Director
Stuart has over 30 years of experience in financial services, working in senior positions in the UK, Europe and South East Asia. He strives to provide an excellent customer experience with his extensive knowledge and expertise.
David Bland Partnerships Director

David Bland

Partnership Director
David is a experienced Business development manager who is passionate about his role which includes growing the business and maintaining existing relationships with our fantastic introducers. Over the last 25 years David has developed his career as a BDM after being an estate agent and working in the financial services industry as a financial advisor, stockbroker and Mortgage advisor. Outside of work David and his wife train guide dogs for the blind.  
Gill Jackson

Gill Jackson

PA to Group Managing Director
Prior to joining The Mortgage Hut, Gill worked in estate agency for 13 years in a corporate environment. In her spare time Gill enjoys spending time with her family.
Daniel Dawkins

Daniel Dawkins

Mortgage and Protection Specialist
Daniel’s determination to skydive stems from his love of the skies and his daredevil nature, that has so far swayed him to ride rollercoasters, abseil cliff edges and plan ice-capped cabin adventures in the Canadian Rockies. 

His young family keeps Daniel on his toes and he combines this experience with his knowledge of the mortgage industry, to protect the pockets of those who seek his advice. Determined to be mortgage-free himself one day, he works hard to find practical solutions for people who need an affordable mortgage.

Bob White

Bob White

Senior Mortgage Consultant
Bob is an accomplished businessman with experience of working across a number of different industries. Bob specialises in both the residential and buy-to-let market sectors here at The Mortgage Hut.
Damien Gath

Damien Gath

Senior Mortgage Consultant
Damien joined The Mortgage Hut in 2013 after being impressed by their customer service focus. Having had previous experience working in the financial sector since 1997, Damien enjoys helping people realise their dream of owning their ideal home.
Elliot Murtagh

Elliot Murtagh

Senior Mortgage Consultant
Elliot puts his family at the heart of everything he does which is why he makes for such a personable consultant. His daughter’s smile always makes his day better but crisps will always go down well too! 

Elliot used to work as a financial advisor but his experience and love for helping people get a home led him into mortgage consultancy. If you’re looking for a mortgage, his advice is simple; Check your credit, organise your documents and give him a call.

Kiran Singh

Kiran Singh

Mortgage and Protection Consultant
Kiran is an ambitious Mortgage & Protection Consultant who likes to think outside the box when helping her clients find an affordable mortgage. The day wouldn’t be complete for Kiran without music and you can expect to see her at her desk singing Billie Jean while sipping a strong hot coffee and occasionally nibbling cheese and grapes. If you want effective advice built from experience, Kiran will be happy to help.

Call Kiran on 02380642018 or send your questions to kiran@themortgagehut.net.

Paul Woodroffe

Paul Woodroffe

Mortgage and Protection Specialist
Paul has over 20 years experience in financial services, having previously worked for a high street bank and an estate agency. Paul aims to offer excellent customer service and a stress free experience for his clients, and is able to arrange mortgages for both residential and buy to let customers. Outside of work Paul enjoys spending time with his family and walking his dog.
Georgiana Oliphant

Georgiana Oliphant

Senior Mortgage Consultant
Georgiana is an extremely experience mortgage professional with over 12 years experience in the industry.

Working for the UK's largest corporate estate agent as a broker, moving on to training mortgage advisers, she understands the home buying process inside out.

Based in Bromley, Georgiana services clients across the UK with complex requirements whilst offering an incredible customer experience.
Jacky Lambert

Jacky Lambert

Senior Mortgage Consultant
Senior Mortgage Consultant Jacky brings joy to the office with her love of lights, glitter and music. Her zest for happiness, determination to help people and experience within the many aspects of the mortgage process are just a few of the reasons why Jacky is one of our most sought after advisors.

Her dream home would include a huge kitchen which leads out to a veggie patch where she can spend time in the sun being social.

Chloe House

Chloe House

Mortgage and Protection Specialist
Miss Independent is one of Chloe’s most played songs in the car but like any true Sotonian, she knows all of the words to Craig David’s 7 days. Chloe adores her daughter and the best part of her day is when she gets to sing with her in the car after nursery.

Personable, funny and yet always dependable, Chloe is an advisor to seek out if you’re looking for help with finding a good deal.

