Our People

Salli Anstey


After starting her career as a financial adviser for a firm in Cornwall where she grew up, Salli moved to Sussex in 1991 and set up PWM in 2003. Salli’s ethos is to provide exceptional client service by always looking at the bigger picture and advising her clients so they can get the most out of their future plans, property goals and life aspirations. In her spare time, Salli enjoys cycling, running and yoga.

James Vervecken

Mortgage and Protection Adviser

James joined the PWM team in May 2020. Having originally started his career with Nationwide as a cashier, James quickly progressed to branch management and a career in mortgage advice, winning best national newcomer at the company. James’ ethos is focused on adding value to his clients’ lives, doing what is best for them and ensuring they understand the process from start to finish. An avid Manchester United fan, James also loves playing squash, taking on DIY projects (and doing a terrible job!), visiting different countries and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Samantha Berryman

Mortgage and Protection Adviser

Sam joined PWM in 2020 as a Mortgage and Protection Adviser. Having worked in Financial Services since 2011 with Santander, Sam then moved on to a mortgage administration role for the next 5 years, she then took the leap to become an adviser and qualified 2019. She most enjoys helping our clients achieve their dream home and supporting them every step of the way. In her spare time Sam enjoys fitness, travel and photography.

Nathan Tingley

Mortgage and Protection Adviser

Nathan joined PWM in 2020 having previously worked at Barclays Bank since 2008. Nathan worked as a Premier Mortgage Adviser at Barclays specialising in complex premier cases for high net worth customers. Nathan enjoys giving outstanding customer service and finding solutions to the most challenging mortgage cases. In his spare time you can usually find him out on his Ducati 1098s or up in the Surrey Hills mountain biking.

Mandy Smith

Mortgage and Protection Adviser

With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, Amanda’s sociable and conscientious personality has earnt her the trust of a large portfolio of clients. She prides herself on treating all clients as individuals and particularly enjoys working on more challenging cases so that individuals can successfully realise their goals. As well as spending time with her family, Amanda is a keen cyclist and enjoys wakeboarding, reading and taking time out to go on holiday.

Ian Howard

Protection Specialist

Ian has worked in the industry for more than 30 years. He joined PWM in 2018, having previously worked for a number of leading insurance companies. Ian enjoys speaking to his clients and getting a true insight into their needs and requirements and helping them reach successful solutions. In his spare time, Ian enjoys walking his pet Beagle, Bea.

Jack William Richardson

Mortgage and Protection Adviser

Jack joined the PWM team in November 2020. Having previously worked at Barclays he started as an apprentice in 2014 as a cashier and worked his way up through various roles from Operations Specialist then to Personal Banker then Assistant Manager through to Local Area Manager. Jack then went on to work at Sequence as a Mortgage Services Consultant. He loves to help clients achieve their goals and enjoys the personal rapport he has with them. Jack enjoys music, live festivals and concerts with live music, from being the heart and soul of the party to country walks with a stop at the local pub.

James Edwards

Equity Release Adviser

Having previously worked as a financial adviser in both the UK and overseas, James has a wealth of knowledge across the financial services sector, including wills and Inheritance Tax. Specialising in Equity Release, James has extensive experience dealing with many different client scenarios. With a pragmatic and straightforward approach, he is an expert at finding solutions to challenging cases. In his spare time James enjoys spending time with his family, travelling and financial trading.

Lauren Thomas

Mortgage and Protection Administrator

Lauren joined PWM in 2020 as a Mortgage and Protection Administrator. Having previously worked in the industry since 2017, Lauren brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise and understands the importance of working closely with our clients through every step of the client journey. Lauren excels in ensuring our clients feel supported and at ease at all times. Lauren enjoys spending time with her family going out with her friends.

Sheila Heaton

General Insurance Coordinator

Having joined the PWM team in 2021, Sheila previously worked for Royal Sun Alliance for 20 years in a variety of roles and brings a wealth of insurance knowledge with her. Buildings and Contents Insurance is a legal requirement when obtaining a mortgage and Sheila is here to talk with our clients to ensure that they understand their cover and that it is sufficient and appropriate for their property and valued possessions. Sheila understands the importance of excellent customer service and is keen to ensure that organising this insurance is straightforward and simple. In her spare time Sheila like to keep fit, drink nice wine and spoil her grandchildren.

Frankie Vallini

Mortgage and Protection Administrator

Frankie joined PWM in 2021 as a Mortgage and Protection Administrator after working in a care home during the pandemic. She has 6 years of administrative experience and has worked for an estate agents and mortgage company previously. Frankie really enjoys speaking to all the clients and making them feel at ease with the mortgage process. Frankie enjoys Pina colada’s and getting caught in the rain.

Emma Francis

Client Services Executive

Emma joined PWM in 2015. Originally working as Salli’s PA, Emma was a natural fit at PWM and has quickly progressed, gaining her CeMAP and PRINCE2 qualifications to become a mortgage adviser in 2015. Emma enjoys working with PWM’s clients, getting to know all about them and where they want to be so that she can provide the best advice possible. Piano-playing Emma enjoys running and yoga in her spare time. She also enjoys cooking up a storm in the kitchen and loves anything food and drink related.

Pat Lewis

Accounts Manager

After working in the airline industry, Pat embarked upon a career in banking where she gained experience in the accounts department. Since joining PWM in 2004, Pat has been at the helm of the company’s finances keeping a close eye on its income and expenditure. When she’s not in the office keeping the accounts organised, Pat enjoys walking, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

Angela Scott

Compliance & Protection Manager

Angela originally started her career processing life assurance and working on pension reviews. After working as an administrator for an IFA, Angela joined PWM in 2006. Specialising in compliance and protection, Angela’s main role is overseeing the compliance department ensuring it runs smoothly and that clients receive exceptional service. In her spare time, Angela enjoys theatre trips, floristry, running, cycling, yoga and spending time with her family.

Helen Townend

Client Services Co-Ordinator

Helen’s varied career background as a beauty therapist, cabin crew and childminder, means she developed incredible people skills and excellent organisational abilities making her an administrative whizz. When she’s not at the office, Helen enjoys spending time upcycling furniture, going walking with friends and eating pub lunches.

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