NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards 2022 – the night in pictures

NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards 2022 – the night in pictures

 

Comedian Rob Beckett hosted the event, with the award recognising brokers in the industry who have gone beyond everyday expectations to put the customer and their local community at the heart of their firm.

The charity for the evening was Birmingham’s Childrens Hospital with over £12,000 raised.

Here is Mortgage Solutions’ photo gallery of how the night went including all the winners and the after dinner celebrations.

NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards 2022 – the winners

NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards 2022 – the winners

 

The winning and highly commended broker firms were announced at a glittering gala dinner at Birmingham’s iconic grade one listed Town Hall last night.

The lender is recognising brokers in the industry who have gone beyond everyday expectations to put the customer and their local community at the heart of their firm.

Across the 12 regional categories, firms have been asked to demonstrate their position as a local mortgage and protection expert, their commitment to quality advice, excellent customer outcomes, and their positive contributions using the key areas of environment, inclusivity, wellbeing, charity and community.

Winning firms demonstrated how they contribute to limiting climate change and support local charitable or social initiatives in their local community.

Luke Christodoulides, NatWest’s national account manager, said the lender was delighted to be back hosting the NatWest Intermediary Solutions Local Hero Mortgage Awards in person again.

“These winning firms have exemplified putting the customer and their local community at the heart of everything they do, in addition to providing sound financial advice for those consumers within their locality.

“We can see again that there are many firms doing exceptional things in their communities,” he said.

“I would also like to thank each and every firm who submitted a nomination and those who made one of our shortlists. Special mention, however, must go to our impressive winners,” he added.

 

Central Winner: P2M Asset Management Ltd

Highly Commended: JLM Mortgage Services, Mortgage & Money Management Ltd

 

East of England Winner: The Mortgage Mum

Highly Commended: Gemstone Mortgages, Yellow Brick Mortgages

 

Greater London Winner: Bennison Brown

Highly Commended: Crystal Clear Financial Services, Downton and Ali Associates

 

North East Winner: First Mortgage (NE)

Highly Commended: 313 Financial, Mortgage Advice Bureau New Homes

 

North West Winner: Money & Mortgages (UK) LLP

Highly Commended: Fidenti Mortgages & Protection Ltd, Mortgage Planning Services

 

Northern Ireland Winner: IQ&Co

Highly Commended: Smart Mortgages, The Mortgage Shop (N.I) Ltd

 

Scotland Winner: Argyll Financial Services Ltd

Highly Commended: Kyle Financial Limited, Malleny Mortgage Solutions

 

South Central Winner: Threshold Financial Services Ltd

Highly Commended: Charters Financial Services, One 77 Mortgages

 

South East Winner:  Mortgage Medics

Highly Commended: Forces Family Finance, JXP Consultancy

 

South West & Wales Winner: Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services

Highly Commended: TFA – Trusted Financial Advice, The Mortgage Heroes

 

West Midlands Winner: Mortgage Bureau

Highly Commended: Give Mortgages Ltd, SJ Financial Solutions

 

Yorkshire & East Midlands Winner: Believe Finance

Highly Commended: Mortgage 1st, Opal Mortgage Services t/a Mortgage Advice Bureau RNP North

Voting for Natwest’s Local Hero Mortgage Awards closes 19 November

Voting for Natwest’s Local Hero Mortgage Awards closes 19 November

 

Voting for the awards that celebrate brokers who have supported their local communities through advice, outreach and advocacy closes on 19 November.

Firms that have yet to enter should contact their local Natwest BDM to find out how to vote.

Award categories are split into 13 local regions and shortlisted firms of all sizes will compete against others in their locality.

Natwest’s intermediary mortgage team will judge the nominees using the key areas of environment, inclusivity, wellbeing, charity and community.

Winning firms will evidence how they contribute to limiting climate change and show how they support local charitable or social initiatives in their local community.

In the workplace, firms should have programs or policies to encourage inclusivity and the representation of diverse groups across gender, race and ethnicity, ability and disability, religion, culture, age and sexual orientation.

In the wellbeing category, the judges will reward firms that have shown flexibility and empathy towards the needs of their staff and customers over the last 12 months.

Within the community bracket, companies should show how they have supported or made a positive contribution to its local community, with supporting customer testimonials.