Natasha Strath

Natasha Strath

Mortgage & Protection Advisor
A sandy beach in the sun motivates Natasha but it’s her daughter’s smile that really drives her determination. 

Her career has taken her into a range of roles within fraud investigation, financial advice and mortgage consultancy. This wealth of knowledge combined with her caring nature and ability to find solutions, is precisely why she makes such a stellar advisor.

Natasha loves the buzz that comes with helping people, especially those who are convinced they can’t buy a home. 

Tessa Kimber

Tessa Kimber

Mortgage and Protection Specialist
Tessa has over 5 years of experience working at an estate agency and over 2 years experience working within the mortgage and protection field. She moved into mortgages and protection after she went through the process of purchasing her first home. She saw the importance of a mortgage advisor and making sure that the clients get the right mortgage for them. Tessa fully understands her clients to find them the right mortgage and protection, as well as showing she is reliable and committed. In her spare time, Tessa enjoys up cycling furniture.
Nahid Hussain

Nahid Hussain

Senior Mortgage Consultant
A tennis court and a 5-a-side football pitch are on Nahid’s wish list for a dream house and a long as there’s a well stocked chocolate cupboard too!

Nahid is an enthusiastic Mortgage Adviser with several years experience in the industry, specialising in Buy to Let, Help to Buy and New Builds.

Nahid is passionate about delivering a top class service and dedicated to building a longer term relationship with all his clients.
Mia Tariq

Mia Tariq

Mortgage Consultant
Mia has recently completed her mortgage advisor training after being a mortgage administrator for several years. She is passionate about helping people get on the property ladder and takes real pleasure in assisting first time buyers. Outside of work Mia enjoys spending time with friends and family, she is a huge animal lover and hopes one day to have a house full of dogs.
Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson

Protection Adviser
Mark is an experienced Protection Adviser and has extensive knowledge and expertise. He prides himself on always finding the right policies at the best price for his clients.
Bambi Saaed

Bambi Saaed

Protection Adminstrator
Bambi is an important member of the team, supporting our protection consultants and ensuring our clients have the right protection to cover them against any bumps in the road they may face.She was previously a mortgage administrator and is growing in knowledge and experience before she becomes an advisor herself. Outside of work Bambi is interested in staying healthy and chooses to ride her bike everywhere instead of driving.
Frank Estrella

Frank Estrella

Client Relationship Manager
Frank monitors the client's applications, updates and assists on all areas between the mortgage application stage right up until completion. He enjoys communicating with clients to make sure they are fully informed all the way through the process. Outside of work Frank enjoys spending time with his wife and family and the occasional game of poker.
Kathryn Walker

Kathryn Walker

Mortgage Administrator
Kat is an experienced Mortgage Administrator with over 12 years experience in the Financial Services Industry. Kat loves speaking to her clients, providing regular updates and assistance through the whole process. Kat has a passion for HR and is studying in her own time for a qualification in this.
Mark Spong

Mark Spong

Senior Mortgage Consultant
Mark is a Senior Mortgage Consultant who loves no-shell skittles at his desk while he helps clients achieve their goals of homeownership. Mark wanted to be a Fighter Pilot when he was growing up and though he might not be flying high in the skies, he takes great pride in pinpointing the very best deals for his clients. 

Mark’s advice? Your friend in the pub does not always know what mortgage is best for you. 

Reach him on T: 02380642018 or mark.spong@themortgagehut.net

Megan Buttle

Megan Buttle

Mortgage Administrator
Megan is an experienced mortgage case manager having previously worked for a large brokerage. Megan joined us earlier this year as she eventually wants to become an advisor and we support all of our administrators through an academy process if this is their dream. Currently Megan assists the advisors in dealing wiht the admin involved in the mortgage process, getting updates from lenders, chasing up documents and removing all stress from the client. Away from work Megan enjoys playing sports and reading romance novels.
Jennie Neary

Jennie Neary

Mortgage Adminstrator
Jennie deals with all of the cases once they have reached mortgage offer, she liases daily with solicitors and clients and gets firm when needed to ensure transactions complete on time. She has worked in customer service and sales for over 15 years and is passionate about keeping the customer informed. Outside of work Jennie has three children who keep her busy and she is partial to a fruity cocktail.

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