Welcome to the Mortgage Strategy Awards 2015, the thirteenth event since Mortgage Strategy was launched in 2001.

As ever, the Mortgage Strategy Awards recognise the cream of the industry in what has been an eventful year. In the past 12 months we have seen the biggest regulatory upheaval in a decade with the introduction of the Mortgage Market Review; a protracted and ultra-competitive rate war; a broker business float on the stock exchange; and various reforms coming from Europe.

But despite the turbulence, many firms and individuals have achieved great success, so it is only right that we honour them in the correct way.

The response from readers has been incredible, with 6,000 nominations spread over 30 categories. From this, shortlists were created and passed on to a panel of experts who, chaired by Mortgage Strategy editor Paul Thomas, decided the winners.

More than 850 people attended the event, which was hosted by former England rugby star Austin Healey. We hope all who attended the awards enjoyed themselves and, for those who did not attend, we hope to see you next year.

We want to congratulate all of the winners and wish everyone the best of luck for the coming year.

Paul Thomas
Editor, Mortgage Strategy