National Mortgage Advisor Awards 2018
Committed to recognising and rewarding excellence
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Championing the Local Adviser

The National Mortgage Adviser Awards, launched in 2017, aims to champion the UK advisory community - and, by recognising the best and most dedicated advice firms amongst it, to encourage an industry that is always striving to be better.

Many industry awards programmes focus on the lenders, intermediary firms and providers - but we want to focus on the people on the front line, who make this industry what it is.

All award recipients have one thing in common - they have demonstrated the highest standards of commitment, passion and excellence in their work.


Providing recognition for firms working in an ever-changing industry


Fostering a culture of aspiration and excellent customer service


Championing those who truly deserve it

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The Judges


Peter Brodnicki

Mortgage Advice Bureau

Cheif Executive

Peter has been CEO of MAB since 2001 and has overseen the business grow to become one of the UK's largest and most respected networks and mortgage brands, and that in November 2014 listed on the London Stock Exchange plc's Alternative Investment Market (AIM)

MAB's network model has attracted some of the UK's leading and most forward thinking intermediary firms, with estate agency, new build and mortgage shops being examples of the specialist areas of support MAB provides.

Peter's strategy for MAB during the recession of recent years has been one of growth and diversification which has involved a number of strategic investments, joint ventures, and acquisitions, which have continued in the recovering market we are experiencing today.


David Gilmam

Blacks Solicitors

Head of Residential Conveyancing

David Gilman joined Blacks Solicitors in 2000, where he is a Partner and Head of the Residential Conveyancing team known as Blacks Direct.

With over 30 years' experience, David has expertly guided Blacks through the downturn in the property market and has worked strategically to ensure the business was ready for growth once market conditions improved.

David has built up a number of key relationships over the years with major players in the Property and Mortgage market place. He is well liked and respected within the industry and is often invited to sit on round table events to discuss key changes within the market.

David has also created models to compete with Panel Managers in relation to sourcing Blacks' own work in the Intermediary market with proven success. This has resulted in four major Award wins within the last three years for the service provided by David's teams.


Marie Grundy

West One Loans

Sales Director

Marie Grundy is Sales Director of West One Loans, part of the Enra Group, a leading provider of specialist lending solutions including bridging loans, development finance and second charge mortgages for both residential and buy to let properties. Marie, previously MD of second charge brokerage V Loans, has worked in the mortgage and second charge industry for over 20 years including roles within Barclays, Halifax, Yorkshire Building Society and Southern Pacific Personal Loans. Marie is a regular industry commentator and held a position on the board of AMI for over 3 years representing the AFB membership.


Harinder Chohan


Mortgage & Housing Policy Manager

I am currently a mortgage & housing policy manager at the BSA, i hold responsibility for several key areas the most high profile at the moment is the Mortgage Market Study. I wrote the BSA response to the FCA consultation and also worked on the recent industry agreement on mortgage prisoners.

I have been at the BSA since May, prior to this i have 10 years experience working for big high street lenders, all this experience is mortgage related in a variety of roles including sales manager, learning and development trainer, risk/compliance and development manager. I have also been a mortgage adviser earlier in my career. I have managed large teams of mortgage advisors so hopefully should be able to pick the best.


Jane Benjamin

Sesame Bankhall Group

Director of Mortgages

Jane is responsible for mortgage distribution and lender partnerships at SBG including Sesame mortgage network and PMS mortgage club. Jane is also responsible for the valuation and surveying partnerships via Sesame Bankhall Valuation Services. Her previous roles include regional sales director at Pink Home Loans and national account manager at Santander UK. Prior to joining financial services in 2000, Jane's career was in retail management.


Adrian Moloney

OneSavings Bank Plc

Sales Director

Since December 2015, Adrian has been Sales Director for OneSavings Bank plc, responsible for sales and distribution within the Kent Reliance, InterBay Commercial and Prestige Finance brands.

