Our people

PETER BURKE Cert PFS, Cert CII MP&ER, CeMAP

Having been involved in the Financial Services industry since 1988, it’s fair to say that I have seen an incredible number of changes. However, the most radical improvement that I have seen is the evolution of Mortgage Regulation. Although this has led to a great deal more work for the Broker, it’s clear that the level of advice and professionalism in our industry is at an all-time high and we really can consider ourselves Mortgage Professionals. This is why I am proud to be a member of the Society of Mortgage Professionals, part of the CII.

Specialising in larger mortgages, insurance and the Equity Release market really gives me a varied career which I enjoy tremendously.

When not at work or with family you will normally find me on a tennis court. I am convinced that this pastime is destroying my back, knees and elbow, but I am addicted!

IAN WARD CeMAP

I have worked within the Financial Services industry for over 30 years.  I take pride in my attention to detail and I focus on always doing the ‘right thing’ by my clients. I try to get to know my clients, which allows me to fully understand their goals and needs, which in turn means that I can provide the most appropriate mortgage and insurance advice.

I invest time in my clients no matter what stage they are at, whether they are First Time Buyers, trying to understand the scary world of mortgages/property, or if they are an experienced property investor. This ethos is paramount to my business and I continue to grow my portfolio as a result of referral and repeat business.

Before setting up Essex Mortgage Centre Ltd, with my fellow Director in 2007, I previously worked for Barclays for almost 20 years, undertaking a variety of roles, mainly within Business and Premier Banking.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and I am a passionate football fan. Although I won’t disclose ‘my team’ for fear of offending!

STEVE GREGORY CeMAP

I have been advising my clients with their mortgage requirements since July 1977 and I still get the same buzz from helping them realise their dreams by moving into their first or subsequent home or helping them to re-arrange their finances.

“Great service with a personal touch” is how I would describe the way I work with my clients.

I have been married for over 40 years and have 2 children and 3 gorgeous grandchildren. I am a county standard football referee (although not all the players I referee would agree with that!!), a school governor, I enjoy reading and listening to music.