About Choice Mortgages

In the heart of the community

If you’re looking for an independent mortgage advisor then call Choice Mortgages, one of England’s established High Street mortgage brokers.
We offer a free no obligation consultation and have access to the whole mortgage market. Our team of experienced advisors take time to consider your individual needs so that we can advise you on the best mortgage for your circumstances.

Our team provides a dedicated personal service and works closely with you, submitting mortgage applications, liaising with your lender and solicitor to ensure that your home purchase or remortgage goes through as quickly and smoothly as possible.

We service buyers throughout the UK providing impartial mortgage advice that is needed when making such vital financial decisions. You are welcome to visit our mortgage offices in Stamford, Lincolnshire: we’re open Monday through to Saturday
from 9am – 5pm.

Meet Our Team


Nicola Bentman

Director/Mortgage and Protection Adviser

Joined Choice Mortgages – February 2001

History – I started working in August 1997 at First Direct as a Customer Services Representative, before making the decision to become a mortgage advisor. After completing the relevant training I joined Mortgages Direct in June 1999. I was keen to develop my skills in the protection market and liked the culture within Choice Mortgages so joined the firm – I’ve never looked back!

Where you can find me when not at the office – may be at school fulfilling my role as Chair of Governors or playing taxi for my two children! When time allows, I love long walks in the outdoors.


John Tidswell

Director/Mortgage and Protection Adviser

Joined Choice Mortgages – December 1999

History – I joined the Financial Services industry in 1993, starting out in Insurance, Investments and Pensions, I later went on to specialise in the mortgage market, working as a Mortgage Adviser for 6 years within an Estate Agency, before finally settling at Choice Mortgages.

Where you can find me when not at the office – my main hobbies are Golf, Snooker, Squash and my Lawn.


Tony Senior

Mortgage and Protection Adviser

Joined Choice Mortgages – March 2014.

History – I have been working in the Financial Services industry since 1989. During this time I have worked for various companies in both advisory and management roles. I was attracted to Choice Mortgages because they offer a friendly professional and customer focused environment. Being an independent financial services company ensures I deliver a first class customer outcome.

Where you can find me when not at the office – I enjoy spending time with my wife, children & grandchildren (I know I don’t look old enough). I also enjoy travel and watching football.


Emma Irvine

Mortgage and Protection Advisor

Joined Choice Mortgages – 2005

History – I started working in August 1998 as a Customer Advisor at Norwich and Peterborough Building Society where I trained as a mortgage Advisor and developed my role to Branch Manager of their flagship branch. I then Joined Choice Mortgages as a Mortgage and Protection advisor and have remained with the company to date.

Where you can find me when not at the office – Spending as much time as possible with my 3 beautiful children, you can generally find us somewhere on the Norfolk Coast enjoying the beautiful beaches.


Julie Thurlby


Joined Choice Mortgages – September 2005

History – Most of my working career has been in Banking and I have worked for a Building Society and two Banks over a span of 12 years. After this I worked for a Mortgage Packager for 5 years and then joined Choice Mortgages.

Where you can find me when not at the office – at the gym which I attend 5-6 times a week, spending time with friends and going out for dinner or visiting my parents in the North East


Sarah Ives


Joined Choice Mortgages – February 2002

History – I have worked in the financial service industry for the last 20 years, I started as a Customer Services advisor for Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. My career progressed with a regional estate agency where I was involved with administrating mortgage and protection applications. After joining Choice Mortgages I gained my CEMAP qualification, and held the roles of Mortgage advisor and most recently administrator.

When I’m not in the office, you will find me – Spending time with my husband and our two daughters and our dog Phyllis.