Broker wins £10,000 Harrods shopping spree

One lucky broker has won a once-in-a-lifetime £10,000 Harrods shopping spree from Mortgages PLC.

The prize draw was the culmination of a competition the company has been running since the launch of its On Demand online trading system in February 2006.

All brokers who registered to use the On Demand online system were entered into the competition, with five winners awarded a £100 Harrods voucher every month. Then at the Mortgage Business Expo in London two weeks ago all 45 former winners were entered into a grand prize draw.

Richard Dearlove, national operations manager at Leicester-based AWD Finance, was the overall winner. At the Expo he was handed details of his Harrods shopping spree by Julian Wells, head of marketing at MPLCOn top of the £10,000 to spend at Harrods, Dearlove and a partner will also be transported to and from their home in a chauffeur-driven luxury car, will be put up for two nights in a luxury West End hotel and will also have dinner at Gordon Ramsay’s awardwinning restaurant Maze.

Dearlove says: “I know online mortgage systems make life easier but I didn’t think they would also make me so much richer. I don’t need to worry about Christmas presents this year.”

Wells says: “It was a pleasure to do the prize draw and award it to someone who’s so clearly pleased with it. I’m sure it will be a weekend to remember for Richard and his wife.”