Meet The Team

Matt Begley
Managing Director and Financial Adviser
01872 888400

Matt has worked in the financial services industry since 1990. His qualifications are DipPFS & CeRER and CertSMP.

This means that he can advise on Pensions, Investments, Mortgages, Life Insurance & later life planning such as Equity Release & Long Term Care.

“We deliver a great service and professional advice, either on a one to one basis or corporately to SME’s”.

Outside interests involve his love of Rugby Union & the ocean.

Married to Liz, with two daughters, Matt describes himself as a “Dance Dad!”

Ian Harris
Business Development Director
07768 422455

Ian has worked within the Financial Services Sector for over 26 years and in that time has developed an extensive range of experience and knowledge of the industry.  Ian’s philosophy is…”Every client whether personal or corporate is an individual, with a unique set of circumstances and requirements. We endeavour to seek solutions that take account of those needs and make our clients feel safe and secure in the knowledge that their best interests are paramount to us”

Louise Meacham
Operations Manager
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Louise joined Harris Begley in 2013 after a lengthy career in financial services and estate agency.
Louise qualified (CeMAP) as a mortgage advisor in 1998 and worked for a nationwide estate agency as their in-house mortgage advisor, reporting to Matt Begley. She later set up as a mortgage broker and qualified as a financial advisor before relocating to Abu Dhabi for 2 years where she worked as a Wealth Manager and Financial Advisor. On returning to the UK, Louise embarked on her career in Paraplanning. As Paraplanner and PA to Matt Begley, Louise manages the administration of client investments and pensions.
Louise lives in Helston. Her interests include gardening, baking, exotic holiday destinations, watching Rugby, socialising and wine tasting…

Martin Eddy

Mortgage Adviser
01736 366550

Martin qualified as a Mortgage advisor in 2008, when he obtained his CeMAP & CII Level 3 qualifications. He has been with Harris Begley since 2012.
Martin’s career in the property market began in estate agency sales in 2006, giving him invaluable background experience to understand and assist you throughout the property buying and mortgage process.
Martin lives in Penzance and his interests include body boarding, watching rugby and Formula 1 motor racing. He is a keen gourmet cook and when not in the kitchen, enjoys a pint of ale.

Steve Rusga

Financial Adviser
01736 366550

Steve joined Harris Begley to specialise in mortgages and equity release in 2013, after an extensive career within the financial services sector. After 10 years working for leading high street banks, Steve qualified as a financial advisor in 1991 and later obtained his Diploma in Financial Planning Dip CII. He subsequently obtained his Certificate in Regulated Equity Release CeRER and is fully qualified to arrange mortgages and Equity release.
Steve lives in Praa Sands with his wife and 2 daughters. He enjoys dog-walking around the Cornish coast, pub quizzes, live music, watching football and/with the occasional pint of real ale…

Andy Hughes

Mortgage Adviser
01326 559018

Before joining Harris Begley as a mortgage advisor in 2015, Andy lived in France for 12 years and set up an estate agency in Brittany.
Having previously worked in the financial services sector for 20 years as a senior savings and investments advisor for Lloyds TSB, moving into Mortgages was a natural progression for Andy when he moved back to the UK. His extensive experience in banking and estate agency ensures he will find the ideal mortgage arrangement for you.
Outside of work, Andy enjoys travelling, skiing, renovating properties and Formula 1 motor racing.

Becky Bendle

Mortgage Adviser
01872 888400

Becky began her career in commercial finance over 15 years ago and moved into residential mortgages after completing her CeMap 1, 2 and 3 qualifications, 3 years ago.

Born in Cornwall, Becky lives in Truro with her husband and 11 year old son. When not arranging mortgages, she enjoys spending time with her family, zumba dancing, badminton and socialising with friends.

Lorna Cutts
Admin Manager
01736 366550

Based in the Penzance office, Lorna has been with Harris Begley since 2008.
Prior to joining, Lorna worked for a nationwide surveyor and valuations company and in this role frequently liaised with Ian Harris regarding the mortgage applications which Ian was handling. This complimentary experience gives Lorna extensive background knowledge when liaising with lenders, solicitors, valuers and estate agents to ensure the timely completion of your mortgage application.
Originating from the Isles of Scilly, Lorna’s interests include coastal walks, reading comic autobiographies, visiting UK cities, retail therapy (scented candles) and her two cats.
As Senior Office Administrator, Lorna oversees mortgage and life assurance applications and is available by phone or email 9 – 5 Monday to Friday.

Olivia Bruce
01736 366550

Olivia is based in our Penzance office and has been with Harris Begley since 2014.
Prior to joining the company, Olivia worked in retail customer services. In her role as administrative assistant, she is responsible for the administration of your mortgage application through to completion.
Olivia lives in Helston and outside of working hours, her interests include swimming, travelling, retail therapy (shoes and handbags) and socialising.
Available by phone or email 9 – 5 Monday to Friday, Olivia will be pleased to assist you with any queries you may have throughout the application process.

Gary Richards
Client Manager
01872 888400