Property Underwriting Team

Simon Pawson

I’ve been at Pure since the beginning starting as an underwriter and moving through to a team manager and then a senior. In the space of 3/4 years I’ve seen the company grow from a close knit 4 man team in a small back office to what it is today. I am immensely proud of what has been achieved. I like to think that the spirit that was created in the early days of the company has been passed through to all the many new faces I see in the building today. Although there have been inevitable teething problems associated with the large influx of new starters I can only see Pure Retirement going from strength to strength in the future. On a personal note I have a three year old boy (Archibald) who takes up most of my time but when I do have a spare minute I’ll try and catch a Leeds game at Elland Road or a Sunday league match on the local pitches. I managed to see Black Sabbath this year on their final tour (supposedly) and am looking forward to seeing Iron Maiden and Melt Banana in the coming months. (I was born a decade to late musically) I’m always happy to help out on anything that needs doing whether this involves criteria questions management issues or lifting boxes.

Gavin Hancock

I’ve recently joined Pure and can honestly say that it is a pleasure to work for such a friendly company that puts the customer and staff at the very heart of everything. I’ve been an underwriter for several years and enjoy the inquisitive nature of the role. I enjoy helping customers dreams become a reality whilst also protecting the interests of Pure. When I’m not at work I have my hands full with my family which includes a very energetic 9 month old insomniac! If I do get the odd spare moment I love watching the best sport in the world, Rugby League.

Courtney Henshaw

As soon as I started at Pure Retirement I was made to feel incredibly welcome and comfortable. The team spirit is like no other place I have worked before and everyone is always happy to help. I enjoy my job role as I get to see the whole process of an application through to completion and learn new things every day. When I&rqsuo;m not at work I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and I also love to sing whenever I get the opportunity.

Pippa Brown

I’m pretty new to the business and was initially drawn to the role by the diversity in the day to day activities. Since joining, I’ve seen how nice and welcoming the people here are towards me which is a refreshing change of environment from other jobs I have done. Outside of work I enjoy visiting new places with my friends and watching any one of my favourite American TV shows! I’ve also always been interested in photography and would like to spend more time developing in that area in addition to getting back into my creative writing.

Katie Storey

I started Underwriting at Pure in November 2016 and enjoy being able to see a case from start to finish and being able to get the satisfaction of seeing cases that I’ve dealt with completing and knowing that the applicants can now have that holiday of a lifetime! I would like to say something impressive such as ’I enjoy the occasional skydive in my spare time’, but I’m really not that cool... I am an avid Rugby League supporter and am a season ticket holder at the Castleford Tigers. I also love going to Florida, I’ve been 8 times already and many more planned to come.

Suzy Benson

I started working for Pure on the 11th March 2019 and so far so good. Everyone is helpful and friendly so it’s a great environment to learn in. Prior to this I was working for a high street bank dealing with insurance complaints. Outside of work my life pretty much revolves around my dog as he is the neediest animal you will ever meet. Other than that I live the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle of trying to catch up with friends and watching anything Netflix has to offer.

Emma Broadbent

I have recently joined Pure Retirement, having previously worked in financial services for over ten years. It is a lovely place to work and everyone is friendly and very knowledgeable. I have seen the equity release process from the legal and advice point of view and look forward to progressing my knowledge further as an underwriter. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family as well as catching up on latest programmes or just reading a good book (exciting I know!)

Kyle Moon

I have only been at Pure Retirement for a short amount of time but I have already found it a great place to work. Everyone is very friendly and supportive and the company values really stand out from the crowd. In my spare time I am a guitarist in a Metal band playing shows regularly across the UK and Europe.

Rachel Nelson

I joined Pure in September 2019 and everyone has been very welcoming and friendly. I have come from a varied working background from working in the care industry to finance. In my spare time I enjoy singing and going on trips near and far!

Jake Wilson

Kevin Green

Hi, I’m Kevin and I recently joined Pure Retirement as a Trainee Property Underwriter. I previously worked at Barclays and had been there for six years, my first role was Mortgage complaints and then I moved to Mortgage servicing. Due to redundancy I was looking for a new role within mortgages so I applied for Trainee Property Underwriter. Everyone at Pure Retirement has been so welcoming and helpful. In my spare time I love spending time with my three year old daughter and supporting Leeds United.

Georgia Wallace

Mitchell Hudson

Ellice Hirst

Chris Lukuni

Zack Stephens

Marianna Jackson-Smith

Beth Lawson

I joined Pure in 2016 as an underwriter, progressing to a senior, then to an underwriting team manager. The team dynamic at Pure is great with everyone having the same goal, to help our customers and see the business succeed. In my spare time I enjoy repeatedly watching the US office, spending time with my family & friends and drinking wine.

Christopher Spicer

Lisa Hartley

Niall Wood

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