Meet the team

Stuart Powell

Stuart Powell is Managing Director of Ocean Mortgages Ltd. Stuart has been helping clients obtain the best mortgage deals for over 17 years.

He launched Ocean Mortgages Ltd in 2017 as a Residential Mortgage business. Due to the huge demand for equity release, he then started Ocean Equity Release Ltd to enable over 55s release money that had built up in the value of their home.

His extensive experience in the Mortgage industry, including 15 years for a major High Street Bank, enables him to lead the Ocean Mortgage, Protection and Insurance advice team.

The key aspect of the business for Stuart is ensuring that all Ocean clients receive the best possible advice for their individual circumstances.

Stuart is particularly proud of Ocean’s appearance in the Vouched For Top Rated Advisers list 2019 in The Times newspaper. Based on client reviews, this places Ocean among the top 3% of Mortgage Broker firms in the UK.

Stuart is a keen sports fan and loves to play tennis and golf. He can often be found at the Devonshire playing cardio tennis, singles or doubles. His dream is to play tennis at Wimbledon, although it is likelier that he will be watching it on television.

Stuart is married to Jaye, who also works in the business. They have three sports mad young kids, Henry, Oscar and Olivia, who love playing football, rugby and tennis.

 

Mortgage broker Plymouth.

Sami Bickford

Sami has been an Office Manager for nearly four years having worked in Administration for over 10 years. She has considerable experience in the Property Market having also worked in Letting and Sales. Sami has gained NVQ Level 3 in Property Lettings Management, Customer Service and Business Administration and is currently studying for her CeMap (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice) qualification.

Sami’s role is to be the first point of contact for Clients contacting the office and ensuring that the entire Mortgage process runs smoothly.

In her spare time, Sami enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two boys, going to the gym, reading and socialising with friends.

Jaye Powell

Jaye works in our Plymouth office and supports Stuart and Sami with ensuring that all our clients needs are dealt with efficiently.

Jaye has over fifteen years’ experience in customer service. Jaye initially worked in retail, then went on to qualify as a Solicitor where she undertook work in Conveyancing, Family and Criminal departments.

After she had taken a career break to have three children, she then retrained as a Counsellor and has helped many Plymouth University students as a Student mentor.

When not working, Jaye is a keen middle distance runner and enjoys weight training at the gym.

Jaye and Stuart are married and have three children, Henry, Oscar and Olivia.

Frankie 

Frankie is the newest member of the team and has joined the Plymouth office now that she is 7 months old.

She is a miniature daschund and also goes by the name Sausage or Frankfurter.

Arguably the cutest member of the team, she will often be found curled up on the sofa if you visit our offices.

Mortgage broker Plymouth.

Stuart Powell

Stuart Powell is Managing Director of Ocean Mortgages Ltd. He has extensive experience in the Financial Services industry including 15 years for a major High Street Bank.

This experience enables him to provide professional Mortgage, Protection and Insurance advice.

In his spare time, Stuart is a keen sports fan and loves to play tennis and golf. Stuart is married to Jaye and they have three sports mad young kids who love playing football, rugby and tennis.

Sami Bickford

Sami has been an Office Manager for nearly four years having worked in Administration for over 10 years. She has considerable experience in the Property Market having also worked in Letting and Sales. Sami has gained NVQ Level 3 in Property Lettings Management, Customer Service and Business Administration and is currently studying for her CeMap (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice) qualification.

Sami’s role is to be the first point of contact for Clients contacting the office and ensuring that the entire Mortgage process runs smoothly.

In her spare time, Sami enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two boys, going to the gym, reading and socialising with friends.