About Us

Nicola Mitchell, Founder & Director

Nicola (Nic) is a fully FCA qualified Mortgage Introducer & Protection adviser, holding both CeMAP and FPC qualifications as part of her 20+ years experience in the financial services sector.

Sadly due to ill health 2019/20, Nic has been unable to write easily and has therefore used dictation software, video-chat and TV/Radio outlets to continue her campaigns to  support sumer-rights, the self-employed, small businesses and local charities.

Formerly a BBC radio journalist and presenter at BBC Radio Essex, she is now using her time during ‘shielding’ as a regular contributor to BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio London, BBC local radio, LBC, Channel 4, ITN and various online media outlets.

She also has a personal YouTube channel, providing both serious educational and light-hearted videos.

Please watch & SUBSCRIBE:  https://bit.ly/3e1uxYX

She now combines her skills helping people source the most suitable and affordable mortgage and lending solutions; the best independent professional financial advice, fast-track mortgages and a range of insurance and protection products tailored to individual needs.

A true business entrepreneur, having run three start-up companies since the age of 28, each of which delivered outstanding profitable performance from year one and none of which have ever had any debts, every new business pitch Nicola has made has been won!

Former Marketing Board Director of two of the main financial services portals: The Exchange and AssureWeb, Nicola has over 20 years financial marketing & PR experience. In her role as Managing Director, she also makes valuable use of her extensive contacts across the financial intermediary and ecommerce sector. Originally trained as a journalist by the BBC, Nicola has provided strategic marketing and PR services to over 50 financial companies including Ernst & Young, IBM, Standard Life and many IFA firms and organisations.

email: nicola@mitchellmoneypenny.com

Kim North – IFA & Technical Consultant

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Kim has been an independent financial adviser for over 30 years and was formerly head of consultancy at Citigate. Much of Kim’s work is as a technical and compliance consultant but she regularly appears as an industry speaker, journalist and commentator in The Telegraph, Star, Radio 4 Money Box and BBC Working Lunch programmes.  She is London-based and a huge netball fan!

email: kim@mitchellmoneypenny.co.uk

Chris Baigent-Reed – Strategy & Technology Consultant

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Chris has extensive experience in the technology and financial services sector and works with Adviser firms, Technology companies and Wrap platforms providing a range of services from technology strategy, reviews and tender processes, business planning workshops and project management support.  Chris has wide ranging skills and ensures the businesses she works with achieve their desired outcomes.  Previously Chris was Head of Client Engagement at Avelo before becoming a consultant in Financial Services.

email: chris@mitchellmoneypenny.co.uk