Saltwell 10 Road Race Runners Co-Navigate Newcastle Financial Advisers

Supporting local events is something we love to do at Co-Navigate. It’s all part of our mission to give! Whether it’s giving something back to our community or giving advice to clients so they realise their goals and dreams.

There is no doubt that this year has been very strange for us all. Events and plans have had to be put on hold across the UK. But looking forward is also part of our ethos! With that in mind, we are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring two local causes within our community.

First of all, we are sponsoring the Whickham Fellside Youth Football Club’s Under 10 Girls team. This is their inaugural year in the Russell Foster League, and we wish them the very best of luck. We all love footy at Co-Navigate and are keen to promote the growing interest in the girls’ game.

As well as football, some members of the team love running. In fact, our Director and Mortgage & Protection Adviser, Lyndsey, runs with and is a coach at Saltwell Harriers.

So we are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring next year’s Saltwell 10K Road Race.

As England’s oldest road race, the three-lap race around Saltwell Park is a traffic-free route that ends at the Lake. This year’s race has been cancelled, sadly, but we are excited to be involved again next year.

We will keep you up to date about when the 2021 Saltwell 10K Road Race is taking place. Until then, please visit the website saltwellharriers.org.uk for the latest news.

Dan Bullen from Newcastle Financial Adviser firm Co-Navigate

Name

Dan Bullen

What is your position at Co-Navigate?

Financial Planning Assistant

When did you start work at Co-Navigate?

July 2017

What was your experience before working here?

I moved to Co-Navigate straight after school after completing my A-levels at Berwick Academy and heard about the job. I started working with Lyndsey in the mortgage side of the business. 

What attracted you to Co-Navigate?

At the time it seemed like the right place. As I was living in Berwick and when you’re from there you can either go to Edinburgh or Newcastle for work as they’re about an hour away. I was looking for an apprenticeship and I met the directors and they seemed really nice.

What do you enjoy about your job?

I get to work with some very interesting people both as colleagues and as clients. You get to hear about all sorts of things: where they have been, what they want to do in the future and being part of that is a fantastic.

Favourite colour

Green

Favourite music

I tend to listen to radio. I usually listen to Radio 1, although I’m a fan of Coldplay.

Hobbies and interests

My big hobby is golf. I’m a 3 handicap and at the moment I play about 5 times a week. It’s pretty much what I do outside of work. I have won 3 times this year, since lockdown. I play in individual events and have been playing for a while. But I have only been playing competitively for just over a year. This summer I was going to start playing in team events and leagues, but because of lockdown that hasn’t happened yet. I’m also a big football fan and support Glasgow Celtic. I used to play but I don’t do that anymore.

If you would like to read about our other team check out our news page. Contact us today and you might even get to talk to Dan.

Fiona Richardson from Co-Navigate, Newcastle Financial Adviser company in Gosforth

Name

Fiona Richardson

What is your position at Co-Navigate?

Mortgage and Protection Assistant

When did you start work at Co-Navigate?

May 2019

What was your experience before working here?

I hadn’t been in financial services before. My job before I came here was at an asbestos company. I was there for 2 years working on projects and arranging surveyors to test for asbestos in buildings. It was very different to being here!

What attracted you to Co-Navigate?

There was a job advertisement for the position on Facebook. When I spotted it and read about what was needed I thought, ‘That sounds like me!’ I contacted Lyndsey and I was successful.

What do you enjoy about your job?

I like that every day is different and everything is fast-paced and it keeps me on my toes. I love working here because everyone is so caring and they look out for each other.

Favourite colour

Purple

Favourite music

I love music from musicals. My favourite musical is Wicked.

Hobbies and interests

I play volleyball once a week in a local league and I like cycling. It is electrical but there are a lot of hills around where I live.

If you enjoyed meeting Fiona, why not meet the rest of our team…