Celebrating 10 years in partnership

Celebrating 10 years in partnership 

10 years ago, in July 2010 Mortgage 1st joined the Stonebridge Group Network as an appointed representative firm.

At the time Mortgage 1st was a one-man band with Jon Stones operating as the owner & Mortgage Adviser.

Today, 10 years later, Mortgage 1st now has a team of 30 with Jon still at the helm along with his wife and fellow director Lisa who joined the business 5 years ago in 2015.

With the constant support and encouragement of Stonebridge over the years Mortgage 1st have and will continue to implement their ambitious growth plans to become one of the biggest Mortgage Broker firms in the UK.

Stonebridge have over 700 Advisers and 300 Appointed Representative Firms currently and Mortgage 1st is proudly one of their top firms.

“The Mortgage 1st leadership team impressed me from the start and we’re delighted that they’ve been part of the Stonebridge family for a decade. You can provide all the moral, financial and operational support in the World, but businesses like this only prosper and grow as a result of the leadership, drive and determination of their owners. Jon and Lisa have an incredibly strong and successful model – their success to date speaks for itself and I know there’s lots more to come.”

     Rob Clifford, Chief Executive, Stonebridge Group

Actively participating in Top AR and Growth Forums alike Mortgage 1st contributes to the network with regular feedback, suggestions and ideas to improve efficiency and performance overall for the benefit of all the AR’s within the network.

On many occasions Jon has spent time with the principles of newer or smaller ambitious firms sharing best practice and any pitfalls they may encounter whilst trying to establish or grow their own mortgage advice firm. Jon appreciates how valuable this advice is to anyone starting out in business as it was only 10 years ago that he was in their shoes.

For any partnership to be successful it needs mutual support and respect and that’s exactly what Mortgage 1st & Stonebridge have had over the last 10 years and as they say…

“Time flies when you’re having fun!”