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Head Office:
119 George V Avenue
West Sussex
BN11 5SA

Tel: 01903 527000
Fax: 01903 505512

Terraced Houses

Meet the Team


Martyn Bowen
Martyn is a Chartered Financial Planner with 30 years experience in financial services. For more details on the services Martyn can assist you with, visit

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Emma Martin
Emma has worked in financial services since leaving school first at Barclays before moving to Standard Life. She joined Mortgages@Options in 2003 as Matthew Searle's PA, she then passed the Mortgage Advisors exam to become a mortgage and protection specialist.
Emma enjoys cooking and reading in her spare time.

Qualifications: FPC and MAQ

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Gareth Morgans-Mills
Gareth has been working in Financial Services for seven years initially with Lloyds TSB before joining Mortgages@Options in 2005. Initially Gareth was part of our administration team before passing the exams to become a Mortgage and Protection specialist. Gareth is a keen Rugby player.

Qualifications: CII(MP)

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Matt Searle
Probably the best mortgage adviser in the world - at least in Matt’s opinion and that of the many clients that have come back again and again. He started advising in 1989 with Equity and Law providing advice through estate agencies before going on to become an Independent Financial Adviser in 1991 when he set up Courtney Green Financial Services which then went on to become Independent Options in 1993. And the rest is history, Matthew now heads one of the biggest mortgage brokers in Sussex.


Alison Skelding
Alison has worked in financial services for 20 years. She gained experience with the Woolwich, Abbey, Alliance and Leicester and Halifax before becoming an independent mortgage and protection specialist in 2004 when she joined Mortgages@Options. Alison enjoys sports, cooking and travelling.

Qualifications: CeMAP

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Russell Stainer
Russell is our newest member of staff and Mortgage adviser. Having run his own business for many years before joining Mortgages@Options, Russell has a wealth of knowledge to bring to the role. During his spare time he enjoys extreme sports, cooking and taking Murphy (the dog) to the beach.

Qualifications - CII(MP)

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Lisa Cranwell
Lisa has worked in financial companies for 20 years. Before moving to Mortgages@Options in 1999 she gained her experience with Abbey, Alliance and Leicester, Halifax and the Woolwich. Lisa’s hobbies include keeping fit and looking after her children.

Qualifications: FPC and MAQ

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admin team
Admin Team
Without the admin team Mortgages@Options would grind to a halt. Having more than fifty years of financial experience between them with companies including MGM Insurance, Legal and General, Woolwich and Barclays Bank. Some of the team have been with Matt for over nine years, which means that when clients come back they often talk to the same people, giving a feeling of stability.

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Please contact our team of friendly professionals on 01903 527000 or please use our contact form for further advice.

Mortgages@Options is a trading style of @Options Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. @Options Ltd is entered on the FSA register ( under reference 440552.