MEET OUR TEAM

Andy Quinn

Andy Quinn

Managing Director

About Andy

I started Response Mortgage Services in June 2005 following on from a period of being a Financial Adviser for one of the large national insurance companies. At Response Mortgage Services we have always had the ethos that customer service is key to our success and this is still our major strength. I am lucky to have a great team of staff around me who are all at the top of their game.

I look to personally get involved with all kinds of financial enquiries, (normal residential mortgages, specialist buy to let mortgages, commercial & development finance as well as making sure all our clients are fully protected against the worst happening too). Away from work I love any kind of sport (more watching these days than playing!

My 2 boys play rugby league which dictates what we do with our weekends and we are massive Leeds Rhinos fans). I am married to Lesley and we have 3 children who are all growing up too fast.

Grace Waldron

Grace Waldron

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

About Grace
I have recently joined Response Mortgages, bringing with me numerous years of experience as a Mortgage and Protection Advisor in an estate agent environment. The main focus for me is the customer’s journey; from start to finish I want to maintain and ensure customer satisfaction so that my customers can buy their dream home stress-free! As well as spending time with my fiancé, family and friends, my time is filled enjoying music concerts, festivals and travelling to new places.
Cara Kirkness

Cara Kirkness

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

About Cara

I have been in the financial industry for 18 years, having gained my qualifications in financial planning whilst working as a paraplanner for a pensions and investment company. Later I decided to study and obtain my exams to become a mortgage adviser and worked as an adviser for 6 years within an estate agent. As from February 2017 I now work as a Mortgage & Protection adviser here at Response Mortgages.

I am a keen runner and run marathons each year in different parts of the world.

Mark Carty

Mark Carty

Administrator

About Mark
I started working for Response Mortgages after finishing Sixth Form in 2015. Since then I have learned a lot from working with such a great team and I am always looking to expand my knowledge further. In my spare time I like to go to the gym and I also follow boxing.
Samantha Tarrant-Wills

Samantha Tarrant-Wills

Life & income Protection

About Samantha
I have worked with Response since 2008 and done various roles along the way.  I qualified to be an Independent Financial Advisor in 2010, and since then have been specialising in financial protection for the last few years.  I can’t imagine working anywhere else, as I love the ethos here at Response of putting clients’ needs first, no matter what – it enables me to sleep at night! My husband and I have a little dog that we dote on and enjoy taking for walks.  We also love travelling, reading and cooking – and eating!
Derek Wellington

Derek Wellington

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

About Derek
I have recently joined Response Mortgage Services following over 22 years’ experience working within the Banking industry where I gained my qualifications mortgage advice and financial advice. Before joining Response Mortgages I spent over 7 years arranging bespoke lending and banking solutions for customers and prior to that I spent over 15 years at a main High Street bank in numerous different roles. Building long term relationships with customers has always been really important to me and getting to know people is the part of the job which really enjoy. I have been with my partner for over 16 years and have lived in Nidderdale for over 7 years. We enjoy walking (we have 2 Labradors that can walk a lot further than we can!), gardening, bee keeping and growing our own produce.
Angela Bone

Angela Bone

Case Manager

About Angela
I have recently joined the Response Team after working with an Independent Mortgage Broker in Bradford for the last 15 years. I’ve worked in the Financial Industry since leaving school, starting out as a Customer Advisor/Mortgage Processor at The Skipton Building Society.  I also spent a number of years working for The Inland Revenue on their Self-Assessment/PAYE Online Helpdesk. I’ve always worked in a customer focused environment as I find customer satisfaction the most rewarding part of my job. I’ve recently moved to York and am thoroughly enjoying all that York has to offer.  My Partner and I are also “enjoying” renovating our home; looking forward to relaxing in our garden with a glass of wine when it’s all finished!
Dawn Lewis

Dawn Lewis

Protection Support

About Dawn
I joined Response in November 2018 after retiring from NHS earlier in the year. I specialise in Buildings & Contents and ensure that all of our clients are informed of the Home Insurance proposition that we offer, I also offer support to Samantha around life, critical illness and ensuring our clients are protected. I am also a client of Response Mortgage Services, having completed a number of mortgages myself with Andy and the team, and I have always been impressed with the outcome. I am really enjoying learning many of the aspects of the business. It’s good to know all our clients are getting efficient and effective service and the team works really well together  
Harry Parmar

Harry Parmar

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

About Harry

I entered the mortgage industry in 1999 and come with many years of expertise in mortgage and protection advice. I specialise in regulated bridging loans, development, commercial and auction finance as well as Buy To Let mortgages. 

I also ,particularly, specialise in marital split mortgage advice. I am passionate about placing the customer first and I pride myself on this, indeed I am currently advising the grand children of my original clients.

I am a keen follower of Rugby League and Cricket , I have many sports professionals as clients, I practice yoga and meditation and have a love of Blues and Rock music, I also play the guitar ( badly). When I have any spare time I volunteer to cook at the local homeless project

Elise Germaine

Elise Germaine

Administrator

About Elise

I have recently joined Response Mortgages after an 18 month apprenticeship in a legal firm after leaving school. I’m excited to learn and grow within the company.