Here To Help You
Our friendly team of mortgage experts have been helping property buyers in Reading and the surrounding area find the right mortgage and insurance solutions since 2001.
We understand the challenges facing today’s property purchasers. The market moves quickly deals come and go, and sometimes you need to move fast to take advantage of the best rates. Whether you are a first-time buyer, property investor, moving home or simply looking to switch deals, we’re familiar with the potential pitfalls facing you. Rest assured, we’re here to minimise the stress and find you the best mortgage based on your current situation.
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Working with our professional team, we’ll support you on your journey by providing you with access to all the latest market information and the most competitive rates and deals.
We’re here to help, whether you are a first-time buyer, moving home, a property investor or simply looking to switch your mortgage deal.
With expertise in mortgages and insurance, we aim to create a meaningful long-term relationship with you. Our dedicated team works with you to tailor your mortgage and insurance to your individual needs and circumstances.
Meet The Team
Our friendly team of mortgage experts have been helping customers in Reading and the surrounding area find the right mortgage and insurance for many years.
Beechwood has been running since 2001 but Adrian Collins (the firm's director), together with his colleagues Nick Waite, Graham Harris, Simon Martindale, Sammie Coleborn and Richard McCann, have numerous years collective experience operating in the mortgage sector.
Adrian's wife Samantha Collins is the Office Manager and deals with the day-to-day running of the office and will be actively following up your mortgage application. Our specialist team has vast experience in both mortgages and insurance and are here to support you on your journey to finding & protecting your perfect home.
Adrian CollinsDirector / Consultant
Before setting up Beechwood in 2001, I began my career with the Prudential in 1993 where I gained my full professional qualifications in 1996.
I then started specialising solely in mortgages and insurance, firstly working as a broker for several large insurance companies and then finally venturing out on my own a few years later.
When I’m not supporting my clients I enjoy keeping fit, cooking and long weekend walks with Sam. (when it’s not raining!)
Samantha CollinsDirector / Office Manager
Most of my working history has been within the housing sector, gaining my experience within estate agents dealing in both sales and lettings, a property surveyor’s office and also a major high street building society.
I joined my husband in 2013 to assist in the day to day running of Beechwood. Operating as the Office Manager I will deal with all our administrative duties, which includes regularly contacting the lenders to ensure our clients are kept fully up to date throughout the whole process.
In my spare time I like to keep fit & spend time with our family. I also like to read a good book....or two!
Graham HarrisMortgage & Protection Adviser
I have been in the industry since 2005, first starting my career with a major high street bank.
I then became a senior adviser at a well respected IFA in Reading, before joining Beechwood in 2013. Living locally, I enjoy working closely with my clients and have built up many long term relationships with existing customers and local businesses alike.
In my spare time I enjoy training at my local gym, supporting Reading football club and socialising with my family and friends.
Nick WaiteMortgage & Protection Adviser
I have worked both in private practice and for mainstream lenders so have experience on both sides of the ‘lending fence’, gaining full professional and regulatory qualifications along the way.
I joined Adrian in 2010 specifically to take over responsibility for the Buckinghamshire area.
When not with Beechwood I like to spend my spare time with family, watching rugby and playing bass guitar in a group all over the southeast of England.
Sammie ColebornMortgage & Protection Adviser
I have been an advisor since 2014. My career started at a High Street bank, after this, I have specialised in New Build properties and then assisting Police and Military with their mortgage options.
So, I have vast experience in different scenarios. I enjoy helping clients achieve their goals/dreams and making the buying process as seamless as possible.
I have two young daughters who keep me busy in my spare time. As a family we love the outdoors, going on walks with our Labrador and taking our campervan on weekends away.
Simon MartindaleMortgage & Protection Adviser
I have been advising on mortgages since 2004 with six of those years spent working within a High Street bank. It’s a job I love and enjoy, knowing that I have helped so many people buy their home is very rewarding.
Born and raised in Tilehurst I moved to Cholsey 5 years ago with my family. My two young daughters take up most of my free time, but when I’m not with them I enjoy keeping active by playing squash, running and getting out on my mountain bike.
Richard McCannMortgage & Protection Adviser
Having spent 20 years in retail management looking after staff and offering the highest levels of customer service I decided to follow my passion into financial services.
Having joined the team at Beechwood I have adapted my skills to help bring the dream of home ownership and finding the best fit for my client’s needs.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and the odd round of golf when I can fit it in!
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