Luke Christodoulides (pictured), Natwest’s head of corporate accounts, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Natwest Intermediary Solutions Local Hero Mortgage Awards again in March 2022. This is an event we’re proud of, as the principles of the scheme and the judging process mirror those set out in the purpose of the bank.

“We believe that this award scheme has set the benchmark for excellence to identify and reward those who have led by example and genuinely made a difference to their communities. Good luck in the 2022 Awards.”

The awards will take place next year on 10 March at The Town Hall in Birmingham.

Winners of second NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards revealed

Winners of second NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards revealed

 

NatWest is using the awards to recognise broker firms that have gone beyond everyday expectations to put the customer and their local community at the heart of their business. These achievements have only been magnified by the impact of the pandemic.

Across the 12 regional categories, firms were asked to demonstrate their position as a local mortgage and protection expert, their commitment to quality advice, excellent customer outcomes, and their positive contributions to the local community.

The judging process also urged firms to show a clear focus on a more sustainable approach to reducing the social and environmental impact of their business practices and how they encourage others to take a more sustainable approach to environmental issues.

NatWest head of intermediary mortgages Graham Felstead said the lender was delighted to recognise its Local Heroes again.

He added that while it was disappointing this acknowledgement could not be done in person, it did not detract from the hard work, commitment and community focus of all the firms who participated.

“The awards are specifically aimed at recognising the hard work and commitment of mortgage adviser firms that have gone above and beyond normal expectations,” he said.

“These firms have exemplified putting the customer and their local community at the heart of everything they do, in addition to providing sound financial advice for those consumers within their locality.

“We can see again that there are many firms doing exceptional things in their communities.”

 

Best Firm, East of England

Winner: CLS Money
Highly Commended: Premier Financial Group

 

Best Firm, Greater London

Winner: Alexander Hall Associates
Highly Commended: BTJ Mortgages

Best Firm, South East England

Winner: Crystal Clear Financial Services
Highly Commended: Forces Family Finance

 

Best Firm, North East England

Winner: First Mortgage NE
Highly Commended: Mapps Mortgage & Insurance

Best Firm, Yorkshire & East Midlands

Winner: Fulcrum Financial
Highly Commended: Believe Finance

 

Best Firm, Scotland

Winner: ESPC Mortgages
Highly Commended: Argyll Financial Services

Best Firm, South West England

Winner: TFA Trusted Financial Advice
Highly Commended: Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services

 

Best Firm, South Central England

Winner: The Money Guardian
Highly Commended: Threshold Financial Services

 

Best Firm, Wales

Winner: Westmore Insure
Highly Commended: Clearwater Financial Solutions

 

Best Firm, North West England

Winner: Bluetree Financial Services
Highly Commended: Rapport Financial Strategists

 

Best Firm, West Midlands 

Winner: S J Financial Solutions
Highly Commended: JAM Advisors

 

Best Firm, Central England

Winner: RTA Mortgage & Financial Services
Highly Commended: JLM Mortgage Services

 

 

NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards shortlists announced

NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards shortlists announced

 

The lender is recognising brokers in the industry who have gone beyond everyday expectations to put the customer and their local community at the heart of their firm.

Across the 12 regional categories, firms have been asked to demonstrate their position as a local mortgage and protection expert, their commitment to quality advice, excellent customer outcomes, and their positive contributions to their local community.

It has also urged firms to show a clear focus on a more sustainable approach to reducing the social and environmental impact of their business practices and how they encourage others to take a more sustainable approach to environmental issues.

The gala awards ceremony will be held in Birmingham’s iconic grade 1 listed Town Hall on March 11.

NatWest head of intermediary mortgages Graham Felstead said the lender was delighted to be hosting its Local Hero Mortgage Awards initiative again, building on the success of last year.

“The awards are specifically aimed at recognising the hard work and commitment of mortgage adviser firms that have gone above and beyond normal expectations,” he said.

“These firms have exemplified putting the customer and their local community at the heart of everything they do, in addition to providing sound financial advice for those consumers within their locality.

“We can see again that there are many firms doing exceptional things in their communities. Firms have responded positively to the changes we made to the qualifying criteria this year.

“I would like to thank each and every firm who have made one of our shortlists. The volume and quality of the submissions we received for judging were hugely impressive,” he added.

