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Awards evening gets an ’80s vibe with Boy George

The great and the good of the industry gathered for the prestigious Mortgage Strategy Awards at the Gros- venor House Hotel last Wednesday

The Mortgage Advice Bureau scooped the award for best mortgage broker, with Woolwich taking home the best lender accolade. David Shortt was praised for his work in the mortgage market and scooped the lifetime achievement award.

Verona Poynor, head of business recruitment at Mortgage Talk, won The M Factor after blowing the audience away with her rendition of Snow Patrol’s Run.

Attendees danced the night away to surprise guest Boy George who performed his classic hits Do You Really Want To Hurt Me and Karma Chameleon, while over £3,000 was raised for children’s charity CLAPA.

Mortgage Strategy will publish a list of the winners in a supplement on March 15.


John Murray: Consulting Editor, Lending Strategy

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