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Way to go

Last week the mortgage industry came together to celebrate at the Mortgage Strategy Awards, and despite the economic meltdown, a good time was had by all. But two industry stalwarts almost didn’t make it to the party.

Brentchase Financial’s Mike Fitzgerald and Goldsmith Williams’ David Shortt headed for the hotel, enjoyed a glass of bubbly and mingled with guests for almost an hour – all well and good except the awards were at the Grosvenor House Hotel and Fitzgerald and Shortt were, er, not.

The pair had stumbled into another Park Lane venue.

“We were introduced to various dignitaries as Mr Michael John Fitzgerald and Mr David Shortt,” an embarrassed Fitzgerald told Mole. “We were then asked all sorts of questions by some minister. I told him he was doing a great job and after finishing our second glass of champers we sneaked out to find the mortgage event.”

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