 

Best Firm, East of England

Affinity Mortgages
CLS Money
Flagstone Financial
Mortgage Advice Bureau – Norfolk & Suffolk
Premier Financial Group

 

Best Firm, Greater London

Alexander Hall Associates
Bennison Brown
BTJ Mortgages
Global Mortgage Management

 

Best Firm, South East England

Crystal Clear Financial Services
Forces Family Finance
Lindon-Travers Associates
Mortgage Matters Direct
Peepal Mortgages

 

Best Firm, North East England

Baltic Mortgage Solutions
First Mortgage NE
Mapps Mortgage & Insurance
Money Matters (North East)

 

Best Firm, Yorkshire & East Midlands

Altogether Financial Solutions
Believe Mortgages
Fulcrum Financial
Peace of Mind Financial Solutions
Smith Eliot Financial Management

 

Best Firm, Scotland 

ARC Mortgage Solutions
Argyll Financial Services
ESPC Mortgages
Stisi Group

 

Best Firm, South West England

Cooper Associates
Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services
Mortgage Style
Smart Advice Financial Solutions
TFA Trusted Financial Advice

 

Best Firm, South Central England

Firstxtra
John Charcol
Step By Step Financial Solutions
The Money Guardian
Threshold Financial Services

 

Best Firm, Wales

Carter Lee Financial Services
Clearwater Financial Solutions
Mortgage Advice Bureau Swansea
Westmore Insure

 

Best Firm, North West England

Bluetree Financial Services
Fee Free Military Advice
Rapport Financial Strategists
Ryder & Dutton Financial Services
Stan Sherlock Associates

 

Best Firm, West Midlands 

Carl Summers
JAM Advisors
Mortgage Advice Bureau Birmingham North
Police Mutual & Forces Mutual
S J Financial Solutions

 

Best Firm, Central England 

Citrus Mortgages
Coombes & Wright Mortgage Solutions
Five Star Mortgages
JLM Mortgage Services
RTA Mortgage & Financial Services

 

NatWest launches Local Hero Mortgage Awards 2020

NatWest launches Local Hero Mortgage Awards 2020

 

The awards focus on how brokers have been supporting their local communities through the provision of quality advice, outreach and advocacy work in their local areas.

The award categories are split into 12 local regions with those firms successfully shortlisted, invited to Birmingham’s historic Town Hall on 11 March 2020 where the winners and highly commended firms will be announced.

NatWest head of intermediary mortgages, Graham Felstead, said: “We launched the NatWest Intermediary Solutions Local Hero Mortgage Awards to celebrate the hard work and commitment of mortgage adviser firms who go that extra mile to support their communities and provide sound financial advice for those consumers within their locality.

“We were delighted with the response from the industry to the launch of this initiative and the number of entries we received.

“The winning firms exemplified putting the customer and their local community at the heart of everything they do, in addition to providing sound financial advice for those consumers within their locality.

“We are pleased to announce that we are now launching our 2020 Local Hero awards with the presentation evening being held in March,” he added.

Firms interested in entering the awards should contact their NatWest business development manager.

 

NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards – the night in pictures

NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards – the night in pictures

 

Comedian Sean Lock hosted the glittering ceremony in Birmingham’s Grade One listed Town Hall.

Here is Mortgage Solutions’ photo gallery of how the night went including all the winners and the after dinner celebrations.

 

 

NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Award Winners announced

NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Award Winners announced

 

The 28 winning and highly commended broker firms were announced at a glittering gala dinner at Birmingham’s iconic grade one listed Town Hall last night.

The lender is using the awards to recognise brokers that have gone beyond everyday expectations to put the customer and their local community at the heart of their firm.

A shortlist of 60 firms was narrowed down to 14 winners and 14 highly commended in 12 regional and two national awards.

The winners are:

 

Best Firm, East of England
Winner: Chelmsford Mortgage Solutions
Highly Commended: Flagstone Financial Management

 

Best Firm, Greater London
Winner: Stonehorse Finance Ltd
Highly Commended: Trinity Financial

 

Best Firm, South East
Winner: Lindon-Travers Associates
Highly Commended: The Finance Planning Group

 

Best Firm, North East
Winner: Mapp’s Mortgage & Insurance Ltd
Highly Commended: 313 Financial Ltd

 

Best Firm, Yorkshire & East Midlands
Winner: Peace of Mind Financial Solutions Ltd
Highly Commended: Revell Turner & Wass Ltd

 

Best Firm, Scotland
Winner: Phil Anderson Financial Services Ltd
Highly Commended: Mortgage Advice Bureau Scotland

 

