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OMA Charity Awards 2019 – The results!

By Pete Mugleston

Published: 29th January 2019 Last updated: 13th February 2019
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Last Friday we held the annual OMA charity awards, celebrating all the hard work put in by our brokers to make sure our customers get the right advice, every time.

Quickly becoming a key part of the mortgage industry social calendar, our awards not only look to highlight the brokers who literally change people’s lives for the better, but also raise money for great causes.

A great night, and a worthy cause

Held at Derbyshire County Cricket Club and supported by our key sponsors Bluestone, Pepper Money, Precise Mortgages, Kensington Mortgages, Criteria Hub, Magellan Home Loans, Vida Home Loans, Accord Mortgages, Brilliant Solutions, Skipton Building Society and Masthaven, we were also able to raise vital money for one of our chosen charities Mercy Hands Uganda (MHU).

MHU is based amidst eight poverty-stricken villages in Mpigi District within Kafumu Parish. Their goal is to make a difference and improve the quality of life for generations to come.

Each award was judged on the advisors’ performance over the year, recognising the stand-out advisors for each category.

We are incredibly selective with the brokers and advisors we work with, and this was reflected in the nominees for each award.

All the categories were highly competitive, but in the end each award was taken home by worthy winners.

We also took the opportunity have a few drinks and bust some moves on the dance floor…

The winners...

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners, and here is to another great 12 months for both our brokers and our customers.

Customer champion

This award goes to the most highly rated advisor by all of their customers, who rate at 4 touch points across the full journey from enquiry to completion.

Winner: Sam Grant - Clover Financial Services

Best new broker

This award is OMAs first of several inaugural annual cups to change hands each year, and recognises the best advisors who have started with OMA in 2018.

Winner: Kane Callaghan - Create Finance

Best new firm

This marks the second annual award, this time for new firms, a coveted cup in recognition of the best new firms to join the OMA community in 2018.

Winner: Premier Mortgages

Best company

This award is the third of OMAs annual cups, going out to the best overall company based on written figures and broker performance across the board.

Winner: Create Finance

Best advisor

Arguably the most coveted award not just tonight, but in the entire mortgage awards calendar from around the world, ever. This is the jules rimet. It’s the fourth annual award to hold each winner etched on a cup forever more.

Winner: Aaron Forster - Create Finance

Safe hands

This is the award for the advisor who has outperformed in not just a single measure, but on the most KPIs across the board. From contact, to conversions, insurance, to completions.

Winner: Aaron Foster - Create Finance

AIP Machine

This is the award for the advisor with the best conversion rate of enquiries to applications.

Winner: Jeannette Clark - Finance Advice Centre

Insurance hero

This award goes to the advisor with the best protection figures, ensuring more families are walking around safer than anyone else.

Winner: Graham Turner - Create Finance

Support team choice

The OMA team have made it clear and wanted to point out that so many brokers go to lengths to support them day to day, helping with policy, problems, and going beyond expectation to help them develop and offer the best service they can.

Winner: Mags James - Step by Step

Biggest specialist lender

This award is what it says on the tin. High street aside, who have our customers had the most success with?

Winner: Kensington Mortgages

Best specialist lender

Our penultimate award goes to our best and favourite specialist lender of the year, based on products, service, BDM support, and policy alignment that helps us all all help more of our customers.

Winner: Bluestone Mortgages

Hall of fame

This year's "Hall of fame" winner has been inducted for their continued and tireless support of the business, brokers past and present, and support team since before day 1 years and years ago.

This person has certainly sacrificed so much if their time to enable others to succeed, likely at the cost of an award or two over the years, and many of his understudies have blossomed into winners in previous years and certainly tonight.

Winner: Gindy Mathoon

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