With its location close to East Midlands Airport and the huge SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway, as well as a number of other large commercial and residential developments, Castle Donington was identified as an ideal location to establish a new franchise.
Since setting up the franchise, Finance Advice Centre Castle Donington have recruited three more members of staff, Sohaib Gill – a West Midlands based Mortgage & Protection Advisor, as well as local residents Simon Marsden (Mortgage & Protection Advisor) and Lewis Hammond (Administrator/case-handler) who is also a qualified mortgage and protection advisor, and also used to work at head office.
Having left school in 1992, Lee G originally trained as an apprentice electrician/communications engineer – an industry which he stayed in for 20 years – until 2012 having worked his way up to contracts/installations manager within a Derbyshire based communications installations company. Looking at new career options at this time, he took it upon himself to re-qualify as a mortgage and protection advisor and entered the financial services industry shortly after.
Lee G joined Finance Advice Centre in December 2014, attending the original induction course as one of the first six advisors to initially joined the company. As well as having worked as an advisor, Lee G also spent over a year in Finance Advice Group’s compliance department as a file reviewer in order to get a broader feel for the industry.
Lee G is a former Castle Donington resident, having previously lived only a stone throw from their new office location on Station Road.
Before getting into the industry Lee C was a director of an inland marina in Hinckley for 5 years.
Lee C got into the mortgage industry in May 2015, with having a passion for numbers it seemed a logical choice. After meeting Matt C on a rainy April Afternoon at the Head Office in Derby his heart was set on joining the company. Since that day he hasn’t looked back, with the help and support from the Training & Development manager he went from strength to strength.
After much thought and deliberation, Lee C and Lee Griffiths decided Castle Donington was the place to continue there own adventure, with Castle Donington continuing to grow our aim to grow in the community and make a positive impact on the village and the people who work within it.