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Our People

Our people are very important to us, as is making certain we provide you with the best possible professional financial advice. Below is a short biography for each of our colleagues together with their contact telephone number. For further contact details please see our "Contact Us" page.


Kevin Manktelow
Kevin Manktelow, Practice Principal
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07957 420375
Email. kevin.manktelowaitana.co.uk
Kevin is the business owner and started the business in 1993, having previously worked in the Horticultural Industry.

Kevin was raised in the Weald Of Kent and currently lives in Whitstable.

Apparently he has no time for hobbies, but can often be seen locally walking his Labrador.
Anna Andrews
Anna Andrews, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07803 341836
Email. anna.andrewsaitana.co.uk
Anna Andrews joined financial services in January 2017.

After successfully passing four financial exams she specialises in mortgages and protection.
Anna is currently studying to achieve a Diploma in financial services.

Anna has 3 children, she enjoys her family time and socialising with friends.
Ron Blandford
Ron Blandford, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07854 734396
Email. ron.blandfordaitana.co.uk
Ron joined the Financial Services industry in 1992 after a 20 year career as a Corporate Treasurer for a large engineering company.

He specialises in Pensions, Protection, Investments and Estate Planning.

He lives in Sittingbourne and has four children and five grandchildren.

In his spare time he likes sport, both watching and taking part, in particular road and cross country running. He also rings bells at a local parish church.
Craig Blundy, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07850 228927
Email. craig.blundyaitana.co.uk
Craig joined the Financial Services Industry in 2004 after working for 2 years in advertising.

He currently specialises in Mortgage and Protection advice for individuals and businesses.

Craig was born and raised in Sittingbourne and now lives in Rainham with his wife and two children.

He likes to play golf in his spare time.
Tobias Cobb
Tobias Cobb, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07545 451239
Email. tobias.cobbaitana.co.uk
Toby joined the Financial Services industry in 2003 after working for 10 years in Leisure Management.

He currently offers advice across all aspects of financial services, both for individuals and businesses.

He lives in Deal, in his spare time he enjoys sports, both watching and participating, as well as planning short and long breaks in his campervan with the family and the dogs.
Paul Chambers Cooper, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07452 903034
Email. paul.cooperaitana.co.uk
Paul joined Aitana in 2016 after working in the Motor Trade for Mercedes Benz.
He currently specialises in Mortgage and Protection advice, both for individuals and businesses.
He was born and bred in Kent and currently resides in Maidstone.
In his spare time he enjoys cooking and eating out.
Robert Cooper, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07974 692443
Email. robert.cooperaitana.co.uk
Rob joined Aitana Financial Services in 2005 having successfully sold his Newsagents/Post Office business.

He currently specialises in Mortgages and Protection advice.

Rob is Kent born and bred and currently lives in Herne Bay.

He has four children and one grandchild.

In his spare time he enjoys a round of golf and can occasionally be seen supporting his favourite football team at the Emirates stadium!
Harry Cushion, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07825 954403
Email. harry.cushionaitana.co.uk
Harry joined Aitana in March 2019 after running his own successful Care company.

He currently specialises in Mortgage and Protection advice, both for individuals and businesses.

Harry Lives In Taunton, Somerset with his Wife and Son and spends his spare time running around after a toddler and generally enjoying family life.

When he manages to get some time to himself he enjoys Cycling his bike too far away and up hills that are far too steep.
Kris Dabner
Kris Dabner, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07808 475323
Email. kris.dabneraitana.co.uk
Kris joined the Financial Services industry in 2015 with NatWest as a Mortgage Adviser after working in the Motor Trade with Volkswagen for 8 years.
He currently provides advice on Mortgages, Protection, Pensions and Investments both for individuals and businesses.

When Kris isn’t at work he can usually be found either riding his horse, Vogue or walking his dog, Riley and if the opportunity arises spending time with his Wife.
Richard Davis, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07974 182908
Email. richard.davisaitana.co.uk
After spending over 20 years in the hospitality industry including roles as Operations Director of a Costa Franchise, Life Coffee Cafes, and Retail Development Manager at Costa Coffee, Richard chose to move into the financial services industry bringing a wealth of experience in delivering excellent customer service.

In September 2018 Richard relocated back to Somerset to open the South West office of Aitana supporting the growth of the business and the new advisers joining our team.

In his free time Richard plays for The Somerset Wyvern American Football team based in Taunton
Alan Fletcher
Alan Fletcher, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07823 440028
Email. alan.fletcheraitana.co.uk
Alan joined the Financial Services industry in 2003, historically working in just protection and now specialising in mortgage & protection advice.
He lives in Folkestone with his wife and son, and when time permits can be found at concerts, festivals, or travelling the US. An avid film buff – don’t get him started on movie talk!


