Mark has over 16 years’ experience in the industry and is level 4 Diploma and Mortgage qualified.
He also holds the following specialist qualifications - ‘Certificate in Long Term Care Planning’ and ‘Certificate in Equity Release’.
In his spare time, he is a season ticket holder for Barnsley FC and plays football every week (lockdown rules permitting). Most of his time is taken up though with his wife and 3 daughters - Leah, Luci & Elli.
What is your proudest moment in Financial Services?
In the last 12 months a long-standing client was overcome with emotion as they realised that the plans that we had put in place and worked towards would allow them to comfortably retire and rid them of the pressures of work – It makes everything worthwhile seeing such a positive outcome.
What is your favourite sport / past time?
I am a massive football fan and play 5-a-side once a week as well as being a season ticket holder of my beloved Barnsley FC.
Favourite factual TV Show?
Planet Earth – I could watch this for hours. A great reminder of what we have….. and what shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Favourite Music Tastes?
I have quite an eclectic taste and could listen to more or less anything…. although I am partial to Motown.
Favourite Famous Quote?
‘A person that never made a mistake never tried anything new’ – Albert Einstein. Words to live by.
One thing you could change in the world would be?
World Peace – Yes, I realise I’m not competing in a beauty pageant with this answer!
Role model / Famous icon?
My grandfather Cliff – he had a major influence on my life whilst growing up and was a really great role model.
What my dream retirement looks like?
I love to see new places, so travel will form a big part of my plans however I love being around my kids so anything involving them, and dare I say grandkids, will be perfect for me.
If you weren't in financial services, you would be a?
When I was younger, I wanted to be a teacher or psychologist, as human behaviour has always intrigued me however now I would look at becoming a Chiropractor/Osteopath. I have a back complaint which was a major problem a few years ago which now, fortunately, is managed due to positive intervention from specialists. I find it fascinating how the body, with a few twists, turns and cracks can adjust in an instant.
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