Lenders and brokers honoured at MT Awards

Mortgage Times paid tribute to its lender and intermediary partners last night at its annual awards ceremony at the glamorous Claridges Hotel.

One highlight from the night was Platforms head of sales Richard Beardshaw making the winning bid for the charity auction, donating 6,600 to The Nation Deaf Childrens Society and winning himself three nights in New York in a luxury Time Square hotel.

Despite some jeers from the audience about compere Bobby Davro risque jokes the night was an amazing success for the five-year old company.

After dinner Chris May, director of The Mortgage Times Group, revealed the firm is developing a point-of-sale system that will be integrated with Trigold’s sourcing system as part of its dedication to technology.

He also announced the launch of a training academy to recruit young blood into the industry.

The awards ended on a positive note with David Tweedy, managing director of Platform, closing the ceremony.

He said: Mortgage Times is one of the most important mortgage clubs, networks and packagers in the UK.

“We have grown, prospered from this relationship – long may it continue.

Both lenders and brokers were rewarded for their efforts over the past year in the awards. The winners were as follows:

BEST KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER
James Hamblin GMAC-RFC

BEST PRODUCT INNOVATOR
First National

BEST INSURANCE PROVIDER
Bright Grey

BEST SECURED LOANS PROVIDER
Future

BEST MORTGAGE CLUB LENDER
Northern Rock

BEST SELF-CERT LENDER
The Mortgage Business

BEST BUY-TO-LET LENDER
Mortgage Express

BEST ONLINE LENDER
BM Solutions

BEST SUB-PRIME LENDER
Kensington Mortgages

BEST SERVICE PROVIDER
GMAC-RFC

BEST OVERALL LENDER
Platform

BEST MORTGAGE TIMES BDM
Tim Lambert

BEST INSURANCE BROKER
Brendon Pardington, Imagine

BEST SECURED LOANS BROKER
Luke Petkov, Wildcross Properties and finance

BEST SATELLITE PACKAGER
Complete Mortgage Solutions

BEST BROKER NORTH
Sana Rana, Hassle free mortgages

BEST BROKER MIDLANDS
Gurdip Pathay, Liberty mortgages & Financial

BEST BROKER SOUTH WEST & WALES
Andrew Bailey, ASF Cymru

BEST BROKER SOUTH
Mark Nathan, Berberry Consultants

BEST NEW BROKER
John Anderson, Swindon Mortgages

BEST DA OF 2006
Andrew Bailey, ASF Cymru

BEST AR OF 2006
Mark Nathan, Berberry Consultants

BEST AR FIRM OF 2006
Imagine