Youth is the lifeblood of vibrant Tees financial firm

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Recruiting young staff has enabled a vibrant mortgage and protection firm to become one of the region’s leading financial companies.

From a standing start in 2014, Bespoke Financial Services is now ranked in the top 10 of the First Complete group’s UK-wide network of around 800 businesses.

Bespoke, who moved from Middlesbrough to Stockton’s Gloucester House last year as they continued their rapid expansion, is already the network’s number one operation across the North of England.

The group now looks after mortgage and insurance concerns of more than 200 families per month across Teesside.

And management at the firm have put their success down to recruiting young employees.

They include protection advisor Courtney Jones, 23, administrator Aaran Flanagan, 21, senior protection advisor Jordan Galloway, 23, protection advisor Simon Walton, 23, senior mortgage and protection administrator Jordan Smith, 23, and senior administrator Antonio Trunfio, 22.

“Recruiting young people into the business gives everyone a buzz and helps to keep the office vibrant,” says office manager Michelle Carter.

“They’re full of energy and enthusiasm, and they’re constantly coming up with their own ideas and using their initiative.

“It has without doubt benefited the company as we’ve continued our sustained growth plan.”

Of the young group, Antonio is currently close to completing his apprenticeship through the Northern Skills Group, while Simon is studying business at Teesside University while he juggles his full-time role with Bespoke.

Michelle added: “All our employees are encouraged to explore courses and educational routes which will only benefit them in their careers long-term.

“We want to keep bringing through young people into the company as we find we can mould them into our way of working and using our principles, and as they flourish they then pass the baton on to the next generation.”

Bespoke offers advice on mortgages, critical illness cover, life Insurance, income protection and insurance services.

• To enquire about any of Bespoke’s services, give the team a call on 01642 931238, email or go to

• Pictured above: Some of Bespoke Financial’s young recruits (left to right): Courtney Jones, Aaran Flanagan, Jordan Galloway, Simon Walton, Jordan Smith and Antonio Trunfio.


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