Belinda Stock

Senior Client Support

I joined Fortitude on 5th October 2015.

My greatest kick

As corny as it sounds, helping people achieve what they want to achieve. Seeing something through from start to finish and ensuring it’s smiles all round at the end of the process, makes me happy.

In the industry for over 20 years

I’ve worked in financial services from the age of 19. I’m not sure where that’s gone! I’ve worked for both large and small firms, thankfully the ethos seems to remain the same and clients should and invariably do come first. It’s not quite such an “old boys network” as it used to be, which can only be a good thing!

My favourite places and people

Canada took my breath away and together with the Grand Canyon are two of the most awe inspiring places I’ve been lucky enough to visit. A little closer to home, the Scottish Highlands and The Lake District come pretty close to perfection for me.

I love to sing with my husband, who’s a keen and very talented guitarist (I may be slightly biased). We do acoustic gigs and open mic nights from time to time. We used to be part of a bigger band and would love to have that again as it’s a real buzz.

I most admire

Anyone who overcomes adversity when the odds are stacked against them and succeed in everything they want to achieve and do, despite the challenges they face.

Seeing ex-military personnel, who’ve lost limbs whilst protecting us, or struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder throw themselves down mountains skiing or mountain biking, raising money for those less fortunate makes me burst with pride and wonder why I’m not doing more.

My bucket list

  • To fly in an F14 jet, Top Gun style!
  • Sing “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables on the West End stage, and get through it without crying!
  • Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef – never tried diving and it’s been on my New Year’s Resolution list for a number of years!
  • Jump out of a plane, with a parachute!
  • Drive Route 66 in an open top red ’65 Ford Mustang
  • Own a second home overlooking the sea, which we can retire to in our latter years

My family

I am recently married to Dave and have two teenage “diva” daughters.

Davina Bowmer
Helen Bailey
Mark White
Chris Bowmer