About Beechwood Mortgages

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Finding the right mortgage can be complicated and stressful - but it doesn't have to be. Secure expert advice from Beechwood Mortgages, a trusted brokerage with over two decades of experience in Berkshire and its neighbouring regions.

Our friendly team is dedicated to helping you find your perfect deal so that whether you're an experienced investor or just starting out, we'll take all the stress away while finding the best possible terms for you.

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Our Mission

Let us be your guide as you open the door into home ownership. Our experienced team will provide unrivalled support every step of the way, ensuring that we make this process simpler for you.

From purchasing your first home, moving onto your next, purchasing an investment property or simply re-mortgaging, at Beechwood customer service is our top priority. So rest assured knowing that, with us by your side, it's all about nurturing your future!

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Meet The Team

Our friendly team of mortgage experts have been helping customers in Berkshire and the surrounding counties find the right mortgage and insurance for many years.

Although Beechwood has been running since 2001, Adrian Collins (the firm's director), together with his team 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 is Company Director and, whilst actively involved in running & developing the business, Samantha will also be on hand offering support to both our advisers and customers when necessary.

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 Collins - Profile

Adrian Collins


Starting out my working life at the Prudential, I gained my qualifications in financial planning in 1996 and later went on to specialise in mortgages and insurance.

After a number of years working as a mortgage broker for several large insurance companies, I made the decision to venture out on my own. Fast forward again some twenty years later and I decided to take another leap of faith by stepping away from advising, devoting all my time to improving & developing Beechwood.

Outside of work, I like to keep fit, cooking, playing bowls and extended weekend walks with Sam.

Certifications & Qualifications

  • Financial Planning Certificates 1,2 & 3 in 1996
  • Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMap) in 2002
Samantha Collins - Profile

Samantha Collins


I started my career in the housing sector and gained a lot of valuable experience working with estate agents, a property surveyors' office and a major high street building society. In 2013, I joined Adrian to help with the day to day running and development of Beechwood.

When I’m not working I really enjoy keeping fit and spending time with our family. I'm also an avid reader and usually have one or two books on the go at any given time!

Graham Harris - Profile

Graham Harris

Mortgage & 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, it is especially rewarding for me to be able to build up close relationships with my clients and I am proud to have earned their loyalty and trust.

In my spare time, I like to stay active by training at the gym, attending local Reading football games and spending quality time with friends & family.

Certifications & Qualifications

  • Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMap) 2005
  • Advanced (CeMap) 2015
Nick Waite - Profile

Nick Waite

Mortgage & 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.

Certifications & Qualifications

  • Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMap) 2002
Sammie Colebron - Profile

Sammie Coleborn

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

With an extensive background in financial services, I have been helping people reach their goals since 2014, starting at a high street bank.

After this I have worked in the new build sector whilst also assisting both police officers and military personnel with their mortgage options.

What really excites me is seeing clients turn their dream into reality – making everything as smooth sailing as possible. When not working hard, I keep busy chasing after two young daughters alongside our Labrador. We love to be outside and taking trips away in our family campervan. 

Certifications & Qualifications

  • Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMap) 2014
Simon Martindale - Profile

Simon Martindale

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

I have worked within the financial services industry since 1999 and as a mortgage adviser since 2004. Part of this time was spent in a High Street bank before settling here at Beechwood.

It is an immensely rewarding job, and I have been privileged to help many different people buy their own homes.

Originally from Tilehurst, I now live in Cholsey with my wife and two young daughters, who are the light of my life! When I’m not busy looking after them, I like to switch off by keeping myself active – particularly running and playing squash. Mountain biking is my newest hobby that helps me relax while exploring nature.

Certifications & Qualifications

  • Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMap) 2006
Richard McCann - Profile

Richard McCann

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

After two decades cultivating the art of excellent customer service in retail management, I followed my heart and now use those same skills to help families realise their dream of home ownership.

With Beechwood behind me, finding an ideal fit for clients is made even simpler. Outside of work, family are priority, as well as fitting in time for the occasional game of golf!

Certifications & Qualifications

  • Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMap) 2021

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0118 9455 477
68 School Road, Tilehurst,
Reading, Berkshire, RG31 5AW