About AK Partnership
Set up in 2003 - AK Partnership is a bespoke team of excellent independent mortgage advisers spread throughout the UK.
Based upon many years of involvement in, and knowledge of the financial markets, AKP is able to operate independently to provide a dedicated personal service. The team have forged fruitful, long-lasting relationships with not only clients, but also lending partners. With thousands of mortgage products available, AKP can not only access UK providers, but also tailor a product to suit a clients needs and individual circumstances.
Achieving enviable financial results for individuals, couples and families has become a distinctive AKP aim… providing the right mortgage, for the right circumstances at the right time.
Whatever a client may require, AKP has the understanding, know-how and creativity. Meet some of the team that deliver this unique tailored service...
Adrian has been a dedicated expert in the property and financial services industry for over 30 years and is qualified as an independent financial and mortgage adviser. He established AK Partnership in 2003, previously worked at Legal & General, Lloyds TSB Group, AVIVA, & Sedgwick Noble Lowndes. He prides himself in working only with the very best people in his business and manages all the relationships with lending partners. Being well connected at the highest level in all aspects of the financial market: thus ensuring he delivers the right solution for all clients. Adrian personally has a sizeable property portfolio and understands the needs of the property investor. Adrian is a keen golf player and an avid fitness fanatic.
Dan joined AKP in 2017 after a long career in the city with KBC Bank where he was head of European interest rates and GFI group, where he was part of a small boutique alternative investments team, funding illiquid and special opportunities. Dan assists his portfolio of clients with funding ranging from Residential, Commercial, Development or Bridging Finance. Outside the office, Dan is a very keen golfer and huge West Ham fan!
bridging & short term finance specialist
Rob spent over 12 years working directly for specialist lenders including United Trust Bank, where he was a founder member of the Bridging division and Head of Broker Development.
Rob’s lending background includes Bridging, Development Finance, Secured Loans & Commercial Mortgages. His roles have included originating business, structuring loans, writing credit proposals, underwriting and managing complex cases through to completion. This has provided him with a thorough understanding of credit and property risk, both from an underwriting and legal perspective. Rob now runs a master broker/packager through AK Partnership and his own company Property Finance Plus (www.propertyfinanceplus.com)
Compliance Administrator & para - planner
I started working at AKP in 2016 in compliance & support for Adrian the CEO.
My background is in property and design. I have a keen interest in all property related matters and also have an international architectural design business which is based in Moscow.
Outside work I am a keen fitness fanatic & traveler.
Simon has been with AKP since 2014 having been in the mortgage industry for the past 20 years, working for various companies such as St James’ Place, Alexander Hall and then running his own business for a number of years. Simon has extensive knowledge of both the residential and commercial market while also overseeing the company compliance process.
Research Director & Para-Planner
Jag heads up our research and technical side, as a para-planner role and also working directly alongside Adrian Knott the CEO supporting the business across the back office. Jag has been working with AKP since 2017 and in the finance industry since 2010, during this period learning and expending his knowledge of the mortgage market. Outside of work, Jag has a young family who love to travel the world which he has a great passion for and wants his children to see as much of the planet as possible. He is also a huge sports fan but is true love is football, supporting Coventry City who are his local team and also England.
Researcher & Para Planner
I started my role in the financial services for Alliance and Leicester in 2005 where I worked as a Mortgage and insurance consultant for 3 years before moving to Spain. In Spain I continued in the property
world selling high value on the Costa del Sol for a year. I took a break from finance when I returned to work in London for a large advertising company before starting a family.
I joined the AKP team in 2016 to become a researcher and Para Planner. I deal with the whole application from start to completion, liaising with clients, lenders and solicitors to make sure that the process runs as quickly and smoothly as possible. I make sure that the clients mortgage
requirements are well managed once the formal advice process has taken place.
My knowledge of the full process enables me to ensure the office is well run and the advisors have everything required to enable them to deliver the best service to our clients.
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Rob Ground started working with AKP in 2010. He set up all the private bank relationships with AKP and he also runs his own appointed representative company that sits behind AKP; Kalan Fiancee LLP (www.kalanfinance.com). Previous to AKP Rob was a founding member of Knight Frank Finance where he was a Partner and Operations Manager responsible for establishing all lender relationships and operations. He has been as an adviser since 2006. Prior to joining Knight Frank Finance Rob was a Vice President and client facing credit officer at Citi Private Bank from 1997. Outside of work Rob is an avid football fan and amateur runner and golfer. He lives in Hove with his wife and two children.
Dean has been working with AKP since 2017, and in the independent mortgage sector from 2004. Previously has worked in financial services since 2001, notably Santander Bank & Citi Group as a loans officer. Dean joined banking at 18 after travelling around India for a year before going to university. Dean specialises funding for the holiday home market, when not in London he spends a lot of his time in Devon. He also helps a large number of HNW portfolio clients with backgrounds in development. Outside work Dean is an avid football and rugby fan with a Exeter Chiefs season ticket.
Darren has been working with AKP since 2018, he started his financial career at HSBC in 1998 and later moving into the independent mortgage advice sector before relocating to Barcelona where he owned an estate agency and learnt to speak fluent Spanish. He returned into the independent mortgage broker sector in 2016 and can advise on all types of mortgages including Equity Release as he passed the exam to advise on Equity release products in 2017. Living in Surrey now but originally from Yorkshire he spends a lot of his time in London and has a portfolio of clients based in the city, Surrey and Yorkshire.