Meet the team

Here at West Yorkshire Money we believe that you, the client, deserve  Independent, whole of market advice without it costing the earth . At the same time our remit is to act in your best interest at all times to ensure that you could the correct advice that your circumstances deserve. This all comes with a compassionate , understanding and friendly face to face approach. We can see you at a time and place that is convenient at home , work or our brand new office in the heart of Pontefract

We pride ourselves on being able to cater for all enquiries whether that be residential purchases and re-mortgages through to complex scenarios, commercial lending , buy to lets and anything else in between.

Adele Forbes, Managing Director

Adele is a one-off. Most people who meet her say the same thing – that they’ve never met anyone like her. She’s been in the mortgage game for 24 years; she knows her stuff and now runs the best team of brokers and industry professionals in West Yorkshire.  

She’ll try and place a case long after another broker has given up – that’s just her way.

Adele has lived through the crash of 2008/9 and helped counsel many clients who were in arrears at this difficult time. See, that’s the thing with Adele – you don’t have to cut too deep to realise that her clients mean everything to her.

Under the guidance of Adele, West Yorkshire money is destined for great things and will be the most respected financial brand in West Yorkshire. Get in while you can.

Emma Hutchinson - Director

Emma has worked in Financial Services for 15 years, like Adele; Emma loves a complex case. It’s her niche!

Safe to say; ‘she’s like a dog with a bone!’ as she always goes the extra mile to secure the right mortgage for her clients.

Honest, friendly, approachable are how her clients describe her.

Cilla Shackleton​ - Mortgage & Protection Specialist

Cilla has recently returned to Financial Services after becoming a Mum. However, she has 17 years industry experience. She’s back where she belongs, back Advising!

Like Adele & Emma, her Clients are at the heart of everything she does; whether a purchase, re-mortgage. Cilla is passionate about doing the right thing!

Gina Buckle - Administrator

Since Gina joined West Yorkshire Money, she has helped further improve the client journey for those lucky enough to work with this team of brokers.

Her Master’s Degree in Town Planning comes in very handy when organising this incredibly busy team and helps to make sure that the client is kept fully informed right through the house purchase.

Gina is likely the first person you speak to when you call in, precisely why Adele and the team have recruited at such a high level for this role.

Emily Green - Apprentice Administrator

Emily joins the team as an Apprentice Administrator with a wealth of Customer Service experience from the Retail Industry. She is also studying her CeMAP 1 to become an Adviser. 

Emily is the first point of contact at WY Money and assists the Adviser by progressing applications, chasing third parties, and providing outstanding Customer Service

Steve Paterson - Equity Release Consultant

Steve is a very experienced Financial Consultant with over 21 Years’ service and experience working within the Finance Sector, particularly regarding building relationships with business and has a track record in delivering high-quality outcomes for customers. 

After working on the Money Advice Service Contract and seeing the confusion on Lifetime Mortgages, Steve developed a passion for (and specialises in) the Equity Release market place.

Martin Fawcett – Group Compliance Consultant​​

Martin is an enthusiastic and highly motivated Compliance & Training professional, originally from a background of sales training. In his consultancy role he provides advice on all compliance & training matters within the firm

He has over 35 years’ experience, gained in all sectors of the financial services industry, and a good working knowledge of the FCA Regulations and T&C Requirements.

Martin has a proven ability to work alongside staff, management and advisers to identify their needs, provide clear guidance and produce the required results.

Awards & Recognition

Nominated for Best Entrant Broker 2019 – Mortgage Introducer Awards

Finalist for Mortgage Broker of The Year 2022 – Yorkshire Financial Awards

Top Rated Mortgage Adviser for 2020, 2021 & 2022 in The Times Newspaper

Yorkshire Prestige Award Winner for Mortgage Brokerage Firm 2021/2022

Nominated for Best Mortgage Broker (up to 8 Advisers) & Best Protection Broker

Nominated for Best Entrant Broker 2019 – Mortgage Introducer Awards

Finalist for Mortgage Broker of The Year 2022 – Yorkshire Financial Awards

Top Rated Mortgage Adviser for 2020, 2021 & 2022 in The Times Newspaper

Yorkshire Prestige Award Winner for Mortgage Brokerage Firm 2021/2022

Nominated for Best Mortgage Broker (up to 8 Advisers) & Best Protection Broker