Best Firm, South West
Winner: Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services
Highly Commended: TFA – Trusted Financial Advice

 

Best Firm, South Central
Winner: St Barts Finance Ltd
Highly Commended: Threshold Financial Services Limited

 

Best Firm, Wales
Winner: Elite Independent Mortgages Limited
Highly Commended: Clearwater Financial Solutions

 

Best Firm, North West
Winner: Money & Mortgages (UK) LLP
Highly Commended: Barron Financial Solutions

 

Best Firm, West Midlands
Winner: Signature Financial Associates Ltd
Highly Commended: Infinity Financial Advice

 

Best Firm, Central
Winner: JLM Mortgage Services
Highly Commended: Anstee & Co Ltd

 

National Estate Agency
Winner: Mortgage Matters Direct
Highly Commended: Just Mortgages

 

National Broker Firm
Winner: Police Mutual and Forces Mutual (pictured)
Highly Commended: Wesleyan

 

 

NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards shortlists announced

NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards shortlists announced

 

The lender is recognising brokers in the industry that have gone beyond everyday expectations to put the customer and their local community at the heart of their firm.

In total 60 firms have been shortlisted for recognition in the 12 regional awards, with a further two awards for Best National Estate Agency and Best National Broker Firm to be revealed on the night.

The gala awards dinner will be held in Birmingham’s iconic grade one listed Town Hall, located in the city centre.

NatWest head of intermediary mortgages Graham Felstead (pictured)  said: “We are delighted to be hosting our NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards initiative specifically aimed at recognising the hard work and commitment of mortgage adviser firms that have gone above and beyond expectations.

“These firms have exemplified putting the customer and their local community at the heart of everything they do, in addition to providing sound financial advice for those consumers within their locality.

“We have been overwhelmed with the positive response from adviser firms. The volume and quality of the submissions we received for judging were hugely impressive and I would like to thank each and every firm who submitted an entry.”

 

The shortlists are:

 

Best Firm, East of England

Chelmsford Mortgage Solutions

First4Mortgages

Flagstone Financial Management

Mortgage Business

Premier Financial Group Ltd

 

 

Best Firm, Greater London

Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward

Lawton Financial Services Ltd

Stonehorse Finance Ltd

The Fluent Finance Group

Trinity Financial

 

 

Best Firm, South East England

Advoco Financial

Chadney Bulgin

Lindon-Travers Associates

The Finance Planning Group

The Mortgage Shop (Kent) Ltd

 

 

Best Firm, North East

313 Financial Ltd

First Mortgage NE

Mapp’s Mortgage & Insurance Ltd.

Metro Mortgages

Safeguard Financial Services

 

 

Best Firm, Yorkshire & East Midlands

Believe Mortgages

Jigsaw Financial Services

Peace of Mind Financial Solutions Ltd

Revell Turner & Wass Ltd

UK Moneyman Ltd

 

 

Best Firm, Scotland

Carrington Mortgage UK Ltd

Clark Boyle Limited

Mortgage Advice Bureau Scotland

Next Home Mortgages

Phil Anderson Financial Services Ltd

 

 

Best Firm, South West

Cooper Associates Mortgages

Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services

Key Solutions Mortgages

MAB South West Ltd

TFA – Trusted Financial Advice

 

 

Best Firm, South Central

Blueberry Wealth Limited

Mortgage Required

Seico Insurance & Mortgages Ltd

St Barts Finance Ltd

Threshold Financial Services Limited

 

 

Best Firm, Wales

Clearwater Financial Solutions

Elite Independent Mortgages Limited

Moore Turner Associates

Mortgage Advice Bureau Swansea

Westmore Insure

 

 

Best Firm, North West

Barron Financial Solutions

Bluetree Financial Services Ltd

Concept Mortgages

Money & Mortgages (UK) LLP

Rapport Financial Strategists

 

 

Best Firm, West Midlands

Atkins Financial Solutions

Carl Summers Financial Services

Infinity Financial Advice

JAM Advisors Ltd T/A Mortgage Bureau

Signature Financial Associates Ltd

 

 

Best Firm, Central

Anstee & Co Ltd

Coombes & Wright Mortgage Solutions

Grange Mortgages and Protection Services

Heron Financial

JLM Mortgage Services

 

 

Best National Estate Agency

Winner and highly commended to be announced on the night

 

 

Best National Broker Firm

Winner and highly commended to be announced on the night