Meet the Team

The Mortgage Team

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  • Jacquie Lennox

    Mortgage Supervisor

    Jacquie Lennox

    Mortgage Supervisor

    How long have you been in your current role?

    Since December 2014

    Career background:

    I’ve held various mortgages roles within the financial services sector for the past 20 years

    Why did you join esbs?

    I was looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to develop my career. When I was contacted about a new role within the company I jumped at the chance

    What it is about working at the Society that you enjoy the most?

    The people, the daily variety that comes with my job and also working for a smaller company, because you really feel that you can make a difference

    Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of work?

    Kettlebells, baking (especially cakes), walking with a large German Shepherd dog in tow and having family time

  • Barbara Deveney

    Mortgage Services Administrator

    Barbara Deveney

    Mortgage Services Administrator

    How long you have been in your current role?

    Since August 1999

    Career background:

    Before joining the Society I worked in the financial services sector for seven years

    Why did you join esbs?

    It’s a small Society, is easy to get to either in the car or, if needed, by bus and the staff are friendly

    What it is about working at the Society which you enjoy the most?

    I enjoy working where you can give a more personal touch and get to know the customer. It is also a friendly working environment

    Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of work?

    I enjoy walking and keep trying at gardening and reading (girlie books nothing heavy)

  • Dee McArdle

    Mortgage Adviser

    Dee McArdle

    Mortgage Adviser

    How long you have been in your current role?

    Since July 2000

    Career background:

    I’ve been in the financial services sector for 15 years

    Why did you join esbs?

    I liked the idea of working for a small building society which offered a personal service

    What it is about working at the Society which you enjoy the most?

    It’s small and friendly and there is a vast variety of work

    Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of work?

    I enjoy gardening, reading, visiting new places and tennis and cricket (watching not playing!)

  • Sharon Sutton

    Mortgage Services Administrator

    Sharon Sutton

    Mortgage Services Administrator

    How long have you been in your current role?

    Since August 2013

    Career background:

    I had numerous roles within Milton Keynes Council, where I worked for about eight years. I also have a financial background working for Santander

    Why did you join esbs?

    I was made redundant from Milton Keynes Council and relocated area after meeting my husband. I applied for the job as it was close to my new home and wanted a new challenge.

    What it is about working at the Society which you enjoy the most?

    The people, and the personal touch we are able to offer customers, as we are a small society

    Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of work?

    I like most things

  • Sylwia Zawada

    Trainee Mortgage Adviser

    Sylwia Zawada

    Trainee Mortgage Adviser

    How long have you been in your current role?

    Since December 2018

    Career background:

    I started my career in banking in Poland. When I moved to the UK 11 years ago I undertook various roles in distribution before deciding I wanted to re-enter financial services. I self-studied CeMap in my own time before securing a Trainee Mortgage Adviser role here at esbs.

    Why did you join esbs?

    I was keen to join an organisation that had similar values to me, putting the customer first and serving a local community. esbs also offers first class training, making the decision an easy one for me

    What it is about working at the Society which you enjoy the most?

    We are an incredibly friendly bunch! I love the variety of customers we serve and being able to offer a personalised service makes working here very rewarding

    Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of work?

    I enjoy spending time with family, and when not working enjoy visiting new places both in the UK and abroad.

  • Debbie Holmes

    Business Development Manager

    Debbie Holmes

    Business Development Manager

    Current Job Title

    Business Development Manager

    How long have you been in your current role?

    I joined esbs in September 2019

    Career background

    I have been in sales for most of my career, starting out in the telecommunication industry. I moved into finance in 2011 working for Coventry Building Society where I held a number of branch based and head office roles, with my most recent in the intermediary space

    Why did you join esbs?

    I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to join ESBS, especially in the role of Business Development Manager. I feel ESBS is the perfect fit and is aligned with my values

    What it is about working at the Society that you enjoy the most?

    One of the main things I enjoy about working for a regional building society is being able to influence decisions and being part of new projects/propositions. I am a people person, so the opportunity to work closely with our intermediaries for the benefit of our members is the perfect fit

    Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of work?

    I enjoy spending time with my family and working out, I am a keen runner/walker. I have completed both the National three peaks and Yorkshire three peaks in the last 12 months