Hugh is the co-founder and Managing Director of Enness. Considered the go-to broker for HNW international loans, Hugh is a widely regarded industry leader and the winner of Best Broker for Large Loans for the last three consecutive years at the 2018, 2017 and 2016 British Mortgage Awards. He is also listed in the Spears 500 which is recognised across the industry as the definitive guide to the top private client advisers in the world. It describes Hugh as an expert broker and Enness as the most competitive and sought after mortgage brokerage in London.
Meet the team
Islay co-founded Enness in August 2007 and his expertise has led the company to build a reputation for its success stories in the more difficult and complex areas of the property finance market, to become one of the leading HNW Mortgage Brokerages in the UK. A combination of trust, creativity and transparency provide the cornerstone of Enness’ approach to brokering the best borrower to lender match and Islay’s extraordinary success with Enness, combined with his highly-regarded position in the industry, has taken the company from strength to strength.
Enzo is an exciting, dynamic addition to the Enness International team. Originally from Corsica, he has studied at the International University of Monaco for the last 4 years to achieve a strong degree in BBA + MSc Luxury Goods and Services. Enzo is also a confident public speaker who loves to negotiate, reaching many audiences as he is fluent in French, English and Italian, with a strong understanding of Russian.
Before he joined Enness, Enzo was a racing driver.
International Mortgage Broker
Sophia joined the Enness International team from Client Services after gaining an extensive knowledge of the London property market as a Move Consultant at Foxtons.
Born and raised in London, Sophia graduated with a degree in French and Business and studied Finance and Economics at l’Université Aix-Marseille during her ERASMUS.
She loves to learn new languages and is fluent in French and Greek, which makes her a great fit for the Enness International team. Outside of the office, she is also an intrepid skier and Fencer.
Co-Head of International
Before joining Enness’ International team, Daniel spent three years at an international mortgage brokerage organising ultra high net worth loans for non-domiciliaries in France, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
With a lot of experience dealing with high net worth clients seeking international mortgages, Daniel prides himself on his comprehensive technical understanding of international credit and his specialty is his ability to break down clients’ complex financial profiles.
Daniel is an accomplished linguist who is bilingual in both French and Spanish from his joint honours French and History degree from the University of Southampton and various years working in each country.
Co-Head of International
James is a highly professional and affable member of Enness, providing strong leadership and French property market expertise in his role as Co-Head of International. After graduating with a degree in Russian from the University of Bristol, James worked for a French mortgage brokerage in London, before opting to ply his trade in the high net worth arena at Enness.
James is passionate about French property and loves holidaying in France, where he can take in the nation’s spectacular array of architecture first-hand – from coastal holiday homes to magnificent churches and cathedrals in the cities.
Liam joins Enness International after a stint of playing professional rugby at Stade Nicois in the South of France. This follows a professional sporting background; Liam represented England Rugby in the under-18s team, as well as playing at University.
Liam balanced his sporting prowess with a successful career in foreign exchange, where he has built up an enviable address book across the French Riviera and Paris. He is now a key player in the Enness International team.