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Winners of the 2015 Equity Release Awards revealed

  • 26/11/2015
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Winners of the 2015 Equity Release Awards revealed
The top performers in the equity release market were celebrated at the annual Equity Release Awards, hosted by Mortgage Solutions.

The event, held in the Merchant Taylors Hall, was hosted by group editor Victoria Hartley.

The evening kicked off with a speech by Equity Release Council chair Nigel Waterson. Radio 4 personality Simon Evans provided the laughs during his stand-up routine sharing his unique views on parenting later in life.

Here are the winners of the 2015 Equity Release Awards:

Best sole trader
Jan Bull, director/adviser, 55+ Equity Release
This award was sponsored by Iain Cartlidge, managing director, Mortgage Solutions

Best financial adviser, fewer than 20 employees
Paul Saroya & Mark Lambert, principals, Viva Retirement Solutions
This award was sponsored by Donna Bathgate, CEO, Equity Release Council

Best financial adviser, 20+ employees
Tim Loy, CEO, Age Partnership
This award was sponsored by Andrew Russell, financial director, Aviva Equity Release 

Best overall adviser
Richard Overson, managing director of retirement lending, Key Retirement
This award was sponsored by Bernie Hickman, managing director for individual Retirement, Legal & General

Best technology provider
Gareth Morgan, managing director, Ferret Information Systems

Best conveyancer
Claire Barker, managing partner, Equilaw

Best surveyor
Richard Sexton, director of business development, ESurv

Best provider, lifetime mortgages
Paul Carter, chief executive, Pure Retirement

Best provider for adviser support
Deian Jones, managing director, Hodge Lifetime

Outstanding contribution
Colin Taylor, Key Retirement


Make sure you don’t miss the photo highlights, or the winner’s video from the evening.

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