The former Voice contestant was featured in Mortgage Strategy in September last year, at which point her firm had two qualified advisers in addition to Tucker and a further three who were still studying for their CeMap exams.
She had also launched a Facebook group to support other women looking to get their CeMap qualifications called “Mortgage Mums in Training”, which now has nearly 200 members.
Since then she has grown the team to 10 qualified advisers excluding herself, all of which are engaged on a self-employed basis.
Most of these are mothers who were attracted by the prospect of being able to work remotely and flexibly around their family commitments.
Of these two have joined from other firms and the remaining eight have come through her mentoring programme.
Now Tucker says she is looking to recruit more women to the business and you do not have to be a mum to join.
She says: “I believe there is a right time and place for everyone and everything.
“Now is undoubtedly a very unsettling time for us all, but I believe with the right mindset, this unique time could also be an opportunity to focus inward, to reflect, to adapt, to grow, and to potentially embark on something new.
“Are you where you want to be? Have you been putting off making a change? Are you CeMap qualified but not using your qualification? Are you a broker that is looking for a new opportunity? Are you wondering whether to study for your CeMap qualification? Then talk to us!”
“I am telling the women in our study group that now is a great time to focus or make a start on your CeMAP studies, ready for when the examination centres open again.
“If you are already CeMAP qualified maybe now is a great time to start something new and put your energy into something positive.
“We have had women join us from other broking firms who wanted to be somewhere that felt inspiring and forward thinking, and that makes me feel really proud.
“The Mortgage Mum has not had to change its working style to accommodate current events surrounding Covid-19, which is a huge sigh of relief for our team, and a sign for me that we are thinking proactively about the way the mortgage industry works and the way we transact.
“We have more ideas for the future, and we can’t wait to watch our team and company grow.”
By Leah Milner 1st April 2020.
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