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Meet the team

Baltic Mortgage Solutions is made up of a team of mortgage specialists with a combined experience of over 100 years in the mortgage field.


Brian Dowling

Brian has been CeMap qualified since January 2004 and has worked for banks, building societies and top estate agents prior to moving to Baltic.  He currently is based in the Jan Forsters coastal offices in Whitley Bay and Tynemouth although he is not tied to any agent he carries out appointments from these offices as well as the Wallsend head office and home visits.  He is a mortgage broker specialising in Residential, Buy to Let and Commercial Mortgages.  His links with estate agents and investors have mean that Brian completes on more than 150 mortgage transaction each year.

Ben Robson


Ben became a mortgage adviser in 2002 and became CeMap Qualified in 2004. Since 2006 he has been whole of market Mortgage & Insurance Broker. He has worked with a variety of major banks and estate agents over the years and since joining Baltic in 2010 he has been working closely with Keith Pattinsons Estate Agents in the Northumberland area, as well as managing his own private portfolio of growing clients throughout the country.

Ben prides himself on having an extensive market knowledge of mortgage lending and insurance business and believes heavily on working very closely with his client’s on an informal basis to achieve their overall objectives.

Jason McGuire


Jason has been in financial services for the last 15 years and has been CeMap qualified since September 2003.  He started his career with St James’s Place Partnership Wealth Management Group and decided to focus his efforts as a mortgage and protection consultant.

Jason joined Baltic in July 2013 specialising in residential and buy to let mortgages, business protection, life and critical illness and income protection insurance.

Jason works between his home, the Wallsend head office and the coast and is happy to visit clients in the warmth of their home.

Noel Atkinson


Noel has been in the industry for 35 years looking after families, individuals and businesses He joined Baltic in 2009 and specialises in Insurances and mortgages.

His philosophy has always been to protect before you invest and that goes for all aspects of finance, whether it is buying a new home or business or simply making sure that you and your family would not suffer should an accident, illness or disability occur or worse you should die prematurely.

“Most people insure their home, contents, pets, mobiles, cars and holidays but the one thing that pays for all of these is often not insured and that is you!”

Paddy Douglas


Paddy has been working as a mortgage broker since 2002 having been a building society manager for many years.  CeMap qualified since 2004, he works from home, Jan Forster’s estate agents, from Baltics head office in Wallsend, client’s homes and form anywhere required.

He is friendly and easy going whilst very professional and treats clients the way he would expect to be treated himself.  He takes pride in seeing a client through from start to finish in what is the biggest financial transaction of their lives, especially first time buyers.

He joined Baltic in January 2012 and specialises in residential purchases, remortgage’ s as well as Buy to Let and Commercial mortgages and life and critical illness protection insurance.

Peter Woodcock


Peter has been CeMap qualified since December 2000 and prior to becoming a broker in 2004 worked for a major building society for 27 years.  He joined forces with Baltic in 2009 and works from home in Corbridge, dealing with clients from all over the country.  He carries out appointments by telephone, email and Skype as well as face to face in client’s homes at a time to suit the individual.

Peter is a mortgage broker specialising in residential, buy to let and commercial mortgages.  He also specialises in personal life assurance and critical illness as well as buildings and contents insurance all tailored to suit the personal needs of his clients.

Peter provides professional advice with a friendly smile; he is approachable and will help you every step of the way with your most valuable investment- your home.

Head Office team

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