A little about me...
Insurance found Teresa in 1997, when she joined a small broker in Leicester after a couple of years working 6½ days a week as a groom in all weathers became too much. Swopping jodhpurs & jeans for smart office attire and village life for the large city of Leicester couldn’t have been more different, but that’s when her career in the financial services industry began.
A move to a larger broker a couple of years later saw Teresa working as Secretary to two Life & Pensions Directors in what was known as the “Death Department” on the top floor. When the opportunity arose, she moved up to a position in pensions administration and eventually became a consultant when the brokerage was taken over by International Insurance Broker, Sedgwick Noble Lowndes. She had to master the art of juggling family life and a career as her two children came along during this period and she also started a bridalwear business in her home town of Melton Mowbray. The job meant she learnt the ins and outs of group pension schemes; looking after the likes of Weetabix, Wilkinson, John Deere & Florida Van-Dal until redundancy 16 years later.
After a brief spell out of the industry, Teresa returned to Leicester to work for a one-man Financial Advisor until a move to Gloucestershire and a new life beckoned. It was when she joined a family insurance brokerage in Cheltenham that Teresa achieved an ambition of gaining a professional qualification and passed her Financial Planning Certificates in 2000/1 and her Mortgage Advice Qualification in 2003.
Teresa’s worked for various Financial Advisers & Brokers since, gaining valuable experience along the way, but has latterly specialised in mortgages, as this is the area of the industry she achieves greatest satisfaction. She set up Three Counties Mortgages; so that she can personally help people sort out their complex mortgage issues, save them time and money by finding them the best product from the whole of the market and taking the paperwork headache away.
Teresa lives in the heart of The Forest of Dean with her husband and her two grown-up children live close by. She is a keen amateur photographer and, in her spare time, can often be found on the end of a camera, taking pictures of the wonderful Forest wildlife, sporting events and the family’s four horses and two dogs.