Meet the Team

Zoe Hawley-Scott

Zoe founded Evoke in December 2014 following a varied career in Banking, predominately in branch followed by credit and debt management and latterly in corporate banking.

On leaving banking in 2012, Zoe held the position of operations manager within an international services company and business development manager for an independent finance company.

Zoe is a qualified mortgage advisor with the London Institute of Banking and Finance. Further to this, Zoe was awarded CeMap Professional status in January 2023. Zoe was also recipient of the Isle of Man Institute of Directors Director of the Year Award 2023.

Outside of work Zoe likes to spend time with her dogs and horses or playing football and is a keen motorbike rider.

Aaron Hawley

Aaron joined Evoke in June 2020, having previously worked as a Business and Corporate Relationship Manager at Barclays, Isle of Man.  Prior to this, Aaron specialised in Asset Backed Lending and business relationship management within the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

Aaron holds qualifications in lending with the Chartered Banker Institute and Offshore Finance & Administration with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators.

In his spare time, Aaron plays football and coaches junior football and is a keen golfer.

Our History

Evoke’s banking heritage was started by our Grandfather, Les Mitchell, seen here in a picture at his desk at Isle of Man Bank Castletown, c.1975.

Les was the ‘accountant in charge’ at Isle of Man Bank in Port Erin from 1969 until 1972.  He was subsequently accountant in charge and then regional Manager for Isle of Man Bank, looking after the South of the island, based in Castletown branch.  Here he stayed from 1972 until he retired in 1993.  Les took enormous pride in his ability to help his personal and business customers.

Fast forward 50 years and Zoe and Aaron feel honoured to be in a position, as was their Grandfather, to help individuals and businesses achieve their goals and dreams by providing access to finance.  Whether this be individuals buying a home, developers undertaking a project, or businesses flourishing, nothing pleases us more than being able to help.

Evoke started in December 2014 with an aim of providing a financial solution to customers who were struggling to obtain bank loans and mortgages.

Local individual lenders who provide the funds are matched with local borrowers.

The contracts are generally for twelve months and repaid from either the sale of property or a re-mortgage to a bank when a history of repayments has been evidenced.

To date Evoke have approved over £147,000,000 of mortgages to local individuals and businesses.