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CONGRATULATIONS! Mole would like to offer huge congratulations to online editor Natalie Martin who last weekend became Mrs Thomas after
marrying fiancée Kevin. The blushing bride has been a barrel of nerves the last few months as all her best laid plans seemed to be hit by one hiccup or another, culminating in her place of worship – bridal shop Confetti – going into administration.

Natalie’s choice of location appeared to be cursed too as the picturesque Cumbrian countryside has been plagued with disaster after disaster over the last 12 months, from flooding to bus crashes to full-on massacres. But thankfully everything went to plan on the day and the Strategy crew were able to dart up to Cumbria to join in the celebrations.

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Thomas!

BOXING DAY London & Country staff took part in a charity boxing match recently to raise money for Diabetes UK.

The contestants were Aaron Lyall, Stuart Kemp, David Allan, Jason Pierpoint, Mark McLeod, Adam Cozens, Andrew Whitmore, Mark Hawthorn, Al McKee and Ryan Boyd.

Boyd organised the event which was attended by hundreds of fight fans and refereed by a former world champion. “It was a tremendous effort and not without sacrifice – even a dislocated shoulder didn’t stop one contender fighting on,” says David Hollingworth, head of communications at L&C.

The event raised £8,695 but you can still show your support by visiting yanboydcharityboxingevent



Leader: Results of first census are in

Mortgage Strategy’s first broker census has thrown up some startling results about the way the market is developing. Along with the shockingly high percentage of those polled stating that they didn’t purchase leads, the number of brokers now charging fees is a clear sign that they are looking to shore up their income. In August […]


Ensure clients are protected in old age

A good friend and colleague recently celebrated his 60th birthday, which got me thinking about the number of people I know who will soon be trading in their briefcases and dusting off their clubs to enjoy long stints on the golf course. My friend was unable to appreciate the dreamy vision I had in my […]

Life begins at…

By Fiona Holmes, proposition communications manager Having reached a certain age (it’s the new 40 by the way), I’m having to come to terms with the fact that my peers and I aren’t as immune from illness or death as we’d like to think. That’s the problem with 30 being the new 20 and 40 […]


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