Our very own brand guru, Andrew knows everything there is to know about Coreco – so he’s our go to guy when the media ask what we’ve been up to. We agree that his official title, Brand Director and Press Spokesperson, sounds rather stuffy – and it surprises many to discover he’s actually a closet rock star, singing in Rogue Monkey when he’s not working at the coal face for clients like you.
Better known as Monty, he began his journey with an hons degree in Economics & Politics, (an Economist with an appreciation of the lighter side of Karl Marx), leaving Leeds Metropolitan University with a spring in his step and dreams of either changing the world, becoming a rock star or running an advertising and PR agency.
After a brief sojourn with an Advertising Agency and a direct marketing company, Monty started in the mortgage industry in February 1994, at John Charcol where he became part of the top performing team.
In June 2000, he joined Cobalt Capital and grabbing the chance to combine mortgage broking with his first passion, helped to successfully grow the brand from scratch as Head of PR and Marketing.
In April 2009, Monty became one of the main founding directors of Coreco, determined to help drive financial literacy, educate the public and show that mortgage brokers can be different.
Monty’s role at Coreco is to maintain and promote our brand, as well as dealing with all marketing, PR and Lender Liaison. He is also responsible for Corporate & Introducer Relationships as well as managing our team of Self-Employed Mortgage Brokers.
As the Press Spokesperson, he is regularly quoted in the National Press with appearances on National TV and Radio. He is the author of a highly acclaimed Mortgage Blog and host of our successful Mortgage & Property Podcast. He has won 6 major industry awards personally; Best Press Spokesperson (twice), Best Marketeer (twice), Mortgage Personality of the Year and Mortgage Strategist of the Year.
Monty is also a proud Board Member of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries, (AMI) working to “promote the provision of good advice as an essential part of a healthy market for mortgages” and as a cheerleader for the Mortgage Industry as a whole, usually without the pom poms.