Director – Philip Game
Philip set up Shire Financial Services in 2006 after training with Countrywide. He is married to Danielle and they have 2 children. They are active in property investing and Philip speaks at several Landlords events. Philip previously worked for PwC for 11 years where he trained as an Accountant. He played and coached National League Volleyball in Cambridge taking the team to be ranked 5th in the Country.

Director – Danielle Game
Danielle helped set up Shire in 2006 with Philip.  She has a strong sales background being one of Yellow Pages top sales people, when they were a FTSE 100 company.  She is now Shire’s Insurance Specialist working 3 days per week.  Alongside Shire she runs an award winning Weight Loss Consultancy and manages her and Philip’s Property portfolio.  She enjoys flipping properties and has completed 4 in the last couple of years. Keeping fit is also important to her and she is a Black Belt in martial arts, Kuk Sool Won.

Mortgage Consultant – Jonathan Darrell
Following a 23 year career in education, Jonathan decided on a change to financial services in 2008. He worked in Cambridge with Cambridge Building Society then at a small brokerage, before moving to Shire in 2013. His philosophy is to treat clients how he likes to be treated and offer ‘old fashioned’ service values. Jonathan is an experienced mortgage and insurance adviser. He is married with four children. His interests include music, sport (especially supporting Arsenal) and travel.

Mortgage Consultant – Charlie Crisp
Charlie joined Shire in November 2016, having previously worked for Barclays Bank for 23 years covering various management roles that included commercial and residential lending.  Charlie has completed his banking exams as well as CeMAP.  In his spare time he is a keen sportsman especially cycling, squash and badminton; he also enjoys exploring the world with his wife, Kim.

Mortgage Consultant – Socratakis Socratous
Socratakis (Sox) previous career was in lending and underwriting with Halifax for 15 years, so has a high level of knowledge and experience in mortgages. He joined Shire in March 2017 and is incredibly organised and loves seeing things through from start to finish. Outside of work Sox enjoys spending time with family and friends. He loves football and regularly watches Tottenham Hotspur football club. He is also fluent in Greek and Conversational in Italian.

Mortgage Consultant – Leona Foley
Leona first started at Shire in 2015 as an administrator while qualifying as a mortgage consultant. Leona became a consultant as she enjoys building lasting relationships with clients and helping them achieve their goals whether it is buying their first home, saving money on their re-mortgage or building an investment property portfolio. In her spare time Leona enjoys spending time with friends & family, her husky, travelling and you can usually find her attending a country music concert or festival!

Mortgage Consultant – Gary Le-Gallienne
Gary joined Shire in 2019 as a Mortgage Consultant and has been in the Financial Services Industry for over 25 years .

Gary prides himself on providing the best service possible by supporting his clients through every step of the mortgage process. He is particularly passionate about helping the more mature generation to stay in their homes and live life to the full, through Equity Release or other later life mortgage schemes. Gary is married with 3 children.  In his spare time he enjoys gardening, family days out, long walks with their border terrier and keeping tropical fish.

Paulina Moszczynska – Senior Administrator
Paulina joined Shire in July 2016. She previously worked for BGL Group in Peterborough where she developed an extensive experience in administration and finance roles. Paulina is self-motivated and has great organisational skills!

Outside of work she loves keeping fit. Her favourite fitness classes are Body Pump and Spinning. Paulina enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching movies, travel and a good wine. Her native language is Polish.

Emma Faraway – Administrator
Emma is our longest serving Administrator and has been with Shire since 2013; working part time she is very customer focused. Her family are her priority, Emma is married and has 2 young boys plus 3 step daughters; they all enjoy long country walks with their dog, Albert.  Emma also enjoys socialising with friends when time allows.

Lisa Hopkin – Administrator
Lisa joined Shire in 2019. She previously worked within the Veterinary Sector for 8 years, relishing in her love for animals. She has 2 grown up children and three dogs. Lisa loves the outdoors and enjoys long walks, exercising and reading. She is a keen fundraiser for Mind, a charity close to her heart and loves to organise events to raise funds for various charities.

Registered Address

Shire Financial Services Ltd
Surrey House, 41 High Street,
Newmarket Suffolk CB8 8NA
England.

Registered Company No.

05904006
Country of Registration: England

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Sat and Evenings: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

Fee Structure

We receive commission from the mortgage lender. Also, depending on mortgage type and complexity we usually charge a fee between £200-500 and for Expatriate mortgages, a fee of £800. Fees are payable upon Mortgage Offer.

THINK CAREFULLY BEFORE SECURING OTHER DEBTS AGAINST YOUR HOME. YOUR PROPERTY MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE.

SHIRE FINANCIAL SERVICES LIMITED IS AN APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVE OF SESAME LIMITED WHICH IS AUTHORISED AND REGULATED BY THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY.

COMMERCIAL MORTGAGES, INCLUDING BUSINESS BUY TO LET, ARE NOT REGULATED BY THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY. FOR COMMERCIAL MORTGAGES WE ACT AS INTRODUCERS ONLY.

THE FCA DOES NOT REGULATE ESTATE AGENTS, SURVEYS AND SOME FORMS OF BUY TO LET MORTGAGES.

FOR ESTATE AGENTS AND SURVEYS, WE ACT AS INTRODUCERS ONLY.

THE FCA DOES NOT REGULATE SOLICITORS AND WE ACT AS INTRODUCERS ONLY.

Equity release refers to home reversion plans and lifetime mortgages. To understand the features and risks ask for a personalised illustration. 

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