Team Directory

Our highly experienced and motivated team of Finance Consultants is based across our five regional UK Hubs, so they are close to our clients. Their combined knowledge of our specialist sectors helps our clients realise their ambitions to purchase or refinance businesses.

London and the South East

Nicholas Baker

Managing Director

Nick joined Christie Finance in 2006 and is responsible for the day-to-day operation and development of the business. His professional and common-sense approach has helped hundreds of clients to buy or develop businesses, across all our specialist sectors. In recent years, Nick has led the Christie Finance Team in achieving full FCA Permissions and securing the title of Commercial Mortgage Introducer of the Year 2016. A Director of Christie Finance since 2010, Nick was appointed Head of Business Mortgages in 2013 and Managing Director in 2015.

Chris Field

Director

Chris draws on more than 20 years’ experience of banking and finance in London and The City to help our clients secure exactly the funding they need for the business they want. He knows our specialist market sectors inside out and takes the same professional, meticulous approach to all clients, whether they are a sole trader or multi-unit corporate operator. Chris’s expertise and success in our London office was recognised in 2010, when he was made a Director at Christie Finance.

John Mitchell

Director

Throughout his career, John has specialised in arranging commercial mortgages across the retail, leisure and healthcare sectors. John originally joined Christie Finance in 1998 and, over the next eight years, built up solid relationships with the leading lending institutions. This enabled him to negotiate the best deals for our clients, which he has continued to do since rejoining the company in 2011.

Matthew Kavanagh

Finance Consultant

Matthew joined Christie Finance in 2014, bringing with him four years of experience in property investment and residential lettings, thus offering a different perspective to our clients. He now advises and secures funding for both first-time buyers and experienced operators across all our specialist sectors.

Brian Love

Finance Consultant

Brian joined Christie Finance in 2016 bringing with him over 10 years experience across retail and commercial banking, much of this in our specialist sectors. Having achieved industry recognised qualifications, Brian is able to put this knowledge and experience into practice to benefit his clients in securing the right finance to help them achieve their ambitions.

Artin Namoni

New Business Executive

Artin joined Christie Finance in 2015 having gained more than three years’ experience in business development and exposure to account and relationship management in the UK and across Europe. Artin has a BSc in business management from Roehampton University.

South West and Wales

Gary Boyce

Associate Director

Gary brings well-honed deal-making skills to the Christie Finance team, having spent almost 20 years at senior level on the front line of business banking and commercial brokering. With a wealth of relevant experience in our specialist sectors across South-West England and Wales. Gary works with clients to find the right finance package for their business – whether it’s for a new venture or refinancing for an existing operation.

Jimmy Johns

Finance Consultant

Prior to Joining Christie Finance, Jimmy worked in commercial banking for over 15 years. During this time he gained various qualifications in banking and advanced commercial lending. Jimmy draws on this experience and focuses on making sure that clients receive the very best service when looking for the funding they need.

Midlands

David Ward

Director

A qualified banker with many years’ experience arranging commercial finance, David specialises in sourcing funding for dental practices and pharmacies. Advising and supporting clients who wish to acquire a single asset, expand their portfolio or refinance, he specialises in delivering funding for both NHS and private medical businesses across the UK.

Stuart Pawelczyk

Associate Director

With 11 years’ commercial-finance experience gained in high-street banks and with niche lenders Stuart is a skilled and results-driven Consultant. Since joining Christie Finance in 2014 he has established himself in the Birmingham office, and his in-depth knowledge of our specialist sectors benefits all of our clients – from first-time buyers to experienced business-owners.

Nicole Jones

Finance Consultant

Nicole joined Christie Finance in 2015 as a Assistant Finance Consultant having graduated with BSc (Hons) from the University of Leeds. Nicole helps clients across the Midlands in understanding the commercial-mortgage options available to them and finding the funding they need for refinance, purchase or investment. She was promoted to Finance Consultant in August 2016.

North

Scott Murcott

Finance Consultant

Scott’s first foray into finance was with RBS, before he moved to Lloyds Bank as a Senior Local Business Manager. In this role, Scott was responsible for 11 branches, achieving national recognition and ranked among the top 10 performers across the business. He joined Christie Finance in 2015 with a specific remit to guide and support local businesses through the funding application process.

Jawad Anjum

Finance Consultant

After nearly 10 years in the financial services industry working for the likes of HSBC and Barclays Jawad joined the Christie Finance team in 2014. A qualified financial advisor and mortgage consultant, Jawad focuses on getting the right finance at the right price for clients across all our specialist sectors.

Scotland

Craig Dickson

Director

Craig is a huge asset to the Christie Finance team in Scotland and the North of England, having built up invaluable experience and contacts in business-development roles within Bank of Scotland’s Specialist Property Finance division and at Barclays Commercial.

Stephen McConalogue

New Business Executive

Stephen joined Christie Finance in 2016 as a New Business Executive, having previously worked in Pensions & Investments. Prior to this Stephen worked in sales after ‘hanging up his boots’ following a professional football career which included representing Scotland at U21 level. Stephen now helps guide clients across Scotland in understanding the finance options available and supporting them through every step of their funding application.