Hamptons Mortgages has reported a whopping 87% rise in business over the last three months compared to the same period last year.June, July and August saw record- business at the London-based brokerage, coinciding with rocketing gross mortgage levels across the industry – the Council of Mortgage Lenders reported gross mortgage lending of 30.4bn for July alone. However, the brokerage isn’t complacent and is looking to expand to even greater heights in 2006. As a result it is looking to develop its appointed representative proposition. Jonathan Cornell, technical director at Hamptons, says: “Most of our ARs are one-person operations and we’re looking to attract successful brokers looking for a change of scenery. “If you’re a broker with an established client bank, Hamptons can help you add to that proposition with the benefits of its brand, marketing and compliance support to become the best in the industry.” Hamptons has also set November 23 as the date for its third Mortgage Awards, to be held at Vinopolis. It will be marked with a special supplement published by Mortgage Strategy.