Mortgage & Lending Solutions
Meet the Team
We get to know our customers pretty well during their time with us. So we think it’s important you know who will be looking after your requirements.
Leicsa Plowman, Director
Leicsa has thirty years’ experience in Financial Services. She has worked in a number of roles for AXA Assurance in all areas of financial planning, including mortgage desk consultant, sales consultant, training officer, sales and marketing manager.
She started Mortgage & Lending Solutions Ltd in 2003 in order to specialise in the provision of mortgage and loan advice.
Leicsa believes in a highly personalised service for customers and her team are key to delivering consistently excellent results.
Outside of work Leicsa loves good food, wine and spending time with family and is never happier when all three are combined!
Robert Grice, Associate Director
Robert is a passionate property professional with over 17 years’ experience in financial services.
He started working with M&LS during it's inception in 2003 before going off to gain more experience in the mortgage world. He returned in 2006 and has since worked his way up to Associate Director.
Robert prides himself on his reputation, extensive knowledge, excellent customer service and personable, clear, tailored advice.
Out of work Robert has recently taken up an active role in youth football inspired by his son’s footballing talents, he’s also currently training for the Brighton Marathon!
Nigel Broad, Mortgage & Protection Advisor
Nigel joined us back in June 2014 following a number of years working as a mortgage advisor for a large corporate estate agent. With over a decades experience within the mortgage and lending environment Nigel has a large and varied client bank which he has built up through his principles of providing his customers with the highest levels of advice and customer service. He also currently works alongside one of Hove’s premier boutique estate agents; Mishon Welton providing advice and assistance with all elements of both residential and BTL lending.
On a personal note he is still a keen rugby player playing for his home team Worthing rugby club most weekends, so you may have to excuse the occasional bump or bruise when you see him! This association with his rugby can be further evidenced by M&LS’s sponsorship of two of Worthing’s men’s teams.
Jo Whittaker, Mortgage & Protection Adviser
Jo joined M&LS in August 2016, having taken early retirement from a high street bank. She has over 25 years’ experience in banking, and qualified as a Mortgage Adviser in 2003.
Jo loves helping her customers achieve their dream of owning their own home, or saving them money or reducing the term of their mortgage.
Jo has participated in many charity events; London to Brighton bike ride, Ben Nevis challenge, Race for Life, London Marathon walk for Breast cancer, Paddle Round The Pier, Memory Walk in Brighton and is looking forward to Peter Kay’s Danceathon in 2018.
When not working, Jo loves travelling to sunnier climes and you will regularly find her at a rock concert. She has recently joined the local Rock Choir and is looking forward to sharing this experience with her colleagues at M&LS!
Helen Owens, Mortgage Administration Manager
Helen has worked here since 2014 making sure the office runs smoothly. She started working in the financial sector following university and has previously worked underwriting mortgages for a high street building society followed by equity release processing.
Helen is the organiser of the office always planning the next event whether it be the Christmas party or summer bbq.
Michael Fennell, Mortgage Administrator
Michael started at M&LS in 2016, he is currently studying towards his CeMAP to become a mortgage advisor. Michael’s previous experience in the automotive glazing industry taught him great leadership and interpersonal skills and he is currently gaining vital knowledge and experience by working alongside his colleagues.
Michael would say the best part of his job is helping clients to achieve their goal of securing a mortgage and guiding them through the whole process as smoothly as possible.
Michael has a love of the great outdoors and you can find him on his bike on the Sussex downs whenever possible.
Nicola Smart, Mortgage Administrator
Nicola joined M&LS in October 2018 to provide part-time administration support in the Ditchling office. She had previously worked for a large financial service company for 27 years in various roles, from Team Manager to Business Analyst.
She enjoys providing individual customer service and tailoring to each of their needs.
In her spare time she enjoys watching and supporting her sons football, and also loves to travel to sunnier climates.