Meet The Team

David Gibsondave-gibson

What is your position within the company and what would you say a normal day at work consists of?
Business Planning Director.
Daily I develop our company’s strategy and make sure we deliver our customer promises. I’m passionate about our customer service reputation and believe we have the balance right. I know because our customers tell us so.

How did you get started in this area of work? How did you become involved with Ascot?
I founded the company along with my son Kevin back in 2007. We built it up from nothing to what it is today and we are so proud of our achievements to date. We decided to do something special with our lives and never looked back as I love what I do.

What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most?
I love each day I come to work and believe I’m making a difference. We work with a great team of people and they have helped make the company what it is today

What do you enjoy to do outside of work?
Spending time with my grandchildren. They bring me back down to earth and make me laugh. I like holidaying in Southern Spain and the odd cold beer.


Kevin Gibsonkevin-gibson

What is your position within the company and what would you say a normal day at work consists of?
New Business and Commercial Director
A normal day would consist of dealing with high end commercial clients looking for financial solutions, project managing new revenue streams within the company.

How did you get started in this area of work? How did you become involved with Ascot?
I have always had an interest in financial services which stems from my work experience with a major bank at the age of 15. I started working for the Halifax at 16yrs old straight after school and my passion for the industry grew from there taking on various roles. After leaving the banking industry in 2008 I founded and launched Ascot Mortgages with my father and Im proud of our achievements.

What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy watching our short and long term plans turn into reality creating a great company to work for and hopefully a fantastic legacy for my sons.

What do you enjoy to do outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with my wife and sons. Time is precious and I cannot think of better way to spend it.


Alison Gibsonalison

What is your position within the company and what would you say a normal day at work consists of?
Company Director/Mortgage Consultant
Typical day is helping and advising clients with their general mortgage, protection and equity release needs; supporting other advisers; overseeing the company finances; and involvement in other director duties

How did you get started in this area of work? How did you become involved with Ascot?
I started my career in Financial Services way back in 1978 working for a high street bank and enjoyed it so much that I progressed my career with the same company right the way through to becoming a Bank Manager before taking leaving in 2009 to join the family business in its infancy and help develop it to what it has become today.

What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most?
I love the customer interaction and sense of satisfaction when you can help your clients to achieve their goals. Sometimes, I come across situations whereby other brokers have failed to secure a mortgage for a client because they would have to go that extra mile. I thrive on these kinds of challenges, and my reward is when I am able to deliver the positive news to my customers, many of whom refer other friends and family to me and ultimately return in the future for their next home move.

What do you enjoy to do outside of work?
Love spending time with my family particularly my 2 grandsons, and time away relaxing in Spain.


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Heather Mitchell

What is your position within the company and what would you say a normal day at work consists of?

Head of Sales & Service

Responsible for sales management of the advisers including coaching & development and ensuring that everything we do is in a compliant manner.

How did you get started in this area of work? How did you become involved with Ascot?

I have worked in financial services and the banking sector for over 30 years, most recently in relationship management of personal and business clients. I was introduced to Ascot Mortgages through my banking career and was offered the opportunity to utilise my interpersonal skills and knowledge of the market working with the advisers and our clients.

What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most?

Working with advisers and clients I enjoy finding solutions to individual needs. Attention to detail is key and ensuring the regulatory requirements are met is an important aspect to the role. I enjoy helping to provide a 1st class service whereby customers are happy to return and refer their family, friends and business contacts.

What do you enjoy to do outside of work?

Most of my spare time is spent working as mum’s taxi to my two busy teenage daughters. Having recently added a puppy to our family, weekend country walks are a must. I am a member of a book club and enjoy discussing the varied books we read, with the help of a few wines of course.


Vanessa Mellunvanessa-mullen

What is your position within the company and what would you say a normal day at work consists of?

Protection Adviser

A normal day for me typically consists of discussing and reviewing protection needs with our clients, most clients tend to forget how important it is to cover themselves in the event of Death, Critical illness, accident, sickness and redundancy, most of my time is spent discussing with clients their individual circumstances and helping them to understand the products and types of cover they can have to alleviate the stress and financial difficulty they can fall into should the worse happen. Regarding my self-employed clients I spend my days reviewing the structure of the company and helping to put a disaster plan and policy in place should the business loose a key person whose absence would have a financial impact on the company.

How did you get started in this area of work? How did you become involved with Ascot?

I started working within the banking industry helping clients to manage their accounts, I then relocated to the Middle East working for a brokerage firm helping clients to get sound advice while offshore as the market was highly saturated. After relocating back to the UK I started working in protection which I love as I feel it is not explained well enough to clients and often I find clients are unaware of half the products that are actually out there. I became involved with Ascot as I knew one of the employers at Ascot who I had previously worked in another company with.

What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most?

I have had policies I have put in place in the past being claimed on which makes me feel I am doing some right! Even though it is not a happy time for the person involved or family I have seen policies pay off mortgages, pay for private medical treatment and also reduce the burden and stresses of financial loss. I really believe in the products discuss with my clients and believe that everyone has a need for protection.

What do you enjoy to do outside of work?

I enjoy visiting new places over the weekends and exploring parts of the UK I have never been before. I also enjoy reading and swimming I find therapeutic.


James Routledgejames-routledge

What is your position within the company and what would you say a normal day at work consists of?

Trainee Mortgage advisor

On a day to day basis I work alongside the mortgage advisors, and I am currently working towards my CeMAP qualification.

How did you get started in this area of work? How did you become involved with Ascot?

After completing my A-Levels in June, I decided I did not want to study at University and Ascot Mortgages offered me the perfect opportunity to progress into a meaningful, rewarding career.

What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most?

Working alongside the advisors means I am learning something new every day! I also enjoy the interaction with clients and lenders, and helping them to achieve their goals is very rewarding.

What do you enjoy to do outside of work?

Outside of work, I love to play football, and play for a local team. I have been playing for almost ten years now, so keeping fit is very important to me!


Ascot Mortgages offer a comprehensive range of mortgages from across the market. We are dedicated to providing the very best financial advice and the highest standards in customer service.

Please contact Ascot today, and you will be very glad you did.

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