MT celebrates all facets of its business

The Mortgage Times Group last week held its second annual awards ceremony at plush London hotel Claridge\'s.

The event celebrated the many facets of the packager and network’s business, from its appointed brokers, directly authorised brokers and satellite packagers to its lenders and corporate partners. Nominations for awards were made by Mortgage Times’ own brokers.

Payam Azadi, head of marketing at the firm, says the calibre of people attending the event reflected the quality and breadth of business now undertaken by the company.

He adds: “The feedback about the night has been fantastic. Everyone is justifiably proud of their awards.”

Winner of the best overall lender award was Platform.

Richard Beardshaw, head of sales at Platform, says: “This award is a welcome recognition of an outstanding team effort . To win such an important award twice from a company such as Mortgage Times shows the level of consistency we have maintained in the past two years.”

Beardshaw also made the winning bid for the charity auction held on the night, donating 6,600 to the National Deaf Children’s Society and winning three nights at a luxury hotel in New York’s Times Square.

Best key account manager was awarded to GMAC-RFC business development manager James Hamblin. The firm also won best service provider.

Roger Brown, director of GMAC-RFC Partners, says: “Mortgage Times has a large choice of lenders so for us to win these awards is a real testament to how our relationship has evolved.”

Kensington Mortgages won the award for best sub-prime lender.

Keith Street, director of sales at Kensington, says: “This award is a testament to our hard work.”

Complete Mortgage Solutions won the award for best satellite packager.

Complete director John Armstrong director says: “We’ve been with Mortgage Times from the beginning and this award recognises the hard work the team has put in.”

The prize for best Mortgage Times business development manager – voted for by the firm’s top brass – went to Tim Lambert.

Lambert says: “I’ve been at Mortgage Times for nearly four years and seen it rapidly expand to become one of the largest and most important networks in the country.

“I look forward to helping it achieve further success in 2007.”