Alan Gledhill, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07711 800494
Email. alan.gledhillaitana.co.uk
Alan has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry and has held various roles during his career including senior management roles with Mutual Insurance companies. He now specialises in providing advice on pensions, investments and mortgage & protection products to private individuals. Alan is based in the south west of England.
Hema Gohil
Hema Gohil, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07940 540730
Email. hema.gohilaitana.co.uk
Hema joined the financial services industry in March 2017, and specialises in mortgages and protection.
She was born and raised in Kenya and now lives in Watford with her son.
In her spare time, Hema loves some karaoke (and sings incredibly well after a glass or two of Prosecco) and is also involved in various charitable projects to help vulnerable people in whichever way she can. She’s a huge fan of Marvel too, and dreams of meeting Tony Stark one day!
Michael Hawkins
Michael Hawkins, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07841 396436
Email. michael.hawkinsaitana.co.uk
Michael is an experienced adviser based in Somerset. Trusted and recommended, he always goes the extra mile.
When he’s not busy helping clients, he likes to play guitar, spend time with friends & family, and collect useless facts along the way.
Surinder Mangat, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07899 296988
Email. surinder.mangataitana.co.uk
Surinder has been in Financial Services since 2008 and is a qualified adviser in Mortgages, Protection and Equity Release. Having worked for Barclays Bank, Countrywide Mortgages, Capital Professional and Equity Release Supermarket, she has gained a wealth of experience in financial services and assists clients to Purchase their new homes, Remortgaging, Life Insurance, Critical Illness, General Insurance and Releasing Equity from their homes.

Having researched various Financial Advice companies, she chose to join Aitana in January 2020 as she could see that they are truly client focused, transparent and have the same work ethics she values.

She gets enormous satisfaction from knowing and seeing people that she has provided advice and recommendations to:
How it helped them to; move home, carry out home-improvements, fulfil dreams and most importantly to have the protection to give them the peace of mind for themselves and their families for unfortunate events in life that may happen.

If you are considering any form of financial advice, it is important to speak to somebody who is honest, knowledgeable and understanding in order to obtain the right advice to meet with your personal circumstances, current needs and future plans.

Surinder is based close to Heathrow Airport with easy access to public transport and major motorway links. She has two grown-up children, and enjoys spending time with her grand-children, photography, travelling, dressmaking and is an active member of the Lions Club of Windsor.
Carmela Mackay, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07909 855711
Email. carmela.mackayaitana.co.uk
Carmela joined the Financial Services Industry in 1983 working for Bristol & WestBank of Ireland for 20 years.

She currently specialises in Mortgage and Protection Advice.

Carmela currently lives in Sittingbourne.

She has four children and 7 grandchildren.

Carmela loves cooking and spending time with her family
Puneet Mudgal, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07545 330250
Email. puneet.mudgalaitana.co.uk
Puneet had been self-employed before moving to the UK in 2006 from India to complete his MBA. After his masters he started his career in the retail sector in a management position. Puneet followed his passion of being in the Financial Services Industry by joining Legal & General as an Annuities Analyst in January 2013.

During these years of being a part of L&G, he achieved his Professional Financial Qualifications for Mortgage/protection and Lifetime Annuity (Equity Release) and joined Aitana as a financial adviser.

Along with his passion for helping his clients achieve their goals of managing their finances, owning their homes and planning a comfortable retirement, Puneet enjoys spending time with his family and has a special place for Cricket in a corner of his heart.

Adetoun Oyedipe, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07879 630266
Email. adetoun.oyedipeaitana.co.uk
Adetoun started her career in the Financial Services industry in 1996 with the Halifax. She had a break before joining Aitana in 2007.

She specialises in Mortgage and Protection advice, both for individuals and businesses.

Adetoun is based in London.

She enjoys travelling and working with Charities.
Tracy Palmer, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07456 755657
Email. tracy.palmeraitana.co.uk
Tracy has been in the Financial Services industry since 1998 .

She has been employed with several UK Banks / Buildings Societies and an Estate Agents.

She joined Aitana in February 2019 to specialise in Mortgage and Protection Advice.

A single mum with two lovely children , who are her world, as well as a love for sailing and supporting Tottenham Hotspur!

There is also room for a few quizzes and some History.
Paul Purkess, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07974 718491
Email. paul.purkessaitana.co.uk
Paul joined the Financial Services industry in 1992.

He has spent time working for banks and other advisory companies advising both personal and corporate clients mainly covering Pensions, Mortgages and Protection.

He is currently concentrating on building the mortgage and protection side of Aitana.
Darren Woodhams, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07702 805411
Email. darren.woodhamsaitana.co.uk
Darren joined the Financial Services industry after leaving school in 1996 and spent 19 years with the Halifax before joining Aitana.

He was born and raised on the Isle Of Sheppey and now lives in Walderslade with his partner and daughter.

In his spare time he enjoys sports and attending music concerts
Jenny Whittle, Financial Adviser
Tel. 01795 435094
Mobile. 07855 767968
Email. jenny.whittleaitana.co.uk
Jenny has worked for Members of Parliament and was a Kent County Councillor and Cabinet Member for eight years before making a career switch from politics to the financial industry. She is fully CeMAP qualified and passed the Certificate of Equity Release (CeRER) in 2019. She is passionate about helping people to get on and move up the housing ladder and to ensure they can protect their homes and loved ones against adverse life events.

Jenny is also an adviser to one of the UK’s leading providers of care and education services for vulnerable children and young people in care. She lives with her husband and two daughters, aged 12 and 5, in Bearsted, and will hopefully be joined by a dog in the near future. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit, reading and eating out (but not cooking, which is best left to others).

Shaunagh O'Shea, Administrator
Tel. 01795 435094
Email. shaunagh.osheaaitana.co.uk

Main Office

Wises Oast
Wises Lane
Borden
Kent
ME9 8LR
Telephone. 01795 435094
Email. enquiriesaitana.co.uk

Taunton Office

43 Bridge Street
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 1TP
Telephone. 01823 428314
Email. enquiriesaitana.co.uk