Adrian joined OneSavings Bank from Nationwide, where he was a senior member of the Corporate Account team, and was previously involved in the launch of the Nationwide For Intermediaries proposition. Adrian possesses 20 years of industry experience, including time at Mortgage Trust and Portman Building Society.


Alan Cleary

Precise Mortgages

Managing Director

As Managing Director at Precise Mortgages, and a co-founder of the business, Alan is responsible for product development, marketing, and mortgage originations.

Alan has worked in the mortgage industry for over 25 years, where he has also held senior positions at BM Solutions and Halifax Intermediaries.  


Ian Andrew


Managing Director, Intermediary Relationships

Ian joined Nationwide in January 2008 to set up the Society's first prime intermediary salesforce, Nationwide for Intermediaries (NFI). NFI launched in April 2008 and quickly established itself as one of the leading sales forces in the intermediary market. In July 2009, NFI was merged with the Society's specialist lending sales force, TMW, creating a dual-branded salesforce of Business Development Managers and Corporate Account Managers. 

Ian was awarded the Nationwide Executive Leader Award in 2011 and later that year when he moved into the position of Managing Director for Intermediary Relationships his responsibilities were widened to include Dedicated Broker Support, E-Support and Operational teams. In 2012 Ian was appointed to the board of The Mortgage Works. He is also a board member of Mortgage Brain Ltd and was a member of the CML Director General Intermediary Advisory Group.


James Tucker


Managing Director

As a former Stockbroker, IFA and Investment Analyst, James has significant experience in the financial services market and is a keen advocate of the increased use of modern technology solutions in this sector. James has led Twenty7Tec since its inception in 2014, and has a BSc Hons Degree in Business Management.


Kevin Purvey

Coventry for Intermediaries

Director of Intermediaries

As Director of Intermediaries, Kevin leads a team of over 100 people, field and telephone based. He is responsible for the intermediary distribution strategy and all key partner relationships.

With over 25 years' of intermediary experience, Kevin has worked in life assurance and broking and more latterly has held senior sales roles with major financial organisations.


Martin Reynolds

SimplyBiz Mortgages


Martin is CEO of SimplyBiz Mortgages, non-executive director of Home Information Group and executive board member of SimplyBiz Group. He has responsibility for both the day-to-day running of the businesses as well as its future strategic direction. He is also Deputy Chairman of AMI.

He has been part of a number of successful ventures including new start-ups, rebranding and repositioning businesses within both manufacturing and distribution during his 25+ years in the financial services industry. This has included sales, product development, marketing, credit, underwriting and claims management.

Key strengths are strategic change management, distribution management, business process re-engineering, PR and sales.


Robert Sinclair


Chief Executive

Robert helped establish the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) as an independent entity on 1 February 2012. Robert joined the former parent trade body, AIFA, in October 2006, initially looking after the Association of Finance Brokers and since 2008, AMI. He looks after the day-to-day running of AMI and AFB by delivering member information and services, lobbying regulators and policy-makers and developing press relations,

He brings a wealth of industry experience to the trade body having held a number of front line sales roles combined with experience in marketing, training and internal audit.


Karen Bennett


Managing Director

Karen Bennett is Managing Director for the Commercial Property business within Shawbrook Bank. Shawbrook is a specialist lender serving the professional investor and landlord community, and the Commercial Property business that Karen heads has built a strong reputation for combining award-winning products with a pragmatic approach to service.

How it all Works

The National Mortgage Adviser Awards, launched in 2017, aims to champion the UK advisory community, by recognising those firms who maintain excellence and strive to be better.

Many industry awards programmes focus on the lenders, intermediary firms and providers - but we want to focus on the people on the front line, who make this industry what it is.

The Schedule

The National Mortgage Adviser Awards combines a rigorous application process with a judging panel comprised of the industry's most respected names to ensure that each award goes to the most deserving of winners.

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Awards Ceremony

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12th September 2018

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