The Judges

We’ve enlisted the crème de la crème of the UK specialist finance sector to form a crack team of expert judges.
This elite group has the challenging task of selecting a winner from four outstanding nominees per award category.

Alan Cleary

Managing Director, Precise Mortgages

Alex Searle

Sales Director, Specialist Mortgages, Hampshire Trust Bank

Andrea Rozario

Chief Corporate Officer, Bower Retirement

Andrew Hosford

Director, Voltaire Financial

Andrew Montlake

Director, Coreco

Andy Reid

Sales Director, Oblix Capital

Arwel Griffith

Senior Partner, Robert Sterling Surveyors LLP

Ashley Ilsen

CEO & Co-Founder, Magnet Capital

Benson Hersch

Chief Executive, Association of Short Term Lenders

Buster Tolfree

Commercial Director, UTB

Bob Young

CEO, Fleet Mortgages

Chris Whitney

Head of Specialist Lending, Enness

Claire Barker

Managing Director, Equilaw

Dale Jannels

Managing Director, Impact Specialist Finance

Damien Druce

Director of Intermediary Sales, Assetz Capital

David Finlay

Consultant & Adviser to the Mortgage Industry,

David Whittaker

CEO, Keystone Property Finance

David Hollingworth

Associate Director, Communications, L&C Mortgages

Dean Mason

Founder & Principle, Masons Financial Planning Limited

Dean Mirfin

Chief Product Officer, KR Group

Debbie Staveley

CEO, bClear Communications

Dev Malle

Group Distribution Director, My Home Move

Gareth Lewis

Commercial Director, mtf

Mark Hutchings

Managing Director, Berkeley Alexander

Guy Batchelor

Managing Director Mortgages, Vida Homeloans

Helen Rothwell

Head of Channel Engagement, Barclays

Hugh Wade-Jones

Managing Director, Enness

Ishaan Malhi

Founder/CEO, Trussle

James Tucker

Managing Director, Twenty7Tec

James Watson

Sales Director, Paymentshield Limited

Gavin Diamond

Commercial Director – Bridging, UTB

Jack Coombs

Director, Aspen Bridging

James Chidgey

New Homes Relationship Manager, Mortgage Advice Bureau

Jane Simpson

Managing Director, TBMC

Jeff Knight

Head of Marketing, Foundation Home Loans

Jonathan Burridge

Development Director, JLM Mortgage Services

Jonathan Newman

Senior Partner, Brightstone Law

Jonathan Sealey

Chief Executive Officer, Hope Capital

Joshua Elash

Director, MT Finance

Kevin Carr

CEO, Protection Review

Kevin Paterson

Managing Director, Source Insurance

Kris Corns

Operations Director, Crystal Specialist Finance

Lea Karasavvas

Managing Director, Prolific Mortgage Finance

Liz Syms

CEO, Connect for Intermediaries

Louisa Sedgwick

Director of Sales, VIDA Homeloans

Marc Goldberg

Commercial CEO, Together

Marcus Dussard

Director of Sales, Castle Trust

Mark Blackwell

Lending & Surveying Services Director, Etech

Mark Harris

Chief Executive, SPF Private Finance

Mark Posniak

Managing Director, Octane Capital

Mark Wright

Managing Director, Heritage Commercial Finance

Martin Reynolds

Chief Executive, SimplyBiz Mortgages

Martin Stewart

Director, London Money

Matt Smith

Owner, WPB

Matt Tooth

Chief Commercial Officer, LendInvest

Melissa Tallon

Partner, Lightfoots Solicitors

Matt Tristram

Co-Founder & Director, Loans Warehouse

Michael Clapper

Executive Chairman, Black Book Finance

Mike Allison

Head of Protection, Paradigm

Mike Strange

Managing Director, Funding 365 Limited

Narinder Khattoare

Director, Kuflink

Nicola Firth

Founder & CEO, Knowledge Bank

Paul Brett

Managing Director of Intermediaries, Landbay

Paul Hunt

Owner, Paul Hunt Marketing

Payam Azadi

Director, Niche Advice Limited

Peter Izard

Business Development Manager, Investec

Richard Butterworth

Media & Communications Manager, RBS

Richard Deacon

Sales Director, Masthaven Bank

Rob Jupp

CEO, Brightstar Financial

Sarah Green

Director of Intermediary Sales, Virgin Money

Scott Thorpe

Director, London Money Loans

Stephen Todd

Co-Founder & CEO, VAS Group

Stephen Wasserman

Managing Director, West One Loans

Steve Olejnik

Managing Director, Mortgages for Business

Steve Seal

Director of Sales & Marketing, Bluestone Mortgages

Stuart Bryce

Distribution Director, BuildLoan

Stuart Gregory

Managing Director, Lentune Mortgage Consultancy

Tim Wheeldon

Chief Operating Officer, Fluent for Advisers

Toni Smith

Chief Operating Officer, PRIMIS Mortgage Network

Trevor Pothecary

Chief Executive Officer, The Mortgage Lender

Vikki Jeffries

Proposition Director, Personal Touch FS

Wayne Smethurst

Managing Director, TFC Homeloans

Ying Tan

Managing Director, Dynamo

Steve Carruthers

Principal Mortgage Consultant, IRESS

Russell Martin

Founder & Managing Director, Finance 4 Business