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An Award-Winning Firm of Advisers

Two times winners of “Finance Broker of the Year” at the Property Investors Awards. Also, Winner “Best Firm-Buy To Let”  at Dynamo’s Diamond event. We are based in Essex but have successfully worked for clients across all of Great Britain.

We are fully licenced by the Financial Conduct Authority and members of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers.

Meet the Team

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David Tonks

David started his career in banking back in 1986 when he was 16 and after 20 successful years in the industry, decided to start his own business. Advocate Finance Ltd opened it's doors in 2006. David  is a boxing fan, enjoys tennis and is a bit of a car buff.

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Megan Parkin

Megan joined in 2019 and is a fully qualified mortgage adviser. She came to Advocate Finance from the finance department of a large property development company. In her spare time, Megan enjoys playing tennis and socialising with friends.

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Henry Barley

Henry also joined us in 2019 and quickly passed his Ce-Map mortgage adviser qualifications. Henry keeps very busy as he enjoys playing semi-professional football in his spare time. He is also very sociable and loves spending time with his friends and family.

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Ben Preston

Ben came on board in 2014. With over 15 years experience and Ce-Map qualified, he has a very sound knowledge of the specialised mortgage products we provide.  In his leisure time Ben is a keen golfer and enjoys watching his son play football .Ben has recently welcomed another baby son to his family.

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Ollie Sharplin

Ollie joined Advocate Finance in March 2021. He is a fully qualified mortgage adviser, having recently passed his Ce-Map Level 1,2 & 3 qualifications. Ollie is a car buff and likes to keep fit. He enjoys training in the gym as well as spending time with friends and family.

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Emily Kerr

Emily joined Advocate Finance as a Property Finance Case Handler and is currently working alongside David and Henry. Emily has passed her Level 1 Ce-Map qualification and is working towards her full qualification. In her spare time Emily  enjoys horse riding, taking part in Dressage competitions, baking and keeping fit.

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Karen works on our Operations Support Team, working on the normal day-to-day running of the office. She joined Advocate Finance in 2017 and job shares with Rochelle. Karen is also the Website Administrator and works on data collection and analysis. Karen is extremely busy in her spare time as she is very creative and runs various crafting courses.

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Rochelle works on our Operations Support Team, working on the normal day-to-day running of the office. Rochelle's roles include recruitment, Facebook Administrator and researching ways to improve the efficient running of Advocate Finance. In her spare time Rochelle enjoys cooking, body pump classes at the gym and tennis.

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Nicole Lombardi

Nicole joined the team in 2022 as a Property Finance Case Handler. She works alongside our advisers, Megan and Ollie, helping them to progress their cases. She also assists the Operations Support Team with the day to day running of the office when required. In her spare time Nicole enjoys travelling and spending time outdoors.