The Scottish Mortgage Awards returned to Edinburgh last week with Fred MacAulay hosting the third annual awards celebrating the best of the best within the Scottish mortgage market.
The event took place on Friday 8 October at The Balmoral hotel in Edinburgh with 220 attendees in attendance from across Scotland.
There were 102 shortlisted nominees and 19 awards including a new one for 2021, BDM of the Year.
Alistair Ewing, The Lending Channel managed to secure the Lifetime Achievement Award, HSBC UK won Mainstream Lender of the Year while Precise Mortgages won Specialist Lender of the Year.
And CARA Mortgage Services – Edinburgh won Best Overall Broker Scotland.
Robyn Hall, publishing director, said: “With a record number of entries and another sold out event our awards once again recognised and rewarded the best and brightest in the Scottish mortgage industry – individuals and businesses who stood out from their peers through their innovation and professionalism.
“This was our third awards event in Scotland and indeed our first awards lunch.
“After a successful event last year at Prestonfield House, it was good to see so many familiar faces as well as some new ones.
“The past 19 months have been challenging for us all so it was great to recognise those businesses that went above and beyond.
“We look forward to welcoming you all back in 2022 – watch this space.”
The list of winners in full:
Mainstream Lender of the Year
Specialist Lender of the Year
Later Life Lender of the Year
Building Society of the Year
Scottish Building Society
Distributor of the Year
The Lending Channel
Surveyor of the Year
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors
GI Provider of the Year
Protection Provider of the Year
Regional Best Broker – Glasgow
Independent Mortgage Store
Regional Best Broker – Edinburgh
CARA Mortgage Services
Regional Best Broker – Aberdeen/Northern
First Mortgage Direct – Aberdeen
Regional Best Broker – Perth/Stirling/Falkirk (Central Region)
HH Mortgage Consultancy
Regional Best Broker – Dundee & Fife
First Mortgage Direct – Dundee
Regional Best Broker – Highlands & Islands
Helen Mackenzie Mortgage & Protection Services
Regional Best Broker – Dumfries & Borders
Borders Mortgage Hub
Best Overall Broker Scotland
CARA Mortgage Services – Edinburgh
BDM of the Year
Aileen Boag (Sesame Bankhall Group)
Business Leader of the Year
Paul Denton (Scottish Building Society)
Lifetime Achievement Award
Alistair Ewing (The Lending Channel)