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At Approved Mortgage Solutions Limited, we are dedicated to creating a meaningful, long-term relationship with you that is based on understanding your needs now and your plans for the future. We aim to provide you and your family with solutions that you understand, from lenders and insurance companies that you can trust.

We understand that everyone is different, and that's why our financial planning approach is as individual as you are. We know the financial side of life can be complex and that's why we work hard to get to know you and your aspirations through taking the time to listen. We then provide quality advice services and practical pathways to help you achieve the life you want.

Here at Approved Mortgage Solutions Limited we specialise in Mortgage and Protection advice and with over 150 years of combined experience at your disposal, why try to do it yourself? A little mistake could be hugely costly with what could be the biggest financial decision of your life.

Our team are happy to meet you on a date, time and location to suit you. To arrange an appointment to suit simply complete the contact us section with your details and one of our advisers will contact you. An appointment can also be held at our offices in Sunderland which offer 24/7 access and with free parking or if you're more comfortable, we can come to see you at home or in your place of work.

Approved Mortgage Solutions Limited cover all areas of the North East including Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Washington, Middlesborough and all other areas of Tyne & Wear, Durham and Teeside regions. If you live outside the North East we can still help you, however most of the contact will be by post, web-link, telephone or e-mail.

Judith Adams

Judith has been involved with Financial Services since leaving school more years ago than she will admit. She became a CeMAP qualified adviser in 2000 during the 20 years she worked for Barclays. She left there in January 2005 as she wanted to be able to assist more people and have access to all the mortgage lenders not just one.

She enjoys cycling and swimming, when she is not looking after her five grandchildren. Her main focus is on great customer service going the extra mile for her clients.

Chris Ankers

Chris has 10 years of experience in Financial Services. A qualified Financial Adviser and Investment Manager, he has worked for Barclays Financial Management and Lloyds Private Banking.

After a break from Financial Services which saw him working as an International Business Development Manager and National Account Manager in the Oil and Gas sector, he decided to come back to the industry to do something he is really passionate about.

Chris put himself through the CeMAP qualification and cut his teeth in the Mortgage and Protection market at London & Country Mortgages before joining our team.

He prides himself on his attention to detail, exceeding client expectations wherever and whenever possible.

In his spare time Chris loves to spend time with his partner Bobbi and their new born son Jack.  

Andrew Burgess

 Andrew has 20 years’ experience working in financial services which included successfully running his own business for 7 years in Seaburn, Sunderland where he specialised in providing mortgage advice.

After experiencing alternative employed roles he is now returning as a mortgage consultant with Approved Mortgage Solutions and is looking forward to building client relationships providing them with best advice and service from the whole of the market.

In his leisure time Andrew is heavily involved with his local cricket club both playing in the first team with his son Liam and coaching the junior section.

Martin Croxford

Martin has worked within the regulated pharmaceutical industry for 31 years and decided to move to the financial services industry in 2013.

 He chose the role of mortgage and insurance adviser as his natural disposition to help people. He gained CeMAP qualification in June 2013 and went on to study for and gain Certificate of Regulated Equity Release in October 2013.

He joined Approved Mortgage Solutions in December 2013 after being attracted to the company’s ethos of serving clients well and treating them fairly in all they do.

Married to Deborah he lives in Newcastle and spends his spare time with his family and doing DIY.


Paul Hampton

Paul has been involved with financial managment since 1990. He became qualified as a Financial Adviser in 1999 while working for Barclays Financial Managment. He chose to specialise in Mortgages and the associated insurance and became CeMAP qualified in 2000, four years before it became a compulsary qualification to give mortgage advice.

He prides himself on customer service and his ability to listen to customers needs and find the perfect product to suit.

Cheryl Leighton

 Cheryl has previously worked in collections for a mortgage lender and after taking time off to take care of her son she has decided to return to the industry at the opposite end of the scale. In her previous role Cheryl has seen the implications of not having protection in place and decided to return to help people feel secure in their homes. 

Cheryl lives in South Shields with her husband Kristopher, son Ryan and her many pets.


Sophie Jane Gardiner


This is Sophie's first job after leaving Southmoor School, where she studied Business Studies, English literature, Photography, ICT and Maths. During her time as office administrator she intends to complete her NVQ level 1,2 and 3 in Business Administration.

Part of Sophie's job role is to assist the consultants with administration, answering telephones, making outgoing calls and helping the advisors keep there client files up to date. When Sophie is not working she enjoys going to the cinema, listening to music and socialising with family and friends.

Chris McGill

This is Chris’s second job since leaving St Aidan’s Catholic Academy where he studied GCSE’s in English, Geography, Maths, French and Physical Education. He joined Approved Mortgage Solutions in November 2015 and will be completing an NVQ in business administration level 1 and level 2.


As part of the administration team Chris’s roles include: certifying documents, filing, and answering the telephone as well as making outgoing calls. Outside of the workplace Chris enjoys watching football, playing video games and going out with his friends.


Libby Webster


Libby joined Approved Mortgage Solutions as an apprentice for her first job since leaving Farringdon Community Academy. For her GCSE’s Libby studied English Language and Literature, Maths, Business Studies, ICT and German. During her time at Approved Mortgage Solutions, Libby will complete a NVQ in Business Administration at level 2 and 3.

Part of being an Administrator, Libby’s job can include scanning and certifying documents, make outgoing calls and help the administrators with client details. When not in the office, Libby enjoys going out with her friends and family, attending concerts and walks along the beach.

Angela Hampton

Angela is the office manager.
She was a full time wife and mother before joining Approved Mortgage Solutions. Previously she has had experience in retail and customer service.

Now her little angels don’t need her at home as much, she is here to look after everyone in the office. She is responsible for the day to day running of the office to ensure things run smoothly so the advisers can concentrate on what they do best.
Most importantly she is responsible for organising social events and making sure all staff are paid on time

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