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Newcomer Distributor sponsored by Precise Mortgages
Nominees should have up to two years' experience in the specialist lending market as of January 2017. (Not up to 2 years in a new role). The award is aimed at those individuals who have made significant strides in their respective roles in the last 12 months. They will have demonstrated first class results, attitude and ambition and have ample evidence that they have consistently overachieved. The category is open to employees of businesses that distribute products in the Complex buy to let, Bridging, Commercial finance and second charge markets. This could include but is not restricted to employees of adviser firms, packagers, clubs, specialist mortgage desks and distributors of other mortgage related products.

All candidates in the following broker categories must demonstrate that a minimum of 50% of their role involves advising in front of clients. These categories are open to employees of businesses that advise directly to the consumer or offer advice to a broker. This could include employees of adviser firms, or advisers within packagers, clubs, or specialist mortgage desks.

Complex Buy to Let sponsored by Paragon Mortgages
The award will go to the adviser who has delivered a consistent level of quality business to lenders over the last 12 months. They will have strong relationships with lenders, a good understanding of the complex buy-to-let market and have demonstrated they are working in the best interest of their clients.

Commercial Finance sponsored by Aldermore
The award will go to the adviser who has delivered a consistent level of quality business to lenders over the last 12 months. They will have strong relationships with lenders, a good understanding of the residential development and Real estate finance markets and have demonstrated they are working in the best interest of their clients.

Second Charge sponsored by Shawbrook Bank 
This award is aimed at those brokers who focus on second charge advice. The winner will have excellent relationships with second charge lenders, a deep understanding of product niches and a proven track record in delivering the most appropriate deals to their customers.

Bridging and Short term Finance sponsored by Together
The award will go to the adviser who has delivered a consistent level of quality business to lenders over the last 12 months. They will have strong relationships with lenders, a good understanding of the bridging finance market and have demonstrated they are working in the best interest of their clients.

 

Other

Marketeer sponsored by Rostrum
The award will go to the individual who has been instrumental in running the most effective marketing strategy. One that has captured the brand, and has changed or strengthened perceptions of their company’s offering in the market.

Technology Advocate sponsored by Foundation Home Loans
This award category will be applicable to somebody who has championed the use of technology to the betterment of their company and in turn the specialist market, and ultimately the consumer.

Press Spokesperson of the year* sponsored by Vida Homeloans
This person will know their products, their firm and their market in great detail. They will be pro-active, efficient and consistently deliver balanced, reasoned and thought-provoking market commentary. They will encourage education and transparency to restore the integrity of the specialist arena, promote excellence and drive a wider consumer understanding of the opportunities in the sector

Outstanding Contribution* sponsored by Amicus
The winner will be someone who is acknowledged by many to have devoted themselves to the sector for a significant period of time, and who has made a significant and positive difference to the specialist market above and beyond their day to day role.

*NB: Please note that the Press Spokesperson of the year and the Outstanding Contribution Award categories are not open to public nominations. The shortlist and judging is carried out by the editorial and publishing teams at AE3 Media.

Provider

Underwriter sponsored by Mortgage Brain
The nominee will have delivered strong initiatives in the last year to improve the quality of business, overall performance and/or controls within their provider which demonstrates that they are exceptional in their position. They would be able to demonstrate a clear visible impact that their initiatives have had on the business. This award category is open to anyone in this discipline at director, officer or manager level.

Business Development sponsored by Twenty7Tec
The award will be given to the individual responsible for business development in a telephony or  face to face capacity. This individual will always go the extra mile for their brokers. Someone who is always available, knows their products inside out and offers support and suggestions to the distribution channels they serve. They will take ownership of the relationships, ensuring that they consistently achieve positive results for the intermediary and their business.

Head of Sales or National Accounts sponsored by Complete FS
The nominee will either manage a sales force that successfully delivers core and cross sales targets and/ or design and implement the national account strategy with key distribution partners. In either case the nominee must show an extensive understanding of intermediary business models and show that they can deliver value to both provider and intermediary. They should have the ability to act strategically and demonstrate outstanding leadership skills.

 

Business Leader

Specialist Distribution sponsored by Pepper Homeloans
This award category will be applicable to those individuals that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the specialist arena. They will be able to demonstrate their depth of lender and broker relations and an entrepreneurial spirit which has seen their business adapt to the challenges of the changing specialist landscape.

Surveyor sponsored by Mortgages for Business
Nominees will embody the ethos of their firm; Delivering a consistently high quality offering, accurate reports and quick and efficient service.

Conveyancer sponsored by LendInvest
Nominees will have demonstrated an innovative approach to specific sector challenges, while pushing for a speedy and faultless service to clients.

Bridging Lender sponsored by Connect for Intermediaries
The successful nominee will be someone who has successfully managed their business in the last 12 months, who understands the needs of both brokers and lenders and delivers a proposition that adds value to both parties.

Commercial Finance Lender sponsored by Enterprise Finance
Residential developments and Real estate Finance - The award is for a standout individual who provides leadership and authority. They will have overseen growth in their business in the last 12 months and shown a willingness to work with all parties to sustain and evolve the marketplace.

Complex Buy to Let Lender sponsored by 3mc
Lenders must provide specialist solutions to complex customer requirements i.e. Ltd Co, HMO, portfolio landlords (4 or more properties) - The award is for a standout individual who provides leadership and authority. They will have overseen growth in their business in the last 12 months and shown a willingness to work with all parties to sustain and evolve the marketplace.

Second Charge Lender sponsored by Fluent For Advisers 
The award is for a standout individual who provides leadership and authority. They will have overseen growth in their business in the last 12 months and shown a willingness to work with all parties to sustain and evolve the marketplace.

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