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BMA Awards

Added: (Tue Jul 11 2006)

Pressbox (Press Release) - PRESS RELEASE JULY 2006


- The very first British Mortgage Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall
- A unique ceremony dedicated to the individuals who make a real difference to the UK mortgage market

On Tuesday 4th July Incisive Media’s Mortgage Division hosted the very first British Mortgage Awards designed to pay homage to the individual success stories in the UK mortgage market in 2005-2006. Held at the Royal Albert Hall the ceremony featured some of the biggest talent and well known names in the mortgage arena.

Those on the short list had to undergo a rigorous filtering process. Winners were initially nominated by colleagues who had to provide testimonials before being judged by a panel of experts. This comprised representatives from a cross section of the industry including Nationwide, GMAC-RFC, Legal and General, Halifax and GE Life. With decades of experience and an intimate knowledge of the businesses involved the panel decided who should walk away the victors.

Host, comedian Jack Dee, was on hand to present the awards to those whose work has made a significant impact to the mortgage market as well as keeping the guests entertained with his witty, often cutting, asides. The highlights included Ray Boulger from John Charcol being awarded Press Spokesperson of the Year and John Malone, Premier Mortgage Services, winning the Lifetime Achievement award.

Managing Director of Incisive Media Mortgage Division, Bharat Sagar, stated: “The British Mortgage Awards are all about people: celebrating the key individuals in this dynamic industry that ultimately exists to help real people buy properties. These awards recognised people across the industry, from mortgage lenders to big and small brokers as well as the unsung heroes such as underwriters and conveyancers. We are delighted with the reception the awards have received in their inaugural year.”


For a full list of winners:

Category Winner
Lender of the Year-Marketeer Jeff Knight, GMAC-RFC
Lender of the Year-Head of Sales Kevin Purvey, Bank of Ireland
Lender of the Year-Business Development Manager Sara Green, Platform
Lender of the Year-Underwriter Margaret Bald, Bank of Scotland
Lender of the Year-Product Development Andrew Moss, Mortgage Express
Press Spokesperson of the Year Ray Boulger, John Charcol
Broker Person of the Year-Prime Michael Goldman, Michael Goldman & Co
Broker Person of the Year-Buy-to-Let Neil Chambers, Savills Private Finance
Broker Person of the Year-Non-Confirming Arthur Hamilton, Specialist Mortgage Services
Broker Person of the Year-Self-Certification Simon Dice, Savills Private Finance
Broker Person of the Year-Equity Release Andrew Rozario, Rozario Harris
Broker Person of the Year-Large Loans Simon Tyler, Chase de Vere Mortgage Management
Broker Person of the Year-Overall Peter Tsouroulla, John Charcol
Business Leader of the Year-Lender Nigel Stockton, BM Solutions and HBOS Intermediaries
Business Leader of the Year-Broker Mark Harris, Savills Private Finance
Business Leader of the Year-Mortgage Club John Cupis, Legal & General
Business Leader of the Year-Packager Phil Jay, BDS
Business Leader of the Year-Network Martin Wilson, Personal Touch
Business Leader of the Year-Surveyor Dominic Morgan, Colleys
Business Leader of the Year-Conveyancer Karen Babington, Easier2Move
Lifetime Achievement John Malone, Premier Mortgage Service

For more information contact:

Helen Coe
Incisive Media
020 7004 7481

Notes to editors:

Your Mortgage is a monthly independent consumer guide to the home buying process. Published by Incisive Media, the magazine has been produced for 19 years. It is available in WH Smiths and all good newsagents for £3.75.


Submitted by:Helen Coe
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