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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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Regional Awards


The Judges


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.  


Brad Fordham

Santander for Intermediaries

Managing Director

With over 20 years of experience in financial services, Brad joined Santander from NatWest in 1995, undertaking various retail distribution roles, including Performance Director in the mortgage division.


David Copland

LSL Financial Services

Director of Mortgage Services

David has held numerous sales and business development roles in building societies and centralised mortgage lenders, before joining a small specialist broker Advance Mortgage Funding in 1996. He was instrumental in building the packaging business, launching a mortgage club and rebranding the company as Pink Home Loans. In 2004, David spearheaded Pink's launch of its own mortgage network adding a third string to its bow.

David was appointed managing director, at the height of the credit crunch tackling and reducing the losses whilst driving the business back into profit which included the sale of the business to LSL.

He was then appointed to CEO of the business, before being appointed director of mortgage services across LSL's networks, Pink and First Complete and the mortgage club, TMA.

David was named 'Mortgage Personality of the Year' at the inaugural Mortgage Strategy Awards, he has won a Business Leader Award at the British Mortgage Awards, and Pink have won numerous packager and network awards together with eight Five Star service awards.

David has been director of AMI, the industry trade body for mortgage intermediaries since 2008, and is currently a deputy chairman of the association.


David Gilman

Blacks Solicitors LLP

Senior Partner

David is a Senior Equity Partner within Blacks Solicitors and Head of the Residential Department known as Blacks Direct/Connect.

David is a commercially trained Lawyer and has been with Blacks for over 15 years running the volume arm of the business.

He has built up over the years a number of key relationships with major players in the Property and Mortgage market place. David has created models to compete with the Panel Managers in relation to sourcing Black's own work in the Intermediary market with proven success. This has resulted in 3 major Awards within the last 3 years for the service provided by David's teams.

David is well liked and well respected within the Industry and is often invited to sit on round table events and to discussions about key changes within the market in order to provide an opinion and be involved with implementation of the same.


David Robinson


National Intermediary Sales Manager

David has worked for the Yorkshire Building Society Group for over 25 years, and has held senior management positions within the Group, initially within the Groups branch network. He began working for Accord when it was established in 2003, originally starting as a Regional Manager.


David Whittaker

Mortgage for Business & Keystone Property Finance


A colourful figure within the mortgage industry, David is renowned for telling it like it is. He established Mortgages for Business in 1990 and has grown the company into a successful independent brokerage which regularly wins prominent industry awards. 


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.


Rob Jupp

Brightstar Financial


Rob is CEO of the multi award winning specialist distributor, Brightstar Financial, which has originated more than the £1billion of specialist secured debt. Rob is in his third decade working within the specialist lending market. Served as Chairman of the AOBP and a member of the AMI ICG. A regular panellist, keynote speaker and respected media commentator he is a key voice within the sector and provides support to the FCA through ongoing discussions on market issues. Rob is a four times British Mortgage Award winner having won in 2007, 2015 and an unprecedented two awards in 2016. He was voted Mortgage Personality of the Year at the Mortgage Strategy Awards in 2012 and in 2014 he was named Bridging Personality of the Year. In 2017 he was named Business Leader – Specialist Distribution at the British Specialist Lending Awards.


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.

The Winners of #NMAA17

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.

NMAA Timeline
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Awards Ceremony

Expo London

13th September 2017

What better place to celebrate the finest advisers our country has to offer, than at the biggest financial services trade expo – just a stone's throw from the Bank of England? The Awards Ceremony will take place during FSE London, meaning you can celebrate surrounded by over 80 of the industry's biggest names and over 1000 of your peers.

1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London EC3R 6DX
Kate Faulkner

Introducing our Awards Ceremony host…
Kate Faulkner

The inaugural National Mortgage Adviser Awards will be hosted by leading property expert Kate Faulkner. Kate, a prolific author who runs and her own consultancy, regularly features on national and local TV, radio and newspapers – as well as chairing various industry events. Her insight, expertise, and wit will be an asset to the first ever NMA Awards ceremony and we are delighted to have such a well-respected industry face at this very special event!

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