Expo attendance figures show industry is less of a man’s world, says Clarion

Clarion Events has revealed that there was a 50% upsurge in women attending last year\'s Mortgage Business Expo in London.

The mortgage industry has always been seen as predominately a man’s world but Clarion says this may no longer be the case.

Although only 24% of attendees were women, 57% of these were attending the trade show for the first time.

Furthermore, they were more likely to fall within younger age groups. Out of the 25 to 44 year old age range there was a higher proportion of women, with men dominating in the the 45 to 64 year old category.

But Linda Will, managing director of Accord Mortgages, says that despite this being an indication that the female presence in the industry is growing, she is still concerned that there are not enough women represented at senior level.