Personal Profiles

Founding Partners of Stewart Hindley & Partners LLP

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Chris McDonagh

Founding & Senior Partner

Chris is the founding Partner of Stewart Hindley & Partners which was established in 2007, after two decades in the technology sector, Chris decided upon a change of direction and purchased a Country Inn/ Hotel in Berkshire. As a new to trade operator he found it difficult to the raise funds for the purchase which ultimately led him into brokerage.Chris specialises in raising finance and providing business recovery solutions for the hospitality, leisure, and commercial sectors.Chris’ experience both as a hotelier and a broker means that he understands what is required to buy and sell as well as operating a successful hospitality business and what lenders are expecting from applicants.Outside of work Chris is a keen horse rider and curry aficionado.

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Mike Cox


Mike joined Stewart Hindley & Partners in 2016 following a successful career within the Data Communications and IT Security industry as Director of International Business Sales to Global Financial Services companies, having previously worked in the Technology sector with Chris McDonagh.Mike covers all aspects of funding and in particular the commercial and development areas.Mike is a keen cricketer and racket sports player and he has passed his enthusiasm for sport to his sons, who also follow the ups and (more often) downs of his football team.

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Janette Burnard

Case Manager & Agent Liaison

Janette joined Stewart Hindley & Partners in 2017 having spent her career within the travel industry. She works closely with clients to ensure we provide effective loan proposals and all supporting information that lenders require.Janette also liaises with hospitality and commercial estate agents throughout the UK.In her spare time Janette enjoys swimming and spending time with her family.

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