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 - Corporate

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.

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.

Alena Jawadwalla

Finance Consultant

Alena joined Christie Finance in 2016 as a Finance Consultant, bringing a decade of experience in commercial banking. Alena uses her extensive knowledge of the funding market to assist clients in securing appropriate finance with highly competitive terms and rates. Alena provides holistic advice by seamlessly working alongside her clients from initial enquiry to completion of a funding application. Alena has a Bachelors’ Degree in Accountancy and Finance.

John Haynes

Finance Consultant

John has worked in financial services for over 20 years. He started his career with HSBC in 1998 and worked in various roles before moving into the commercial arena. In the last 10 years at HSBC John specialised in commercial and corporate lending and was part of the specialist Real Estate Team. Since 2012 John has specialised in sourcing finance for trading businesses, property investors and property developers.

Shaun Watts

Finance Consultant

Shaun joined Christie Finance in 2017 to manage and further develop the unsecured finance offering. Previously, Shaun worked at LDF for 8 years, assisting a large portfolio of clients across all business sectors from hospitality to medical. Providing straightforward access to unsecured finance allowing businesses to maintain a strong working capital position, whilst enabling expansion and promoting growth. Shaun’s knowledge and experience in this sector will help make unsecured finance readily available to clients across all of Christie Finance specialist sectors.

Scotland

Craig Dickson

Director

Craig joined Christie Finance in 2010 and has over 15 years experience within the Banking and Commercial Finance Sector. Prior to joining Christie Finance, he built up invaluable experience and contacts in business development roles at the Bank of Scotland and Barclays. Throughout his career, Craig has been involved in arranging funding across all our sectors and his clients benefit from his hands on, professional and common sense approach. As a testament to the high levels of service he delivers, Craig was made Director in 2014.

Stephen McConalogue

Finance Consultant

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. He was promoted to Finance Consultant in January 2017.