About Us

Established in 2012, the team at GMB Portfolio Services has many years’ experience providing practical financial planning advice to people, families and businesses located throughout Scotland.

We provide advice across a wide range of services including retirement planning, pensions, investments, savings, mortgages and protection.  We are committed to putting clients at the heart of everything we do and to developing long-term relationships with our clients.  This is achieved by ensuring we understand the individual needs of each client, and to implementing tailored financial plans to address those needs.

We have striven to achieve qualifications over and above the industry standards which shines through in the level of professional advice we provide.

At GMB Portfolio Services, we pride ourselves on the friendly and approachable nature of our advisers and staff.

Meet the Team

Mike Blackley

Tel: 01506 410 667

About Mike

Mike established GMB Portfolio Services with Brian in June 2012, having worked in the financial services industry since June 2000.  He has since gained professional qualifications whilst working within Independent Advisory firms and advising clients since 2009.  He is a Financial Consultant and co-Director of GMB Portfolio Services Ltd.  He advises in all areas of planning however his main expertise is in pensions and retirement planning.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 boys.  At the weekend you will usually find him standing at the side of a football pitch, either coaching his sons or watching them play.

Brian Hemmings

Tel: 01506 410 667

About Brian

Brian established GMB Portfolio Services with Mike in June 2012 having previously worked in Banking and Financial Services since 2000. Brian has achieved Chartered Financial Planner status and is a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, the highest level of qualification within the industry. This qualification puts Brian in the top 5% of advisers within the UK in terms of qualification and knowledge. More information can be found at the following link: http://www.thepfs.org/membership/chartered/individuals/

Although Brian advises on all aspects of financial planning, his particular areas of expertise are retirement, pensions and investment planning.

Lauren Mcilduff

Tel: 01506 410 667

About Lauren

Lauren joined GMB Portfolio Services as an administration assistant in 2015 having worked in the industry since 2011.  She has since completed her Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in business and administration and is looking to start increasing her knowledge by taking the Chartered Insurance Institute exams.

In her spare time Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Maili McGregor

Tel: 01506 410 667

About Maili

Maili joined GMB Portfolio Services towards the end of 2019 as a Senior Administrator having worked in various administrative roles throughout the Financial Services industry since 2011. Maili is looking to expand her knowledge within the Financial Services industry and plans to gain professional qualifications whilst doing so.

In her free time, Maili enjoys going to concerts and spending time with family and friends.

Rhianne Thomas

Tel: 01506 410 667

About Rhianne

Rhianne joined GMB Portfolio Services as an Administrative Assistant at the start of 2021 looking to gain experience within financial services.  She is hoping to expand her knowledge by completing a Modern Apprenticeship in Business and Administration.

In her spare time Rhianne enjoys going to concerts, spending time with friends and family and baking.

Stacie Millar

Tel: 01506 410 667

About Stacie

Stacie joined GMB Portfolio Services in December 2021 as a Senior Administrator in mortgages and pensions since 2007.  Stacie has completed a Modern Apprenticeship in providing financial services and achieved a Chartered Insurance Institute qualification, with the plan to gain more whilst expanding her knowledge within the financial services industry.

Paige Dryden

Tel: 01506 410 557

About Paige

Paige joined GMB Portfolio Services as an Administrative Assistant in November 2021 looking to gain experience within financial services.  She is hoping to expand her knowledge by completing a Modern Apprenticeship in Business and Administration.

In her spare time Paige enjoys going to concerts and  spending time with friends and family.

Garry Hemmings

Tel: 01506 410 667

About Garry

Garry started working GMB Portfolio Services as a mortgage consultant in 2015.  He is qualified in mortgage and protection business and provides whole of market advice on residential and buy-to-let mortgages including more complex and specialist cases such as foreign currency applications and adverse credit.  He is qualified in all areas of protection and insurance and regularly provides whole of market advice on life assurance, critical illness cover and income protection.

 

Alan Hind

Tel: 01506 410 667

About Alan

Alan joined GMB in 2018 as a mortgage consultant. Having worked in financial services for over 10 years dealing with all aspects of banking, lending and mortgages.  Alan has gained professional qualifications in order to provide the highest quality of independent, whole of market mortgage and protection advice.

In his spare time Alan enjoys watching football, going to concerts and playing the occasional round of golf.

Laura Smith

Tel: 01506 410 667

About Laura

Laura’s career in financial services began in 1997, over the last 20 years Laura has gained a detailed knowledge of all aspects of Independent Financial Advice including pensions, investments, protection and inheritance tax planning.

Laura joined GMB in August 2020, her passion for clients wellbeing allows them to benefit from a personal and dedicated advice service.

Away from work Laura is married and is a busy mum to twin girls, as a family they enjoy cycling and cooking together.

Scott McKenzie

Tel: 01506 410 667

About Scott

Already well known to GMB Portfolio Services, Scott joined as a Financial Consultant in November 2021.  Having built a wealth of experience within the industry via a number of well known institutions, Scott now wishes to pass his knowledge and expertise to his clients.

Want to know more?

Call us for a friendly chat on 01506 410667 or email: info@gmbps.co.uk